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|
|Clock Rates||837 / 876 / 3,000 MHz||837 / 876 / 3,000 MHz||837 / 950 / 3,400 MHz|
|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.