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
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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  • inighthawki - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    The table incorrectly lists "GTX Titan Black" twice. I presume the first column should read "GTX Titan X"?
  • blanarahul - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    Big Maxwell on 28nm?! Whooo! Someone's desperate!
  • bunnyfubbles - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    desperate for the fabs to get on the ball and beyond 28nm. And while 28nm is likely, its a good best guess, not yet confirmed, although Titan X debuting on something other than 28nm would likely be bigger news than the chip itself.
  • FlushedBubblyJock - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - link

    The GTX980 Maxwell has 5.2B transistors, while the Maxwell TX has 8.0B transistors, so that's quite a leap.
  • Flunk - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    They have to, TSMC isn't doing a high-power 20nm-class process. They're skipping that node.
  • blanarahul - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    WHAT?! WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?! So what will 3rd (or 4th) gen Maxwell be based on? 16FF or 16FF+?
  • blanarahul - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    Just googled. 16/14nm FF in 2016. Sigh. Well atleast we'll get to see how efficient can we really be on 28nm.
  • nandnandnand - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    28nm: the beatingist, deadest horse
  • danjw - Friday, March 6, 2015 - link

    It has been talked about since last year. TSMC doesn't seem to be able to get higher powered processors on its 20nm process. It isn't clear if this was a decision on their part or that they found it just didn't work.
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - link

    This has been known for about half a year now. GM200 is being fabbed on 28nm. What hasn't been known is the exact transistor count and die size. Rumors suggest it'll be the largest GPU Nvidia's produced, ~600mm².

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