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GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition Listed for Order

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The early listings of the rumored GTX Titan Black Edition have started, this time in Finland.

The rumored GTX Titan Black Edition has been listed for sale by a Finnish webshop, Multitronic, meaning that we now have some sort of verification on its price.

The GTX Titan Black Edition is rumored to be a graphics card with a fully enabled GK110 GPU aboard. While we already have the GTX 780 Ti that carries this, the biggest difference between the GTX 780 Ti and the Titan graphics cards are the 6 GB of memory (compared to 3 GB for the 780 Ti), as well as the double floating point precision GPU performance. Like with the previous Titan, this means that the graphics card is more interesting to developers than it is to gamers.

There was no mention of the card's exact specifications or clock speeds, though we expect the card to carry the same clock speeds as the GTX 780 Ti (875 MHz, 928 MHz Boost), or marginally higher.

The price tag that the card was rumored to carry was $999, and the listing supports this. The Asus GTX Titan 6 GB Black is listed for €974.90 including tax, and €786.21 without tax. This translates to $1333 and $1075, respectively, which closely supports the card replacing the GTX Titan at the $999 price point. While it clearly looks more expensive, early listings are often found to be priced higher than actual MSRP pricing.

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    clonazepam , January 29, 2014 12:27 AM
    The last hoorah before the next generation shuffles in?
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    IQ11110002 , January 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    Not quite, Think they will have a dual card the 790GTX then it's all systems go for next 800 series Maxwell.
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    damianrobertjones , January 29, 2014 1:23 AM
    Madness. Just look at the price! If we keep buying these things then the price will keep on rising... STOP BUYING THEM... Then watch as the price falls.
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    XGrabMyY , January 29, 2014 2:46 AM
    I don't care about this nonsense. We've been on Kepler for too dang long. I'm ready for Maxwell. I'll dump a grand on a new GPU, but not unless it is Maxwell.
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    bloodroses75 , January 29, 2014 4:40 AM
    $1000 for a video card? I fool and his money are soon departed for anyone who buys it.
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    notsleep , January 29, 2014 4:40 AM
    not sure why people buy $1000 gfx cards since there's really no killer new game that takes advantage of it.
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    Blazer1985 , January 29, 2014 4:50 AM
    In fact the titan is only a "money saver" for cuda applications. The respective quadro card is on the 4-5k price range. I'm pretty sick of nvidia making you pay more for the same card with unlocked dp performance.
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    boytitan2 , January 29, 2014 5:06 AM
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    I don't care about this nonsense. We've been on Kepler for too dang long. I'm ready for Maxwell. I'll dump a grand on a new GPU, but not unless it is Maxwell.
    Maxwell is going to be like Intel's Haswell don't get to excited till amd just flat out surpasses Nvidia and Intel there is no longer a reason to be excited about the next platform. A GeForce GTX 480 and a Intel Core i5-2500 can still max almost any game those are 3-4 year old parts that is freaking crazy also think of the fact that next gen consoles are=to those parts damn near.
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    C 64 , January 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    If we think only about gaming - is having "only" 3 GB of memory an noticeable bottle neck (compared to 6 GB) when gaming on 1440p ? Does anyone knows?
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    mauller07 , January 29, 2014 5:41 AM
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    In fact the titan is only a "money saver" for cuda applications.
    And only if you dont care for accuracy, these cards dont come with Error correction like the quadro cards do, only really worth using for test runs of applications rather than actual heavy grunt work because of this.Cant wait for people to start defending that its a compute card instead of a gaming card like the titan when it was advertised from the start and still is advertised on nvidias site primarily as a gaming card, but it can also do compute.
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    Alec Mowat , January 29, 2014 6:42 AM
    Black edition? Sounds like a lawsuit pending from AMD
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    colson79 , January 29, 2014 6:47 AM
    Another overpriced card from Nvidia, yawn seen this play before.
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    HiTechObsessed , January 29, 2014 7:38 AM
    I don't know, it could be for the crazy enthusiast. Essentially a 780 Ti with 6GB of memory? Tri or Quad SLI those suckers and take on some awesome 4k gaming!
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    Amdlova , January 29, 2014 7:47 AM
    I prefer AMD black edition 290x with 8gb 512bits... And yes will be able to suck It for 800 usd!
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    Christopher Shaffer , January 29, 2014 10:49 AM
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    he price tag that the card was rumored to carry was $999, and the listing supports this. The Asus GTX Titan 6 GB Black is listed for €974.90 including tax, and €786.21 without tax. This translates to $1333 and $1075..


    Holy crap, how much is tax over there? That's nearly 25%! No wonder health care is free in much of Europe! It's probably to take care of the Americans who visit and have a heart attack when they go to pay.

