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Report: Nvidia GK110 Titan GPU to be Available Next Month

By - Source: WCCFtech | B 55 comments

Nvidia wants to release a GK110 based graphics card for consumers, codenamed 'Titan'. The GK110 GPU is currently used solely in workstation professional graphics cards.

The new 'Titan' graphics card will sport the GK110 GPU, a GPU previously only used in Nvidia's Tesla K20X cards. The specifications are impressive: The GPU contains 2880 CUDA-cores, of which a generous 2688 are enabled. The reason why not all of the CUDA-cores will be enabled is likely because of a binning process; there will be few chips on which 100 percent of the cores will work as they are specified to. The clock speed will also be set at a fairly low 732MHz, however, as a result the card will have a TDP of just 235W. In comparison, the GTX 680's GK104 GPU comes packed with just 1536 CUDA-cores, but has a much higher clock speed at just over 1GHz. Beyond the immense number of CUDA-cores, the chip will have a 384-bit memory bus, along with a shocking 6GB of GDDR5 memory that will run at 5.2GHz.

The performance is expected to be roughly 85 percent that of the GTX 690, but remember, this card will only have one GPU onboard, not two.

Seeing as Nvidia already has the 670, 680, and 690 in operation, and there is no numerical name that the card can be assigned within the current generation, it makes sense that Nvidia has decided to name the card 'Titan'. Rumors say that the name 'Titan' may be inspired by the Cray Titan supercomputer, which contains nearly 19 thousand Nvidia Tesla K20X cards.

Availability is rumored to be around the end of February with a hefty price tag of $899.

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    Robert Pankiw , January 22, 2013 3:14 PM
    vmemlooks impressive on paper... but this is what the 680 was supposed to be, and now it's being sold at a ripoff $900... CMON AMD, YOU'RE FAILING US!!!


    AMD is failing us? If that's the case, why are the majority of GPUs in this months recommendation list Radeon cards? (Nearly) Everything above the $200 price point is recommended to be Radeon, not a GeForce card.
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    Bloob , January 22, 2013 3:39 PM
    Hopefully AMD will grace us with the 88-series in early March, as they did with the 78-series last year. I'm sure there are people who can afford these $900 GPUs, but I'm not one of them...
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    Novuake , January 22, 2013 3:53 PM
    nino_zWell Nvidia is so far ahead at this point - they can afford to demand whatever absurd amound of money they like...


    Wow... You must be blind?
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    vmem , January 22, 2013 3:07 PM
    looks impressive on paper... but this is what the 680 was supposed to be, and now it's being sold at a ripoff $900... CMON AMD, YOU'RE FAILING US!!!
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    manicmike , January 22, 2013 3:08 PM
    I want to see some benchmarks of how this will compare to the GTX680. Also, do they have any specifics on a reference model as far as dimensions, amount or RAM, etc? Or are they just teasing us?
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    Robert Pankiw , January 22, 2013 3:14 PM
    vmemlooks impressive on paper... but this is what the 680 was supposed to be, and now it's being sold at a ripoff $900... CMON AMD, YOU'RE FAILING US!!!


    AMD is failing us? If that's the case, why are the majority of GPUs in this months recommendation list Radeon cards? (Nearly) Everything above the $200 price point is recommended to be Radeon, not a GeForce card.
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    wiyosaya , January 22, 2013 3:18 PM
    While I am not likely to buy at that price, I think it would be interesting to see DP floating-point benchmarks.
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    WithoutWeakness , January 22, 2013 3:25 PM
    I wouldn't be surprised if they named it "GeForce GTX 685". Similar to how they named the 280/285 cards.

    I can see this being very popular with people who do folding. It won't be worth the price for gaming though. 2 670's or 7970's will run you around $800 and 2 680's will be around $900-950.
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    susyque747 , January 22, 2013 3:31 PM
    In a couple years after the next generation of kiddie consoles release and they finally start writing games that can actually utilize all the power this card has it should be reasonably priced by then.
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    badtaylorx , January 22, 2013 3:34 PM
    I wish people would stop it with the " this card was SUPPOSED to be the 680" crap. This monster was overdesigned wishful thinking that ultimately proved too costly from the get-go. If you need further convincing, flagship products are not produced in limited runs. That is the job of a "limited edition" card.
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    Bloob , January 22, 2013 3:39 PM
    Hopefully AMD will grace us with the 88-series in early March, as they did with the 78-series last year. I'm sure there are people who can afford these $900 GPUs, but I'm not one of them...
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    maxinexus , January 22, 2013 3:43 PM
    It might be just ok for a new 4k monitor.
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    Novuake , January 22, 2013 3:51 PM
    Everybody that thinks this is going to be a gaming card. Think again. This is the compute card people have been waiting for.
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    Novuake , January 22, 2013 3:53 PM
    nino_zWell Nvidia is so far ahead at this point - they can afford to demand whatever absurd amound of money they like...


    Wow... You must be blind?
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    hannibal , January 22, 2013 3:56 PM
    Hmmm... with extreme cooling, how high clocks this can achieve... But the price...
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    voodoobunny , January 22, 2013 4:05 PM
    Maybe they think that calling it the 685 wouldn't do it justice.

    I also wonder why they went with such low clock speeds and TDP, unless they're already planning a 450W MegaTitan...
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    Soda-88 , January 22, 2013 4:07 PM
    So this is what the original 680 should have been had the 7970 performed 50% better at launch...
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    JamesSneed , January 22, 2013 4:08 PM
    Lets not forget AMD will have the 89xx series out fairly soon. The 8970 should be pretty strong competition for Nvidia. Of course we will have to wait and see.
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    weaselman , January 22, 2013 4:11 PM
    The specs are ok.
    But as said if you are planning to blow $900 thinking it will play games, forget it.
    If your number crunching then fair enough. Obviously marketed for Mid range businesses in the market for a bit of Gpu number crunching small data centers ect.
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    silverblue , January 22, 2013 4:22 PM
    Soda-88So this is what the original 680 should have been had the 7970 performed 50% better at launch...

    I heard the same thing way back at the time. The 680 was rumoured to be positively mid-range. I read that the 4870 was AMD's equivalent back in the day - mid-range yet good enough to compete at the higher end. The two firms have literally traded postures over the past year.

    The low clock speed of Titan might actually work against it in shader-light games, but you can't take anything away from the fact that this is a gaming monster. 1TFLOP F64 is roughly the same as the 7970, though I expect NVIDIA to make better use of their hardware. Still, the 8970 - with its supposed 5 billion transistors - can't be too far off, so AMD might regain the lead in compute, but they've got to price it right to keep people interested.
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    silverblue , January 22, 2013 4:25 PM
    weaselmanThe specs are ok.But as said if you are planning to blow $900 thinking it will play games, forget it.If your number crunching then fair enough. Obviously marketed for Mid range businesses in the market for a bit of Gpu number crunching small data centers ect.

    This isn't the workstation card.
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    dragonsqrrl , January 22, 2013 4:30 PM
    The Tesla K20X runs at 732 MHz, and has 6GB of GDDR5 in a 384-bit bus at 5.2 GHz. Every other article I've read has explicitly stated those specs for the Tesla K20X, and not the Geforce Titan. The source seems suspect, and might be confusing the specs of the Tesla K20X for those of the upcoming Geforce card.

    But in any case, if the rumors are true then the price is too high. If they're going to charge that much for this card, I sure hope the don't severely gimp the DP performance. The gk110 can run at 1/3 SP. If this card runs at anything less than 1/6, I probably won't even consider it. Regardless it should do a lot better in compute than the rest of the 600 series.
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