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Old 09-05-14, 12:23 AM
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Titan Z Has Been Cancelled

I actually sort of saw this coming, Literally twice as expensive as the competition and a lot slower.

A shame for those out there that were hoping to get their hands on the card though.

I was hoping TTL was going to be doing a review

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A week ago it was reported that Nvidia Corp. and its partners would finally release its new dual-chip flagship graphics cards – GeForce GTX Titan Z – on the 8th of May. As it appears, no store in the world started to sell the most expensive consumer graphics board ever on Thursday and a rumour has it that the product has been postponed again.
Nvidia originally announced the GeForce GTX Titan Z at its annual GPU Technology Conference back in March. The product – powered by two extremely powerful GK110 graphics processing units, arguably the highest-performing GPUs ever made along with 12GB of GDDR5 memory – was supposed to be a masterpiece from performance, engineering and feature-set points of view. It was also priced at whopping $3000 (£2330, €2835) without taxes, which would have made it a pride for the owners and a desire for all others.
But something went wrong. Over one and a half months after the formal announcement, the GeForce GTX Titan Z is still not available even from boutique PC makers.
Originally it was rumoured that the GeForce GTX Titan Z was to be released on the 29th of April, 2014. After the graphics board did not show up on that date, numerous web-sites reported that the launch was postponed to the 8th of May. Still, today, the dual-GPU made no show too. Moreover, there is no even unofficial information about a new launch date. ComputerBase.de web-site reports that the launch date was “shifted indefinitely”.

The reasons for the delay are unknown, but some believe that Nvidia wants to reconsider specifications of the product. When originally unveiled, the GeForce GTX Titan Z was supposed to be the highest-performing graphics card on the market with 8TFLOPS maximum single-precision compute performance, which should justify its incredible price of $3000 (£2330, €2835). However, since then Advanced Micro Devices rolled-out its Radeon R9 295X2 powered by two Hawaii XT GPUs that costs twice less and delivers nearly 11.5TFLOPS of compute performance. Given such a rival, Nvidia reportedly took additional time to tweak clock-rates of GPU and memory as well as to polish its drivers.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.

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Old 09-05-14, 10:06 AM
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Oh, dear

Looks like that "unfinished driver" wasn't the reason after all. They should scrap the Titan Z and just do a 790 with 2x780 cores. Either that or solve whatever is wrong with the Titan Z and charge a fair amount for it, because with gimped performance and a price tag of almost 3x that of the 295x2 it is going to be bad for Nvidia.
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Well there goes my next build plan... ;D
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Old 09-05-14, 10:15 AM
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Well there goes my next build plan... ;D
Here he goes again with his teasing! :P
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Old 09-05-14, 10:16 AM
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Hardly surprising...

This is hardly a surprise, after all, they completely misread the market, and when people know that they can get 2 titans blacks, put them in SLI and get the same if not better performance out of it for cheaper, they were hardly going to get this were they? Nvidia need to get their act together...
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Old 09-05-14, 10:22 AM
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Someone must of been smoking something funny at Nvidia when they came up with this ""I know, This is brilliant, Lets glue 2 Titan Blacks together, Give it less performance and charge 1000 on top because it has a Z on the box "
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Old 09-05-14, 10:30 AM
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I wonder what they're going to do with what they've made so far? They must have spent a lot on R&D, I doubt they're going to let that go to waste. It's a shame there isn't anything to come out of it though, take for example the Sapphire 290x 8GB versions, they made a few before AMD stopped them, but they're still allowed to sell them. I suppose they probably didn't make any consumer ready cards though.
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Old 09-05-14, 11:58 AM
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The GTX Titan Z just didn't make any sense anyways to tye point where only people who would want to show it off would get it. The card is a triple slot cooler, so it doesn't even save much space compared to getting two titan blacks, which would still be faster
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Old 09-05-14, 12:18 PM
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Not surprising. With the cooling there is no way they could run this fast enough to match the R9 295X2 in performance, and with twice the price, even the nvidia fanboys wouldn't buy it.

I can almost guarantee they will release a 790 soon with 2 780 cores. Since its GK110 just like the titan and 780Ti but runs cooler due to less cores, they can get good performance and a much lower price tag on it.
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Why did nvidia price the titan z crazy high in the first place, didn't they knew that AMD is going to make a competing GPU with lower price like they always do
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