A month ago, Nvidia propelled the Titan Z — a double center rendition of its full Gk110 structural engineering at a $3000 sticker. With AMD’s R9 295×2 sitting at $1000, it was really amazing to see Nvidia hold the line on Titan Z’s cost. The card’s low tickers (with respect to the Titan Black or the GTX 780 Ti) implied, we hypothesized, that it would have some major snags going up against Nvidia’s own particular single-GPU cards. Presently, another audit of the card has exhibited exactly how defectively it contrasts with AMD — and even its own particular fittings.
Over at PC Perspective, Ryan Shrout has put the card through its paces. The GTX 780 Ti SLI is speedier much of the time by 10-15%, while the R9 295×2 can rankle past the Titan Z by up to 35%. It wins nothing, halfway in light of the fact that the GTX 780 Ti is timed at 876mhz, contrasted with only 706mhz for the Titan Z. The extra RAM may help in a diversion like Watch Dogs, which is known to be a huge memory swine, however its no assistance in any of the 4k titles that PC Perspective tried.
Crysis 3 @ 2560×1440, Titan Z vs. R9 295×2 vs. GTX 780 Ti [image credit: PC Perspective]
These results are reasonably expectable given the Titan Z’s clock rate, however it shows exactly how gravely Nvidia miscounted Titan’s situating and value point. When I first composed up the publication, I opined that the main way this card bodes well is whether its implied for rack organizations. An eight-space motherboard could possibly convey two Titan Zs with three spaces for each one card, while the same motherboard could just mount two Titan Blacks in the same setup. From this viewpoint, Titan Z offers twofold the GPU power and full-speed twofold exactness. That is the Titan Z’s most noteworthy quality — it packs all the more twofold exactness firepower than another single card you can purchase.
Some of you deviated, calling attention to (accurately) that such clients would more likely than not embrace Tesla-based items rather than a Geforce GPU. Regardless, this sort of corner case — numerous Gpus in a dev framework intended to pack however much CUDA-crunching force into a solitary apparatus as could be expected — is the main utilization case I can conceivably build for the GTX Titan Z. The way that Titan Z devours essentially less power than a couple of GTX 780 Ti cards in SLI, in spite of having 2x the RAM, likewise has a tendency to support this clarification.
Will Nvidia fix it? Presumably. It would be drawn out to take a page from AMD’s book and construct a fluid cooled shut circle adaptation, yet doing so would bring the timekeepers up once more. The better question that no one but Nvidia can answer is whether it bodes well for do so. Maxwell is as of now gotten ready for the back a large portion of the year, which implies it may very well be better to cut its misfortunes and proceed onward to greener pastures the extent that GPU architectures are concerned. Titan Z isn’t going to take a genuine drubbing from this in light of the fact that the card is now valued out of all correlation with another item from AMD or Nvidia; even a couple of Titan Blacks are only 2/3 the cost of a solitary Titan Z.
AMD, its protected to say, defeated Nvidia this round on the double GPU front. Nvidia might not have a fleeting reaction to the Titan Z issue on the off chance that it bodes well for push for Maxwell, yet we’re sure Team Green will fire back later in the not so dist