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
ZenZimZaliben
A lot of hate in this thread.

Who cares what the price is. Point it it's the next gen..as always it's over priced...good news is 7970 just got a $10-$20 price cut on Newegg. That is what I like about new tech coming out. I didn't check 680's but I bet they dropped slightly. Once they start shipping hoping for another $20 off and then it's xfire time.
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#2
u2konline
Card looks the same as the last one haaha
what a waste.
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#3
Error
The card seems nice ... wondering what will be the power draw :)

But then what's next ?! ... 1500$ 2880 CUDA-Core GeForce Titan ULTRA ?? :laugh:
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#4
Rahmat Sofyan
so it is true this card based on Tesla?

BTW AFAIK this card never shown up from nVidia roadmap, so it is true again AMD owned the PS4 and XBOX 720 project, and this is the result...nVidia angry or whatsoever the result was the Titan?
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#5
DayKnight
Total sex!.

Love it and the power and features it brings.
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
by: Rahmat Sofyan
so it is true this card based on Tesla?

BTW AFAIK this card never shown up from nVidia roadmap, so it is true again AMD owned the PS4 and XBOX 720 project, and this is the result...nVidia angry or whatsoever the result was the Titan?
I believe the GK110 based Titan was suppose to come out sooner or later.
NVIDIA chose sooner. Why? 7970Ghz, PS4. Mostly.

If it was about to be released later, it might have been called GTX780, and have 2-3 little brothers down to the power of the GTX680
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#7
ThunderStorm
by: Rahmat Sofyan
so it is true this card based on Tesla?

BTW AFAIK this card never shown up from nVidia roadmap, so it is true again AMD owned the PS4 and XBOX 720 project, and this is the result...nVidia angry or whatsoever the result was the Titan?
I guess we will never know, your point is valid anyway.
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#8
SIGSEGV
999$ is so lol for me.. :laugh:

obviously this card is no real threat for AMD at this moment despite this card would take over the crown of "The Fastest GPU in The World". In addition they also have supplied ton of chips to the next powerful gen console machine companies. AMD shall be more relaxed now. Furthermore, they can do more concern on optimizing their drivers and improvising their "The Way Its Meant To Be Played" Program.

i wish this Titans won't fall from grace and stumble down towards Zeus and other gods hand again.
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#9
mastrdrver
by: ZenZimZaliben
A lot of hate in this thread.

Who cares what the price is. Point it it's the next gen..as always it's over priced...good news is 7970 just got a $10-$20 price cut on Newegg. That is what I like about new tech coming out. I didn't check 680's but I bet they dropped slightly. Once they start shipping hoping for another $20 off and then it's xfire time.
This isn't next gen GTX 7xx. From Anand it looks like this is going to be named GTX Titan. As such, it appears as though the GTX 7xx will be Maxwell next year.

If all that is true, this is truly overpriced for $1k for a 18-30% increase in performance. I doubt GTX 680 prices will be effected.
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#10
Fluffmeister
by: mastrdrver
This isn't next gen GTX 7xx. From Anand it looks like this is going to be named GTX Titan. As such, it appears as though the GTX 7xx will be Maxwell next year.

If all that is true, this is truly overpriced for $1k for a 18-30% increase in performance. I doubt GTX 680 prices will be effected.
Yeah prices of the 670 and 680 haven't really budged at all, it's a safe bet they are still selling perfectly well.

With AMD's apparent slow down and lack of direct competition to the Titan I don't see much changing for quite some time.

Expect more numerous gaming evolved titles and bundles.
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#11
Prima.Vera
by: Abate
If you can't afford to buy it.. Juzt don't buy it. It's as simple as that..
How can you bash the others, who will buy this?
It's a weird world after all.. My Goodness!
Did you signup just to post useless carp?
Btw, nobody is bashing anyone, is only bashing people that brag themselfs on all forums how much money they have and how cool they are with their 10K+ $ PC...I really hate vanity, that's all.
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#12
Fluffmeister
by: Prima.Vera
Did you signup just to post useless carp?
Btw, nobody is bashing anyone, is only bashing people that brag themselfs on all forums how much money they have and how cool they are with their 10K+ $ PC...I really hate vanity, that's all.
He has a point though, I've lost count of the "LOL too expensive" posts. We get it, the card is very expensive, but then so are Intel Extreme processors.

