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Nvidia Titan X: Specs, price, and release date – the new performance benchmark

Nvidia has launched its fourth graphics card of the year, unveiling the monstrous Titan X, the successor to the GTX Titan X.

The new card, which will cost $1200 at launch, is based on an entirely new chip, the GP102; the company’s headline grabbing GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards were based on the GP104.

It still uses Nvidia’s Pascal architecture, which equates to a much tighter arrangement of transistors than the previous Maxwell technology, leading to massively increased power efficiency.

Since it’s completely new, performance relative to other Nvidia cards is unknown and the company has been fairly light on details so far.

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We do know the important numbers, though. There will be 3854 CUDA cores, more than the 3072 on the GTX Titan X and the 2560 on the GTX 1080.

The base clock speed is 1417MHz, up from 1000MHz on the previous model. There’s a massive 12GB of 10Gbps GDDR5X memory on board, which is the same type of tech used in the GTX 1080.

With a very wide 384-bit memory bus, this card will be capable of the sorts of gaming and other 3D workloads most consumers won’t be touching. There’s certainly no monitor with a high enough resolution to challenge this card on the games we know and love today.  

Finally, with a 250W TDP, anybody with a previous generation GTX Titan X won’t have to upgrade their power supply since the two are equal.

Nvidia hasn’t made any performance claims yet, but no doubt it’ll be something impressive, perhaps to ‘power the next generation of VR’ or something similar.

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