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Nvidia Titan

Postby Silver » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:34 am

The Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan is supposed to be the next single GPU flagship card replacing the GTX 680.

Many sites reported that it would launch on February 18, 2013.. yesturday.. thought
no such thing seems to have happend.

If it would have been a paperlaunch atleast there would have been official info on
http://www.geforce.com/hardware

Im guessing perhaps Nvidia provided some different release dates to see who would leak info.. and the 18th of February was never a real release date. Either that or the behemoth GPU have run into somekind of production problems.
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Silver » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:39 am

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http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/30500-nvidia-geforce-gtx-titan-leaked

You might have noticed that we skipped the February 18 launch rumor for the GTX Titan that has been floating around the net, We were told that such a hard-launch date is simply impossible. Of course, the 18th of February did bring something new, what appears to be an official set of Nvidia slides for the GTX Titan launch.


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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Silver » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:54 am

From the same Fudzilla article with the above slides.
The official launch should be tomorrow [19 February 2013], while availability is expected sometime next week, at least by some partners. The price is rumored to be $999, but we will know for sure tomorrow (19 February 2013).

I guess we will know for sure today if this article was right about the launch date.

Edit: Someone on another forum suggests a launch on Thursday February 21.
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:55 am

Some very interesting numbers claimed about performance there...

The increase between single 680 and Titan is noticeable but not huge.
But between quad 690 and triple Titan, the difference seems much greater in some games there(and minimal in others)...
So, they seem to have aimed to improve parallell efficiency rather than raw performance. Unusual choice for NVidia, and difficult to say if it´s a good one.

Because the market for highend SLI setups really isn´t big. OTOH this could be aiming to make it bigger...
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:09 am

"If you build it they will come..." :lol:
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:17 am

Triple SLI with these cards will be an expensive hobby....
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Silver » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:49 am

Sauron_Daz wrote:Triple SLI with these cards will be an expensive hobby....


It sure will be for anyone who decides to build such a system.
For some reason Ive got a PSU wich could manage the insanity.. but unfortunatly it's too much money to get 3 of these :evil:
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Silver » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:51 pm

Seems like there is up official stuff on Nvidia website :)

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-titan

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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:18 pm

Hmmm, just a hair faster than a GTX 690 in 3DMark Vantage ( 2008 ) Performance mode...nvidia priced it at the same $999 as the GTX 690 price...but the Titan is slightly faster, uses less power, and no SLi issues to worry about!! ( unless you buy more than one Titan and plan to SLi of course ). 8)

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While the Titan's drivers will have pre-defined temperature and clock thresholds, Nvidia's latest GPU Booster software will let users prioritize performance over maintaining quiet operation. What's more, Nvidia is unlocking the TItan so that users can drive even more performance outside of the max voltage, though at the risk of limiting the card's longevity. However, Nvidia is confident that so few users will be compelled to overclock the chip's voltage that doing so will not void your warranty.

Of course, such thrills will come at a cost. Nvidia will be offering the GTX Titan later this year for roughly $1,000. While roughly the same as the GTX 690, it's certainly targeted toward a niche market of premium PC builders.


Too rich for my blood, but an interesting alternative to a 690 or 7990 dual-gpu card...
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:25 pm

Hmmm, just a hair faster than a GTX 690 in 3DMark Vantage ( 2008 ) Performance mode...nvidia priced it at the same $999 as the GTX 690 price...but the Titan is slightly faster, uses less power, and no SLi issues to worry about!!

That´s probably where it will be most useful, to replace 690s.

Seems like the 25% above 680 is indeed the normal... Big name, not quite so much of a gain. Have a feeling this is the reason why AMD isn´t in such a rush to get it´s next generation out.
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:26 pm

True that, not many of us can afford $1000 gaming card(s)!! :shock: :P

I hope the Titan does not turn into the "Titanic" ( design flaw/bug that comes out after official launch :mrgreen: )
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:55 am

Hammer_Time wrote:
While the Titan's drivers will have pre-defined temperature and clock thresholds, Nvidia's latest GPU Booster software will let users prioritize performance over maintaining quiet operation. What's more, Nvidia is unlocking the TItan so that users can drive even more performance outside of the max voltage, though at the risk of limiting the card's longevity. However, Nvidia is confident that so few users will be compelled to overclock the chip's voltage that doing so will not void your warranty.

