NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Preview - GK110, GPU Boost 2.0, Overclocking and GPGPU
GeForce GTX TITAN - Focus on Cooling and Noise
The look and styling of the GeForce GTX TITAN design is very similar to that of the GeForce GTX 690 that launched in May of last year. NVIDIA was less interested in talking about the make up of the materials this time around but it is obvious when looking at and holding the GTX TITAN that it is built to impress buyers. Measuring only 10.5-in long the TITAN will be able to find its way into many more chassis and system designs than the GTX 690 could.
Powered by a single 8-pin and a single 6-pin connection, the GTX TITAN is actually quite power efficient with a TDP of 250 watts, matching the Radeon HD 7970.
Not only is SLI supported but 3-Way configurations are supported (and encouraged) with TITAN.
Output configurations are identical to that of the GTX 680 cards including a pair of dual-link DVI connections, a full-size HDMI port and a DisplayPort. You can utilize all four of the outputs at once as well for 3+1 monitor configurations.
The styling and design of TITAN (and the GTX 690) are really unmatched in my opinion and gamers that are very particular about looks and appearance will fall in love with the industrial design of this card.
Under the hood is a very effective cooler that is able to keep the 7.1 billion transistors of GK110 cool while also remaining incredibly quiet at the same time. NVIDIA has utilized another vapor chamber design and a fin stack that basically runs the length of the graphics card, all cooled by the air displaced from the on-board fan.
NVIDIA is so proud of the GTX TITAN cooler that they claim supremecy over not only over the Radeon HD 7970 in terms of noise levels but also the GTX 680! NVIDIA's numbers differ a bit from ours (to be shown on Thursday) but I can verify that it beats the competition pretty easily.
When the company really tries, NVIDIA can create some truly beautiful products.
Now, let's dive into the world of GPU Boost 2.0 and how it will affect the performance of the GeForce GTX TITAN.