In the wee hours of this morning NVIDIA officially announced its mammoth new graphics card, the Titan RTX. With huge specs, it also has a price tag to match. Here's how much it will set you back in Australia.
For those that have been balking at the $1900 price tag of the RTX 2080 Ti cards, you might want to look away now, as Nvidia has now topped that with the new $3,999 Titan RTX.
The Titan RTX (also known as the T-Rex) is the successor of the Titan V and has twice the RAM and bandwidth of the previous gen, as well as the RTX 2080 Ti which dropped this past September.
It's also powered by NVIDIA's Turing architecture, which allows for the combination of real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading.
"Turing is NVIDIA’s biggest advance in a decade – fusing shaders, ray tracing, and deep learning to reinvent the GPU,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The introduction of T-Rex puts Turing within reach of millions of the most demanding PC users — developers, scientists and content creators."
Here are the key specs:
- 576 multi-precision Turing Tensor Cores, providing up to 130 teraflops of deep learning performance.
- 72 Turing RT Cores, delivering up to 11 GigaRays per second of real-time ray-tracing performance.
- 24GB GDDR6 RAM with 672GB/s bandwidth
- 100GB/s NVIDIA NVLink, which can can pair two TITAN RTX GPUs to scale memory and compute (if you have the cash to buy more than one)
- 8K video editing capability
- VirtualLink port for next-gen VR functionality
We don't have a hard release date on the Titan RTX as yet, but its live on NVIDIA'a Australian website (where you can also be notified about it) and it has been pegged for release in the U.S. and Europe by the end of the year. Hopefully we won't be far behind.
What we do know is that theTitan RTX will set you back a cool $3,999. And while that might be almost a third cheaper than old mate Quadro RTX 6000 (it's over $11,000) - it ain't nothing.
If you're wondering whether it's worth it - we chat about that over here.