An online store from Finland has started to take pre-orders on a new high-end graphics card that has not been officially launched yet. The fact of the listing confirms Nvidia Corp.’s plans to launch GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition graphics solution for ultra-premium market segment shortly.
Multitronic.fi online store is currently taking orders on “Asus GTX Titan 6GB Black” graphics card, which is believed to be one of the first examples of the new single-chip flagship solution from Nvidia. The new graphics board costs €974.90 (£804, $1333) with taxes. Unfortunately, the store does not mention the launch date of the new Titan.
Last week it was reported that Nvidia was developing a new single-chip GeForce GTX Titan “Black Edition” graphics board that was set to be powered by GK110 processor in its maximum configuration (2880 stream processors, 240 texture units, 48 raster operating units, 384-bit memory controller) and 6GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory. The new graphics adapter is expected to hit the market this February. Listing of the board in a store confirms the information about the forthcoming launch of the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition.
At present Nvidia sells GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB and GeForce GTX Titan 6GB graphics boards. The former offers higher graphics processing horsepower, but the latter offers more memory and double-precision computing, which may be important for some enthusiasts. The new GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition is projected to be the ultimate graphics solution from Nvidia that provides everything Nvidia has to offer.
Last week it was also reported that Nvidia planned to release a new dual-chip graphics adapter with two GK110 graphics processing units onboard for those who demand maximum possible performance, but does not want to install several graphics cards in multi-GPU configuration.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.
KitGuru Says: The arrival of the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition means that Nvidia has no plans to introduce high-end graphics boards based on the next-gen Maxwell architecture any time soon. It looks like Kepler architecture will continue to be Nvidia’s main workhorse for at least half of a year.