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Default GeForce GTX Titan review - 02-21-2013, 13:56 | posts: 19,541 | Location: Guru3D testlab

We test and review the GeForce GTX Titan. The GeForce GTX Titan is NVIDIAs fastest single GPU based graphics card they have ever built. It is based on the GK110 GPU and has an astonishing 7.1 Billion ...

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Default 02-21-2013, 13:56 | posts: 805 | Location: Netherlands

YES !

Awesome as always Hilbert...

Happy reading all !!
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 13:56 | posts: 11,394 | Location: England

First! Lol. Let me at it.

Damn! Beat me.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:00 | posts: 1,162 | Location: Southampton, UK

Screw doing work, I've got some reading to do!
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:06 | posts: 1,824

Someone give Hallryu a cookie, he deserves it for the effort of trying to be the 1st posting. lol

Everyone lauched there review, yeahey.

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Default 02-21-2013, 14:12 | posts: 1,751

Nice review as always
Looks like Titan gets pretty close to the 690, some games just passes it. Wonder what performance improvements future drivers bring.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:12 | posts: 1,836 | Location: Babylon 5

Impressive numbers indeed! But whether the performance justify the pricetag depends on whether one deep pockets. Thanks for the review, appreciate the effort and time involved....
   
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The next question is how does it perform under H2O.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:22 | posts: 1,119 | Location: Mars

Great card but to expensive!!!

Still i think i would take this card over the 690.

Great review as always!
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:23 | posts: 713 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Can't say that's something that makes me go wow. I'm surprised at how well my 7970 is doing.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:29 | posts: 1,663 | Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

Nvidia may have the "Fastest Single GPU", but at 830 its just too much money. A 690 can be had for less, and a 7970 GHZ offers MUCH more value for money at less than half the cost, plus you get free games (Crysis 3 and BioShock: Infinite)
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:29 | posts: 1,626 | Location: Beyond the coast

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N..._Titan/27.html

Only 23% faster than a GTX680 ?

Fail

I would give 599$ for Titan at best..
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:31 | posts: 1,261 | Location: Romania

Well in some games it's almost near the 690,still too expensive.And where's Crysis 3 in those charts?
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:33 | posts: 11,394 | Location: England

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Well in some games it's almost near the 690,still too expensive.And where's Crysis 3 in those charts?
Shadap about Crysis 3 I dread to think how many hours all those reviews took to put together.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:35 | posts: 7,068

ok you guys in the previous thread where not kidding about why (if i had money) i should get this over the gtx 690! LOL IT BEAT IT JUST BY OVERCLOCKING IT! amazing!!
you basically get a more stable 690 (no sli scaling) and a faster one as well for a bit more cash, i say it is worth it! kepler is amazing GPU!
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:37 | posts: 1,261 | Location: Romania

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Shadap about Crysis 3 I dread to think how many hours all those reviews took to put together.
I know how much work is put into these reviews,but i'm sure everybody want's to see how the titan performs in Crysis3!

I saw some performance in C3 on the web already.LOL
   
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I know how much work is put into these reviews,but i'm sure everybody want's to see how the titan performs in Crysis3!

I saw some performance in C3 on the web already.LOL
I have a feeling Hilbert will do a dedicated Crysis 3 performance analysis (as with FC3).
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:41 | posts: 1,261 | Location: Romania

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I have a feeling Hilbert will do a dedicated Crysis 3 performance analysis (as with FC3).
Yeah i'm sure about that too
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 14:49 | posts: 19,541 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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I have a feeling Hilbert will do a dedicated Crysis 3 performance analysis (as with FC3).
That is the .PLAN yes. Unfortunately Crysis 3 was unlocked today in my region, way too late for any reliable benchmarks.

So by tomorrow or over the weekend I'll try and see if I can start a Crysis 3 perf review for you guys. Right now I'm drinking a well deserved cold beer after DAYS of work on these articles -- while monitoring the servers are being crippled due to hefty load


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Default 02-21-2013, 14:52 | posts: 1,261 | Location: Romania

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That is the .PLAN yes. Unfortunately Crysis 3 was unlocked today in my region, way too late for any reliable benchmarks.

So by tomorrow or over the weekend I'll try and see if I can start a Crysis 3 perf review for you guys. Right now I'm drinking a well deserved cold beer after DAYS of work on these articles -- while the servers are being crippled due to hefty load
Thx, can't wait.

Btw, drinking beer and playing Crysis 3 on 3 way sli Titans isn't bat at all!
   
