NVIDIA officially launches GeForce GTX TITAN graphics card
After tons of rumors and leaks flying around the net over the past few weeks, NVIDIA has officially lifted the curtains off their latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX TITAN. On paper, the GTX TITAN is the fastest single GPU graphics card on the planet right now, boasting 75% more cores and texture units than the previously outgoing GTX 680.
Simply looking at the slide above you can see how insanely powerful the GTX TITAN is when compared to the most powerful consumer-grade CPU available in the market right now.
Furthermore the GTX TITAN also comes with GPU Boost 2.0 that allows increased clock speeds and performance, plus an additional ceiling of manual overclock (up to 1.10GHz) given to consumers if they understand that going this extra step will diminish the quality of the card in the long run (and presumably warranty). Of course, partner OEMs like ASUS and Gigabyte will have the ability to disable the OverVoltage option within the BIOS itself.
Another interesting feature of the GTX TITAN is 'Display Overclocking', whereby anybody with a monitor limited by 60Hz can force the refresh rate up to 80Hz, thereby delivering in-game FPS of up to 80fps, instead of being locked in at 60fps. Obviously not all monitors support overclocking the pixel count, so your mileage may vary depending on the type of monitor you have.
Pricing and availability hasn't been announced yet, but we're expecting the GeForce GTX TITAN to hit the streets by the end of this month or early March, albeit in limited quantities. Speculation suggests an MSRP of $999 (AED 3,700).
Stay tuned for a full review coming out soon (under embargo for now), but let's just say that so far the GTX TITAN has no competition for miles when it comes to single GPU performance, while the 3-way SLI setup outperforms a quad-SLI setup of the GTX 690 with absurd ease.