Nvidia and AMD are in an arms race to determine who has the biggest, most powerful graphics card of the year. Nvidia recently launched its new Titan X graphics card to dominate the higher-end of the market.
The new card is built with Nvidia’s Pascal GP102 architecture. It’s priced at $1,200, which is twice as expensive as the GTX 1080 card they released two months ago.
At this price range, you understandably get quite the weaponry running under the hood, including 3584 Nvidia CUDA cores running at 1.5GHz capable of delivering 11 teraflops of performance.
If you don’t understand what any of that means, then the previous Titan X delivered around 6 teraflops, while the 1080 delivers 8 teraflops.
Oh, and there’s 12GB of GDDR5X memory inside. So this is bound to be a powerful card.
In a video introducing the mammoth graphics card, Nvidia called it “the ultimate graphics card” and that it “gives you the power to accomplish things you never thought possible.”
Benchmarks for the card are not yet available. We’ll keep you posted on how well this card performs on the latest games.
In any case, here are the tech specs we know so far from Nvidia:
- 12 billion transistors
- 11 teraflops FP32 (32-bit floating point)
- 44 TOPS INT8 (new deep learning inferencing instruction)
- “High performance engineering for maximum overclocking)
- 3,584 CUDA cores running at 1.53GHz
- 12GB of GDDR5X memory (running at 480GB/s, 10GT/s on a 384-bit interface)
The card is being released on August 2, 2016. You better start saving up. The way Nvidia and AMD have been making cards this year, the Titan X could be the biggest and best graphics card ever made.