NVIDIA launches $999 GeForce GTX TITAN powered by 'world's fastest GPU'

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NVIDIA has unveiled its new GeForce GTX TITAN chip which, according to the chipmaker, is powered by the fastest ever GPU and designed for the fastest gaming PCs including personal gaming supercomputers and small form-factor PCs.

The chip is powered by 2668 graphics cores, which, as per the company, is 75 percent more than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU. It contains 7 billion transistors and claims to delivers 4.5 Teraflops of single precision and 1.3 Teraflops of double precision processing power. It also supports new GPU Boost 2.0 technology which automatically boosts graphics performance and supports unlocked voltage and advanced controls for more gaming control and overclocking customization.

According to NVIDIA, the GPU harnesses the power of 3 GeForce GTX TITAN GPUs simultaneously in 3-way SLI mode, which allows gamers to max out every visual setting without the fear of a meltdown while playing any of the most demanding PC gaming titles. Just like the GeForce GTX 690, which NVIDIA had launched in July, last year, the GPU sports an aluminum chassis.

The GeForce GTX TITAN GPU will be available starting February 25, 2013 and is expected to be priced at $999.

"GeForce GTX TITAN is a beast of a GPU -- and the only one in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time," said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. "And yet, all of this immense power is housed in a sleek, sexy design, so gamers can also build beautifully-designed PC gaming machines about the size of a gaming console, yet magnitudes more powerful and always upgradeable."

The GTX TITAN is built with the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers Oak Ridge National Laboratory's newly launched Titan supercomputer.

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