Two weeks ago, during the Games Developers Conference (GDC), NVIDIA unveiled its latest Titan model, the Titan X. Powered by the latest Maxwell GPU, the Titan X is reportedly the most powerful single-GPU graphics card in the world, and it’s available for purchase now.
During NVIDIA’s GDC keynote, the company didn’t reveal any detailed information about the specifications of its latest flagship graphics card, but NVIDIA didn’t hold back this time at its own GTC conference. The behemoth of a card comes with a 28nm GM200 Maxwell GPU with 3072 CUDA cores clocked at 1002MHz, 192 texture units, 96 raster devices, and a confirmed 12GB of graphics memory clocked at 7GHz. It has a TDP of 250W and will require an 8 and 6-pin power connector to work. Overall, the Titan X packs about 50% more graphics compute power over the GTX 980 and of course supports DirectX 12 that will be part of Windows 10.
At its GTC keynote, NVIDIA also announced its Digits Devbox, a $15,000 “compact supercomputer”. The PC is designed to aid engineers in developing deep-learning software and thus requires a lot of compute power. Unsurprisingly, it comes with four, yes four, Titan X graphics cards in it.
The massive performance of the Titan X comes with an equally massive price, the card will be available in its reference design for $999, but that may go up depending on any custom coolers that NVIDIA’s graphics card partners may add to it. We don’t have any actual gaming performance numbers yet, but we will as soon as the reviews start coming in. Let us know what you think of the Titan X in the comments below.
UPDATE: The numbers are out, check them out below courtesy of Anandtech. It’s official, the Titan X is the fastest single-GPU graphics card money can buy.
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