Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off the company's GPU Technology Conference today as he often does, holding something incredibly powerful and expensive above his head. This time it's the Geforce GTX Titan Z, more video card than you need or could afford.
So I'm making a gross generalization of our readership's financial situation. I'm willing to bet a large percentage of you folks aren't immediately reaching for your credit cards in order to make sure your PC is outfitted with a supercompter of a graphics card. If I'm wrong, I'll set up a donation page for you to send me sympathy money.
Anyway, the Geforce GTX Titan Z. Engineered for the next generation of 5K and multi-monitor gaming, it's built around two Kepler GK110 chips. At 2,880 cores per GPU, that's 5,760 processing cores. It's got 12GB of dedicated frame buffer memory as well, bringing us ever closer to the point where our video cards have much more memory than our computers themselves. Some of us are already there.
Nvidia's blog post on the new card doesn't mention the price, because it's a silly number. The $3,000 price tag comes from the fine folks at TweakTown, who are hoping to see what a PC equipped with four of these can do.
I am betting it can travel through time. Maybe it already has.