During today’s GDC session on Epic’s Unreal Engine, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang dropped in as a special guest to announce NVIDIA’s next high performance video card, the GeForce GTX Titan X.

In order to capitalize on the large audience of the Unreal session while not spoiling too much ahead of NVIDIA’s own event in 2 weeks – the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference – NVIDIA is playing coy with details on the product, but they have released a handful of details along with a product image.

NVIDIA Titan Specification Comparison
  GTX Titan X GTX Titan Black GTX Titan
Stream Processors ? 2880 2688
Texture Units ? 240 224
ROPs 96? 48 48
Core Clock ? 889MHz 837MHz
Boost Clock ? 980MHz 876MHz
Memory Clock ? 7GHz GDDR5 6GHz GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 384-bit? 384-bit 384-bit
VRAM 12GB 6GB 6GB
FP64 ? 1/3 FP32 1/3 FP32
TDP ? 250W 250W
Transistor Count 8B 7.1B 7.1B
Architecture Maxwell Kepler Kepler
Manufacturing Process TSMC 28nm? TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Launch Date Soon 2/18/14 02/21/13
Launch Price A Large Number $999 $999

The GPU underlying GTX Titan X is 8 billion transistors, which similar to the original GTX Titan’s launch means we’re almost certainly looking at Big Maxwell. NVIDIA will be pairing it with 12GB VRAM – indicating a 384-bit memory bus – and it will once again be using NVIDIA’s excellent metal cooler and shroud, originally introduced on the original GTX Titan.

No further details are being provided at this time, and we’re expecting to hear more about it at GTC. Meanwhile Epic’s master engine programmer Tim Sweeney was gifted the first GTX Titan X card, in recognition of NVIDIA and Epic’s long development partnership and the fact that Epic guys are always looking for more powerful video cards to push the envelope on Unreal Engine 4.

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  • Railgun - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    Between Feb and July 2011. ;) Reply
  • AndrewJacksonZA - Friday, March 06, 2015 - link

    :-) Reply
  • blzd - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    12 Gigs of RAM so you know it'll be fast! /s

    I've been waiting for 12GB of VRAM before making my next GPU purchase, should be a nice jump from my 1GB. /s
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  • BrokenCrayons - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    It stinks about being stuck at 28nm for so long. Despite that, the Titans have always been pretty impressive hardware but at 10x the price of an inexpensive Windows tablet like the TW802 or Stream 7, I think my next computer will have 4 Intel Gen7 graphics execution units in it and I'll just stick to managing my expectations for entertainment and wait until passively cooled budget processors contain faster graphics in a few years. It just seems so hard to rationalize a single component purchase that gets installed inside a non-portable box that's not really any better at being a word processor than a phone or tablet I can stick in a purse. They'd both run Terraria and let me crush the same candy. Reply
  • AndrewJacksonZA - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    Would you like to drive a [whatever brand of small cheap scooter/car is looked down upon in your circle of friends] or would you prefer a Tesla/Ferrari/Range Rover? They both get you from point A to point B. Reply
  • Urizane - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    Your analogy could use a little tweak. Big GPUs are doing more work than small GPUs. It'd be closer to say when you're going on vacation, do you bring a Smart car with two people and a bag or bring a Crossover/SUV with skis, tents, and whatever else you want. Bring all of the things. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, March 06, 2015 - link

    I don't let the opinions of my friends influence what I buy with the money I earn. :) I buy the stuff that I wanna which I think will fill my needs. And yeah, actually I would totally prefer an inexpensive car over some huge box or sports car since I also don't measure my status with the objects I own. It's lots more important, I think, to have lots of liquid money that can be used to generate compounding interest rather than loans or debt on things that might keep up with inflation (if they're real estate) or will just progressively lose value over time like a car of all things. Reply
  • RussianSensation - Friday, March 06, 2015 - link

    This comparison is rather flawed. But let's talk from a performance point of view. In 12 months from now a $600 card will be as fast as this Titan X and in 12 more months a $350-400 card. In 36 more months you'll be able to buy a card with similar performance for $200. If you go out and buy a McLaren 650S or a Ferrari 488 GTB, can you buy a brand new 2018 McLaren/Ferrari with similar performance in 36 months for 5-7X less? No. Many people at AT could buy a $1350 card but they don't do so because of how quickly GPUs drop in price/are superseded. Look at the original $1K Titan. 2 years from its launch a $240 R9 290 and a $310 970 both beat it. In 9 months from the original Titan launch a $400 R9 290 matched it. That's why most gamers won't buy $2000-2500 worth of Titan Xs without waiting for R9 390 series/GM200 consumer 6GB card. Reply
  • erple2 - Sunday, March 08, 2015 - link

    These price comparisons are flawed, however. If I'm in the market for a video card right now, I can buy a 600 top of the line card, or a 300 dollar very good card. Then, in a year, the 300 dollar cards perform as well or slightly better than the 600 card of today. But the 300 cards today will not age as well. So in a year, to maintain reasonable performance, I'll be in the market for another card. So I have to decide then to buy either a 300 dollar card then, or a more expensive one. Either way, after two years, I'll have comparable performance whether I spent 300 twice in two years, or 600 once. The difference is that I have better performance for the first year. I know that prices don't always work out that way, but making a blanket statement that buying an expensive product now is a bad idea since similar performance is available for half the cost in a year is ultimately flawed. The 500 card I bought in 2013 is still doing very well for me, enough so that the current 250 cards aren't really any better, at least performance wise. And I got solid performance for a full year. Reply
  • FlushedBubblyJock - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - link

    Thank you for the logic. Reply

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