We knew all about it, including its specifications as well as the US $2,999 ex. VAT price tag, but we did not know when it will be actually available. According to the report from Techpowerup.com, the new graphics card should hit retail on 29th of April and stick to the same price announced back at GTC 2014.
The end-user price tag will depend on the country tax and while US $2,999 sounded quite expensive, the sheer amount of compute performance coming from two 28nm GK110 GPUs will be be enough to attract professionals, scientists and a few wealthy gamers.
Fully enabled dual GK110 GPUs
In case you missed it back when it was announced, the Geforce GTX Titan Z features two fully enabled 28nm GK110 GPUs with 2880 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs per GPU. The GPUs are connected to 6GB of GDDR5 memory each via dual 384-bit memory interface. Back at GTC 2014, Jen-Husn Huang, described the GTX Titan Z as a "supercomputer in a PCI-Express form-factor".
While AMD had to use a bulky AIO water cooling solution in order to keep the two Hawaii-XT GPUs in check, Nvidia managed to stick with standard air cooler on its dual-GPU Titan Z graphics card.
Clash of titans
While AMD currently reigns supreme with it dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, Nvidia's Titan Z is a different beast in a league of its own. Just after GTC 2014, we wrote that e-tail players, PC system integrators like Maingear are quite keen on getting their hands on Titan Z and believe that they can sell it without problems, even with a US $2999 price tag. Even AIB partners had no problem with the price as both the Titan Black and the original Titan were selling well at US $999.
Both the Radeon R9 295X2 and the Titan Z are niche products, but they surely have their market and we guess that there are many buyers willing to burn a lot of money in order to get the best possible UHD/4K gaming experience with all details dialed up to 11.