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Feb
20
2014

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Review and Benchmarks

NVIDIA GTX Titan Black Review and Benchmarks

Since the release of the NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti, people have been wondering where it's 6 GB counterpart had been hiding. On Tuesday February 18, 2014 NVIDIA has officially unveiled the new GTX Titan Black. Replacing the first GTX Titan, the new Black edition comes packing a full GK110 GPU with 2880 CUDA cores and 6GB of VRAM.

Benchmarks

Test Bench

Motherboard     ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU     Intel 4960X at 4.6GHz
Memory     32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz
Hard Drive     250GB Western Digital Velociraptor
Power Supply     Corsair ATX 1200i Power Supply
Monitor     ASUS 31" 4K

Temperatures

Battlefield 4

Being one of the most popular franchises to date, Battlefield 4 is the latest addition to the series that takes full advantage of the latest hardware. For our settings, we set everything to Ultra with 4x MSAA enabled.

Bioshock Infinte

We chose to use Bioshock Infinite to test the video card due to its magnificent visual qualities and the fact that it is one of the most popular PC games out at the moment. This will allow us to get an accurate benchmark of how the card will perform in real life scenarios. We tested the cards using the built-in benchmark tool with ultra graphics and DDOF enabled.

Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is still one of the most demanding games currently out on the market. It's able to put any graphics card through its paces by throwing everything at it. For the settings, we cranked the graphics to Very High with 4x MSAA.

Heaven

Widely used to test the capability of a GPU, Heaven benchmark puts maximum stress on the GPU allowing you to check stability issues and real time performance of the card. It also generates real-time in game video that gives the user an accurate reading of the cards capability. The settings that we used to test the cards were as follows: Full Screen, 4x Multi-sample Anti-Aliasing, and Normal Tessellation.

Conclusion

Yes, the NVIDIA GTX Titan Black is he fastest card currently out on the market. It has also taken the crown back from the GTX 780 Ti and brought the Titan name back to its glory. Would I recommend picking up this card? If you are a developer or use software that can utilize the double precision power, then go for it. If you are just gaming, you're better off getting a GTX 780 Ti.

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