GeForce GTX Titan Black crowns Nvidia desktop lineup at $999


— 8:00 AM on February 18, 2014

Nvidia made another addition to its mid-range lineup today, and we'll have a review of it for you guys to pore over very soon. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti isn't the only new card in Nvidia's deck, though. Today, the company also introduced the GeForce GTX Titan Black, a thousand-dollar offering that may be its fastest single-GPU solution yet.

Like the GeForce GTX Titan before it—and unlike the GeForce GTX 780 Ti—the new Titan Black can do double-precision floating-point math at full speed. That capability is shared with Nvidia's Tesla series of GPUs, which Nvidia markets toward professional compute applications.

Unlike the old Titan, however, the Titan Black ships with all 15 of the GK110 graphics chip's SMX units enabled. As a result, the Titan Black has more compute and texturing power at its disposal. That advantage is compounded by the Titan Black's core and Boost clock speeds, which are higher than the Titan's—and the GTX 780 Ti's.

Here's an overview of how the GeForce GTX Titan Black compares to the old Titan and the GeForce GTX 780 series:

  GPU
base
clock
(MHz)
GPU
boost
clock
(MHz)
ROP
pixels/
clock
Texels
filtered/
clock
Shader
pro-
cessors
Memory
transfer
rate
Total
memory
path
width
(bits)
Peak
power
draw
Price
GeForce GTX 780 863 902 48 192 2304 6 GT/s 384 250W $499
GeForce GTX 780 Ti 876 928 48 240 2880 7 GT/s 384 250W $699
GeForce GTX Titan 837 876 48 224 2688 6 GT/s 384 250W $999
GeForce GTX Titan Black
889 980 48 240 2880 7 GT/s 384 250W $999

And here are peak theoretical graphics rates based on those numbers:

  Peak pixel
fill rate
(Gpixels/s)
Peak
bilinear
filtering
int8/fp16
(Gtexels/s)
Peak
shader
arithmetic
rate
(tflops)
Peak
rasterization
rate
(Gtris/s)
Memory
bandwidth
(GB/s)
Radeon R9 290 61 152/86 4.8 3.8 320
Radeon R9 290X 64 176/88 5.6 4.0 320
GeForce GTX 780 43 173/173 4.2 3.6 or 4.5 288
GeForce GTX Titan 42 196/196 4.7 4.4 288
GeForce GTX 780 Ti 45 223/223 5.3 4.6 336
GeForce GTX Titan Black 47 235/235 5.6 4.9 336

Nvidia says it doesn't expect a "large performance difference" between the GeForce GTX Titan Black and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti for "most gaming workloads." Given the $300 price difference between those two products, I'd say most gamers are undoubtedly better off grabbing the 780 Ti. Enthusiasts eager to experiment with GPU compute development may be swayed by the Titan Black's double-precision prowess, though.

The GeForce GTX Titan Black should be available today for $999.

   
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