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Pascal-based Nvidia Titan X is graphics card overkill of the highest order

Pascal-based Nvidia Titan X is...
Nvidia has cranked its Pascal architecture to the max with the new Titan X
Nvidia has cranked its Pascal architecture to the max with the new Titan X
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Nvidia has cranked its Pascal architecture to the max with the new Titan X

With the rise of 4K and graphics-intensive VR, more strain is being placed on graphics cards. A couple of months ago, Nvidia responded to this call for more power with its GTX 1080, which the company called "the new king" of graphics cards. Well, the king is dead, long live the king, because now Nvidia has unveiled an updated version of the Titan X, which takes Nvidia's Pascal architecture and cranks it up to the absolute max.

With maximum performance sitting at 11 teraflops, the new Titan X is around 60 percent faster than its predecessor with a GPU packing in 12 billion transistors and 3,584 CUDA cores running at 1.53 GHz, compared to the 3,072 cores at 1.08 GHz in the last model. There's also 12 GB of GDDR5X memory on board, all adding up to make the new Titan X faster than any other graphics card the company has produced.

Nvidia also claims it's the biggest GPU ever produced, with the two-slot card's die cast aluminum body measuring 4.376 inches high and 10.5 inches long (11.12 x 26.67 mm) making use of vapor chamber cooling to dissipate heat. The card supports a maximum resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 @ 60 Hz and DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and Dual Link DVI connections.

Unfortunately, "the ultimate" in performance has a price-tag to match, with the card going for US$1,200 in the USA and Europe from August 2, while Nvidia says it will be available in Asia soon.

Nvidia introduces the Titan X in the video below.

Source: Nvidia

NVIDIA TITAN X: The Ultimate Graphics Card, Powered by Pascal

3 comments
Az4521
By "biggest GPU", they mean the processor die, not the graphics card itself. 10.5" is pretry much standard for graphics cards, and all of nvidias reference/"founders edition" cards are the same size.
Fretting Freddy the Ferret pressing the Fret
I don't see how any confusion could ever arise from the naming of this new card...
Daishi
Nvidia stock has tripled since this article and their growth in the data center is booming on AI using GPU computing. They announced a new data center GPU named "NVIDIA Tesla V100" based on their new Volta chip. Titan X has 12 billion transistors and Volta has 21 billion (on 5,120 CUDA cores).