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Nvidia announces the new Titan X: 11 TFLOPs for $1,200

By Scorpus ยท 22 replies
Jul 22, 2016
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  1. Nvidia unveiled today a new flagship graphics card: the Titan X. It might carry the same name as Nvidia's previous high-end Maxwell card, but this new Pascal-based product uses a GP102 GPU for 11 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance.

    To put the performance of the new Titan X in perspective, the old GM200-based Titan X featured just over 6 TFLOPs of compute, while the GeForce GTX 1080 packs around 8.8 TFLOPs under boost.

    For those that are interested in a 25 percent performance increase (on paper) over the GTX 1080, it will come at a hefty price: $1,200. This is double the MSRP of the GTX 1080, which shouldn't come as a surprise; Nvidia's Titan cards have always carried a significant premium.

    As for specifications, here's what we know. The GP102 GPU features 3,584 CUDA cores, with this card packing a rated clock speed of 1,417 MHz and a boost clock of 1,530 MHz. There's 12 GB of GDDR5X memory on board, clocked at 10 GHz to provide 480 GB/s of bandwidth over a 384-bit interface.

    The new Titan X is rated for a TDP of 250 watts, which is the same as the old Titan X. Considering the significant jump in performance from old to new, Nvidia's strengths in energy efficiency are on display here.

    You'll be able to purchase a new Titan X from Nvidia directly starting August 2nd. The $1,200 price tag may be hard to swallow for some, but that's the price you'll have to pay to get the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the market.

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  2. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Booster Posts: 92   +23

    Who didn't see this coming? Next after the GTX 1080's prices stabilize they will cough up a GTX 1080 Ti.
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 292   +118

    I just posted a video on youtube... the TITAN's roughly 22%-25% faster than the GTX 1080. This generation will skip the Ti all together. There's just no room to fit a card between such small gains. At least that makes sense why the GTX 1080 is priced like the 980Ti as well...
  4. mcborge

    mcborge TS Maniac Posts: 395   +249

    1200! Now that's walking around money... I'll take 2... In my dreams...
  5. toxicfiend

    toxicfiend TS Enthusiast Posts: 41   +11

    I am surprised it didn't come with HBM memory for that price so that equates to about $2200 to $ 2400 in Australia where we get ripped a new one with most high end tech prices.
    Reehahs and VitalyT like this.
  6. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 535   +210

    Ehm... what are you talking about? Can you name your sources? You're saying this with seemingly a lot of confidence for such big statements. What "small gains"? If you believe the GTX 1080 Ti will be placed between the GTX 1080 and Titan, in terms of performance, history says you're blatantly wrong. The Ti has been the "Titan-like performing card" without the double-precision compute power, and there's no sign of changing that. The GTX 1080 Ti should perform just as well as the Titan in gaming (read single-precision floating point) scenarios, without the duality of being just as good for computing.
  7. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 410   +256

    That card is a beast and just consuming 250Watts. But alas, I cant see myself owning it unless I do scientific research. Now waiting for proper reviews for it.
  8. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    HardReset & Evernessince should have their reviews in early next month :)
  9. HardReset

    HardReset TS Maniac Posts: 444   +137

  10. robb213

    robb213 TS Addict Posts: 328   +98

    I guess HBM2 will be reserved for the Quadro series only, or so it seems. Expected this card to have it as well.
    VitalyT likes this.
  11. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +349

    GDDR5X is actually not a bad stopgap solution in terms of performance, but it still a bummer to not see HBM2 as all the rumor mills were ready to run with it until the finish line.

    That being said I cannot justify $1000, let alone $1200 for the part so clearly it is not for me, but as with all video card announcements I can't wait for the reviews to come in. :)
  12. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 292   +118

    9Tflops GTX 1080, 11 Tflops TITANX part 2. This is a 22% increase. My source is NVIDIA themselves. As far as history goes, this is exactly how the GTX 600 series went. GTX 680 (GK104) was king, then Titan (Cut down GK100 GPU,) came out. Then They released a FULL GK100 GPU, Titan Black, with a cut down version for the GTX 780. Watch... Nvidia's going to pull a refresh generation again like they did with the GTX 700 series, so history's actually backing me up on this one.
  13. javierkaiser

    javierkaiser TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +6

    Looks like we will have to wait for the next-gen for HMB(2 or 3), I was hoping for it as well
  14. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Addict Posts: 208   +52

    no a-sync compute,poor DX12 performance,no HBM2, I already see the FAIL .written all over it.
    Burty117, Evernessince and HardReset like this.
  15. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,522   +514

    Though I won't buy one, I would like to know what DP compute is shackled to in this.
  16. Milkyjoe

    Milkyjoe TS Rookie Posts: 18   +10

    The titan x and this only have single precision, it was the titan black that had double precision. Now you just paying alot of money to have that extra performance early.
  17. Tech420

    Tech420 TS Rookie

    No point in waiting. Card would perform pretty much the same with or without it. There's always a new technology just around the corner and if you wait for everything you'll be waiting around forever.
  18. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,786   +1,003

    Yeah you should definitely wait for it. You seem to be reaching out to me so I'll make sure to double my editorial work from now on!
  19. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,762   +435

    This only has good single precision perf? So just targeted at really high end gaming?
  20. CaptainTom

    CaptainTom TS Maniac Posts: 252   +103

    That is all Titan cards were ever good for lol
  21. cerealkeller

    cerealkeller TS Rookie

    Pretty sexy. What's the deal with no HBM2? With that price tags it should have high bandwidth memory, not the same memory as the 1080. I'm running SLI 980 Classies at the moment. Was hoping to upgrade to a 1080, but with no HBM2, I'll wait til the next gen. Hopefully there will be a 1080ti and it will have HBM2. I'll grab two of those bad boys, here's hoping. I can't see Nvidia releasing a 1080ti under any other city circumstances. I would think they'd sooner release a new series of rebranded mid and low end cards with the top dogs having HBM2, with or without new architecture. The HBM memory performance should provide significant improvements, I'm guessing 20% or more over GDDR5x at 10 GHz.
  22. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Evangelist Posts: 583   +317

    I currently have a Core i7 6950x with 32GB of RAM and a Titan X 12GB. I was expecting the new Titan X to be 16GB (rumor I heard). I would have upgraded if it did, but so far I don't see any reason to do so.

    I'm running 3 monitors and a 4K 50" TV and everything looks and runs fine.
  23. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 653   +286

    Yes, but will it SLI?

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