Of course, such thrills will come at a cost. Nvidia will be offering the GTX Titan later this year for roughly $1,000. While roughly the same as the GTX 690, it's certainly targeted toward a niche market of premium PC builders.


Too rich for my blood, but an interesting alternative to a 690 or 7990 dual-gpu card...


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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:56 am

Hammer_Time wrote:I hope the Titan does not turn into the "Titanic" ( design flaw/bug that comes out after official launch :mrgreen: )


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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby TAViX » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:47 am

Hammer_Time wrote:True that, not many of us can afford $1000 gaming card(s)!! :shock: :P

I hope the Titan does not turn into the "Titanic" ( design flaw/bug that comes out after official launch :mrgreen: )


In Europe +VAT +1 million taxes it will go way beyond 1000 Euros...

But the funny thing is you can find 2x 7970 card for cheaper, lol
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Silver » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Still different market from 2x7970.

For those who either want 1 really fast card without any multi-card issues.
or want the fastest setup avalible 2 or 3 Titan.
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby clone » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:41 pm

True that, not many of us can afford $1000 gaming card(s)!
nor are we interested in bothering to consider buying when it's primary focus will be in rendering console ports.
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby TAViX » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:14 am

Crysis 3 demo runs like a champ on ultra with msaa on my old 5870...I'm relaxed now, no need to upgrade in the near future.
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Hammer_Time » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:39 am

TAViX wrote:
Hammer_Time wrote:True that, not many of us can afford $1000 gaming card(s)!! :shock: :P

I hope the Titan does not turn into the "Titanic" ( design flaw/bug that comes out after official launch :mrgreen: )


In Europe +VAT +1 million taxes it will go way beyond 1000 Euros...

But the funny thing is you can find 2x 7970 card for cheaper, lol


Yep, as Silver mentions, Titan is not just for gaming but for massive GPGPU Compute ability with double-precision performance:

Unlocked Double Precision for Compute Enthusiasts

GeForce GTX Titan is also the first GeForce graphics card to ship with full performance double-precision compute. On prior GeForce products, fewer double-precision (DP) units were included in the GPU. For example, the GeForce GTX 680 SMX had 192 single-precision (SP) floating point stream processors (cores), and 8 double-precision (DP) stream processors. As a result, DP operations per clock ran at effectively 1/24 the SP rate. However for GTX Titan, it includes a full 64 DP stream processors per SMX (compared to 192 SP stream processors), or 1/3rd the number of DP cores to SP for substantially more double-precision horsepower. When DP compute is enabled in the drivers the graphics card runs at reduced clock-speeds.

“We have decided to enable full performance double-precision on Titan in order to enable developers all over the world to take advantage of GPU-accelerated computing, giving students, researchers, and engineers over 1TFLOPS of double-precision performance in their desktop PCs. We believe that GeForce GTX Titan will help increase the adoption of GPUs for accelerating applications, by allowing developers to design and optimize applications in an environment closely resembling deployments on teraflop-level (double precision), Tesla GPU accelerator-based clusters,” Nvidia said.


That is a primary reason for the existence of Titan, besides the obvious gaming performance...
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:24 am

So most of them will find their way into some supercomputer(s).
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Re: Nvidia Titan

Postby Hammer_Time » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:35 am

Yep, and allow you to create your own supercomputer if you want, like this one:

http://www.olcf.ornl.gov/titan/

Titan will be the first major supercomputing system to utilize a hybrid architecture, or one that utilizes both conventional 16-core AMD Opteron CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU Accelerators.
The combination of CPUs and GPUs will allow Titan and future systems to overcome power and space limitations inherent in previous generations of high-performance computers.

Because they handle hundreds of calculations simultaneously, GPUs can go through many more than CPUs in a given time. Yet they draw only modestly more electricity. By relying on its 299,008 CPU cores to guide simulations and allowing its Tesla K20 GPUs, which are based on NVIDIA's next-generation Kepler architecture to do the heavy lifting, Titan will be approximately ten times more powerful than its predecessor, Jaguar, while occupying the same space and drawing essentially the same level of power.


When complete, Titan will have a theoretical peak performance of more than 20 petaflops, or more than 20,000 trillion calculations per second. This will enable researchers across the scientific arena, from materials to climate change to astrophysics, to acquire unparalleled accuracy in their simulations and achieve research breakthroughs more rapidly than ever before.


That "Titan" supercomputer uses Opterons and nVidia Tesla K20 gpu's, but one could also employ the new GTX Titan video card for similar purposes.
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