Report: Nvidia Developing Ultra, LE Variants of GTX Titan

According to a report from 3DCenter.org, Nvidia is currently planning to expand the GeForce GTX Titan into its own mini-family of products by releasing two new SKUs based on the GK110 silicon that will bear the LE and Ultra monikers.

Those familiar with Nvidia's naming conventions will not be surprised to find that they refer to downscaled and uprated variants of the standard GTX Titan that has different clock rates and quantity of shaders units, TMUs, and ROPs, but maintain the same base platform.

Model

GTX Titan LE

GTX Titan

GTX Titan II “Ultra”

Chip Base

Nvidia GK110

Nvidia GK110

Nvidia GK110

Architecture

Kepler

Kepler

Kepler

Clock Rates

837 / 876 / 3,000 MHz

837 / 876 / 3,000 MHz

837 / 950 / 3,400 MHz

Raster Engines

4-5

5

5

Shader Units

2496

2688

2880

TMUs

208

240

256

ROP

40

48

48

Memory

5 GB GDDR5 320-bit

6 GB GDDR5 384-bit

6 GB GDDR5 384-bit

Power Consumption (Load)

180 W – 190 W

206 W

220 W – 230 W

3DCenter Performance Index

410% - 430%

480 %

530% - 550%

Though none of this has been officially confirmed by Nvidia, the existence of these variants has been rumored for quite some time now. Their release would certainly improve the company’s ability to compete with AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” graphics card.

The LE and Ultra variants of the GTX Titan are rumored to be released sometime in 2013 / 2014. There has been no shortage of speculation about its price tag. Guru3D is predicting prices of $599 for the LE, $799 for the Titan, and $999 for the Ultra; 3DCenter is placing prices between $599 - $699 for the LE, $980 for the Titan, and over $1,000 for the Ultra.

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  • toddybody
    This doesnt make me hopeful in regards to the GTX 7xx series. I dont think they'd align a 499.99 780 to compete with a 1000.00+ flagship card...though I was hoping to see a huge perf jump from 6xx. Guess the 8xx will bring the goods :/
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  • de5_Roy
    malta is the codename for radeon 7990 dual gpu card, not 7790.

    these super high-end cards (with their prices) seem pointless. sell 'em under $500 and you got a deal.
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  • Au_equus
    If the "ultra" titan can approach the 690, then you can talk about placing it at or a higher price. I like guru3d's pricing scheme, but we all know that's not going to happen.
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