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Inno3D Announces Its Black Series GeForce GTX Titan

Inno3D has released a semi-custom version of the GTX Titan, this one sporting Arctic's Accelero Hybrid cooler. It is called the GeForce GTX Titan iChill Black Series. While Nvidia doesn't allow manufacturers to make any changes to the reference PCB design, apparently, manufacturers can still choose to use a different cooler or change the clock speeds.

Arctic's Accelero Hybrid is a cooler that shares the idea from Asus' ARES II card, which has a liquid cooler for the GPU and a fan on the shroud to cool the other components, such as the RAM and the VRM; hence, it's called a hybrid cooler. The unit is also closed-loop and thus maintenance free.

Beyond the custom cooler, the GPU's core speed has been changed. What used to be 837 MHz base and 876 MHz boost is now 837 MHz base and 980 MHz boost. The memory clock speed has remained the same, at 6 GHz, as well as the 2688 CUDA cores, 224 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and the 384-bit memory bus. Since Inno3D can't make any changes to the PCB design, the card also still draws power from a combination of a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs are also still two DVI ports, HDMI and a DisplayPort.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • Dupontrocks11
    I sincerely hope that the card is less expensive than if you bought a GTX Titan and the Arctic Cooler separately....
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  • 4745454b
    I like the idea. As long as performance, thermals, noise and price is kept in check this should be a great card. I would love to see a 7970 version as well. I wonder what they could do if they were allowed to change things.
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  • halcyon
    ^Why would it be less?
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  • funguseater
    Why not strap on a kuhler620 to a reference design with blower, much cheaper and I can still use my EVGA shroud. Accelero Hybrid is a joke.
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  • monkeymonk
    it wont be cheaper anything premade is always more expensive
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  • Novuake
    This is POINTLESS! The card is so quiet as is and thanks to GPU Boost, it will barely OC... Unless Nvidia made some changes to GPU Boost 2, which is doubtful.

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  • Novuake
    NovuakeThis is POINTLESS! The card is so quiet as is and thanks to GPU Boost, it will barely OC... Unless Nvidia made some changes to GPU Boost 2, which is doubtful.
    Just realized I might be wrong on GPU Boost 2 as it may be, from what I have read, that the cards managing software will allow it to run faster if you keep temps low enough or is this more controlled by power consumption???... Anyone know more???
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  • sarcasm
    monkeymonkit wont be cheaper anything premade is always more expensive
    Well typically these pre-built things are made for those people who have a ton of money but still don't know anything about hardware.

    Erm n/m, I don't have a point because a person who would buy this would already have to be a computer enthusiast and would also need to have a ton of money.

    This thing is probably like $1300US. That's the same cost as some peoples i7 rigs. Ri...di...cu...lous...
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  • WithoutWeakness
    It'll likely be more expensive that a GTX Titan + the cost of the cooler because buying it like this keeps the warranty intact. If you did the cooler swap yourself you would void the warranty on the Titan.
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  • These won't be any cheaper than a cool grand for a long time to come so don't get your hopes up.
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