If aliens ever land and say, “Take us to your single-GPU leader,” you’ll have to find a GTX Titan that’s available for a viewing. The Titan is without a doubt the fastest single-GPU card available today, but it’s not the fastest single video card, as that distinction still belongs to dual-GPU behemoths such as the Asus Ares II and the Nvidia GTX 690. A lot of people don’t enjoy messing with SLI and CrossFireX, though, and for them the Titan offers the highest level of performance possible at this time without any dual-card shenanigans. It also brings some new technology to the table, has a smaller form factor and lower TDP than the GTX 690, and includes heavily revamped tuning software designed for quiet operation, making it one of the most well-rounded and impressive GPU packages we’ve encountered in recent memory.
Note: This review was taken from the June 2013 issue of the magazine.