Tuesday, February 19th 2013

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan, The Fastest GPU in the World

NVIDIA today introduced the new GeForce GTX TITAN, powered by the fastest GPU on the planet and designed to unleash the world's fastest gaming PCs including personal gaming supercomputers and svelte, quiet, small form-factor PCs.

"GeForce GTX TITAN is a beast of a GPU -- and the only one in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time," said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. "And yet, all of this immense power is housed in a sleek, sexy design, so gamers can also build beautifully-designed PC gaming machines about the size of a gaming console, yet magnitudes more powerful and always upgradeable."

GTX TITAN is built with the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers Oak Ridge National Laboratory's newly launched Titan supercomputer, which is number 1 in the list of the Top500 supercomputers in the world.

By harnessing the power of 3 GeForce GTX TITAN GPUs simultaneously in 3-way SLI mode, gamers can max out every visual setting without fear of a meltdown while playing any of the most demanding PC gaming titles.

Designed with unsurpassed craftsmanship, GeForce GTX TITAN features an array of innovative technologies complemented by sleek materials that contribute to the exotic design of the card, including a high-quality exterior aluminum frame and high efficiency vapor chamber cooling. Overall, GeForce GTX TITAN's aesthetic design evokes the spirit of a supercomputer and the enormous capability within: a blistering-fast GPU and astonishing graphics horsepower that is delivered with the power efficiency that only Kepler-class GPUs can provide.



With its advanced thermal and acoustic characteristics, GeForce GTX TITAN is also perfect for powering the new wave of small form-factor gaming PCs. So gamers no longer have to make the choice between performance and size -- they can have both at the same time.
"GeForce GTX TITAN will allow us to create the nearly-impossible product our customers have wanted for years: a ridiculously fast, tiny system that you barely know is running," said Kelt Reeves, CEO of Falcon Northwest.

The GeForce GTX TITAN:
  • Contains 7 billion transistors
  • Has 2,668 GPU cores -- 75% more than the Company's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU
  • Delivers 4.5 Teraflops of single precision and 1.3 Teraflops of double precision processing power
  • Supports new GPU Boost 2.0 technology which automatically boosts graphics performance and supports unlocked voltage and advanced controls for even more gaming control and overclocking customization
  • Can be combined with additional GTX TITANs in SLI mode for even more performance
The GeForce GTX TITAN GPU will be available starting on February 25, 2013 from NVIDIA's add-in card partners, including ASUS and EVGA in North America, and additional partners, including Colorful, Galaxy, Gigabyte, INNO 3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac outside the US. Partner participation will vary by region. Pricing is expected to start at $999 USD.

GeForce GTX TITAN will also be sold in fully configured systems from leading U.S.-based system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming, Velocity Micro, and other system integrators outside North America.
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123 Comments on NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan, The Fastest GPU in the World

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Review NDA is same time Thursday.
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
INB4... oh whatever, this card is GLORIOUS
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#3
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
How many titan threads do we have already? Yes WONDER OF ALL CARDS!!!!!
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#4
Kaynar
Tons of double precision on a single card... supposedly at only 250W is a win for some people needing this stuff...
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#5
BigMack70
Was excited for this until it turns out it's just an insanely overpriced card.
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#6
W1zzard
by: Kaynar
Tons of double precision on a single card
from the reviewer's guide:
By default, GeForce GTX TITAN runs the DP cores at 1/8th their full clock speed, and given each SMX has 1/3rd the number of DP cores vs SP cores, the DP operations would run at 1/24 the SP rate, similar to GeForce GTX 680.

When full DP is enabled, GeForce GTX TITAN operates at lower clock speeds. If you do decide to enable full DP, please ensure that you turn it off before you test GeForce GTX TITAN’s performance with games and other non-compute applications. Keep in mind that no games utilize DP computing.
To disable DP, simply uncheck the CUDA – Double Precision option in the NVIDIA Control Panel. Once DP is disabled, this setting should read “None”.
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#7
misato
Will this be a separate line of GTX cards or is nVIDIA gonna use the Titan name moving forward? That is one hell of a ridiculously OP card...even the price is OP...:respect:
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#8
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
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#9
chief-gunney
could someone explain to me how a graphics card can be "sexy"?
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#10
Prima.Vera
"Pricing is expected to start at $999 USD". Same as 690?? You kidding me?!? Thanks but no thanks.
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#11
LDNL
At that price they wont be selling many. Who would pay that much for just a small bump in performance when you could just buy 2-3 7970s or 680s instead.
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#13
Max Mojo
Disappointing stuff. The only reason Titan deserves this name is for its astromic price tag. This is a kick in the butt. Titan costs you an arm and a leg. Nvidia sux.
Not that I'm not able to but I'm no way willing to feed Nvidias megalomania.

Wonder if Titan can beat my >18000 3dMark11s, even overclocked. I doubt that. So for now no reason to sell my 680s.

So let's see plain numbers. Idiotic policy to let us wait two days before we know that Titan is a probably a dwarf.

Whoever wants feels adressed throwing dollars, I don't mind.
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#14
Prima.Vera
Agree. This card should have cost ~700-750$ not more. Good luck with that. I think there will be A LOT of sucker to buy this.
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#15
Fluffmeister
If you think it's too expensive, then it isn't aimed at you anyway. :P
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#16
mtosev
relevant question: is this card faster than the gtx 690 and Hd 7990?
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#17
Seyumi
by: Fluffmeister
If you think it's too expensive, then it isn't aimed at you anyway. :P
You're right. It's aimed at people who need to spend $4000 on GPUs on their $8000 computer system to play their console port games that look 10% better than on a $250 Xbox 360.
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#18
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
by: mtosev
relevant question: is this card faster than the gtx 690 and Hd 7990?
I cannot tell you with 100% accuracy, especially from the single vs dual debate. but from a pure theoretical stand point, there is no way considering the specs a titan can beat a 690 or 7990, 690 has 3072 cores, 1536x2 and a 7990 has 4096... 2048x2
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#20
Fluffmeister
by: Seyumi
You're right. It's aimed at people who need to spend $4000 on GPUs on their $8000 computer system to play their console port games that look 10% better than on a $250 Xbox 360.
Sure, if you want to put it that way, doesn't change the fact that I'm right. ;)
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#21
Animalpak
I wonder if asus will mount their DirectCu 2 coolers on it ? ... I think its a shame.
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#22
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
by: Animalpak
I wonder if asus will mount their DirectCu 2 coolers on it ? ... I think its a shame.
nope NVidia wont allow a shroud change unless liquid cooled for the 690 or titan, they will get in trouble
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#23
Jizzler
Nice.

Now a lot of these threads are mentioning 3-way SLI, is that because that's how many are needed to exceed two GTX690 or is there a real limit? I hate to be limited to only 3. When you have that many, might as well go with 4.
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#24
mtosev
can we expect a Titan dual gpu card soon or is it too early to say?
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#25
Prima.Vera
by: Jizzler
Nice.

Now a lot of these threads are mentioning 3-way SLI, is that because that's how many are needed to exceed two GTX690 or is there a real limit? I hate to be limited to only 3. When you have that many, might as well go with 4.
You serious?? Half of games I know have problems running not on 4 but even on 3 cards...:eek:
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