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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  • medi03 - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    I buy AMD because I want best for the buck and it's hard to find a mid performance GPU (at least in Germany) which isn't shamelessly overpriced on nVidia's end.

    Also, if one is going for "the best" in absolute performance terms, power consumption of Radeon 295 shouldn't matter.
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  • Yojimbo - Thursday, March 05, 2015 - link

    Who says "the best" means the best in absolute performance terms? His message seemed to suggest he didn't consider it that way. Reply
  • r3loaded - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    Inb4 11.5GB of RAM. Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    Inb4 the next parrot who doesn't understand Maxwell's ROP/memory system. Reply
  • Crunchy005 - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    Looks good so far. Can't wait to see AMDs new line and their answer to what Nvidia has been throwing out. Hopefully this will come out at a better price point than before but doubt it. So far the Titans have come out at $1000 and $3000 for the dual GPU one. Reply
  • hammer256 - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    I would imagine $1k is probably the reasonable expectation here :( Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    I think the best we can hope for (and really what would make the most sense) is a replacement at the same $1000 price point. But I have this bad feeling it's going to be significantly more than that. If Nvidia does decide to jack up the price it really makes you appreciate the stability of Intel's SKU's and pricing over the past ~9 years or so (both at the high and low-end), despite the lack of competition above $200-$300. Reply
  • CaedenV - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    Launch Price: A large number
    LMAO, that made my day!
    Reply
  • Railgun - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    If the rumors hold that this will be gimped in FP64 performance, I would struggle to see how they could justify the price of $1k. That was one of the reasons, if not the singular reason to charge such a premium. I'm going to swag it at $850. Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - link

    Not exactly gimped, but if the rumors hold true GM200 won't offer any significant double precision performance boost over GK110. It's rumored that it'll be limited to 1/4 FP32, as opposed to 1/3 on GK110. Reply

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