Titan Contester Announced by ASUS
A new contester to the GTX Titan has showed up, and it might not be what you would imagine. The new contester is neither a new top card from AMD nor is it a newly developed card from NVIDIA. The new card that claims better performance in some of the newest games comes from ASUS' Republic of Gamers division. The company has chosen to put two GTX 760s on the same PCB along with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. And to increase the performance even further, the company also bumped the core clock on the two GPUs to 1 GHz with a 1072 MHz Boost. According to ASUS, the card is six percent faster than the GTX Titan in BioShock Infinite, 14 percent in Crysis 3, and a staggering 39 percent in Tomb Raider.
The card features ASUS' DirectCU II cooling technology, which, according to the company, makes the card run 20% cooler and vastly quieter than a reference GTX 690. On top of that, the card is equipped with DIGI+ VRM; a 12-phase power design, which reduces power noise and improves efficiency; Japanese-made capacitors ensures a longer lifespan; polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors (POSCAP) reduces power noise further and increases durability; and for good measure, ASUS chose to slap an aluminum backplate on, so the card will remain rigid for years to come.
There is currently no information regarding price and release date.