The TITAN X Just Got Announced By NVIDIA

The TITAN X Just Got Announced By NVIDIA

Step aside, GTX 1080. There’s another new king in town. If you thought the most recent top-of-the-line NVIDIA graphics card was unreasonably powerful, then you’re in for a shock. The NVIDIA Titan X is, on paper, around 50 per cent more powerful again.

Compared to the GeForce GTX 1080‘s 2560 CUDA cores, 1607MHz and 1733MHz base and boost clock, and 8GB of 10Gbps GDDR5X memory on a 256-bit interface, the literally-brand-new-as-of-a-few-minutes-ago Titan X has 3854 CUDA cores running at a slightly slower 1417MHz and 1531MHz base and boost clock, as well as 12GB of 10Gbps GDDR5X on a 384-bit interface — at 480GB/sec its memory is a full 25 per cent faster than the GTX 1080’s 320GB/sec.

We’ll update this post as more details come to light.


    • It’s essentially a new card with the same name – the original Titan X was built around the Maxwell architecture, while this one is with the newer Pascal one.

  • Kinda the reason I went for a GTX 970 late last year when I knew the bunfights like this were about to begin anew. Happy to stay where I am.

      • Agreed, but it depends what you use the cards for and how much you ‘must have’ the latest tech. I’m still rocking a 780 and it does the job for now, VR wise I’ll have to upgrade at some point, but you can definitely get some good life out of graphics cards still.

    • It looks like it will have about 40% more compute resources but they’ll be running at 12% slower clocks than the 1080 to stay within their 250 W power budget, hence that fairly modest compute performance gain (11 TFLOPs vs 9 for the 1080).

      • Yeah, it’s definitely still a big leap, but I guess I was expecting something bigger after seeing what the 1080 had.

        Ultimately doesn’t mean much to me, I’ll probably be getting a 1070 😛

  • Hopefully Titan X Pascal is part of its official name so that its obvious which is which.

    They could have gone the Final Fantasy route and called it Titan X-2

  • i got a 1070 a month ago and there isnt anything i can throw at it that it doesnt take at ultra settings and 60fps @ 1080p and 1440p. the 1080 does 2k well and can even do 4k in an impressive manner.

    But the Titan X? Like what market is there for it? Honestly. 4k gaming at 90+fps??? The hardware to get that setup alone is expensive as hell.

    • The 1080 can’t handle 4K maxed 30+ fps consistently. I have a DCI 4K screen which has an extra 120 pixels horizontally, so Titan X might actually be my only option if I want to game full res.

    • There’s a market for it, just like there’s a market for Ferarri’s and Lambo’s. Wouldn’t be surprised if there were people that bought 2 x 1080s a month ago now selling up for dual Titan’s.

    • Plenty of reason. But the main one imo would be content creators that use GPU power to render video, 3D etc.. Titans are great for that. Then there’s the person who just wants to show off how much money they have…

    • Maybe. The 980Ti was released 9 months after the regular 980, they could follow a similar suit & do that. But it’s unlikely if they’re announcing a new Titan card that they’ll wait too much longer.

    • That’s a sure bet, since this new Titan will be based on the new GP102 GPU. Wouldn’t make much sense for Nvidia to produce a whole new chip just for one card.

      • Yeah normally the ti’s are the chips that didn’t quite cut it for the Titans, and now they are making Titans…makes sense.

  • Oh don’t worry, despite the marginal performance gain over an overclocked 1080, we will have to pay $2k + for this guaranteed. Good move going for the 1070 😉

  • They at dreaming if they think 20 percent increase in performance for twice the price is acceptable….. Thay thing is going to be at lease $2200 here!

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