By Hugh Surdeau
Nvidia, a dominant force in the graphical processing unit (GPU) business for years, unveiled their new GTX Titan GPU on February 19. Used in various supercomputers, the GPU is currently available for $999, and will be cheaper when purchased in a pre-made computer. 2,688 CUDA cores, 6GB of RAM and 7.1 billion transistors contribute to make one of the most potent GPUs in the world.
During the unveiling, the prowess of the GPU was demonstrated by playing the upcoming Crysis 3 on maximum graphics on three monitors. Undoubtedly, this new processor will be capable of handling practically any graphical task thrown at it, but for the same price the GTX 690 is also available. While both these GPUs are incredibly powerful, experts predict that the GTX 690 will be optimal for single monitors, while multiple monitor users will want to use a Titan (as demonstrated during the launch).