Nvidia GTX TITAN based on the GK110

TheRhino wrote on 2/21/2013, 8:26 AM
As we know, the Nvidia GTX 6xx series has been a huge disappointment for Vegas rendering... Rather than throw money into outdated GTX 5xx cards I have been waiting for the next generation of GPUs based on the GK110 chip. This week Nvidia sent the first TITANs to a few popular review sites & some are starting to show benchmarks already. A few 'net searches brought-up the following info:

"The GK110 chip is vastly superior to the GK104 GPU... in the GTX 680. It's got a huge number of CUDA cores..., a total of 2,688 compared with 1,536 in the GK104."

"Nvidia GK110 processor was designed with high-performance computing (HPC) in mind and therefore features numerous architectural enhancements..."

"Titan stands alone in the compute world. As the first consumer GK110 GPU based video card there’s nothing quite like it...."

Although a lot of reviews are aimed at gamers, the GK110 has an architecture based on the TELSA (for 1/3 the cost), so I'm hoping that Vegas is able to utilize its full "pro" capabilities unlike the previous 6xx series. Unfortunately the intro cost is still in the $1,000 US range... However, I would be willing to invest $1,000 in a GPU if I could skip having to upgrade my CPU/MB/RAM for another (3) years...

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OldSmoke wrote on 2/21/2013, 9:47 AM
It depends on how the drivers will be written for it. I also think it is Nvidia's desperate attempt to fight Intel's Xeon Phi Coprocessor which might be just the right stuff for video editing. Either way, we are looking at HPC for prosumers. The GTX6xx has the power to support NLE but the drivers are just not written for our purpose. Writing drivers can be more costly then the whole hardware development; especially when it comes to HPC.

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TheRhino wrote on 2/21/2013, 3:32 PM
Some have claimed that the Titan will support HPC while others have claimed that it is only targeted at gamers. I'm hoping that at least one reviewer will demonstrate its rendering capabilities within the next few days. If not, these should start reaching the general public by the end of the month and we should have results within a couple weeks.

EDIT: It looks like Tom's HW tried to benchmark Photoshop CS6 but the driver failed. It also looks like you can toggle compute capability on & off which means support for HPC. I agree that drivers will make/break the Titan's Vegas appeal but it looks like the hardware is very capable. It's a single GPU that performs as fast as the dual GPU 690, but with compute capability. If it doubles the render speed of a GTX 570, I'm in. I haven't purchased GPUs for (4) years, so I have room in my budget for one of these....

Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair H150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (AMD VCE) in 13s when clocked at 4.9 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV & VCE renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 16TB RAID10--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID10 card

10G Network using used $30 Mellanox2 Adapters & new $135 10G Switch
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A, B & C are older 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

$999 Walmart Evoo 17 Laptop with I7-9750H 6-core CPU, RTX 2060, (2) M.2 bays & (1) SSD bay...