GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition Game Requirement Analysis
GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Kepler architecture.
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK110-430-B1 which has 15 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 2880 Shader Processing Units, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 889MHz and goes up to 980MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.2 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.
At 2560x1440, the best suited resolution for GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition, benchmarks indicate its performance is a little over GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Therefore, GeForce GTX 690 and even GeForce GTX 980 are still faster.
We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 12GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition.