NVIDIA has decided to drop its own titan with the GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics card. Announced during the annual GPU technology conference, the GTX Titan Z was revealed by Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
The GeForce GTX Titan Z is clearly not for the average gamer. At a sticker price of $3,000, the next-gen card is likely to make the hard core gamer on an average budget blink twice. The initial specs on the card speak to its ostentatious price. The Titan Z is built around two Kepler GPU’s with 12GB of dedicated frame buffer memory continuing the TITAN line of supercomputer-inspried GPU cards.
According to the official Nvidia blog, the Titan Z is powered by a total of 5,760 processing cores, or 2,880 cores per Kepler GPU. “If you’re in desperate need of a supercomputer that you need to fit under your desk, we have just the card for you,” Jen-Hsun said at the reveal of the card. The Titan Z’s dual GPU setup is configured to run at the same clock speed. This means that with power balancing, the GPU’s will not create a performance bottleneck.
Another key feature of the card is a design that lets it run cooler and quieter than you would expect from a card of this size. Rather than being overly loud and producing enough heat to cook a steak on, the low-profile components along with ducted baseplate channels will minimize the turbulence found in most high end cards.
The Titan series of cards started from the GeForce GTX 700 series which began with the release of the GeForce Titan in early 2013 which was based on the Oak Ridge National laboratory’s TITAN supercomputer. One year later, the GTX Titan Black launched with a price point of $999. The GTX Titan Z’s price point will certainly make some consumers balk at the price, however given the surprising success of the Titan series, it is likely the Titan Z will find a strong foothold with 4k gaming enthusiasts as well as the professional user crowd who has extra cash to spend in order to keep up with the latest hardware.
Final specifications for the Titan Z have not been released yet, but Forbes states that an in-depth Titan Z briefing for the press is in the work so be sure to keep an eye on the Inquisitr’s gaming news for the latest on the GTX Titan Z card from Nvidia.
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