Asus Announce The GTX Titan Black
Remember the Titan card? That awfully expensive monster card released last year? Nvidia have decided to “re-release” the Titan dubbing it the GTX Titan Black. Essentially it is a GTX 780ti with its double precision calculations turned on to make it a “cheaper” Tesla “lite” card, with a healthy core speed base clock of 889MHz (Nvidia love their weird clockspeeds) and a boost speed of 980MHz with that massive 6GB GDDR5 video memory at 7000MHz.
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In this particular announcement, we have the Asus branded card featuring the very capable reference cooler. Titans only come with reference cooling, this time with the black colouring to add something a bit more special to the look and naming. The Asus GTX Titan Black comes bundled with their proprietary GPU Tweak software which allows you to tweak the core and memory speeds, and hopefully tweak the voltage, which was a point of much ire with the original Titan. The Asus GTX Titan consists of the regular stable of features with current Kepler based Nvidia cards: GPU Boost 2.0 and support for G-SYNC.
Additionally Asus’ GPU Tweak software also seems to be tearing a page out of Nvidia’s Shadowplay book by offering GPU Tweak Streaming which allows users to share on-screen action over the internet, and also add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images. A very interesting prospect with ASUS joining in on the Twitch streaming gaming culture developing.
The Asus GTX Titan Black, similar to the original Titan, looks to claim the single GPU crown again from…Nvidia? Nvidia is only competing with itself at this extreme high end space and as a result the price of this card is astronomical. Locally you will find the card for over R17,000. A monstrous card for a monstrous price indeed, something that may be a tad irrelevant for gamers as the newer Maxwell based cards have already been released in the lower range, with the rest of the range to follow suit in the next month or two. As a gaming card, this makes little to no sense, but if you have the money to spare this will definitely be the fastest for some time to come.