GTX Titan LE Details: May be Coming This Summer (Update)

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The rumored cut-down Titan GPU may be coming out sometime towards the end of this summer. However, there are now some rumored specs and some confirmation of the cards existence. The HWiNFO website has posted some interesting details for their new version of their software tool. As you could imagine this raised quite a bit of flags when they mentioned the GTX Titan LE in their changelog:

Added nVidia GK110 models: GeForce GTX Titan LE, Tesla K20, Tesla K20X.

Why release a cut-down Titan? Well there are two very good reasons for this. One reason is the fact that the regular GTX Titan in general is too expensive for the average enthusiast, which can carry a price tag close to 1000 USD. The other great reason for the cut-down card is that no GPU can exactly yield out 100% possible cores for the given spec. Therefore, Nvidia usually releases a lower tier line to start selling some of the GPUs that didn’t fully meet the standards to run at the Titan’s Specs. So, we are looking at a GPU that will most likely have less CUDA cores and memory.

So, how much will this new Titan LE be toned down? According to videocardz.com, the Titan LE is currently rumored to have 2496 cuda cores, a 320-bit interface, and 5GB of GDDR5 memory. In comparison a regular GTX Titan has 2688 cuda cores, a 384-bit interface, and 6GB of GDDR5 memory. So, this cut down Titan GPU looks rather promising, but the main factor will be the price point. Exactly how much this will cut down on costs is unkown at this time, but here’s to hopping it isn’t an excess of $800 USD.

Update

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wccftech.com has noticed that a user on on the Chiphell forums posted a supposed shot of GPU-Z using the Titan LE. According to this new screen, the rumors are true, it will have a 320-bit interface with around 5GB of GDDR5 RAM. However, it seems that the cuda core count is a bit less than 2496 as previously speculated. The Titan LE may now only have 2304 stream processors instead. Despite this GPU-Z screen it is important to note that this is information is still unofficial and unconfirmed, so take this as you will.