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Nvidia strikes first blow in 'next-gen' graphics race with GeForce GTX Titan

Nvidia strikes first blow in 'next-gen' graphics race with GeForce GTX Titan

Tue 19 Feb 2013 3:36pm GMT / 10:36am EST / 7:36am PST
Hardware

827 Kepler architecture card beats AMD to punch

Nvidia has announced a new bracket of top-end graphics cards for consumers by detailing its brand-new GeForce GTX Titan, a Kepler-architecture card which it says is perfectly suited to "the new wave of small form-factor gaming PCs."

That assertion, which the manufacturer attributes to the card's "advanced thermal and acoustic characteristics," could put it into contention for potential future fixed-specification living room PCs like the much-rumoured 'Steambox'.

Last week, card-manufacturing rival AMD announced that its new "Sea Islands" graphics technology was still some way off, giving Nvidia the opportunity to strike first - and whilst the gap between PC and console performance is at its widest.

Prices for the new Titan, which Nvidia claims is "powered by the fastest GPU on the planet," will start around 827 and should be hitting UK shelves via Nvidia's partners from February 25. Technical specifications include 2,668 GPU cores (an increase of 75 per cent over Nvidia's high-performance full-board GTX 680) and output of "4.5 Teraflops of single precision and 1.3 Teraflops of double precision processing power."

"GeForce GTX TITAN is a beast of a GPU - and the only one in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time," said Nvidia's Scott Herkelman.

10 Comments

JT
QA

26 17 0.7
827? No thanks.

Looks nice though. Can't see that many PC gamers justifying spending nearly a grand on a graphics card.

Crazy.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Sam Maxted
Journalist / Community / Support

153 62 0.4
It's probably more of a PR thing. They know they're not going to sell (m)any at that price.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Micaiah Stevens
Owner & Freelance Game Designer

14 6 0.4
When you sell a product you sell it at 2-3xs its value. You make more profit, then as the market advances you lower the cost. The 827 this year will be 427 next year. This has been the way of graphics cards since well their inception. I would be so bold as to say you will eventually find this very graphics card for 27. However when it is that low you'll see something far better for probably far more than 827. Its really tied to Moore's law from Intel. Now would I LOVE to see this card on ANY resolution sure, resolution is only going to go up like crazy.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Saehoon Lee
Director - Gaming

59 40 0.7
Sounds like more expensive than my car.. but then what is not :D

Posted:A year ago

#4

Adam Campbell
Associate Producer

1,114 888 0.8
And people act as if "PCs will outperform Next Gen Consoles" is news...

Posted:A year ago

#5

Alexandros Gekas
Co- Founder, Editor

15 19 1.3
It's a beautiful card, no question about it. I wouldn't consider it a prime candidate for the Steambox though, unless Valve is ok with selling a very expensive high-end console. Of course it could very well find a place in the 'Best' configuration.

Posted:A year ago

#6

Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

318 253 0.8
I wont be buying it, but it's always nice to see the bar being raised higher, and seeing amazing over-the-top technology just because it's possible.

Posted:A year ago

#7

Peter Dwyer
Games Designer/Developer

458 253 0.6
"GeForce GTX TITAN is a beast of a GPU - and the only one in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time,"

So plugging this into a dual core Pentium set-up will allow me to run any game, at any resolution, at any time?

People did I mention i have a bridge that I'm trying to offload...it's cheap...only a few mil...

Posted:A year ago

#8

Benjamin Crause
Supervisor Central Support

74 33 0.4
An impressive piece of hardware. Even for hardcore gamers I think its too far ahead. Give it a year. But still: I'll keep this in my radar.

Posted:A year ago

#9

Tom Keresztes
Programmer

631 223 0.4
It is slower than the 690. Source: Anandtech but not much. The 690 is a dual gpu, but similar in price.

Both the titan and the 690 needs a quieter cooler.

Posted:A year ago

#10

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