The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X was recently officially introduced during the NVIDIA GTC 2015 hours ago. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled it a few weeks ago during GDC 2015, but most of its information was withheld. The new GTX TITAN X features the GM200 chip, a fully utilized Maxwell GPU that is definitely faster and more power efficient that its predecessors. The GTX TITAN X features 3072 CUDA cores, 192 Texture Units, 96 ROPs, 6 Graphics processing clusters and 24 streaming multiprocessors. It also has a base clock speed of 1000MHz or 1GHz, with a boost clock speed of 1075MHz. It has a very large 12GB of GDDR5 memory, clocked at 3505MHz, running on a 384-bit memory interface. As of today, the new TITAN X is said to be the fastest single GPU on the planet. You’ll find out more from the TITAN X reviews below.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Features
The new NVIDIA flagship graphics card, GeForce GTX TITAN X, is powered by a 28nm GM200 chip based on the Maxwell architecture. We have seen how power efficient the Maxwell performed with the GTX 980, 970 and even the recently released GTX 960, plus how good are their game performance compared to the Kepler-based GPUs.
Like I said earlier, the GeForce GTX TITAN X features 6 Graphics processing clusters resulting in 3072 CUDA cores, 192 Texture Units, 96 ROPs, and 24 streaming multiprocessors. Its core has a base clock of 1000MHz, with a boost clock speed of 1075MHz. It has a total of 12GB of GDDR5 memory, clocked at 3505MHz, running on a 384-bit memory interface. This makes the card future proof, even for 5K display thanks to its large memory size.
The TITAN X also has a 250W TDP and draws its power from a 6-pin+8-pin power connector. In terms of design, it looks pretty much like the previous GTX TITANs, with a black shroud and just the TITAN as its label. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a backplate, which leaves me a little bit disappointed considering that this is a flagship graphics card. It has a dual slot design and has a thermal threshold of 91° degrees Celsius. For connectivity, it has an HDMI port, a Dual-Link DVI port and 3x DisplayPort. It also has two SLI fingers, meaning you can put up to four GTX TITAN X in a 4-way SLI configuration.
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X also features VXFI Real-Time Voxel Global Illumination, Dynamic Super Resolution, Multi-Pixel Programmable Sampling / MFAA, VR Direct, Turf Effects and the usual features like PhysX, Shadow Play, G-Sync, and etc. The TITAN X is said to be available starting today via its AIB partners and will come with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $999.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Specifications
|Graphics Processing Clusters||6|
|CUDA Cores (single precision)||3072|
|Base Clock||1000 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1075 MHz|
|Memory Clock||3505 MHz|
|Memory Data Rate||7 Gbps|
|L2 Cache Size||3072K|
|Total Video Memory||12288MB GDDR5|
|Total Memory Bandwidth||336.5 GB/s|
|Texture Rate (Bilinear)||192 GigaTexels/sec|
|Fabrication Process||28 nm|
|Transistor Count||8 Billion|
|Connectors||3x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 1x Dual-Link DVI|
|Form Factor||Dual Slot|
|Power Connectors||8-pin + 6-pin|
|Recommended Power Supply||600 Watts|
|Thermal Design Power||250 Watts|
|Thermal Threshold||91° C|
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Reviews
Obviously the new GeForce GTX TITAN X is not for those who are in a budget, considering its price tag of $999. It is primary geared towards enthusiasts and hard core gamers who just want to best and current fastest GPU that the market has to offer, regardless of how expensive the graphics card is.
I’ve check the different reviews which went live after the NDA was lifted, and I see substantial amount of increase in performance compared to the GTX 980. The only current graphics card that can beat it today is the Radeon R9 295X2. But that’s already a dual GPU in one card and it’s not the TITAN X’s direct competitor. Two GTX 980 in SLI may also outperform the TITAN X, but then again, it’s already two GPU’s put together.
AMD hasn’t released their next single GPU flagship yet (the rumored Radeon R9 390X “Fiji”), rumored to be faster than any single GPU that NVIDIA has. Of course that information hasn’t been confirmed yet, and we won’t be seeing the so-called R9 390X until June. So currently, the GTX TITAN X remains to be the fastest single GPU on the planet, until another GPU comes out to dethrone it.
Full and detailed reviews of the GeForce GTX TITAN X can be read from the following sites:
- PCPer – The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB GM200 Review
- TechPowerUp – NVIDIA GeForce Titan X 12 GB
- AnandTech – The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Review
- Tom’s Hardware – GeForce GTX Titan X Review: Can One GPU Handle 4K?
- TweakTown – NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Video Card Review
- LegitReviews – NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Video Card Review