Clash of the Titans: AMD rumoured to be working on 'Titan killer'

News Editor: Craig Farren Date: 25-02-2013 [ Print | 13 comment(s) ]  Discuss in Forums

Nvidia's new GTX Titan is the world's fastest single-GPU graphics card and truly one of a kind. However, this could be about to change with AMD Malta...

Nvidia's Titan is just that. A monster of a card and the fastest single GPU card ever. AMD are rumoured to be working on a 'Titan Killer' codenamed Malta. However, if the rumours are true, the Titan would still be the fastest single GPU card on the market as Malta would be a dual GPU card.

Don't let this put you off as the 'Titan Killer' will likely have both cores at 1050Mhz or more, similar to the ARES 2 pictured below. The card is expected to be launched in the first half of 2013 and will likely be under the 7000 series banner as AMD is not done with that yet.



It remains to be seen whether this card is actually real and if it is, if it can kill the Titan.

Source: WCCFTECH

Tagged as: AMD, Radeon, Titan, Malta

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Clash of the Titans: AMD rumoured to be working on 'Titan killer'

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#28977 Posted on: 25.02.2013 09:00:15
will have to see that. However, I gotta hand it out to nvidia for the titan! Hottest and most popular gpu right now! It gave the ares II a short reign IMHO.

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#28979 Posted on: 25.02.2013 09:26:17
I'm quite surprised by this since this report: AMD Clarify Graphics Agenda For 2013 revealed nothing from the red team.

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#28981 Posted on: 25.02.2013 10:29:41
Fingers crossed they can come back with something on par with titan with a decent price tag to go with it, it will take some doing but you never know.

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#28983 Posted on: 25.02.2013 10:47:05
Well, this came out somewhere

[IMG]http://cdn.overclock.net/0/0b/0b5f0f3a_NVDA_CUDA20GPU20Roadmap_615w.jpeg[/IMG]

Fishy but I think both camp are having a mutual agreement about developing new gpus which I personally like and in favor with. GPU's development are one of the fastest (along with SSDs) wherein the new ones simply knockout the predecessors making them somewhat obsolete or valueless. Example: GTX 580 and GTX 660ti. Most reviews I read concludes that GTX 660ti kills the GTX 580 in all accounts, performance, heat, wattage etc.. GTX 580 "was" more expensive. Who would buy that now? What would GTX 580 owners feel? GTX 580 was like the king of the hill before 6xx.. Only reigned for a year or so LOL. I had a GTX 560TI, felt good about it for 4 months until the new line of 6xx gpus came LOL. Not to mention nvidia seemingly stopped developing drivers for 5xx gpus.

Anyway, sorry for the long read LOL
I just think both camps taking a break is just right for them and for users. I believe research and development (no matter what organization or business) is a costly investment which doesn't always guarantee positive outcome (like the amd bulldozers? LOL).

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#28984 Posted on: 25.02.2013 10:57:09
Lol I know what you mean, my 580 is still fine for everything I play on it, it may be a little old now but still a great card.

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#28985 Posted on: 25.02.2013 11:05:40
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Lol I know what you mean, my 580 is still fine for everything I play on it, it may be a little old now but still a great card.
Yep sure it will play anything just fine be it Crysis 3 and others. But the level of satisfaction the card provide declines it gets somewhat defeated by a "cheaper" successor LOL. My friend owns an evga GTX 580 and wants to upgrade. He's having trouble selling it at a "reasonable" price based on its original value since the newer cards will obviously be a wiser choice. Now he's trying to sell it around 40% the original price being that it's still a year old. I was lucky to sell my GTX 560ti at a more reasonable price to somebody who's probably not reading tech news from tech sites that much LOL.

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#28986 Posted on: 25.02.2013 11:17:00
It's pretty much the same with all hardware mate, nothing seems to hold it's price for to long nowadays lol.

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#28992 Posted on: 25.02.2013 13:14:24
Most games don't tax a GPU to it's fullest anyway because generally they are all console ports anyway. Crysis 3 is an exception.

I find I can keep my hardware costs down and prolong the life of my hardware by not having a massive monitor with a huge resolution.

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#28993 Posted on: 25.02.2013 13:24:47
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Most games don't tax a GPU to it's fullest anyway because generally they are all console ports anyway. Crysis 3 is an exception.

I find I can keep my hardware costs down and prolong the life of my hardware by not having a massive monitor with a huge resolution.
Same here... however nvidia and amd marketing pushes multi-monitor setups to be the "mainstream" (or let's say they want it to be for obvious reasons). I don't buy it LOL. I don't like having a obstacle in the view. Well, there's actually a 29-inch ULTRA widescreen monitor that looks like a dual monitor setup nowadays but it's still rare in the market.

[IMG]http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17xknpu0v1u3sjpg/original.jpg[/IMG]

anyway back to the topic, I think GTX TITAN is an awesome gpu. A luxury to most since it's just too expensive. Competition from AMD should pull the price down a bit so I hope AMD comes up with a good answer.

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#28994 Posted on: 25.02.2013 13:31:51
I still have my Radeon 6950 (flashed to 6970 and OCed). It does its job perfectly well for my gaming needs at 1200P. Now if only I had a bigger / faster SSD...

We really need more taxing games to justify these beastly graphics cards, or bezel-free monitors for proper multimonitor gaming!

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#28997 Posted on: 25.02.2013 16:53:42
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I still have my Radeon 6950 (flashed to 6970 and OCed). It does its job perfectly well for my gaming needs at 1200P. Now if only I had a bigger / faster SSD...

We really need more taxing games to justify these beastly graphics cards, or bezel-free monitors for proper multimonitor gaming!
Other than that, GTX TITAN users right now are probably after:

1> to break hwbot records
2> a better satisfying feeling of having the most expensive single gpu video card (LOL)

Getting this card for gaming ALONE is just ridiculous
You should either have 1 or 2 or both in mind haha

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#29018 Posted on: 26.02.2013 01:44:15
Why can't we just have graphics engines that scales well, both to low-end and high and super-high end? Valve's source engine is remarkable in that it runs on everything, if only somebody could get an engine to scale equally towards the other end of the spectrum

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#29019 Posted on: 26.02.2013 02:56:06
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Why can't we just have graphics engines that scales well, both to low-end and high and super-high end? Valve's source engine is remarkable in that it runs on everything, if only somebody could get an engine to scale equally towards the other end of the spectrum
If games have the Nvidia "The way its meant to be played" branding then you can guarantee that Nvidia want you to buy a new card to play that game.

However, as graphics technology advances so does the hardware requirements. I'm sure you can play Crysis 3 (as an example) on an old 8800GT but to get a decent frame rate at a decent resolution it would look terrible.

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