The Titan X is the most powerful Pascal card to date, and you can’t afford it.
Nvidia has been unveiling and releasing new GPUs like nobody’s business. Well, it’s technically their business. We knew that the new Pascal architecture was going to allow for unparalleled power from relatively efficient cards. We knew that Nvidia would be aggressively targeting enthusiast power-users as well as more casual gamers. What we didn’t know is just how rapidly Nvidia would be dropping these new cards. In the span of about two months we’ve seen the release of three new cards: the GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060. We figured the GTX 1080 would be king of the hill for a long while, but we were dead wrong.
Earlier today Nvidia unveiled – nay, unleashed – the most powerful consumer GPU in the world: the Titan X. The Titan X has always been Nvidia’s flagship card, made almost exclusively for rich maniacs who have nothing better to spend their money on (I’m not bitter at all). This card is an absolute monster, and unless you plan on running Crysis on an IMAX screen from your desktop or projecting to three 4K monitors simultaneously, I don’t really understand why you’d need one. Let’s take a look at these specs.
Under the hood:
- 11 TFLOPs
- 12-billion transistors
- 3,584 CUDA cores at 1.53GHz (compared to the previous Titan X’s 3,072 CUDAs @ 1.08GHz)
- High performance engineering for maximum overclocking
- 12GB of GDDR5X memory (480GB/s)
Now the only thing that might mean anything to the layman at this point are those teraflops. You might recall that Microsoft has been bragging ever since E3 that “Project Scorpio” would be capable of pushing out 6 TFLOPs, making it the most powerful console in the world when it launches later next year. This thing is almost doubling that performance next month, albeit at an enormous cost. If you want to buy one of these suckers, the reference model will set you back about $1,200. Check out Nvidia’s hype trailer below, and feel impotent.[fvplayer src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y02kptTItj8″ width=”560″ height=”315″]