    Seriously, though, I'm curious how competitive/attractive this card will be when compared in performance to a 780Ti. The Ti is a beast of a card and I have a feeling that at least one aftermarket manufacturer will offer at least a 4GB version which is more than sufficient.

    Seems like this card is probably targeted more toward those doing video and 3D rendering rather than gaming.
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    mapesdhs , January 29, 2014 11:30 AM
    Taxes are high in such nations, but social provision is strong. It's a balance/tradeoff
    that varies from one nation to another. Some people don't like these ideas for purely
    political reasons, irrespective of whether these setups work. Tends to be though that
    such places (mainly Scandinavian countries) also have high levels of education,
    less crime, etc.


    Re the Titan, I should imagine what gamers with 1K budgets really want atm
    is a 780Ti with 6GB; that would make a lot more sense than a souped-up Titan.
    You're right that really the Titan is more interesting to CUDA developers than
    gamers (despite the lack of ECC and other features missing from gamer cards),
    so it's a little odd that NVIDIA's PR is so game-focused.


    boytitan2, you're wrong about a 480 being able to max out any game. I like to play older
    games maxed out, as in 16x AA, 16x AF, all in-game settings at max/ultra, custom settings
    to increase view/draw distances way up, LOD systems turned off if possible, etc. Trying this
    with Crysis (the first one I mean), using e_view_dist_ratio set to 350 (among other changes),
    a single 783MHz GTX 580 3GB is enough to get about 25fps. So a 480? No chance, simply not
    fast enough. Hence why I have two 580 3GB SLI, giving a nice 50+ fps for Crysis, somewhat
    more for Warhead with its tweaked engine. A GTX 480 is enough to run many games with
    good settings, but not maxed out, not by a long way. Besides, the 480's 1.5GB will be limiting
    in some scenarios.

    I'd love to have a 780Ti, but the cost... ouch. Thus, two 580 3GB cost almost half as much
    and is about the same speed as a 780 (host system is an M4E with a 5GHz 2700K, GSkill
    16GB @ 2133, SSDs). Here's the CPU-Z and some 3DMark11 data with a comparison chart
    from guru3d.com:

    http://valid.canardpc.com/hal1j6
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7898310
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7898341
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_780_ti_review,26.html

    (I've had higher scores by testing with a 3930K, but that's a bias from the Physics tests)

    Of course people have different opinions about what level of visual detail they're happy with.
    I like to run games the best they can be. New cards are too costly, and I don't have the time
    to play the latest games to any sensible degree, so I play older games and make use of 2nd-hand
    previous generation top-end cards to get good performance at much less cost (the two 3GB 580s
    cost me 290 UKP total, whereas a 780Ti is more than 500 UKP here in the UK). One of my 580s is
    eBay item 190964461544, the other has dropped off the previous listings records.

    Ian.

    PS. I took some pics yesterday for a friend: http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/misc/crysispics.zip

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    tinmann , January 29, 2014 11:41 AM
    I'd be all over a GTX 790 with 5 GBs of vram for a grand. I'd demote my GTX 690 to Sandy bridge service and when Maxwell comes out I'll see what it brings to the game. If a single Maxwell card is faster than dual GTX 780's it will be time to upgrade again.
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    mapesdhs , January 29, 2014 11:57 AM
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    ... If a single Maxwell card is faster than dual GTX 780's ...


    Very unlikely. It's been a long time since any new GPU has given that degree of speedup.

    Ian.

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    HiTechObsessed , January 29, 2014 12:02 PM
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    I'd be all over a GTX 790 with 5 GBs of vram for a grand. I'd demote my GTX 690 to Sandy bridge service and when Maxwell comes out I'll see what it brings to the game. If a single Maxwell card is faster than dual GTX 780's it will be time to upgrade again.


    For that to happen, the Maxwell card would need to be over 40% faster than a 780 Ti.... There is definitely not going to be that large of a jump.
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    Christopher Shaffer , January 29, 2014 2:19 PM
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    I'd be all over a GTX 790 with 5 GBs of vram for a grand. I'd demote my GTX 690 to Sandy bridge service and when Maxwell comes out I'll see what it brings to the game. If a single Maxwell card is faster than dual GTX 780's it will be time to upgrade again.


    For that to happen, the Maxwell card would need to be over 40% faster than a 780 Ti.... There is definitely not going to be that large of a jump.


    Considering they both use the same GPU, I'm curious on the rest of the specs that might differentiate this card from a 780Ti other than VRAM in terms of gaming. For gamers, I can't see the price being worth it if it's only VRAM. If it was 2GB vs 3 or 4GB, then it would make sense. But 3GB vs 6GB - you'll never take advantage of that extra RAM unless you're running ridiculous resolutions.

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