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Nvidia Corp. has decided to speed up the launch of its highly-anticipated flagship graphics card known as the GeForce GTX Titan. The new product will be reportedly unleashed a week earlier than the company originally planned, on Monday, the 18th of February, next week. The unique product based on the world’s largest graphics chip ever produced is projected to deliver new performance breakthroughs. Unfortunately, only a limited quantity will be made.

Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan will clearly set up performance records for single-chip graphics cards for quite a while thanks to its massive chip with 2688 stream processors, 224 texture units and 48 raster operating units. In a bid to underline the individuality of the graphics board, it will come equipped with 6GB of extremely-fast GDDR5 memory running at 6GHz and connected using 384-bit bus. The code-named GK110 graphics chip, which consists of over 7 billion of transistors and is 521mm2 large, will operate at 875MHz, which is not bad given its complexity.

The GeForce GTX Titan will not belong to any formal product series since it will a limited edition product that will be made in quantity of around 10 thousand units and will be sold only by Asustek Computer and EVGA, according to the Bright Side of News web-site.

Based on the recent rumours, the GeForce GTX Titan will not beat the dual-chip GeForce GTX 690 or Radeon HD 7990 in benchmarks, which means that gamers looking for maximum performance should not care about the new product unless they have problems with multi-GPU configuration of the model 690.

Being based on the graphics processing unit originally developed for high-performance computing and tailored for maximum TFLOPS, the GeForce GTX Titan will remain a collectible item with record-setting performance that will be appreciated by extreme hardware enthusiasts much more than by gamers.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Nvidia, Geforce, Kepler, GK110, 28nm

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This will not be largest GPU ever made, GTX280 was 576mm2...
2 1 [Posted by: mxthunder  | Date: 02/14/13 06:06:45 AM]
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In overall size, maybe, but in number of transistors on the chip, it is the largest.
Between the GTX280 and the GK110, the process has shrunk from 65nm to 28nm, so if you bring it back to the same process scale as the GTX280, the GK110 would be in excess of 1200mm2
4 0 [Posted by: lgm  | Date: 02/14/13 06:26:03 AM]
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Bragging rights only. Investors, Investors, Investors.
1 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 02/14/13 07:17:56 AM]
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Feb 18th, 2 days before PS4's launch announcement to hype up PC gaming/NV's graphics leadership?

"However, Nvidia’s revenue outlook for the next quarter fell short of expectations. The chipmaker estimates its revenue in the current quarter will be $940 million, not even close to $1.067 billion expected by analysts."
http://www.fudzilla.com/h...dustry-trend-profits-rise

Investors may not be happy to find out NV didn't get PS4 contract and Tegra 4 is most likely not going to get new Nexus design wins. This may be a good PR move to offset those negatives.
1 2 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 02/14/13 09:15:21 AM]
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I thought of the PS4 hi-jack scenario as well. But this article says it's not a better gaming card than the dual core Radeon. Mr Huang must have been smoking opium or something to dream up this nonsense for desktop consumers - in Xanadu did Mr Huang a mega TFLOPS graphics card decree....
1 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 02/14/13 07:14:11 PM]
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Rumors rumors. Crossfire sucks anyway, as has been reported ad nauseum, micro stuttering champ.
0 0 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 02/16/13 03:48:33 PM]
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I want 4 in quad SLI.
0 2 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 02/14/13 07:33:54 AM]
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you would be lucky to get one let alone 4!
2 1 [Posted by: redeemer  | Date: 02/14/13 08:37:23 AM]
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So what! It would be fun to play with, which is what I do with high end cards.
0 0 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 02/15/13 07:24:04 AM]
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With this card maybe I can enable AA, ultra shaders and shadows and still have ~100 fps in Crysis 2 and BF3. On the 27" 2560x1440 120hz ips korean monitor, you know.

SLI can have frame lag and microstutter so I prefer a single card.
5 1 [Posted by: DarkUltra  | Date: 02/14/13 08:48:25 AM]
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690 is $1250
680 overclocked 4gb is $800

If this Titan is as fast as they say and it's under $1000 then it isn't a stupid a purchase as some claim.
I want to go back to a single card setup from these 480's SLI that served well, Heat and microstutter with multiple cards is annoying.
I would pick one up but doubt I'll be that lucky here in Australia with the under $1k part as usual.
Time will tell.
1 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 02/14/13 08:24:57 PM]
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So let the bets commend! Will this be the most expensive single GPU card ever, beating even GeForce 8800 Ultra? Guess so...
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 02/14/13 11:28:05 PM]
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I got both my 680's for around $760 total, not including cash back and rewards on my credit card which is around 11%. So if this costs more than that, it's a bit pointless?

And it also seems like it's 8800 Ultra: The Sequel.
0 0 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 02/15/13 12:26:45 AM]
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For NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX TITAN – EXPERT REVIEWS AND PERFORMANCE REPORT visit:

http://www.gamingtron.com...s-and-performance-report/
0 0 [Posted by: sohilmemon  | Date: 02/19/13 10:54:13 AM]
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