Kitguru speculates NVIDIA may have delayed the GeForce GTX Titan Z indefinitely. The card was supposed to be launched on April 29th but was a no-show and now it also missed its rumored May 8th launch date. No official information is available but it's believed that NVIDIA wants to take more time to polish the card so it can go up against AMD's much cheaper Radeon R9 295X2.
The reasons for the delay are unknown, but some believe that Nvidia wants to reconsider specifications of the product. When originally unveiled, the GeForce GTX Titan Z was supposed to be the highest-performing graphics card on the market with 8TFLOPS of maximum single-precision compute performance, which could justify its incredible price of $3000 (£2330, €2835). However, since then AMD rolled-out its Radeon R9 295X2 powered by two Hawaii XT GPUs that costs less than half the price and delivers nearly 11.5TFLOPS of compute performance. Given such a rival on the market, Nvidia reportedly took additional time to tweak clock-rates of the GPUs and memory as well as to polish its drivers.