Nvidia has missed another release date for the GTX Titan Z, and a release date has yet to be confirmed.
During Nvidia’s earnings call last week one thing noticeably absent was an update on the GTX Titan Z. The flagship of the company’s recent GPU Technology Conference was due to be released on the eighth of May, the same day of the call, but was nowhere to be found. Now it’s been reported that the card itself — barring an official announcement this week from Nvidia — may never see the light of day and has been delayed indefinitely.
Point of clarification: A release window of Q2 has been discussed before, but no concrete date was given. As Q2 ends at that the end of June an announcement has to come soon (within days) if Nvidia is doing to keep this launch window.
Nvidia’s announcement of the GTX Titan Z, which is said to have two GK110 GPU cores, 12GB GDDR5 memory and 5760 Cuda Cores with base clock of 705MHz set off a high-end arms race with AMD, as AMD announced shortly afterwards the Radeon R9 295X2 and got it to market first. Nvidia said the GTX Titan Z would retail at $3,000, but AMD’s Radeon R9 295X2 comes in at half the price at $1,500. This has led some to speculate that the GTX Titan Z might be cancelled as on paper it’s non-competitive against AMD’s card.
Originally the card was rumored to have a release date of April 29, but this was later changed to May 8 via an official announcement from Nvidia. If the card is to live, expect an announcement from Nvidia on it at Computex.