NVIDIA Releases GeForce TITAN Black

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | February 18, 2014 - 09:03 AM |
Tagged: nvidia, gtx titan black, geforce titan, geforce

NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce GTX Titan Black. Based on the full high-performance Kepler (GK110) chip, it is mostly expected to be a lower cost development platform for GPU processing applications. All 2,880 single precision (FP32) CUDA Cores and 960 double precision (FP64) CUDA Cores are unlocked, yielding 5.1 TeraFLOPs of 32-bit decimal and 1.3 TeraFLOPs of 64-bit decimal performance. The chip contains 1536kB of L2 Cache and will be paired with 6GB of video memory on the board.

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The original GeForce GTX Titan launched last year, almost to the day. Also based on the GK110 design, it also featured full double precision performance with only one SMX disabled. Of course, no component at the time contained a fully-enabled GK110 processor. The first product with all 15 SMX units active was not realized until the Quadro K6000, announced in July but only available in the fall. It was followed by the GeForce GTX 780 Ti (with a fraction of its FP64 performance) in November, and the fully powered Tesla K40 less than two weeks after that.

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For gaming applications, this card is expected to have comparable performance to the GTX 780 Ti... unless you can find a use for the extra 3GB of memory. Games do not display much benefit with the extra 64-bit floating point (decimal) performance because the majority of their calculations are at 32-bit precision.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black is available today at a price of $999.

Source: NVIDIA

February 18, 2014 | 09:45 AM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

ah man I was hoping for a review :(

February 18, 2014 | 10:51 AM - Posted by Stealthgyro

I have a sneaking suspicion they are skipping 800 series for the desktop, much like the 300 series.

February 18, 2014 | 09:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Doubtful, but I hope not. The 300 kinda got skipped because of the rebranding and initial chips launching on mobile devices. So far the comparisons aren't really the same, but thanks to 20nm issues nobody really knows whats going on.

AMD has done some screwy stuff themselves because of this delay. Original new GCN architecture (Volcanic Islands) became nothing more than a code name for the Southern Islands (HD 7000) refresh (originally Sea Islands>Volcanic Islands>Pirate Islands), then anything is possible at this point.

Thank god 16nm FinFet was started at the same time as 20nm so we shouldn't have this problem for another few years once 20nm goes mainstream. I can only imagine how much harder TSMC will struggle going beyond 16nm since 14nm is kicking Intel's ass and they've had a 2 year jump on them.

February 18, 2014 | 11:41 AM - Posted by SwissBeatz (not verified)

@ StealthGyro

Probably yes, maybe they can't compete with AMD's
streamlined GPU production that's why since the Radeon 5000
series, AMD is always the first to release new products on
the market ahead of competition, tho being late is not
always bad as far as nVidia's GPU performance and gaming is
concerned it is fast, its just that perhaps they are having
a bit of hard time on production. In addition maybe they
realized aside from production matters, they are having
sales issues as well because its very hard to compete with
the new R8 and R9 bad ass Rads today and to make sales
matters worse for nVidia, AMD's hi end R8 and R9 models are
always selling fast on the majority of online stores today
DUE TO its super fast and efficient "Crunching" of Digital
currencies such as Dogecoin and Litecoin and for that
matter, Nvidia's new GPU, Titan Black if you compared it to
an R280(non X) model and mine for Digital currency, the
Titan Black's performance would look like a 100 dollar low
end cheap video card...

February 18, 2014 | 12:40 PM - Posted by sixstringrick

don't worry, in a month it will be cheaper than the 290x, and not because they will lower the price.

February 18, 2014 | 05:53 PM - Posted by Nathaniel (not verified)

I wonder if this is part of the reason why NewEgg dropped the price of the R290x suddenly the other day...

February 21, 2014 | 09:17 AM - Posted by ddg4005

Very impressive but I can't afford it and I'm running two 4GB GTX 770 cards (one per box) so I'm good. But it's still nice to dream though :-).

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