NVIDIA Prepping A Cut-Down Version Of The GeForce GTX Titan
After months of speculation and what not, NVIDIA finally took the plunge and unveiled the GeForce GTX Titan back in February. The GPU featured a hefty price tag but we all can agree, a single GPU providing so much firepower, even on par with dual-GPU configurations is something. With that said, the rumor mill came jumping on it’s feet bringing yet another ‘Titan’ based rumor.
According to Sweeclockers, NVIDIA is preparing a second GPU based on the GK110 graphics core. In short, it’s a cut-down version of the original GeForce GTX Titan. On the technical side, the cut-down version of the GeForce GTX Titan is supposed to have 13 SMX units enabled out of the 15 available in Kepler and 14 enabled on the GeForce GTX Titan. The GPU will pack 2496 Cuda cores, which may be less than the Titan but it still maintains a massive lead against the GTX 680. The cut-down version of the Titan will feature 5GB of GDDR5 memory over a 320-bit wide memory interface, compared to 6 GB GDDR5 memory over a 384-bit wide memory interface on the faster GeForce GTX Titan.
Naming scheme and other details remain in the dark. But we know one thing for sure that it won’t be a dent in your wallet. We expect the GPU to cost around $699 – $799 mark. 1000 bucks was far too much for a consumer orientated product, but what can we say it did live up to it’s name. As far as the cooler is concerned, reports claim it to be the same as the GeForce GTX Titan, the Magnesium Alloy heatsink. Display output configuration would remain the same of Dual Link DVIs, HDMI and a full length display port, while total TDP would be rated at 225W.
NVIDIA is expected to unveil the cut-down version of the GeForce GTX Titan in Q3 2013. July or August are the likely suspects.