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