Introducing the Bonafide Beast
THE BEAST GeForce GTX TITAN was born on 19th of February,2013 with a price tag of (USD) 999.99 or (INR) 69,999.00. It is a one of a kind GPU by NVIDIA, who seem confident about their new franchise product, even though it is also their most expensive GPU ever. They call it the world’s fastest Single-GPU. Though this graphics card, based on the GK110 chip and sharing the same Kepler architecture as the GeForce GTX 600 series was unable to beat the Dual-GPU GTX 690 in most cases, was able to surpass GTX 690 in some. Despite being the fastest Single-GPU it still shares the same dimensions and almost the same power consumptions like it’s predecessors. The Titan and the GTX 780 share the exact same dimensions.
Physical Architecture and Build
When any of us will think about purchasing the Titan the first question that strikes us is “will this graphics card fit into my average gaming cabinet?” or, “is my rig’s power supply enough or do I need a 1000 Watt power supply to run it ?” If you are one of those guys, forget about your worries and go ahead with your purchase! The GTX Titan sizes up to just 10.5 x 4.37 inches(L x W), which means it can fit into any decent mid-size gaming cabinet ranging from $ 50 and above. When it comes to the power supply , if you can run a GTX 570 or a GTX 580 on your system this bad boy is also likely to run smooth like butter without any crashes, which means a good quality 600w power supply is a good enough meal for this Beast! 600W is the bare minimum though, we recommend getting atleast a 750W PSU to run the GTX Titan, to raise efficiency levels at 50% load.
GPU BOOST 2.0
The GTX Titan is powered with the new version of NVIDIA’s in-house overclocking tool GPU BOOST 2.0. As you can see in the picture shown above the GPU BOOST 2.0 allows you to change the power target as well as the temperature target. This is a handy feature for the GTX Titan and the GTX 700 series, Nvidia has introduced this feature mainly to facilitate overclocking. These are expensive GPUs, so overheating and overvoltage should be handled delicately. The GPU BOOST 2.0 software allows you to specify a temperature target for your GPU. Also to mention that the GPU boost 1.0 operates within the voltage limitations, while on the other hand the GPU Boost 2.0 does not. Its good to see NVIDIA bringing focus into its own overclocking proprietary software. The application is inviting enough to perform an overclock.