The Brand New TITAN X Graphics Card By Nvidia Boasts Staggering 3584 CUDA Cores and 12GB GDDR5X RAM

It seems that this week started with a few exciting new announcements that are getting a lot of traction already while crawling the Internet swiftly. After we did a quick write-up on the latest Walkera’s Superzoom Camera Drone Voyager 4 and Cinemartin’s TEODORED Recorder/Monitor just yesterday, now it’s time to take a quick look at the brand new Titan X graphics card unveiled by Nvidia. According to the manufacturer, this groundbreaking piece of technology gives users “the power to accomplish things they never thought possible”. Considering the staggering features it provides along with the world’s most advanced GPU Pascal architecture, this statement certainly attracts attention and should be taken seriously. And, before we delve into the details and technical specs, here’s the official promo video of Titan X produced by Nvidia.

The ultimate Titan X GPU boasts 12 Gigabytes of GDDR5X RAM, 3584 CUDA cores at 1.5GHz along with 11 TFLOPs of processing power. Just as a reference, the previous Titan X delivered around 6 teraflops, while the GTX 1080 boasts 8 teraflops. Apparently, with this mind-boggling horsepower under the hood and a rumoured retail price of $1,200,  Titan X is Nvidia’s most powerful and expensive graphics card yet. The announcement comes only a few months after the release of the other impressive siblings the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards that also feature the Nvidia’s proprietary Pascal architecture.

Regarding connectivity options, the Nvidia’s Titan X offers DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, and dual-link DVI and outputs a maximum digital resolution of 7680 x 4320 at 60Hz. Additionally, the flagship GPU is DisplayPort 1.2 certified and also supports DisplayPort 1.3/1.4. According to Nvidia, Titan X is crafted to offer superior heat dissipation using the same vapor chamber cooling technology of the GTX 1080. Nevertheless, the GPU needs 250W of power to be able to run properly. As expected, recommended system power is rated at 600W.


Even though Titan X comes ready to crush any 4K RAW footage and play it back with ease in real-time even at 60fps (or higher), remember that you will still need a powerful and well-balanced hardware configuration that can handle all these extreme system-intensive tasks without any considerable performance bottlenecks and hiccups along the line. As for the availability, the Titan X launch is scheduled for August 2 when the unit should go on sale reaching customers in the US and Europe first.

[source: Nvidia]

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  • Shivakumar L Narayan

    “you will still need a powerful and well-balanced hardware configuration”

    Whats a ideal hardware which we can look forward to when working with 4k footage as of this moment say July 2016 ?

    • Vlady Radev

      Top-end motherboard, 8 core i7 Skylake CPU, 32 or 64GB of quality RAM, blazing fast SSDs, decent cooling system and reliable power supply would be a great starting point IMHO.

      • Shivakumar L Narayan

        Hi Vlady – one of the biggest setback am facing currently is on choosing the correct processor and the compatible motherboard. Considering there are so many i7 6th gen processors and a whole spectrum of mother boards from likes of Asus/Gigabite/MSI available and most videos and reviews on net pointing it at Gamers perspective and not video editors – its a big challenge to decide what all components to pick up ensure a good system 🙂

        • I recently built a rig with the i7-6700k skylate processor and it’s eating 4k footage for breakfast, very impressive considering the price, and I’ve yet to overclock it.

          • Shivakumar L Narayan

            @David – what mother board are you on ? And you are using 980 or Titan X ?

          • I’m using the Gigabyte Z170 mobo with MSI 970 video card, 32gb ram. I initially wanted a 980 TI or Titan but got a great deal on a used 970. Was going to upgrade to a 980 later but surprisingly the 970 is doing well. I only run into issues when I’m doing heavy after effects work and dynamically linking that stuff to premiere. I’m probably going to skip the 980 and get a 1080 when I upgrade.

        • Alois Herrmann

          Dont forget Gaming and Video Editing is similar: You end up spitting out a lot of pixels in a short amount of time. Most gaming hardware is more than capable of handling editing. All you need to do is optimize for editing :
          – lot of RAM (at leat 16; I recomend more)
          – fast Drives (WD Blacks or ssds)
          – as many threads you can afford
          – accurate monitor; buy an IPS dispaly and even calibrate if necessary

  • Hogo

    bang for buck id rather get a new gtx1080 and spend the extra money on other stuff. ymmv