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Report: GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition Won't be Black

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It looks like Nvidia's GTX Titan Black might not be black after all.

Early reports have shown us that the GTX Titan Black was going to feature a black cooler, however, a new report from indicates that it won't be. Instead, this report tells us that the graphics card will have the same cooler design as the GTX 780 Ti, which has the letters colored black and has a black aluminum fin array below the Plexiglas plate, rather than an untreated silver-colored one.

Whether the report is accurate is questionable. The report claims that the image provided isn't photoshopped, though we find it hard to believe that the colored letters and darker fin array are the only features that will allow buyers to distinguish the GTX Titan Black from the original GTX Titan, excluding, of course, the text on the retail packaging.

The GTX Titan Black is expected 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.

The card is set to be released on February 18 and is expected to cost $999.

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    Agam3mn0n , February 13, 2014 8:43 PM
    With so few cards in this marketspace with this much RAM I can't wait to pick one or two of these up! :) 
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    hardcore_gamer , February 13, 2014 8:43 PM
    Too bad. I was gonna put one in my (PCIe) slot.
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    Applepienation , February 13, 2014 11:10 PM
    I'm glad it's still silver. I like the silver coolers a hell of a lot better than the black ones.
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    somebodyspecial , February 13, 2014 11:27 PM
    More power for the same price, nice. This is an excellent buy for pro people on the cheap as the REAL DEAL costs thousands. Of course if you need driver help or app troubleshooting, I guess the full price of the real cards (telsa/quadro) make some sense.
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    Puiucs , February 14, 2014 5:09 AM
    and it will become irrelevant in a few months ^_^
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    DryCreamer , February 14, 2014 6:15 AM
    its funny, people will still want $900 for their old Titans :/ Dry
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    aule10 , February 14, 2014 6:22 AM
    If it ain't black, then it ain't a black edition. Said in southern accent.
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    Agam3mn0n , February 14, 2014 9:04 AM
    and it will become irrelevant in a few months ^_^

    Like every other video card? Except that unlike most other consumer grade cards the ram capacity on this one won't be 'irrelevant' for quite a long time.
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    Shankovich , February 14, 2014 11:26 AM
    I'll pick up the next revision of the Titan. Would really love to have a strong CFD and CAD card for $1000 which is also perfect for maxing out games at 1080P :D 
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    SessouXFX , February 14, 2014 9:51 PM
    Unfortunate. I'm not the biggest fan of that style of cooler, but it appears to look awesome in black.
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    Lessthannil , February 15, 2014 8:19 AM
    Damn and blast!
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    doreato , February 15, 2014 10:26 AM
    That's stupid, it's going to cost so much money, they might as well make it as indistinguishable as possible.
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    Sangeet Khatri , February 18, 2014 7:15 AM
    Well.. this isn't really intended to be a gaming only card. It is intended for people who are going to use it for gaming as well as compute. The difference between this and the 780 Ti is the compute performance and yes, the extra VRAM of course.Anyways, this is going to be a big hit with all the 4k Monitors being the rage nowadays and the fact that a 4k monitor at 60 hertz is now under $1000.I just hope that it does not come near to the Steam Machines just like the orignal Titan did.
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    tadej petric , February 27, 2014 12:23 PM
    What's the point in black edition if it's silver?