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Nvidia Launches GTX Titan: GK110 Core with a Gamer Physique


Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan

It has been rumored for awhile, and today Nvidia officially announces their GTX Titan, a new flagship GPU based upon their GK110 GPU designed for Oak Ridge Labs' new supercomputer.  Anchoring the top of Nvidia's product lineup along with (prior? current?) flagship, the GTX 690, you'll have a choice in how to spring for a card with a $999.99 price tag. We'll stand back and let the specs, price, and pics do most of the talking.

Meet the GeForce GTX Titan

The spec sheet is staggering, but underneath the cast aluminum bezel and fin stack sits a single GPU that will stand up next to its dual-core sibling, the GTX 690.  With 14 SMX Units, 2688 CUDA cores, and 6GB GDDR5 delivering 4.5 Teraflops of performance, the GTX Titan was never destined to join the standard GTX XXX stack.  This was meant for those who want or need the very best, want to make sure they have the ability to 1-up anyone who tries to brag about their "beast" system and/or have plenty of money to dish out for a graphics card.  At a price of $999.99, this will sit parallel to the GTX 690, which will certainly feel like a tough sell after the GTX Titan hits shelves.



The Specs


Graphics Processing Clusters


Streaming Multiprocessors


CUDA Cores (single precision)


CUDA Cores (double precision)


Texture Units


ROP Units


Base Clock

836 MHz

Boost Clock

876 MHz

Memory Clock (Data Rate)

6008 MHz

L2 Cache Size


Total Video Memory

6144 MB GDDR5

Memory Interface


Total Memory Bandwidth

288.4 GB/s

Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear)

187.5 GigaTexels/sec

Fabrication Process

28 nm

Transistor Count

7.1 Billion


2x Dual-Link DVI


1x DisplayPort

Form Factor

Dual Slot

Power Connectors

One 8-pin and one 6-pin

Recommended Power Supply

600 Watts

Thermal Design Power (TDP)1

250 Watts

Thermal Threshold2

1TDP is a measure of maximum power draw over time in real world applications. It does not represent the maximum power draw in pathological cases such as Furmark. Please see for more information.
2The GPU is designed to operate safely up to this temperature. If for any reason the GPU exceeds this temperature, the clock speed will automatically be dialed down.


One spec of note not seen in the table above is the acoustic performance.  Despite the significant performance advantage, Nvidia has designed the cooling system to be quieter than the GTX 680, which is already impressive acoustically for its level of performance performance.  GPU Boost 2.0 also opens up greater voltage headroom (at the long-term or immediate peril of your card) for those who want absolutely extreme overclocks at the expense of GPU reliability.  This baby also runs quite cool, and you'll see that paying dividends in LAN boxes and in choked SLI setups.


Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan 3-Way SLI in Cosmos II


The Pics and Design

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