For competitive and highly motivated people, trials and hurdles are simply tests to benchmark their excellence. After a certain point, it is not even about the competition anymore but a test of willpower and a challenge to oneself. Failure is not an indication to stop but a learning tool. Had Thomas Edison stopped trying after the 12th attempt of figuring out which filament can withstand the heat inside an electric bulb, the world would be a darker place today. Considering current PC games are ports from 6 and 7-year old consoles, should video card manufacturers stop producing new hardware until software developers catch up?
PC technology had always been in the vanguard of gaming, accepting no compromises and always looking toward the horizon for the next challenge. Waiting for console developers to get their act together will only result in failure. In the history of personal gaming, consoles have never been more technologically advanced than PC gaming so there is no reason to follow Sony or Microsoft’s lead. As one of the companies at the fore, leading the charge of PC gaming progress, NVIDIA has set out to create the fastest single-GPU video card on the planet, not by simply boosting the clock speeds and reselling it at a higher price point, but by tailoring their latest Tesla GPUs for the desktop market.
The GeForce TITAN video card is meant to perform beyond any single GPU Kepler video card that has been previously released. The GeForce TITAN is equipped with the GK110 core, with five graphics processing clusters, 14 streaming multiprocessors, 224 texture units and 48 ROP units. The GeForce TITAN runs at an 836MHz Base clock with a Boost clock of 876MHz. In terms of memory, the GeForce Titan has 6GB of GDDR5 to utilize across a 384-bit memory interface providing a total memory bandwidth of 288.4 GB/s. Usually, this much performance is expected to be a power hog but, due to further optimizations on NVIDIA’s part, the GeForce GTX TITAN TDP is a scant 250W, requiring only a single 6-pin and 8-pin power connector.