NVIDIA Finally Launches The GeForce GTX Titan Z Dual-GK110 Graphics Card – 12 GB VRAM, $2999 US Price

NVIDIA Finally Launches The GeForce GTX Titan Z Dual-GK110 Graphics Card – 12 GB VRAM, $2999 US Price

Today, NVIDIA finally launches their high-performance GeForce GTX Titan Z
graphics card which is aimed towards gaming enthusiasts and
professionals that demand the best computing capabilities of NVIDIA CUDA
architecture. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z sticks to its $2999 US
pricing at which it was introduced back at GTC 2014 in the month of
March.


NVIDIA Finally Launches The GeForce GTX Titan Z Dual-GK110 Graphics Card

The launch of the GeForce GTX Titan Z has been quite controversial
since the card had to face several delays since its announcement back in
March. Aside from the launch, the price and performance factor did not
proved well as compared to the Radeon R9 295X2 which offers similar
gaming performance at a much lower cost of 1499.99 US.

The GeForce GTX Titan Z is manufactured with two GK110-350-B1 chips
under its hood that pack 7.1 billion transistors each. The GeForce GTX
Titan Z replaces the GeForce GTX 690 boasting dual-GK110 cores compared
to dual-GK104 cores on its predecessor. The GeForce GTX Titan Z will
feature two GK110 cores with 5760 Cuda Cores, 448 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The
card features a 384-bit x 2 bus which will run across a massive 12 GB
VRAM. This is an impressive feature giving developers and games an
unprecedented amount of VRAM for use. The memory is clocked at 7 GHz
effective clock speed. The core clock speeds are maintained at 705 MHz
base and 876 MHz boost clock and the card features a maximum single
precision performance of 8.1 TFlops and 2.3 TFlops of double precision.

The design of the GeForce GTX Titan Z is beefier compared to the
GeForce GTX 690. The design is similar but the card takes up three slots
to provide optimal thermals with the Dual GK110 cores in action. The
card will feature dual black colored Vapor chambers placed on top of
each GK110 core while a large cooler fan will push air from the internal
assembly, cooling the components and letting the heat out of the front
exhaust. The display outputs include Dual-DVI, HDMI and a Display Port.
The card has a single SLI gold finger to enable two of these cards to
function as multiple GPUs. The card is fed through dual 8-Pin connectors
which represent a TDP of 375W. The card has a beefy 12 Phase PWM supply
and with a 450W heatsink under its hood, the GeForce GTX Titan Z will
actually be able to sustain overclocking on air around the 1 GHz mark.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z is backed by a steep price tag of
$2999 US which will make it look like an enthusiast focused card but
NVIDIA did mention that the card is aimed towards both gamers and
professionals since the power of GK110 and its CUDA Compute capabilities
will be available to users at a much lower price tag compared to their
Quadro and Tesla variants. Hence the price tag may make sense to some
but for gamers, the competitor Radeon R9 295X2 which is priced at half
of what NVIDIA’s asking for their flagship card ($1499 US) is going to
look like a better option. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z has it
advantages when it comes to drivers, application support, GeForce
optimized titles, 12 GB VRAM (6 GB per GPU) and a cooler that is said to
be both silent and aesthetically pleasing for those who are cautious
about the looks of their cards.

The triple slot design does take up more space making it somewhat of a
downside compared to the GeForce GTX 690 which took 2 slots but still
could be configured in ITX and small form factor rigs. Maybe modders
will found a way to solve this issue but it does take up less space in a
traditional PC setup as compared to Radeon R9 295X2 which involves the
use of closed loop AIO liquid cooling solutions making it compulsory to
mount the radiators which take up space. So Multi-GPU wise both cards
have issues when it comes to installation but performance is where the
main focus should be.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Reviews:

Note – There’s only one review posted yet which is quite surprising and that too from OEM “Digital Storm” which can be found below:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Launch Video:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Official Site:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-titan-z

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Specifications:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition AMD Radeon R9 295X2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z
GPU Codename Kepler GK110 Kepler GK110 Kepler GK110 Kepler GK110 Vesuvius Kepler GK110
GPU Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
GPU Transistors 7100 Million 7100 Million 7100 Million 7100 Million 6200 Million 7100 Million
GPU Cores 2304 2688 2880 2880 2816
x 2
(5632)
2880
x 2
(5760)
TMUs 192 224 240 240 176 x
2
240 x
2
ROPs 48 ROPs 48
ROPs
48 ROPs 48 ROPs 64 x 2 ROPs 48 x 2 ROPs
Core Clock 902 MHz 876 MHz 928 MHz 980 MHz 1018 MHz 876 MHz
Memory Clock 1502 MHz 1502 MHz 1752 MHz 1752 MHz 1250 MHz 1752 MHz
Memory Bus 384 Bit 384 Bit 384 Bit 384 Bit 512 Bit X 2 384 Bit X 2
TDP 250W 250W 250W 250W 500W 375W
Power Connectors 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin
Cooling Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Dual Slot Hybrid Tripe Slot
Launch 2013 2013 2013 2014 8th April 2014 28th May 2014
Price $449 US $999 US $699 US $999 US $1499 US $2999 US

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z PCB Shot:NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z PCB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Tear Down:NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Heatsink NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Cooling NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z VRM NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Gallery:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Side 1

EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Z Water Cooled:EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Z

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