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NVIDIA surprises with GeForce GTX Titan X announcement

GTX Titan X

Its rare in today’s world that a major product like the NVIDIA’s flagship GPU gets announced before all the bits and pieces of it are leaked on the internet. Something like that happened today. NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang casually took the stage at Game Developer Conference presentation from Epic Games and announced their next flagship; the GeForce GTX Titan X.

GTX Titan X

It was nothing more than a small announcement. The CEO came to the stage, took covers of the latest graphics card, posed for the press, autographed the GPU for Tim Sweeney and left. Only information revealed about the GTX Titan X is that it has 8 billion transistors and 12 GB of memory which gives an idea that its possibly based on a big Maxwell chip. NVIDIA’s CEO also told that this new GPU will be under the spotlight at GDC 2015 and they’ll be showing several amazing demonstrations.

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 new GTX Titan X will obviously sit above the GTX Titan Black in terms of specifications and power (and price obviously). The Titan Black comes with 2880 CUDA cores, 6 GB of GDDR5 memory spread across a 384-bit wide memory interface. It has 7.1 billion transistors and is based on Kepler GPU.

In terms of aesthetics, the GTX Titan X looks a lot the previous high-end GPUs from the green team with a blower style cooler and a metallic shroud. However, NVIDIA has taken it one step ahead with lighting inside the shroud. The Titan logo glows in white whereas the fan area glows in green.

This is just the start of GTX Titan X news and NVIDIA will be teasing the new GPU for a good week or two.

Source: AnandTech


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