At least try to grasp the market this card is aimed it and that often the price premium you pay for such products isn't relative to the performance. :banghead:
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#13
Prima.Vera
by: Fluffmeister
He has a point though, I've lost count of the "LOL too expensive" posts. We get it, the card is very expensive, but then so are Intel Extreme processors.
LOL. Agree, but each user is posting his own comment. If most comments seems to be the same is nvidia's problem for thinking only to a special kind of "audience" ;)
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#14
Fluffmeister
by: Prima.Vera
LOL. Agree, but each user is posting his own comment. If most comments seems to be the same is nvidia's problem for thinking only to a special kind of "audience" ;)
But that is just it, there isn't any problem for nVidia, they don't expect the world and their mother to buy one of these cards. But it's funny that people think they know the market better than these big corps. ;)

But yeah, after endless threads and endless posts about Titan, there is really no interest in it. :P
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#15
xxdozer322
sweeet, i know where my tax return is going! too expensive, pshhhhh for an enthusiast price is only a hurdle for a piece of history. I remember selling a Jordan rookie card for hundreds over what its worth...doubt its worth that much now, buts its all part of the game.
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#16
syeef
All that's left are the 3rd-Party reviews... I wanna know real-world gaming performance vs GTX680, 690 and Radeon 7970.
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#17
douglatins
Man I dont like where gpu prices are going, im not going into the debate that im not the target market, but remember the 295, 590, 480, they were top tier and cost half of top tier these days.

But I would most definitely buy 3-4 of this if i shat money
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#18
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
A glimpse to the future of 0 competition. Where every new GPU release costs $900+.
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#19
Am*
by: Max Mojo

Not that I'm not able to but I'm no way willing to feed Nvidias megalomania.
You already did that when you bought your 680s.

by: 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.
Let me stop you right there. Of all the people to whine about this card's price, you and anybody with a mid-high range (670/680) 600 series GPU has no right to moan. If we're going by die size and/or transistor count, your 680 is terrible value and just as bad, if not worse than this card. You let them overprice their cards when you paid a high end price for your mid-range 660 Ti (aka GTX 680), that means all their ACTUAL high end hardware moves to the next price bracket, which happens to be the extreme end.

To put it simply, you're the reason this card is overpriced.

The only hope we (and anyone else with some logic left) have, is either:

1. the hope that this card flops so badly that Nvidia have no choice but to come back to planet Earth with their pricing -- judging by how many 670/680 series cards they sold, I can't see that happening again, at least not for a long time (several years).
2. ports from next gen consoles are so bad that Nvidia will have no choice but to become competitive again and push themselves to the limit with performance for the money, like they did back with their 8000 series. 6GB VRAM on this card is already a clear warning of just how bad future console ports are going to be, and so anyone saying this card is "overkill for 1080p" is a moron -- with future games, texture density is going to quadruple (at least), higher levels of antialiasing will be used, native tessellation, higher resolution shadowmaps etc -- will need every bit of VRAM this card can spare. Our last hope is resting on the consoles and how well they're spec'ed -- if it's 7870/7850 level of GPU hardware, then Kepler is not likely to last very long, especially at the current prices, and I expect AMD to wipe the floor with the Titan in price/performance once they're on schedule for the consoles and release the 8970.

Either way, Kepler is going to be forever remembered as the most overpriced GPU architecture known to man.
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#20
Fluffmeister
by: Am*
Either way, Kepler is going to be forever remembered as the most overpriced GPU architecture known to man.
Not really, AMD launched first and set the price/performance precedent for this gen. The 7970 launched with a suitably high price tag whilst both being woefully underclocked and with drivers clearly requiring plenty of love.

Thus the 680 launched being both faster and cheaper, countless months later and with numerous driver updates both cards are still suitably competitive with each other.

Whether people took pleasure or not from the fact the GK104 wasn't the top of the line Kepler chip, it was always gonna come back eventually and kick them firmly in the nuts.
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#21
eidairaman1
400 is the most id pay for any video card.
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#22
Deadlyraver
I wonder how many PSUs will die this year to the hands of this piece of silicon?
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#23
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Am*
You already did that when you bought your 680s.



