Graphics processing chip & GPU maker Nvidia released three new GPUs this year: the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 & GTX 1060 which dropped earlier this week. Recent reviews & benchmarks showed that the new Pascal architecture based GTX 1080 performed much better than the Maxwell based Titan X Nvidia had back then. So it was time for them to produce another Titan X with the new Pascal architecture to put the last-gen Titan X to shame. The CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the new Titan X, which is the company’s most powerful card right now.
The new GPU design is based on Nvidia’s new Pascal GP102 architecture, has 12GB of GDDR5X memory with 10Gbps memory speed. A whooping 3,584 Cuda cores clocked at 1.53GHz delivers 11 teraflops of performance. It also has 12 billion transistors in total. The base clock of the card is 1417 MHz & has 384-bit wide memory interface and 480 GB/s memory bandwidth. The card is built following Nvidia’s reference design with vapor chamber cooling and aluminum die cast body. The card has a TDP of 250W and is powered by a 1x 8-pin and 1x 6-pin connector. Nvidia claims it is 60% faster than the previous gen of Titan X. However, they didn’t use the next-gen HBM2 memory.
On the back it has a backplate just like the GTX 1080 for better support with connectivity options including DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b & Dual-Link DVI. The card will support all of Nvidia’s new Pascal features such as Simultaneous Multi Projection System, Ansel, G-Sync, GameStream & GPU Boost 3.0. It will also support SLI. The Titan X might be the card that can process 60FPS 4K gaming at ease.
The Titan X will hit the markets on August 2nd in US & Europe for $1,200 (will be available directly through NVIDIA’s website only), with Asia release following that. It will sit on top of Nvidia’s latest GPU lineup as the fastest card ever built. It is not cheap, but it performs twice as fast as the GTX 1080 so the price does the justice. They have also brought new Nvidia SLI Bridge in 2, 3, or 4 slot configurations.