Asus touts supercomputer-class Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan video card

Posted by Thomas Anderson

Earlier this week, Nvidia rolled out its latest and greatest video card which it dubbed the GeForce GTX Titan.

The video card is notable for its impressive (promised) performance and whopping $1,000 price tag. An Asus-branded version of the card will be available on February 25. Although prices are expected to vary slightly based on location, the card carries an MSRP in the United States of $999.

Then again, Nvidia and Asus promise the video card delivers the most powerful single GPU  to PC gamers and enthusiasts.

Indeed, the GeForce GTX Titan supports DirectX 11.1 technology and fits into a PCI Express 3.0 slot. Asus clocks the GPU to 876 MHz using the Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 technology, meaning overclockers and enthusiasts who like to tweak video card settings themselves can squeeze even more performance out of the GPU.

The Titan video card boasts 2688 Nvidia CUDA cores and  6 GB of GDDR5 video memory clocked at 6000 MHz. The base clock for the GPU is 837 MHz and the device offers up  a 384-bit memory interface - supporting the 6 GB of video memory available. Additional specs? Multiple connectivity options, including HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and HDCP compliant (supports the playback of protected Blu-ray films).

It should be noted that Nvidia has experiended difficulty in the past with new high-end video card launches in terms of ensuring sufficient stock. Of course, it's unclear if there is any sort of bottleneck in the production of these video cards at this time. At nearly $1,000, there probably won't be a huge number of buyers clamoring for the latest and greatest video card - even to play Crysis 3.