NVIDIA announces $3,000 GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics card

We have seen graphics cards priced at hundreds of dollars or even $1,000 in the past, but today NVIDIA took that to a new level. The graphics chip company, which introduced its GTX 800M chips for laptops a couple of weeks ago, officially announced the GeForce GTX Titan Z, which will set the high end PC gamer, or anyone who wants a supercomputing rig, back $3,000. making it more expensive than even most personal computers.

NVIDIA made the announcement as part of its annual GPU Technology Conference, The GeForce GTX Titan Z has two Kepler-based GPUs, which have a combined total of 5,760 processing cores. NVIDIA says both GPUs have been tuned to run at the same clock speed, and combined with dynamic power balancing it claims neither one of the chips creates a performance bottleneck. It also has 12GB of dedicated frame buffer memory.

You might expect that a graphics card that is this powerful might also be a bit noisy, but NVIDIA insists that is not the case. The GeForce GTX Titan has been made with "low-profile components and ducted baseplate" this is supposed to cut down on turbulence and thus keep the card's noise down to a minimum.

All in all, the GeForce GTX Titan Z is a graphics card that's been made for the people that believe money is no object when it comes to getting a more powerful PC, or for people who want a supercomputing rig. The rest of us will have to check out NVIDIA's more mainstream solutions.

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I totally agree... it is like getting some of the best of both worlds... best gaming and compute power for the price. The Quadro cards are more reserved with their realtime graphics and they have much higher costing cards.

I wonder if the driver quality and support will be closer to Quadro offering ::shrug:: they definitely don't want to canabalize their professional cards so software will be how the keep up fences right? ::rhetorical::

Only by someone who wants to waste money. Bitcoin mining on PCs is dead. The only way to make it work now is using ASICs.

Now Litecoin mining is a different story, but AMD cards work much better for that.

I was thinking almost the same thing. I discarded by Geforce 7900GT, for which I paid about 350 pounds, for just a couple of bucks on olx. I see this thing having a similar fate.

I have to wonder what sort of work I'd be doing to make this a good investment! Of course, I could see an animation studio loading all they'd machines up with these to make a 4K 3d CGI movie like Toy Story, Final Fantasy, etc.

The point of the card is double-precision floating point performance, bitcoin mining is integer performance, so not a good value if you're into that kind of thing. Stick with the AMD cards.

I disagree. It may not be the cream of the crop on 3 years, but it will be still a high end card in 5 years. Of course by then DX 12.x will be out, but that's another story.

Breach said,
I disagree. It may not be the cream of the crop on 3 years, but it will be still a high end card in 5 years. Of course by then DX 12.x will be out, but that's another story.

This. Takes quite a few years for "High End" to become "WTF? How are you getting by with THAT???" My years old 460 was Mid range when I got it... lower end, but still not WTF when I replaced it recently.

This? Will probably be 6-10 years before people consider it to low to be entry level... at least.

I'd rather drop the money and upgrade more than just my video card, that's enough to make a top end PC from top to bottom and get a GTX Titan which is more than enough for todays games IMO, well, unless you do want to push 4k and multi-monitor but I don't.

So you're saying that because you won't noone else will? This card is about giving people with some disposable income options. Ain't nothing wrong with options.

S7R1K3R said,
So you're saying that because you won't noone else will? This card is about giving people with some disposable income options. Ain't nothing wrong with options.

I never said that anywhere in my post, you're reading too much into it. I said what i'd do with the option between spending $3k on just a video card upgrade or a whole new PC.

Anyone that buys this will be shunned by the gaming community for wasting their money. The only exception is being a prince or princess of some obscure country with lots of money.

Uhhh you realize not everyone lives in the desert over there...
And there are lots of people around here that think that $3000 is nothing.

More of a PR move then anything else. Just to say that they have the most powerful graphic card and then sell more of the $400 to $500 model so people think they have something similar.

ACTIONpack said,
More of a PR move then anything else. Just to say that they have the most powerful graphic card and then sell more of the $400 to $500 model so people think they have something similar.

Well you didn't watch the keynote. He said this card is geared towards compute developers. Gaming wasn't even mentioned. (I think :p)

That's what titans are. Teslas in guise of geforce.

eddman said,

Well you didn't watch the keynote. He said this card is geared towards compute developers. Gaming wasn't even mentioned. (I think :p)

That's what titans are. Teslas in guise of geforce.

Indeed. The double precision processing power of the Titan cards is almost 10 times larger than the equivalent regular GTX 7xx graphics card, making their massive performance mostly unused for games. For people running massively parallel computations though, these are VERY cheap alternatives to the equivalent Nvidia Tesla card.

Draconian Guppy said,
kewl, wonder if quad SLI is possible with these?

Most likely, but your cpu and ram will be a huge bottleneck

Sikh said,

Most likely, but your cpu and ram will be a huge bottleneck

Most likely, but crappy console ports will be a huge bottleneck

Draconian Guppy said,
I wonder, to what point an uber overlocked nitrogen cooled machine would be able to push this to the max and what game could get uber eye candy?

Do it, and then bitch constantly that anyone with lesser specs is holding back PC gaming.