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Nvidia to increase price of flagship GeForce GTX Titan graphics cards

Nvidia Corp. plans to reconsider the price of its single-chip flagship graphics card when it launches its new GeForce GTX Titan later this quarter. According to a media report, the new ultra-high-end graphics adapter will cost whopping $1349, which is considerably higher than the price of its predecessors.

The GeForce GTX Titan family of graphics cards have never offered great price-performance ratio because they are overpriced and are designed to deliver the best performance possible at any cost. The GeForce GTX Titan and Titan Black graphics cards cost $999 and were not the best choices for the money. Apparently, the upcoming GeForce GTX Titan powered by the code-named GM200 graphics processing unit will be priced at $1349, an unprecedented price for a consumer-class graphics board, reports Expreview web-site.

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The media report claims that the new GeForce GTX Titan can feature either 6GB or 12GB GDDR5 memory, which partly explains its high price. GPU configuration of the new GeForce GTX Titan is unknown, but it is believed that the “Big Maxwell” graphics processing unit will feature 3072 stream processors, 192 texture units, 96 raster operating pipelines and 384-bit memory bus.

It is expected that the new GeForce GTX Titan will be considerably faster than its predecessors in video games thanks to the second-generation Maxwell architecture, higher amount of stream processors as well as high clock-rates.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.

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KitGuru Says: The rather extreme price of the new GeForce GTX Titan could mean two things: Nvidia does not care about the price of the graphics solutions and is not interested in selling tens of thousands of such graphics cards. The new GeForce GTX Titan “Big Maxwell” offers performance that is considerably higher than that of its arch-rival, the new AMD Radeon R9 graphics card.

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