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Nvidia said to be readying $899 GK110-based GeForce Titan card

By Matthew
Jan 22, 2013
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    About what? There are three aspects in my quote you referenced. Two already graphically addressed, one easily interpreted from the spec sheet + PR bumpf + any quick Google of the two architectures
    The compute functionality AMD jammed into the games? Why not try AMD's own benchmark guides
    The compute functionality of the GK110 in relation to the GK104 ? Well, all the compute functionality culled from GK104 to prioritize general gaming, die size, thermal/power usage that Nvidia didn't spotlight with the GK104 launch, is pretty much front and centre in Nvidia's GK110 marketing : "Nvidia believes that traditional graphic APIs such as directx and OpenGL have stalled, which opens the way to new techniques and post-processing shader graph running on GPGPU APIs like CUDA, DirectCompute (part of DirectX 11 and above) and OpenCL as deferred shading techniques, global and interactive illumination, indirect illumination (octres and voxels) used in the game Battlefield 3 and Unreal Engine 3"
    About the lack of compute functionality in GK104 ? Well, if you had problems parsing the previous chart- and the TS review it obviously came from, I'm not sure if showing you a heap of others is going to make things clearer- but as Ray Lewis said; I'll take a stab at it.
    [​IMG] [source]
    Note the relationship in the chart between the GTX 680 and the card it replaced in the product stack. I'd suggest reading through the review, as well as any others that utilize benchmarks which require compute shader input.
     
  2. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 620   +97

    Correct about 2x sli and 4x however SLI scaling is not 100% so I doubt it would be 240% faster. Secondly 2 690 would already be crazy expensive. This new card is $900 who is going to spend $3600 on a 4x Sli setup? And in doing so you are going to back micro stutter land which the single card setup has over the 690!
     
  3. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 328   +38

    I don't understand why this GPU exists.

    Is it meant to be a budget compute graphics card?

    Or an overpriced gaming card?
     
  4. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    Yup, that's very true, but it's something to consider about this "Titan." It might not even scale well at all, but I'm hoping it should.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    WCCF have a purported pic of the PCB layout of the Titan.
    [​IMG]

    8+2 phase power delivery, 8 pin+6 pin power connectors (300W max.).
     
  7. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    Why the censor?
     
  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    Two possible reasons:
    1. The board partners logo is embossed into the display connector mountings, or,
    2. The card is actually a Tesla K20 -which has no display out functionality- although afaia, Tesla and Quadro PCB's are almost always green, while the GeForce is black.
     
  9. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    I won't get excited from that until the primary source comes from a site that's English lol.
     
  10. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    Shouldn't be too far away. Both Tech Report and PC Perspective have Titan samples on hand- presumably since both sites are now intensively conducting graphics testing based upon frame latency rather than the frames-per-second model that other review sites use.
     
  11. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    How in the world have you acquired this information?
     
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

  13. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    I admire your dedication.
     
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    Pictures of the GTX Titan at Egypthardware and elsewhere today
    [​IMG]

    Relevant specs:
    14 SMX , 2688 cores, 224 TMU, 48 ROP
    Base clock : 837 MHz, Boost: 876 MHz, Memory clock: 6008 MHz effective
    6 GB GDDR5
    Pixel fillrate : 40176 MPixel/s ( 42048 MPixel/s @ boost)
    Texture fillrate: 187488 MTexel/s ( 192224 MTexel/s @ boost)
    Bandwidth: 288.38 GB/sec
    Floating point : FP32 : 4488.7 GFLOPS (4720 GFLOPS @ boost).

    EVGA and Asus likely to be the only AIB's selling the card. The Asus apparently has a base clock of 915 MHz
     
  15. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Enthusiast Posts: 231   +7

    Actually saw that a few minutes ago lol.
     
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,967   +738

    Very nice aesthetic. Makes me wonder with the second rear power pin-out location (along with the lack of integrated heatspreader) how much kinship the Titan actually has with the Tesla K20X , since both features are present on each card along with the 8+6 pin power.
     
  17. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 328   +38

    Why the blower cooler? Yuck
     
  18. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,371   +289

    That is an incredibly sexy card (especially if that's some sort of metal and not all plastic)... too bad it's gonna be just out of my price range. My next rig is almost definitely going to have 3 cards in it but I'm hoping for a total GPU investment of about $1500. No way I can stretch that to $2700 so I'm hoping there's a lower model GK110 coming soon after release or something interesting from the RED side.
     


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