NVIDIA GeForce Titan GK110 Graphics Card Set for February Release

The chip used in supercomputer Tesla cards will dominate the consumer segment

By on January 21st, 2013 14:13 GMT
The only reason NVIDIA hasn't released a GK110-based consumer graphics card yet is simple: GK104 is more than strong enough for this field, and GK110 would be overkill.

It also doesn't hurt to have a GPU ready for action for when AMD launches the Radeon HD 8000 series boards.

Indeed, according to SweClockers, NVIDIA will release the first godly board in February, under the codename GeForce Titan.

It is obviously an allusion to the Titan supercomputer, the world's strongest, which the Tesla K20 is used in.

GeForce Titan will have 5 GB of GDDR5 memory, an interface of 384 bits and a TDP of roughly 235W, plus 14 SMX units (2,880 CUDA cores), even though GK110 has 15 SMX normally (2,880 cores).

Go here to read about the Titan supercomputer, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and here for the specs of the Tesla K20, which GeForce Titan won't be too far below in terms of performance.

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