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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 VideoCardz.com 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.

  • Agam3mn0n
    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
    Too bad. I was gonna put one in my (PCIe) slot.
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  • Applepienation
    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
    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
    and it will become irrelevant in a few months ^_^
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  • DryCreamer
    its funny, people will still want $900 for their old Titans :/Dry
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  • aule10
    If it ain't black, then it ain't a black edition. Said in southern accent.
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  • Agam3mn0n
    12678292 said:
    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
    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
    Unfortunate. I'm not the biggest fan of that style of cooler, but it appears to look awesome in black.
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