Nvidia's upcoming GeForce Titan could end up faster than a GeForce GTX 690.
More information is starting to trickle out about Nvidia's GeForce Titan, an upcoming consumer-grade graphics card based on the company's Kepler GK110 silicon. Initial reports stated it would offer around 85 percent of the performance of a dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690, which is mighty impressive for a single-GPU part, but it could actually end being even faster than Nvidia's flagship graphics card.
Credit goes to WCCFTech for digging through the web and uncovering new details on a Chinese language forum, which seems pretty adament the new part will simply be called GeForce Titan and won't be part of Nvidia's GeForce 700 Series.
The GK110 chip that Titan is based on has only appeared in Nvidia's professional-grade Tesla line. It's believed the architecture wasn't mature enough to serve the consumer market, and while manufacturing has improved, it's likely Titan will be available in limited quantities. At $800, it's a luxury part, anyway.
WCCFTechuncovered another Chinese-language website posting what it claims is a 3DMark 11 benchmark run for the Titan. It scored 7,107 in Extreme mode, compared to GTX 690, which typically scores around 6,000.