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Nvidia goes mental with high-end Titan Z

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The high end, enthusiast graphics card market is a strange one, with many people willing to spend ludicrous sums of money purely to have the best frame rates, the best image quality and the most bragging rights. Nvidia’s latest card, the titan Z is made just for them. Though 4K resolutions haven’t reached mainstream, this card looks beyond – to 5K.

“Not only is it powerful, but it’s whisper quiet and fits naturally into your PC,” Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang exclaimed when unveiling the new card.

The silly-named Titan Z is a single card, dual GPU solution running two GK110 Kepler GPUs, coupled with a ludicrous 12GB of video memory and 5,760 CUDA cores – giving you 8 TeraFLOPS of performance. For reference, the PlayStation 4 offers 1.8 TeraFLOPS of computational horsepower. The Titan Z is essentially two Titan Blacks duct-taped together, tweaked for load balancing to remove the usual bottlenecks associated with twin GPU gaming – and then shrunk down to fit in a single card.

The thing’s actually being pitched as a super computer and is “a serious card for serious gamers,” but there’s no doubt in my mind many people with far more money than sense will stick this in their desktop PCs..and then end up playing nothing but Minecraft anyway.

How much does the Titan Z cost? A tidy $3000. In direct conversion you’re looking at R 32,226 – but with import duties, logistics, mark-up and stupidity tax, you can expect the thing to cost a little closer to R50 000 if its ever released here.

Madness.

Last Updated: March 26, 2014

79 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Auraxis

    March 26, 2014 at 08:20

    Insanity

    Reply

  2. ZumaIsPoes

    March 26, 2014 at 08:24

    yes pls ( can i have one )

    would i ever pay more than R4000 for a GPU , nope , would i gladly take this off anyones hands , yes…

    Reply

    • Estian Hough

      March 26, 2014 at 08:30

      I don’t think anyone with a name like that, should have his/her opinion taken seriously.
      It’s not that I mind naughty words or the intention within the name… It’s that you’re proud of showing how uncreative you are.

      “Admiral Chief of Auraxis”… now that’s a cool nickname!

      Reply

      • Umar hearts Grandia

        March 26, 2014 at 08:35

        Hey Hey 🙂 Let’s not really get personal here based on the guy’s nickname, which has NOTHING to do with this article about RAM, or is it CPUs? Some computer lingo that consoles gamers don’t understand

        Reply

        • Estian Hough

          March 26, 2014 at 08:41

          That nickname defends/represents the exact attitude people have that is “Common”, retarded, uncreative, ignorant and frankly… in simply poor taste.
          I don’t think Zuma is “cool”, but to call him that in a nickname is utterly foolish.
          What irritates me is the fact that that oke probably feels proud about it.

          And people are amazed when the government says video gaming is a racist entertainment industry in our country.

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          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 08:48

            Eish my man….You’re throwing so many accusations around.
            Firstly, his nickname does nothing to promote racism hey……
            Whether it’s cool or not, whether he feels proud about it, that’s between him and his right to express his opinions , however brash they may be, it in no way gives you the right to insult him when he has done nothing to generate that reaction…Look at yourself before you go around insulting members of the community here…

          • Estian Hough

            March 26, 2014 at 09:10

            It is in my opinion, that if he presents himself with such a nickname – he’s opened himself to the opinions of others. If his name was Pampoen, it would not have “generated” a reaction.
            Am I so wrong to say that his nickname should not be accepted?

            “Look at myself?”
            Has my name offended you? Or is it that you have just had to defend someone with “P@@s” in his name, that I have offended you?

            But you know… if the community has evolved into something that stands up for such opinions, then today is a sad day for me indeed.

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 09:16

            You’re missing the point.
            Firstly I don’t represent this entire community. But, if you have an opinion about his nickname that you would like to voice, then do so, but do not insult the member personally. You know nothing about him. We’re fair here in LG, and you can openly voice your opinions, but insults does not fall under that banner….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 26, 2014 at 09:21

            Shut up Sony fanboi!

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 09:28

            Back off you PC Tryant!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 26, 2014 at 09:53

            How dare you, I’ve been nothing but nice to you! *look away, innocent whistle*

          • Estian Hough

            March 26, 2014 at 09:21

            Where did I insult the man personally?…………………
            Since my first comment, I’ve spoken about his nickname.

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 09:27

            “It’s that you’re proud of showing how uncreative you are”

            You mention

            That nickname defends/represents the exact attitude people have that is “Common”, retarded, uncreative, ignorant and frankly… in simply poor taste.

            and go on to say he’s proud of it

            Then somehow , he contributes to the notion and view that this is a racist industry in this country because of his nickname, assuming he has the above mentioned attitude …

            You’re making all these assumptions about him personally, and you know NOTHING about him which is insulting in it’s own rights. I’m not defending the nickname and this is not what LG stands for , just for the record

          • Estian Hough

            March 26, 2014 at 09:39

            You’ve incorrecly quoted me,
            “What irritates me is the fact that that oke probably feels proud about it”
            That is my opinion. I didn’t claim to speak for him.

