There’s high-end graphics card and there’s the monster Nvidia announced today. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced a new, $3,000 high-end graphics card today.
“Not only is it powerful, but it’s whisper quiet and fits naturally into your PC,” said Huang during his keynote at the GTC 2014 conference.
The Nvidia GEForce GTX Titan Z is a $3,000 dual-Keplar GPU graphics card. What do you get for $3,000? 5,760 processing cores and 12 GB VRAM.
In a press release from Nvidia, the company explains what the reasoning behind its dual-GPU solution.
“Unlike traditional dual-GPU cards, Titan Z’s twin GPUs are tuned to run at the same clock speed, and with dynamic power balancing. So neither GPU creates a performance bottleneck. And that performance is delivered in a card that is cool and quiet, rather than hot and loud. Low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels minimize turbulence and improves acoustic quality.”
The Titan Z is being touted for the “next-generation 5K and multi-monitor gaming.”
Nvidia’s chief rival, AMD, isn’t rolling over. AMD is expected to unveil its own dual-GPU later this week.
Besides enthusiast PC gamers, the Titan Z is aimed at graphics artists and other fields that require heavy-duty graphics work. The 12 GB of VRAM will be a welcome sight for those who work with 3D rendering programs.
If you want the best graphics card out there. The Titan Z has you covered. But, you’re going to have to shell out major cash for it.