January 21st, 2013
GeForce Titan(ium), The Allmighty GK110-Based Card
If you have ever heard about the GeForce Titanium cards, then you shall not surprised that NVIDIA is preparing yet another model of that prehistoric brand. By prehistoric I mean the Titan or Titanium name, rather than the Ti brand. According to SweClockers, The GeForce Titan, a GK110-based graphics card is now currently being developed.
The Kepler GK110, the most powerful GPU made by NVIDIA so far, has never reached a customer market. Instead, it was launched with the Tesla family, which are now powering a Cray Titan supercomputer (there should be 18700 units there in the final stage).
Nevertheless, NVIDIA is probably going to launch this card under a new name, for an astronomical price. But before we get to that, let me be clear that this might not be a full GK110 product. Most likely it will have one SMX missing. Therefore there should be 2688 CUDA cores in total. What is more it would feature 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.2 GHz, which would operate with 384-bit interface. The disappointing fact, which is considered a complete unknown at this point, is that the GeForce Titan would only be clocked at 732 MHz. But if you think about this for a moment, I would say this is just a low-use 3D profile clock, because I can hardly imagine a buying a 899 USD-worth card, while it has such a slow clock. The source is also mentioning that the expected performance is reported at 85% of GeForce GTX 690.
GeForce Titan, GeForce Titanium, GeForce GTX 780 Ti Specifications:
- Kepler GPU with 2688 CUDA Cores
- 6GB GDDR5 memory
- Core Clock: 732 MHz
- Memory Clock: 5200 MHz
- MSRP: 899 USD
Latests reports say that GeForce Titan(ium) might be launched in late February, which would suggest that the GeForce GTX 780 and 770 might arrive right after that. As for the name, let’s assume this would be another Ti branded card, since Titan sounds awkward, so it’s probably the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.