This dual-GPU monster wields 5,760 CUDA cores and 12GB of memory
If you were hoping Nvidia would unleash a beast at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), you certainly won't be disappointed. You might, however, suffer a stroke induced from sticker shock -- totally understandable, given that Nvidia just unveiled the GeForce Titan Z for $2,999! Information is coming in fast and furious, but so far it appears the Titan Z is essentially a dual-GPU version of the Titan Black.
What that translates into is an insane spec sheet. Covering the basics, the Titan Z is overflowing with 5,760 CUDA cores and 12GB of memory for 8 TeraFLOPS of performance. Don't bother sending emails about typos, those numbers are correct.
The big question here is whether potential customers will be willing to drop $2,999 on the GeForce Z. As a point of reference, the single-GPU Titan Black streets for around $1,000 to $1,100. The advantage of the Titan Z is that it's a single card solution, though the luxury of running one card versus two carriers a hefty premium.
"If you’re in desperate need of a supercomputer that you need to fit under your desk, we have just the card for you," Jen-Hsun stated in a blog post.
According to Nvidia, the Titan Z is engineered for next-generation 5K and multi-monitor gaming. In addition, the GPU maker says the the card runs cool and quiet, thanks to low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels that reduce turbulence.
Is your mind blown yet? If not, we can take care of that -- picture two of these cards running in tandem. BAM.