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Thx, can't wait.

Btw, drinking beer and playing Crysis 3 on 3 way sli Titans isn't bat at all!
Haha, it beats the 'can it play Crysis' thesis alright


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Default 02-21-2013, 14:57 | posts: 11,246 | Location: England

Excellent and very thorough review as always, Hilbert. Thanks.

The Titan looks like an amazing graphics card in terms of performance but the pricing, 825+, here in the UK is obnoxious beyond belief. I really find it utterly repulsive that NVIDIA would ask that much for a single GPU card.

I don't care if it is the fastest card available or whether it is using platimum plating, at the end of the day it is still a single GPU card and, like all technology, it replaces old hardware but is expected to be faster. If this card had been priced at 450-500, bearing in mind it has 6 GB of VRAM, then it would have been a steal IMO. At 825+ though it can get stuffed! Sorry, NVIDIA, but there you go, I've said it now.

One thing that interested me more about the review was the comparison of the framerates between the four year old quad core i7-965 @ 3.75 GHz and the newer 6-core i7-3960 @ 4.6 GHz. Most of the games differed by only a few fps which surprised me and at 2560x1600, which is surely the minimum resolution this card is aimed at, the difference is 1 fps at most. I guess there really is no point in me upgrading my own i7-920 @ 3.8 GHz to a newer CPU just for gaming; it would be an utter waste of money at this point in time as it looks like most games don't even use four core properly nevermind six. The only reason to upgrade your old i7 CPU would be to have USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0 and SATAIII. I guess I may as well wait for Haswell next year after all and get another year out of my trusty i7-920.

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Default 02-21-2013, 14:59 | posts: 672 | Location: UK

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We test and review the GeForce GTX Titan. The GeForce GTX Titan is NVIDIAs fastest single GPU based graphics card they have ever built. It is based on the GK110 GPU and has an astonishing 7.1 Billion ...

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Thanks for the excellent work as usual Hilbert, not just 1 but 3 articles. You say "Now read this very carefully, the board partners like MSI, EVGA and others get to decide whether or not you may unlock Voltage control."

Do you have any information if there are any differences in this regard for all the reference cards released today by different vendors?

I would hate to buy one to find it was voltage locked!
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 15:05 | posts: 8,991 | Location: United kingdom

Nice card thanks for the review Hilbert.

Not as powerful as 690 on air even Hilbert couldnt get his one to go up to 1200mhz on the core.

My 690 does 1215mhz on the cores fully stable and it isnt the best tbh its above average.

Remember not everyone will be able to achieve 1176mhz with there Titan card.

Like i said the other day in another thread once you put a custom block on the Titan it will surpass the 690 even of the 690 is watercooled because of the unlocked voltage.

It just shows how much Nvidia have progressed in the last 12 months since the 690 was released.

Imagine how powerful Maxwell is going to be!
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 15:08 | posts: 8,991 | Location: United kingdom

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Excellent and very thorough review as always, Hilbert. Thanks.

The Titan looks like an amazing graphics card in terms of performance but the pricing, 825+, here in the UK is obnoxious beyond belief. I really find it utterly repulsive that NVIDIA would ask that much for a single GPU card.

I don't care if it is the fastest card available or whether it is using platimum plating, at the end of the day it is still a single GPU card and, like all technology, it replaces old hardware but is expected to be faster. If this card had been priced at 450-500, bearing in mind it has 6 GB of VRAM, then it would have been a steal IMO. At 825+ though it can get stuffed! Sorry, NVIDIA, but there you go, I've said it now.

One thing that interested me more about the review was the comparison of the framerates between the four year old quad core i7-965 @ 3.75 GHz and the newer 6-core i7-3960 @ 4.6 GHz. Most of the games differed by only a few fps which surprised me and at 2560x1600, which is surely the minimum resolution this card is aimed at, the difference is 1 fps at most. I guess there really is no point in me upgrading my own i7-920 @ 3.8 GHz to a newer CPU just for gaming; it would be an utter waste of money at this point in time as it looks like most games don't even use four core properly nevermind six. The only reason to upgrade your old i7 CPU would be to have USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0 and SATAIII. I guess I may as well wait for Haswell next year after all and get another year out of my trusty i7-920.
Darren in the meantime you could always drop in another cheap x58 chip?

You could then get those 680's to really work by downsampling on 1920*1200 monitor.

I game now at 2880*1800, makes the card really work!
   
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