|The GTX Titan in all its glory|
As said above, vendors will not change any aspects of the physical graphics card. That means, all GTX Titan from any vendors will be the same, other than their packaging and vendor branding. For ASUS, they have an in-house in-built GPU Tweak software advertised on the box as well, probably giving them that extra edge monotonous GTX Titan sales competition.
As for the accessories, we get a standard 2 Molex 4 pint to a single 6pin PCI-E power connector, a DVI to DSUB converter, a Driver CD that also comes with ASUS’s own GPU Tweak software and a Setup Guide.
To introduce efficient air cooling for the card, GTX Titan is equipped with a blower fan to intake air from within the case and then exhausted directly out of the case. This allows cooling to be more efficient compared to alternative solutions whereby hot air is taken in from the outside instead.
A deeper look into its cooling features
The whole shroud found on top of the PCB can be easily removed with the unscrewing of some screws. It can be seen that the graphics card and the coolers are two separate entity and that the card is bestowed with complicated circuitry to make things work well.
Overview of the GTX Titan PCB
|Side View of PCB|
|Side View of PCB|
A look at the GTX Titan components
|Samsung GDDR5 K4G20325FD-FC03|
A total of Twenty-Four 2 Gbit GDDR5 memory chips were used on both sides of the PCB with Twelve on each side.
Green Box – The DrMosfet FDMF6823A integrated driver IC. The two MOSFETs are a high-voltage MOS, and low-voltage MOS respectively. The DrMOS can provide up to 60A current, and more than 93% conversion rate.
Pink Box – A ON Semiconductor 4901NF mosfet (30v Asymmetrical Dual N- Channel)
Orange box – Connector to the “GEFORCE GTX” LED lighting on the top of GTX Titan
Red box – Fan connector
Blue box – 2 power phase for Video memory
White Box – 6 power phase for GPU core
|3DMark 2013 (Click on image for larger view)|
Based on 3DMark 2013, improvements on GTX Titan was significant. There was almost 2 times performance increase based on IceStorm benchmark and great increases in scores for other benchmarks based on 3DMark 2013.
|Unigine Heaven 4.0 (Click on image for larger view)|
|Unigine Valley 4.0 (Click on image for larger view)|
As for Unigine 4.0 benchmarks, we are reporting increase of performance of more than 30 frames as compared to GTX 660 and HD7850.
|Resident Evil 6 (Click on image for larger view)|
|Final Fantasy XIV (Click on image for larger view)|
I would like to express my greatest gratitude to hardware enthusiast Poor_Poor for his benchmark scores and photos for The Tech Revolutionist to have such an exclusive first look and technical analysis of the new Graphics Card from NVIDIA and ASUS.