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March 18, 2015

NVidia Officially Unveils GTX Titan X, Sports 12GB VRAM

NVidia has officially announced their latest flagship graphics card dubbed as the NVidia GeForce Titan X which also happens to be the world’s first consumer-grade single-GPU graphics card to have an eye-watering 12GB of VRAM to boot.

This is not the first instance that we came across NVidia’s beastly graphics card. It was first seen during the recently-concluded Game Developer Conference when NVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage to present an autographed NVidia GeForce Titan X to Tim Sweeney of Epic Games.

He did not, however, provide a lot of details about their new flagship GPU so we decided not to jump the gun and wait for the official announcement instead.

NVidia GeForce GTX Titan X specs:

Process: 28nm
Architecture: Maxwell 2 (GM200)
CUDA Cores: 3072
Engine Core Clock: 1000MHz
Engine Boost Clock: 1075MHz
VRAM: 12GB
Memory Clock: 7GHz GDDR5
Memory Bus Width: 384-bit
Bandwidth: 336.5GB/s
TDP: 250W
DirectX 12 support
Single Precision FLOP Performance: 7 TFLOPS
Double Precision FLOP Peformance: 200 GFLOP
Power Connectors: 6 + 8-pin

By merely looking at its incredible specs sheet, one can already make the argument that the Titan X is most powerful single-GPU graphics card currently known to man. Apart from its whopping 12GB GDDR5 RAM clocked at 7GHz, NVidia’s new franchise centerpiece boasts 8 billion transistors laid across a 601mm2 field which obviously resulted in to the company’s current largest GPU to date and higher TDP that’s rated at 250W.

NVidia GeForce Titan X

The GTX Titan X’s GPU is based on NVidia’s new “Big Maxwell” architecture (GM200) which, in a nutshell, is an uncut version of the GM204 that’s found on the GTX 980. The chipmaker’s new architecture is expected to bring notable performance gains on almost all aspects including more CUDA cores, better ROPs and higher memory bandwidth.

Even though these kind of feature set will ultimately result in to buttery smooth gameplay at ultimate settings even at 4K resolution, Huang claims that the new Titan X can be used beyond gaming which he was keen to point out during his keynote.

This include deep neural analysis which normally takes more than a month to process using a 16-core Intel Xeon processor, but can be accomplished in under 2 days using the new GeForce Titan X.

The new NVidia GeForce GTX Titan X reference card will be available starting tomorrow and will be retailed for USD999.


5 Responses to “NVidia Officially Unveils GTX Titan X, Sports 12GB VRAM”

  1. archie says:

    Designed for upcoming 4k and 5k monitors and graphic-hogging games.

  2. Justin says:

    At P44k SRP, you can get a PS4 and a decent laptop already.

    • tipz says:

      correct! but I think this card is for enthusiasts or rendering artists or gamers who like to play on. max settings. so 44k I think is a win considering the specs. :)

    • Mon says:

      Yup, nVidia’s Titan cards were always expensive, but it’s nice to know that the tech is already available, that only means that the next generation of graphic cards would be good

      that said, anyone know what series are up next? 900 series are already out, I doubt the next gen would be be called 1000 series lol

  3. Joe says:

    wait…. kulang pa pala budget ko para sa pc..

    sana bumaba ng konti ang price. :D

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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