Let me stop you right there. Of all the people to whine about this card's price, you and anybody with a mid-high range (670/680) 600 series GPU has no right to moan. If we're going by die size and/or transistor count, your 680 is terrible value and just as bad, if not worse than this card. You let them overprice their cards when you paid a high end price for your mid-range 660 Ti (aka GTX 680), that means all their ACTUAL high end hardware moves to the next price bracket, which happens to be the extreme end.

To put it simply, you're the reason this card is overpriced.

The only hope we (and anyone else with some logic left) have, is either:

1. the hope that this card flops so badly that Nvidia have no choice but to come back to planet Earth with their pricing -- judging by how many 670/680 series cards they sold, I can't see that happening again, at least not for a long time (several years).
2. ports from next gen consoles are so bad that Nvidia will have no choice but to become competitive again and push themselves to the limit with performance for the money, like they did back with their 8000 series. 6GB VRAM on this card is already a clear warning of just how bad future console ports are going to be, and so anyone saying this card is "overkill for 1080p" is a moron -- with future games, texture density is going to quadruple (at least), higher levels of antialiasing will be used, native tessellation, higher resolution shadowmaps etc -- will need every bit of VRAM this card can spare. Our last hope is resting on the consoles and how well they're spec'ed -- if it's 7870/7850 level of GPU hardware, then Kepler is not likely to last very long, especially at the current prices, and I expect AMD to wipe the floor with the Titan in price/performance once they're on schedule for the consoles and release the 8970.

Either way, Kepler is going to be forever remembered as having the most power efficient to best performing ratio GPU architecture known to man.

Fixed ;)

And too bad 8970 has been said to be a tuned up 7970.

Regardless of AMD or Nvidia this last generation with HD79xx and GTX6xx they have both been over priced on both sides of the field. Can't really single out either of them, especially when their cards were launched. Now we are down to ~$400 for the high end 7970 and 680s, which IMO is perfectly respectable for current generation.
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#24
xenocide
by: Xzibit
I'm sure that the slow down in PC sector helped aswell to make that decision. Orders for Tesla werent as expected and they had a lot of inventory to re-allocate due to various other reasons.

S/A article back in Oct 2012
http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-q4-fiscal-and-annual-2012-results-show-growth-great-outlook-15213692/

Yea, Nvidia is really struggling.

by: SIGSEGV
obviously this card is no real threat for AMD at this moment despite this card would take over the crown of "The Fastest GPU in The World". In addition they also have supplied ton of chips to the next powerful gen console machine companies. AMD shall be more relaxed now. Furthermore, they can do more concern on optimizing their drivers and improvising their "The Way Its Meant To Be Played" Program.
They were sitting on GK110, so from a business perspective, why not throw it out there to make some money? I imagine once people start posting results of this thing at 1.1GHz (which Guru3D already said they got up to with relative ease) it will impress quite a few people. As it stands, it's 20%~ ahead of the 7970GHz, and 30% ahead of reference GTX680's, so clocking it about 30% higher will be pretty damn impressive.

Not sure what you're referring to when you say AMD has supplied a "ton of chips to the next powerful gen console machine companies". If you're referring to the next-gen Game Consoles, they don't make a ton of money off that, and make a majority of it up front by designing it--remember, AMD doesn't own any fabs. It will be interesting if Gaming Evolved games start to outnumber TWIMTBP titles, will people start complaining about AMD bias in reviews when that happens? :laugh:
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#25
Xzibit
by: xenocide
http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-q4-fiscal-and-annual-2012-results-show-growth-great-outlook-15213692/

Yea, Nvidia is really struggling.
If you get past the headline and read.

Year over Year is nice but take it into perspective. 500 series was coming to EOL after a 2yr life cycle. First GF110 was release in 7/12/2010
Common sense your new product line should sell more then your 2yr old product line. If it doesnt then somethings extremely wrong.

Quarter to Quarter its not a strong endorsement. 600 series are all out and available for purchase and it's there first full holiday shopping season.

Nvidia Q4 2012
Revenue = -8.1%
Gross Margin = Flat
Operating Expenses = +4.6%
Net Income = -16.8%
Earnings Per Share = -15.2%



Reading helps get pass the PR spin sometimes. ;)
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