NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX TITAN Black Edition Video Card
It's not really black, but at least the etching on the cooler lives up to the name
Even though the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are supposed to be the stars of today's show (after all, they are the ones based on a new architecture), the GeForce GTX TITAN Black will probably steal the attention of more reviewers and gamers.After all, even though it's just a revision, and one that isn't really as black as the name would suggest, it is the only one of the three that qualifies as ridiculously overpowered.
Sure, there are a few NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro cards that clearly outmatch it, but they don't count because they're professional boards.
Thus, the TITAN Black is now, officially, the most overpowered single-GPU graphics card available for sale.
No wonder that NVIDIA slapped a $999 / €999 price to it. The few who are willing and have the money for top-end PCs are sure to give it a first and second look at least.
The GTX TITAN Black is powered by the 28nm GK110 graphics processing unit and has all CUDA cores operational. That's right, all 2,880 of them.
Speaking of the GPU's components, the GK110 brings 240 TMUs (texture mapping units) and 48 ROPs (raster operating units) to the table as well.
Furthermore, the memory interface controlling those 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM is 384 bits wide, and the clocks are pretty high too.
The GPU works at 941 MHz most of the time, but it can jump to 980 MHz if it really comes down to it, which it probably won't. Not easily, even in multi-monitor configurations. Meanwhile, the memory works at 7 GHz, all 6,144 MB of it (6 GB, as we have mentioned above).
As is the case with the Maxwell-based GTX 750 and 750 Ti, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black is being launched under the brand names of the Santa Clara company's OEMs. Stay tuned for more info on each.