NVIDIA’s launch of the GeForce GTX Titan has been quite the mess. The card was expected to launch in April, but was delayed and then delayed again! To make things worse a review of the card leaked a few days ago showing lower performance than its competitor the Radeon R9 295X2, which is half the price!
So what was so wrong that there are all of these delays? Pretty much everyone has said that the main issue were the drivers for the card, but there have been others who have said NVIDIA would be actually making hardware changes to the card. It looks like drivers are the actual issue. Gibbo over at the OCUK Forums said this in a post:
To clear up the nonsense in here, the cards we have in stock are the cards which shall be sold. Just waiting for greenlight from NVIDIA. The only changes to be implemented are software based, not hardware.
So this more or less confirms that the card has made its way to retailers and they are just waiting for the greenlight from NVIDIA to start selling the card. No word when that will be, but when it happens we will be sure to let you know.