Nvidia Announces GeForce GTX Titan Z, Costs $3,000By: Zach Walton - March 25, 2014
PC gamers are usually characterized as jerks with a superiority complex that are never happy with their current machines. While that may be true for some, the majority of PC gamers are quite happy with their modest setups that can play most games on max settings. The enthusiast PC gamer is out there though and Nvidia has just unveiled a new card aimed squarely at them.
At its annual GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced its latest flagship GPU – the Titan Z. Just like the 790, the Titan Z combines two GPUs onto a single card. In this case, the Titan Z has two Titan Blacks crammed into a single card. Alongside the two GPUs, it also features 12GB of VRAM and a total of 5,760 processing cores. In other words, you’re not going to need a new GPU for a long time if you pick up the Titan Z.
Well, that’s if you still playing on 1080p monitors. The Titan Z was engineered for those who want to play on 5K monitors or those who want to output to multiple 4K monitors.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said it best – “If you’re in desperate need of a supercomputer that you need to fit under your desk, we have just the card for you.”
In all reality, the Titan Z will probably be used more by scientists who make use of Nvidia’s CUDA technology to process complex calculations. Sure, some gamers are going to build some absolutely wild machines with the Titan Z, but it’s hard to see many PC gamers ponying up $3,000 for the opportunity.
The Titan Z will go on sale in early April. You better start saving up your pennies now.
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