Gainward GTX Titan
Published: 11th March 2013 | Source: Gainward | Price: Ãƒï¿½Ã‚£834.95 |
One thing that nVidia is still behind AMD is the included accessories. When you look at the Never Settle bundle, with ton of top games, and nVidia provide precisely nothing, that can make a big difference in sales. Hopefully the Titan will be enough to tip the balance.
Besides the green GeForce GTX logo on the side, the Titan is very neutral. The card is absolute chock full of Samsung memory chips. That 6GB of GDDR5 has got to go somewhere. Two SLI fingers will be getting the enthusiasts salivating at the possibility of three of these.
The cooler and shroud for the Titan is simple, and yet devastatingly effective as we'll see on the next page. We really like the look of it. Simple, inoffensive and the steel grey colour will blend in with anything.
The stacked power connectors on the GTX680 were clearly an idea that didn't pan out, as the Titan reverts to the side-by-side connection option. The business end has a DisplayPort, HDMI and two DVIs. We like seeing a good selection of outputs rather than the AMD array of endless mini-DisplayPorts.
So this is where the photos get more adult and carry an 18 year old plus warning. Thats assuming you do want to see this little stuff undressed right....?
Finally here we get down to the really rude bits of the vapor chamber heat sink, and the bare PCB which is surprising simple and clean looking for a card capable of such high numbers. Shouldn't be too hard for the water cooling manufacturers to get their blocks out quickly!