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

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.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.