Although PC gaming has seen a renaissance as of late, there is still a preconceived notion that it’s an expensive hobby to have. Sure, any PC owner could break the bank if they wanted to, but nowadays PC gaming is not only affordable it actually renders a superior experience when compared to consoles.
Still, even though PC parts have come down in price over the years there are also plenty of high-end components for PC purists to, at the very least, lust after. Case in point: the new GTX Titan Z.
Just announced today, the Titan Z is the latest graphics card from Nvidia, a $3,000 technological marvel that features 12GB of VRAM, more than 5,000 cores, and two Kepler-based GPUs. By comparison, an average high-end graphics card might feature about 2,000 cores, 4GB of VRAM, and only a single GPU. In other words, the Titan Z is mighty powerful.
More importantly, the Titan Z graphics card is capable of effortlessly producing 5K content. Yes, you read that right, forget 4K content this thing goes to 5K.
When Nvidia first unveiled their Titan brand of high-end graphics cards, many scoffed at the idea of paying $1,000+ for any PC component. And yet, the Titan cards have sold well for Nvidia. So well in fact that the company thinks there will be demand for the Titan Z.
While we can’t vouch for that, the idea of a graphics card this powerful does have us salivating. We may not ever need that amount of power, with many games running just fine on an average $200 graphics card, but the thought of maxing out settings on any game between now and 2025 sounds pretty awesome, even if 4K resolution is still a distant reality for gaming.
Realistically, these Titan Z cards will work best for industry professionals and not necessarily hardcore gamers. Still, it’s nice to know that the option is out there for those high-income PC enthusiasts out there.
What do you think of the Titan Z? If you could, would you buy one even if you may never use its full power?