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Nvidia debuts the Titan RTX as the world's most powerful desktop GPU

By Greg S · 44 replies
Dec 3, 2018
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  1. beardrinksbeer

    beardrinksbeer TS Member Posts: 24

    I'll catch it ;)
  2. Gmn17

    Gmn17 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    In the Navi
  3. beardrinksbeer

    beardrinksbeer TS Member Posts: 24

    mY 1080Ti CaN :)
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,877

    I'd rather play Minesweeper
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,822   +2,078

    I don't think I've ever seen someone this mad before...

    Look, Nvidia likes money and if they don't have products for customers to buy then they lose market share. Losing market share means losing money, this isn't a difficult concept
  6. beardrinksbeer

    beardrinksbeer TS Member Posts: 24

    oNlY cHrIstMaS sOliTaiRe :(
    Right side bob likes this.
  7. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 491   +303

    "...world's most powerful desktop GPU"

    - for now.

    Yeah, I was going to ask the over-cliched "Yeah, but can it run Crysis?" too... but I'm cliched myself...

    Too bad there are no new games to take that infamous title from Cysis.
  8. beardrinksbeer

    beardrinksbeer TS Member Posts: 24

    Metro Last Light, that grinds my computer into the ground; but that may be overtaken in a few months time with the release of Metro Exodus
  9. Lounds

    Lounds TS Addict Posts: 166   +103

    Maybe the Japanese market, as they're trying to push our 8K broadcasts for 2020 Olympics, so that market might be keen to find hardware to create content for?
  10. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Addict Posts: 222   +96

  11. GreenNova343

    GreenNova343 TS Maniac Posts: 355   +237

    1. On nVidia's Titan RTX site, there is ZERO mention of "11 GigaRays". Not in the brief specs, not in the full specs. The number "11" doesn't even show up anywhere on the site, except on the press release...& we all know how reliable press releases are in comparison to real-world performance. But I'm sure we would all love to hear your experience-based, engineering perspective of how two GPUs can have identical specs, yet the cheaper card supposedly puts out 10% more performance.
    2. Yes, I made a small mistake there...but it was in the labeling of the cores. The Quadro RTX 6000 & Titan RTX both have 576 Tensor cores and 72 RT cores...I just mislabeled the RT cores as Tensors, but the cards still have identical core counts. Beside, per nVidia (see here) not only do you need both the Tensor & RT cores for real-time raytracing, but their current top limit is 10 Gigarays/second...not 11. This is not Spinal Tap, remember, this is the real world.
    3. I said NOTHING about memory speed. And if the VRAM isn't being used in the raytracing, then what, pray tell, is being used? PC RAM? Disk cache on the SSD/HDD? That'd be a heck of a thing, having your raytracing performance being gimped because you only had 16GB of system RAM instead of the 128GB "suggested". But again, even if raytracing truly depended solely on the base system providing the data & not the VRAM, then why even bother with the NVLink bridges for the Titan or Quadro RTX cards? Heck, why even bother putting so much VRAM on them at all, if it has zero effect? They could save a whole lot of production money by just giving them 2GB of GDDR3 VRAM & still make a ton of money. It makes no sense to put so much VRAM on these GPUs, & then also advertise a feature that lets you combine them in parallel...unless it does have an effect on performance.
    And BTW...yes, I read the article...but I also did additional research to verify it, rather than simply relying on a single source of information. You might want to try it yourself next time.
  12. beardrinksbeer

    beardrinksbeer TS Member Posts: 24

    can humans even see 8K?
    I know 10k has no trouble seeing zombies :)
  13. Ryan Barrett

    Ryan Barrett TS Rookie

    Incorrect. One word. IMAX.
  14. Ryan Barrett

    Ryan Barrett TS Rookie

    Clearly you haven't seen the prices of the 1080ti lately. It's actually cheaper to buy a 2080 right now.
  15. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,814   +3,203

    I guess everyone predicting the RTX 2080 Ti was replacing the Titan were wrong. Whatever it takes to justify insane pricing and now this card drops. Enjoy the monopoly, Nvidia just built a hotel!
  16. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 522   +398

    Comparing market share of products on the market for a month with ones that have been available for well over 2 years is completely meaningless. Please check back in 2 years for some actually useful data.
  17. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 522   +398

    Heh, I actually bought into this line of reasoning. Apparently Nvidia is too super crafty for me!
  18. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +202

    I have seen them. And I have also seen the 2080 selling for less than the 1080ti MSRP.

    Of course it’s still a good time to buy a GPU, better than it’s been for over a year. Unless of course for some reason you feel you are entitled to a massive price cut despite no competition in the marketplace.
  19. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 2,446   +1,441

    Most companies' year-end is June, not January... sorry for the necro, but only noticed your reply now after the Radeon VII review :)
  20. Knot Schure

    Knot Schure TS Addict Posts: 222   +96

    My first PC (IBM / x86) came with 1MB VRAM, 8MB RAM, and 1.1GB HDD. It was 2,000 GBP in 199(6?). x1.4 for USD.

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