NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Delayed or Not?

Rumors started flying this week that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z 12GB video card that we first learned about this card last month at the NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference 2014 is going to be delayed. This will be NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce graphics card when it comes out as it features 5,760 CUDA Cores, 12GB of memory and is capable of 8 TeraFLOPS of compute power. All that power can be yours for a if you have $2,999, which breaks down to be about 50 cents per CUDA core.

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Some sites are reporting that NVIDIA is re-doing the GPU cooler and making it larger in order to increase the GPU clocks even higher. Why do this? VideoCardz reports that it is due to the fact that the card would be slower than the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 that costs $1499 if released in the Titan Z is released in its current form. Right now they believe that the GeForce GTX Titan Z will be clocked 695MHz core, 730MHz boost and have the 12GB of GDDR5 memory at 7000MHz memory. They might have the memory clock speed right as GeForce.co.uk does report the memory as 7Gbps or 7Ghz. This makes the Titan Z 180MHz lower clocked than a GeForce GTX 780 Ti reference card albeit there are two GPUs and not one. Could NVIDIA be holding off to beef up the cooling to get higher clock speeds? Some sites are saying that NVIDIA is moving over from a 2.5-slot GPU cooler to a larger triple-slot design. Who knows if any of this is true or what the clock speeds will be since right now this is all just rumors. If NVIDIA wants to improve the GPU cooler by filling up the slot they are already partially block and bump up the clock speeds, who is going to complain. That is a good thing right?

Legit Reviews reached out to NVIDIA and they confirmed that the launch is coming and that we should hold tight. We also can’t find where NVIDIA stated the this card would be released in April 2014. So, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z is coming and if the rumors are true the card will be even better than first planned.

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Here is the video clip from GPU Technology Conference 2014 that shows NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announcing the GeForce GTX Titan Z.

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  • basroil

    “Why do this? VideoCardz reports that it is due to the fact that the card would be slower than the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 that costs $1499 if released in the Titan Z is released in its current form.”

    I don’t think Nvidia cares too much if the 295×2 is faster in games, the main reason for Titan line was for CUDA computing use. Lab next door to mine upgraded their Tesla system to one with a Titan card instead for cost savings. Their entire keynote section on the card was about academia and workstations, i.e. ones that ignore the R9 series entirely since OpenCL on AMD is a joke compared to stable CUDA code (just ask the guys at Blender and LuxRender, neither camp can get OpenCL working 100% on AMD due to drivers)

    • http://www.mysmarttv.ca PG Man

      Interesting… Do you know at all how I can get more out of CS6 on my GTX680? I’m stuck, maybe it’s the slow 7200 rpm drive that makes things render slow, or the fact I only have 8 gb of ram.

      • disqus_ReHMEiCDO0

        You need more ram, and use a large hd as a scratch Disk.

        • http://www.mysmarttv.ca PG Man

          Thank you, so I don’t spam I didn’t wanna post my specs again, but you’re very right, was reading in depth, says exactly what you guys are saying – basically PS or maybe even Illustrator in CS6 will use most of the ram by default, and then I red about the scratch disk, now that’s a neat trick – gonna have to see how that works!

      • basroil

        You could also switch back to CS5, where they used CUDA instead of OpenCL. Adobe really got screwed over when Apple decided to switch to AMD for graphics despite the fact that the Quadro line was so much better (at the time)

        • http://www.mysmarttv.ca PG Man

          Thank you, I’ve come across this information before, meaning you’re right, but I just cant go back to CS5 , I’m too used to CS6, and its better, except the CUDA thing. It’s a shame. I read some stuff about some mercury engine being enabled, but that’s exactly what you’re saying – for CS5.
          I got i7 3820 4.1ghz, EVGA GTX 680 2GB, only 8GB quad channel DDR3, 1T 7200RPM.
          Damn even I can read this and say GET MORE RAM AND FASTER DRIVE! I hope/believe it will improve!