NVIDIA May Yet Release Highest-End, Fully-Enabled Graphics Card Better Than Titan X; GeForce 376.33 WHQL Game-Ready Drivers Available Now [Video]By yasi bilangel, UniversityHerald Reporter
NVIDIA may yet release its highest-end, fully-enabled graphics card packed with more power and designed for highest performance, even better than the Titan X. Meanwhile, the graphics specialist has released the GeForce 376.33 WHQL game-ready drivers, with its important security updates and bug fixes particularly for Titanfall 2.
NVIDIA has been strengthening its Titan brand of graphics cards distinct from its GeForce lineup starting in 2014 when the company unveiled its Titan Z graphics card costing $3,000 dollars. The Titan Z featured the highest-end GK 110 Kepler architecture graphics processors, which was mounted onto a single board. It also received a rating of having a thermal design power of 375 watts.
However, the NVIDIA Titan Z was met with skepticism for gamers could have easily purchased two Titan flagship cards at $1,000 dollars each. By doing so, they can achieve better gaming performance and get best value by running the graphics cards in SLI, NVIDIA's approach of enabling multiple graphics processors to achieve higher speeds, The Motley Fool has learned.
A good two years has passed since then and NVIDIA has yet to release a more consumer-oriented graphics cards using the Titan Z name. Speculations say that the card was not well-received and profit was at an all-time low.
If it is so, then the more that NVIDIA should think of releasing another addition to its Titan brand. NVIDIA could start by repurposing the Titan Z label with the highest performance and even higher-priced graphics cards than the present Titan X at $1,200 dollars.
Last July, NVIDIA released the Titan X, which was based on the highest performing GP102 graphics processor, but the chip that powers the card is not yet the fully-enabled version. NVIDIA only built in the 3,584 graphics processing cores called the "CUDA Cores" and not the more powerful 3,840.
Moreover, the card is limited by its rating of 250 watt thermal design power. The next-generation Titan Z can also be based on the same chip as Titan X, but featuring a fully-enabled version and a boosted power to clock faster speeds.
This means the Titan Z will be based on the GP102 chip enabled with 3,840 graphics processing cores and a 375 watts thermal design power. The card could also sell at $1,500 dollars, $300 more than Titan X, but gamers would be willing to pay for highest performance.
Meanwhile, NVIDIA just released the GeForce 376.33 WHQL game-ready drivers, with its important security updates and bug fixes according to Ocaholic. The driver fixes security issues on Windows 10 and Windows 7/8.1 and also the unstable SLI profile encountered in playing Titanfall 2.