Nvidia GTX Titan Z Postponed to a Later Date – Allegedly so Nvidia Can Make Sure its Faster than Vesuvius on Release

Nvidia GTX Titan Z Postponed to a Later Date – Allegedly so Nvidia Can Make Sure its Faster than Vesuvius on Release

The Nvidia Titan Z has been postponed to… well, we don’t know when exactly but our highly reliable source Sweclocker.com
informs us that Nvidia’s Dual GK110 card is no longer scheduled for an
April 29th Release. The card will instead come later, as Nvidia fixes
some PR issues. Now something very interesting, the same source tells us
that rumor is, Nvidia pulled the release date so it could work on the
Titan Z and make sure it beats AMD R9 295X2. In non-diplomatic words, it
means that the Titan Z scheduled for April 29th was less powerful (in
Gaming) than the AMD Vesuvius GPU.

Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan Z Delayed – Allegedly so Gaming Performance can be Fine Tuned

Now PR is everything. Take the Titan Z for example. The Titan Z is
not designed for gamers. It is designed for Gamers/ Professionals on a
budget.It should have significantly better D.P. performance than any
other non-Quadro card on the market and D.P is rarely, if ever, used for
Gaming. In fact I don’t recall a single Gaming Scenario where Double
Precision is used, but the fact remains that upon release, Titan Z will
face the inevitable R9 295X2 comparison. Of course, the reviewers will
put Nvidia’s dual core beast against AMD’s monstrous Vesuvius in a
Gaming Showdown, and from what Sweclockers.com tells us, Green will
loose. However, PR, like I already mentioned, is everything.

Now here is the thing, I am not exactly sure how Nvidia will increase
the clocks. Higher then they already were (no confirmed reports on the
same) that is, with the cooler being the bottleneck. Since the Titan Z
runs on an air cooler, it has very limited TDP and air saturates after a
certain limit, as any overclocker will tell you. They could introduce
some design improvements or get better TIM. But that will all be very
costly at this stage in time. Another alternative, which is just me and
wishful thinking by the way, is that Green could go on to release the
GTX 790 first, which if introduced with a liquid cooler will have a much
higher chance of beating Vesuvius on release. Infact they could migrate
Titan Z to an aio cooler too, but that would negate the Eng samples
they sent to the press. An admittedly strange state of affairs but lets
see what happens.

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