NVIDIA unveils its next-gen Titan X, priced at $1200, available Aug 2

NVIDIA announces its new Pascal-based Titan X with 12GB of GDDR5X, priced at $1200.

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Published Fri, Jul 22 2016 2:56 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

NVIDIA has just announced its new monster graphics card, the new Titan X. NVIDIA's new Titan X is based on the Pascal architecture, featuring a pretty damn good increase in specs over the already fast GeForce GTX 1080.

The new Titan X has 3584 CUDA cores compared to the 2560 CUDA cores on the GTX 1080, while we have 12GB of GDDR5X on a 384-bit memory bus, compared to the 256-bit memory bus on the GTX 1080. The new Titan X uses the GP102 which is based on the 16nm FinFET process, while GP104 powers the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.

Power consumption wise, we're looking at a 250W TDP - up from the 180W on the GTX 1080, while we have 12 billion transistors on the new Titan X, compared to the 7.2 billion found on the GP104-based GTX 1080. The memory bandwidth has been increased thanks to the 384-bit memory bus, where we have a huge 480GB/sec - very close to the 512GB/sec offered by HBM1 on the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X.

NVIDIA unveils its next-gen Titan X, priced at $1200, available Aug 2 | TweakTown.com

As for performance, it's hard to say as we don't know the ROP or TMU counts, but we should expect at least 30% more performance than the GeForce GTX 1080 - which is going to make the new Titan X an absolute monster when it's released. Oh, and that release date is soon - August 2, to be precise.

How about price? NVIDIA is commanding $699 for its GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition right now, while the new GP102-powered Titan X will be priced at $1200 - quite the premium, but remember the original GTX Titan X was priced at $999 and is nowhere near as fast as this. I can't wait to get my hands-on one of them, I need it right now - heck, I want to go back in time and get one.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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