Nividia has unveiled its new graphics card and it’s 60 percent faster than its predecessor. The GTX Titan X is double the price of the GTX 1080 and it’s expected to arrive on August 2. While the GTX 1080 runs at 8.9 teraflops and the original Titan X runs at 6.6 teraflops, the new GTX Titan X culminates in 11 teraflops of power.
Nvidia has equipped the new Titan X with a GP102 chip that uses a similar architecture to the GP104 chip from the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, which offers a 40 percent boost in SMs. GP102 runs at a 1417MHz base clock, but it reaches a 1531MHz maximum boost clock, and it’s backed by 12GB of GDDR5X memory that’s clocked at 10GHz and since it’s attached to a 382-bit bus, it results in a 480GB/s of memory bandwidth, which represents a 50 percent increase over the GTX 1080.
The new GTX Titan X draws its power from one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe connector, it has TDP of 250W just like its predecessor, and in terms of connectivity, it supports DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and dual-link DVI. The cooler is multifaceted – the same one of the GTX 1080, but it’s black.
Nvidia has used the same number of CUDA cores as in its Tesla P100 GPU, but the stellar FP64 performance of the previous Titan will not return. The manufacturer is not using HBM2, because it’s in its infancy and it’s too pricey. But, without a doubt, Nvidia is planning to include it in the upcoming Vega architecture.
A few months ago, Nvidia has revealed a new trio of GPUs: GTX 1080, the GTX 1070, and the GTX 1060, but the Titan X doesn’t seem to have any competition and gamers are happy because it delivers 4K content at 60Hz. If you want to buy the current Titan X model, you’ll pay $999 for it.