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Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan Z reviewed

 

Impressive but too expensive

It has been a while since Nvidia has announced its dual-GPU $2999 priced GTX Titan Z graphics card and it has not been reviewed.

While most specifications as well as performance were well known even before the official announcement, we were still eager to see it in action.

PC Perspective as well as some other sites, managed to get their paws on the GTX Titan Z and run it against the competition this week. In case you somehow managed to miss it earlier, the Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan Z graphics card is based on two fully enabled GK110 GPUs which add up to a rather impressive 5760 CUDA cores.  It has 12GB of GDDR5 memory, 8.1 TFLOPs of compute performance and a large triple-slot cooler.

Never meant exclusively for gaming, because of its impressive double-precision compute capability, it had to be compared to other more gaming oriented graphics cards, as after all, games are what keeps selling those GPUs. The performance estimates were correct when it came to GTX Titan Z and judging from the review over at PC Perspective, the GTX Titan Z is an impressive graphics card.

It can do much more than push  all the current games at ultra-high settings and on two 4K/UHD monitors. Unfortunately if you are armed with two GTX Titan Black cards or even a pair of GTX 780 Ti graphics cards you can pretty much do the same thing without having to sell your children for scientific experiments. The Radeon R9 295X2 with its water cooler and $1499 price tag is still a better graphics card for gaming. While the design, power consumption and sound levels of the GTX Titan Z might be impressive, it is not enough for anyone sane to recommend this graphics card for gaming, not unless you have US $2999 to burn.

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Picture courtesy of PCPer.com.

 

Last modified on 11 June 2014
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