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Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z to hit the market next week

Just in case the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is not enough for you, then wait till next week when Nvidia Corp. and its partners start to sell its dual-GPU graphics card with incredible performance and unbelievable price.

Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics card featuring two GK110 graphics processing units will be available for sale starting from the 29th of April, next week, reports Hermitage Akihabara. Although the new flagship graphics board now has a direct rival that offers comparable performance, Nvidia will maintain its recommended price of $2999 (£1785, €2171) without taxes announced last month, reports TechPowerUp. Depending on the taxation and import excise, the actual price of the GeForce GTX Titan Z will vary. For example, in Japan it will cost whopping ¥400 thousand with taxes, or $3915 (£2331, €2834).

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Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z is powered by two Nvidia GK110 graphics processors in their maximum configuration with 2880 stream processors (as well as 240 texture units and 48 raster operations pipelines), which gives the solution 5760 compute units in total to offer whopping 8TFLOPS of single-precision compute performance. The board is equipped with 12GB of GDDR5 memory (6GB with 384-bit bus per GPU) that operates at 7GHz effective clock-rate. Actual GPU frequencies of the GTX Titan Z are unknown, but Nvidia said that the graphics processors run at the same clock-rate at all times, which should eliminate performance bottlenecks and ensure proper operation of technologies like G-Sync.

The new dual-chip graphics card looks similar to its predecessor, the GeForce GTX 690; yet, its cooling system features three-slot design, something that previously was only used for custom-built graphics cards designed for extreme enthusiasts and boutique PC makers. Given the usage of such robust cooling system, expect the novelty to be extremely power hungry.

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Those, who feel that even the power of two GK110 graphics processing unit is not enough for extreme gaming, can buy two of such graphics boards and create a quad-SLI multi-GPU graphics sub-system.

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KitGuru Says: While it is obvious that the GeForce GTX Titan Z will be an incredible performer even in the most demanding cases, such as playing the latest AAA titles in ultra-high-definition resolutions like 4K (3840*2160) or 5K (5120*2160), its excessive price just makes it a “proof-of-concept” solution for those who can afford it. In general, it looks like the GeForce GTX Titan Z will be a limited edition product that will be a dream for many, but a tool for a few.

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