            The nickname is common, uncreative and ignorant – and that is my opinion. Retarded might have been excessive.

            I actually disagree with you though – in regard to being “personal”. I’ve done nothing but voice what I think of his online persona, and what I’ve perceived from his representation – not his personal being 🙂

            But no more… I have stuff to do, and I don’t want to spend much more time on this! Thank you for your feedback :D. I will endeavour to make my opinions as “fair” as possible, in the future.

          • Norm the Horrible

            March 26, 2014 at 09:41

          • Rince

            March 26, 2014 at 09:59

            Hahaha!

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 09:49

            …Your very first line you said that hes proud of showing how uncreative he is, not probably,no perception, you’re stating it as fact…In any case….
            Peace and love 🙂

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            March 26, 2014 at 09:20

            I’m inclined to agree with you, it’s a kak name. But its entirely his choice to use it, and entirely my choice to think it’s stupid.

      • Rince

        March 26, 2014 at 09:12

        Creativity is in the eye of the beholder. What is not creative to you, may be to him 🙂

        Reply

        • Estian Hough

          March 26, 2014 at 09:13

          Hehe. Well said my dear Sir 🙂

          Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 26, 2014 at 08:37

    O_O

    Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 26, 2014 at 09:55

      HAHAHAHAHAHA. Epic!

      Reply

    • Skoobaz

      March 26, 2014 at 11:42

      Hehe, Many thumbs up!

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    March 26, 2014 at 08:38

    Titanball Z, with FLOPS that’s way over 9000 and so is the price

    Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 26, 2014 at 08:40

    “a serious card for serious gamers” because in marketing you can’t say “a penis-extension for gullible idiots”.

    Reply

    • Rince

      March 26, 2014 at 08:48

      THIS

      Reply

    • Willem Van Wyk

      March 26, 2014 at 09:05

      If I had the cash, hell yeah

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        March 26, 2014 at 11:34

        I wouldn’t. Not a fucking chance.

        Reply

        • Willem Van Wyk

          March 26, 2014 at 11:37

          Then don’t… But it is amazing tech and if you have the cash do it

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            March 26, 2014 at 11:43

            Rewind a little. The first Titan came out. Everyone was “OMG I WANT” – less than a year later their own mainstream top-end card outperformed it, and was cheaper. Less than a year. So you’re going to spend R50k on a card that’ll be outdone by its own creators in less than a year – for cheaper? That’s a terrible waste of money.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 26, 2014 at 11:49

            Some people really believe you need the latest & greatest hardware to play Solitaire because their hawk-like vision can detect the difference between 120 fps & 121 fps, and 120 fps would then just ruin the experience.

          • ToshZA

            March 26, 2014 at 11:52

            So far, sticking with the R4k – R5k cards has always given me 60fps in high-ultra quality in games. Nobody needs more than that. Unless you’re running 2 30″ screens at 2k res, then you’ll need the top-end card, maybe 2 R6k cards. But seriously…

          • Willem Van Wyk

            March 26, 2014 at 11:55

            I know what you are saying, no average consumer will consider this, BUT it is like a Ferrari, it makes no financial sense to buy it, but if you have the money DO IT!

          • ToshZA

            March 26, 2014 at 12:15

            I’m saying even if I had the money I wouldn’t. I’d buy the R10k 780 Ti – which will run everything at max anyways. It makes no financial sense, whether you’re a billionaire or not.

            Edit: And I’d never buy a Ferrari either. I’d have a Lotus rather as my super car. And then 2 other vehicles, one for everyday that’s basically disposable (Lexus LS250 or something) and then a 4×4 for camping.

          • Willem Van Wyk

            March 26, 2014 at 13:26

            Well that is you… I would love one and I don’t even have a game desktop…

  6. Hillbilly gamer

    March 26, 2014 at 08:41

    BUT will it run Crysis?

    Reply

    • Rince

      March 26, 2014 at 08:48

      BWAHAHHAAH!

      Reply

    • Umar hearts Grandia

      March 26, 2014 at 08:49

      ROFLOL!!! When last did I hear that comment…

      Reply

      • Rince

        March 26, 2014 at 08:52

        When the PS4 and Bone were about to be released? 🙂

        Reply

        • Umar hearts Grandia

          March 26, 2014 at 08:53

          Was even before that.
          Yar BRU, my PC can run Crysis at ULTRA KIEF GRAPHICS BRRRUUUU!!!

          Reply

          • Rince

            March 26, 2014 at 08:54

            I meant last time 😛

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 08:55

            Lol …. yes that was the last time *facepalm on my side*….

          • Rince

            March 26, 2014 at 09:09

            Haha. Don’t worry ‘Get over please perchance walk over here?” *RUNS

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 10:00

            Damn you to hell……..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 26, 2014 at 09:01

            Do you even lift FLOPS boet?

