The Titan's reduced length makes it an ideal fit for small form factor (SFF) gaming rigs.
Nvidia today unleashed its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, which is supposed to offer nearly the same performance as its dual-GPU GTX 690 (check out our Titan preview). Equally remarkable is that Nvidia was able to shorten the length of the card by an inch, reduce noise output, and keep temperatures in check. Put it all together and you have a potent card destined for SFF systems, a point that wasn't lost on Digital Storm.
The boutique system builder today announced the Titan Edition of its Bolt gaming PC. Bolt is already billed as being the world's thinnest gaming PC, and now it has one of the fastest graphics cards on the planet shoved inside.
"The Bolt’s unique ventilation system differentiates it from all other small form factor PCs, making it one of the only systems in its class able to handle the powerful GTX Titan," Digital Storm says. "The custom designed chassis features vents near each critical component, large top and rear vents to eliminate any stagnant air inside of the system, and a dedicated air channel created by a slotted side vent to cool the power supply. The design delivers industry leading thermals and ultra-quiet operation."
Pricing starts at $2,499 for the Bolt Titan Edition and includes an Intel Core i7 3770K processor, Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard, 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, 120GB Corsair Neutron GTX solid state drive, 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM), 8X DVD burner, Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, 500W power supply, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
We reached out to Digital Storm for comment regarding the Bolt's 500W power supply, which is 80 Plus Gold Certified, versus the 600W minimum Nvidia recommends for GeForce GTX Titan graphics cards. Here's Digital Storm's response:
"Before we decided to launch a Titan edition of our Bolt gaming PC, we ran extensive stress-tests and benchmarks to ensure our customers would not run into any power supply wattage issues. The Bolt's power supply was able to pass every intensive stress-test we threw at it along with the GTX Titan and it still had plenty of headroom." - Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development.
It should also be noted that Digital Storm's Bolt Titan Edition comes standard with a 3-year limited warranty and lifetime tech support.