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.
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