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 26, 2014 at 09:05

            Bench 50 kiloFLOPS all day in the gym bru

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 26, 2014 at 09:06

            Awesome china! Make your pecFLOPS bounce!

    • ElimiNathan

      March 26, 2014 at 10:13

      Yes, yes it will

      Reply

    • geelslang

      March 26, 2014 at 11:00

      That depends, can you sli 4 of them?

      Reply

  7. Kromas

    March 26, 2014 at 08:43

    Now I want a Titan in DayZ! Damn your headers to hell. (Not the fuzzy kind … the Diablo kind where you get fused with a wall)

    Reply

  8. Rince

    March 26, 2014 at 08:47

    YEAH, NO.

    Reply

  9. Ross Woofels Mason

    March 26, 2014 at 08:49

    That is a stupid amount of over kill. There is no point in running anything above at 300+ fps. 90% of people wont even notice a difference between 60 and 40 fps. There is also no game out on the market that’s going too make use of this card.

    As Alien Emperor said this is a penis extension for gamers. If I had 50k lying around and nothing better to do with it then sure I would buy this card just for the sheer stupidity of it =p But as a practical gaming card? Just retarded.

    Reply

  10. Rince

    March 26, 2014 at 08:51

    What the actual fuck? Why bother? How much money was spent on development of this and how many people would actually buy it? It’s not like PC people have some superiority complex they have to throw around on a daily basis. http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3nygvJRYG1rntmkc.gif

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 26, 2014 at 08:55

      Aw come now, you don’t have to feel insignificant when comparing this to your console. Don’t get me wrong, you are, but don’t feel that way. 😀

      Reply

      • Rince

        March 26, 2014 at 09:13

        Dude, people sitting at NASA would feel insignificant when comparing this to their super-cooled computers 😛

        Reply

        • FoxOneZA

          March 26, 2014 at 09:34

          Nvidia also released a super-computer on a min-circuit board for $192. Just to rub it in, ya know 😉

          Reply

          • Rince

            March 26, 2014 at 09:59

            Hehehe 😉

  11. CypherGate

    March 26, 2014 at 09:26

    Pure insanity. They can keep that. Not like there will be any games that can even make full use of such a card. Although id like to see a test with this card running raytraced stuff!

    Reply

  12. The D

    March 26, 2014 at 09:33

    Did someone say Titan?

    Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 26, 2014 at 09:54

      Well played man. Well played

      Reply

    • Umar hearts Grandia

      March 26, 2014 at 09:58

      So what’s inside the Nvidia GFX card? A smaller ATI card?

      Reply

    • Rince

      March 26, 2014 at 09:59

      Well done man 🙂

      Reply

    • Johan du Preez

      March 26, 2014 at 10:36

      ROFL nice!

      Reply

    • Charl van der Merwe

      April 2, 2014 at 08:13

      LOL, awesome anime 😉

      Reply

  13. Norm the Horrible

    March 26, 2014 at 09:35

    Nvidia… carry on.

    Reply

  14. JustAnotherGamer

    March 26, 2014 at 09:46

    waste of money if you ask me. why would any one buy a 5k card?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 26, 2014 at 09:54

      amen.

      Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 26, 2014 at 09:55

      Now imagine running in quad SLI. R200k…. Eish

      Reply

    • Johan du Preez

      March 26, 2014 at 10:11

      The Titan is old news and not the fastest GPU around any more it had the crown for about 4 months.

      You can SLI 2 780ti’s and it will outperform the titans easy, crossfire the AMD 290x cards and they will also outperform the R50 000 card and it will cost you about R14000.

      Anyone with this card in his machine will just be laughed at because he would have wasted money on a inferior solution.

      This is a easy way to spot the idiots out there …

      Reply

  15. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 26, 2014 at 09:54

    But will it play minesweeper?

    Reply

  16. Rikus

    March 26, 2014 at 10:06

    We made this monster of a card, but what will we call it? Well, Titans are quite popular these days, with Titanfall and all. But, we already have a card called Titan. Damn! We know a “Z” in the name makes it sound cooler. It is settled then! We call it, Titan Z!

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    • ToshZA

      March 26, 2014 at 11:33

      Maybe they just watched too much Dragonball Z and considering Goku went Super Saiyan, they decided to do the same with their Titan?

      Reply

      • Rikus

        March 26, 2014 at 11:52

        Sounds legit

        Reply

  17. ToshZA

    March 26, 2014 at 11:31

    Why? Just, why?

    Reply

  18. MasterRace

    March 26, 2014 at 13:16

    The console peasants are running wild in the comments.

    Reply

  19. BabelFish

    March 27, 2014 at 22:22

    Why not just buy 2 Titan Blacks…way cheaper, same performance unless they somehow squeezed more performance out of the 110 chipset…which I thought had already been fully unlocked.

    Reply

  20. Charl van der Merwe

    April 2, 2014 at 08:12

    but can it run Crysis!….oh wait….

    Reply

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