Nvidia quietly launches Titan Black graphics card, rolls out new GeForce drivers
Nvidia’s flagship Titan graphics card quietly received a refresher today with the launch of the Titan Black. I say quiet because Nvidia didn’t even publish a press release on the matter (a blog post got the job done), instead electing to focus their attention on the new Maxwell architecture.
Nevertheless, the new Titan Black is here and it features modest updates across the board (no pun intended). The clock speed is up from 837MHz to 889MHz, boost clock is now at 980MHz versus 876MHz on the original Titan and the 6GB of 384-bit GDDR5 memory now operates at 7GHz instead of 6GHz. The stream processor count is also a tad bit higher, too, at 2880 versus 2688 from last year.
The card is available starting today for $999, the same price the original Titan launched at.
In related news, Nvidia also rolled out new GPU drivers. Version 334.89 WHQL are said to boost performance by as much as 19 percent in F1 2013, up to 18 percent in Sleeping Dogs, up to 16 percent in Hitman Absolution and up to 15 percent in Company of Heroes 2.
The new drivers also include new SLI profiles for Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut and The Crew. Additionally, Nvidia has included new 3D Vision profiles for Shadow Warrior, The Stanley Parable, Walking Dead 2, World Rally Championship 4, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
To download just choose the drivers for your platform:
- Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 334.89 for Windows XP 32-bit
- Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 334.89 for Windows XP 64-bit
- Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 334.89 for Windows 7/8/Vista 32-bit
- Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 334.89 for Windows 7/8/Vista 64-bit
- Nvidia GeForce Notebook Graphics Driver 334.89 for Windows 7/8/Vista 32-bit
- Nvidia GeForce Notebook Graphics Driver 334.89 for Windows 7/8/Vista 64-bit
The GeForce GTX Titan is a single GPU graphics card packing 2688 SPUs, 224 TAUs and 48 ROPs. The card's memory subsystem consists of six 64-bit memory controllers (384-bit) with 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 6008MHz, which works out to a peak bandwidth of 288.4GB/s
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the top-tier graphics card in the GeForce 700 series, it features a fully unlocked GK110 GPU core with all 2880 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The GTX 780 Ti sports 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM on a 384-bit bus, two DVI ports, a HDMI port and a DisplayPort and requires a 6+8pin PCIe power connector. All the usual APIs, including DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.4, PhysX, Surround and 3D Vision, are supported.
Read expert reviews, pros & cons, and product information about Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce OC 3GB GDDR5 PCIe. There are 7 reviews available so far.
Downloads and Drivers
From the Forums
Subscribe to TechSpot
Receive a weekly update of our best features and tech news you don't want to miss: