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.
With the same 8-pin and 6-pin auxiliary PCI-Express power connectors as the GeForce GTX 1080, the Titan X consumes significantly more power — 250 Watts versus the 1080's 180 Watts. Again, like the 1080, it's SLI-ready, supports all of Nvidia's latest Pascal architecture tweaks like Simultaneous Multi-Projection and GPU Boost 3.0, as well as VR-specific tech like VRWorks. The same geometrically-janky vapor chamber blower cooler is used, but like previous Titans this one is black.
It inherits its name from the previous GTX Titan X, which was based on last generation's GTX 980 Ti. No price or release date have been shared by Nvidia just yet for the Australian market. Expect it to be... expensive. Internationally, you'll pay $US1199 when it launches on August 2, making it almost twice as expensive as the $US699 GeForce GTX 1080 and well far, far ahead of the $US449 GeForce GTX 1070.
We said our GTX 1080 delivers an “irresponsible amount of performance.” It was a bit reckless. But this is even more reckless. So forget words, here are the numbers:
- 12-billion transistors
- 11 TFLOPs FP32 (32-bit floating point)
- 44 TOPS INT8 (new deep learning inferencing instruction)
- 3,584 CUDA cores at 1.53GHz (versus 3,072 CUDA cores at 1.08GHz in previous TITAN X)
- High performance engineering for maximum overclocking
- 12GB of GDDR5X memory (480GB/s)