Nvidia GeForce Titan: supercomputer GPU power for the 1%

By Julio Franco
Feb 19, 2013
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  1. Cray's XK7 Titan supercomputer is powered by no less than 18,000 Nvidia Tesla K20x GPUs, which Nvidia is proud to say highly contributes to make the Titan the world's fastest supercomputer. Today, the company is presenting a revised version of the graphics...

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  2. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TechSpot Addict Posts: 414   +112

    Mother of God. Balls to next-gen consoles, I'm investing my cash into one of these monsters.
    ghasmanjr likes this.
  3. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I was about to say "Mother of God". Let me finish it off with the pic: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/199/693/disgusted-mother-of-god.png?1321272571
    I'm not sure this will be worth it. I've been on the fence for a while between getting a 690 and selling my 680 or just buying another 680. I heard this was coming out, but I'm not buying this for $900 when the 690 is only an extra $100 (likely less after the annual price cuts). I'm passing on this one. I'll get my future three-screen setup powered by something for affordable.
    Littleczr likes this.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    Don't get too excited yall, people are saying that 2 670s can get better performance for cheaper.
  5. cmbjive

    cmbjive TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 447   +75

    I'm glad I didn't buy a graphics card yet.
  6. mevans336

    mevans336 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 163   +11

    Yes, but as someone who has two 660 Ti's in SLI, dealing with SLI is a nightmare compared to a single-card. As cmbjive pointed out, I wish I had waited. I would have dropped an extra $300 for this card, especially for the monster double-point (FP64) performance.

  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,789   +702

    It's all very nice and all at the moment but I can never imagine myself shelling out the kind of money this card will demand. I'd rather wait until Nvidia releases the GeForce 8 series, then purchase a high/mid range card for a fraction of the price.
    I can never quite get my head around someone willing to waste money on such a frivolous item (or two) that'll only have bragging rights for about a year. As nice as this card is, it's just won't be worth it. My opinion only.
  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    "I can never quite get my head around someone willing to waste money on such a frivolous item (or two) that'll only have bragging rights for about a year."

    Mmmm...I could care less about bragging rights. I just like to play games like Far Cry 3 and the new Bioshock at the highest settings on a 2650 x 1440 monitor without any hassles. Computer gaming is a major source of recreation for me and just like anyone else who spends money on their form of recreation, I do the same.

    My tax return is due and it comes up to a little over $1,000. I'm seriously considering getting one of these.
    Burty117, UNKNOWN9122 and Littleczr like this.
  9. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 803   +201

    I'm a big fan of single GPU's so this card I like.
    But unless your running eyefinity/3DS or you want to max every game with one GPU at 1440p/1600p, this GPU could be overkill.
    Bioshock and Far Cry 3? :lol: A single GTX 660Ti/7950 could run those games maxed at 1440p/1600p at 60FPS. Buying a GTX Titan for those games at 1440p would be a gigantic waste of money, like the fools who bought a 690 for 1080p.
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    "A single GTX 660Ti/7950 could run those games maxed at 1440p/1600p at 60FPS."

    Well smart guy, guess what? I'm running two GTX 660Ti's in SLI and have Far Cry 3 maxed out and it sounds like a 737 engine taking off during some of the scenes. Plus there can be occasional choppiness. Try reading some of the bench marks in the reviews before you mouth off about what a waste this would be.
    Littleczr likes this.
  11. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 803   +201

    You should have did more research on GPU's, sounds like you made a poor choice. I love my Windforce 3X 670, overclocked to the hills and quiet as hell.

    Calm down young padawan, you will learn in time.
     
  12. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    LOL...do some research? You really are a bright one, aren't you? I always go out and buy expensive cards without doing any research. The reviews showed that the GTX 660ti's I own actually outperformed some of the GTX 670's at the time and was the highest rated "bang for your buck" card at the time. In fact it's nothing more than a GTX670 with a 192 buss. Read it and weep Mr. Expert:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_660_ti_power_editon_oc_review,1.html

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=967&Itemid=72
    veLa likes this.
  13. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 803   +201

    I bought my 670 right at release, the 660 didnt release till weeks or months later.
  14. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    With AMD seemingly not releasing anything for a while it could mean the $999 price tag is going to stay for a while :(
  15. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Posts: 227   +14

    So much hate here!

    Well, I just managed to buy myself a nice 7950 and really enjoying those FPS'es. No upgrade for me for the following years...
    whiteandnerdy likes this.
  16. Littleczr

    Littleczr TechSpot Booster Posts: 368   +68

    Yes to everything. I'm running 2gtx 560tis at 2560x1440 and the cards get hot and I agree it sounds like a jet engine taking off. I am also contemplating using my tax refund to buy one of these.
    UNKNOWN9122 likes this.
  17. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    ^ lol, good use of your refund :D
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +638

    A quick roundup from around the interwebz
    PCGH measured power draw at 214 watts loaded...also seems pretty quiet
    [​IMG]

    A lot of overclocking headroom if Hilberts 1176 MHz core (40% overclock) is any indication. Since OC/boost is tied directly to thermal envelope, the $999 card is likely to benefit from a $100-150 waterblock
     
  19. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 939   +82

    Did Nvidia just announce a card without any silly numbers or letters? It's just "Titan", and that's all there is to the name?!

    I must say: I'm quite proud of them for that!

    I imagine at some lunch table they had this discussion and said, "It's the best card we make. There's nothing better, so we don't need to do all the silly letters and numbers and such. Just call it Titan and be done with it!"
  20. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,789   +702

    They make 'em, people will buy them. A mugs game really
  21. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,789   +702

    I dunno. To me it sounds more like a DC 10 landing but it could be the reverse thrust that's fooling me.
  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,789   +702

    Easy come, easy go eh?
  23. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TechSpot Booster Posts: 244   +43

    This card alone already embarrasses the next gen of consoles a year away from release lol. Time to upgrade my 2 3Gb 580s to one of these bad boys. I game at 2560 x 1600 res.
  24. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    Performance aside, It looks fantastic.
  25. Time to upgrade my Nvidia GF110 GPU to GK110 GPU! ;)

    The real Fermi architecture

    GF110 GPU

    The real Kepler architecture

    GK110 GPU

    Every thing else is just cut down!


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