Wednesday, March 4th 2015

NVIDIA Unveils the GeForce GTX TITAN-X

NVIDIA surprised everyone at its GDC 2015 event, by unveiling its flagship graphics card based on the "Maxwell" architecture, the GeForce GTX TITAN-X. Although the unveiling was no formal product launch, and it didn't come with a disclosure of specs, but a look at the card itself, and a claim by no less than NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, that the card will be faster than the current-gen dual-GPU GTX TITAN-Z, there are some highly plausible rumors about its specs doing the rounds.

The GTX TITAN-X is a single-GPU graphics card, expected to be based on the company's GM200 silicon. This chip is rumored to feature 3,072 CUDA cores based on the "Maxwell" architecture, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 12 GB of memory. NVIDIA is likely taking advantage of new 8 Gb GDDR5 chips. Even otherwise, achieving 12 GB using 4 Gb chips isn't impossible. The card itself looks nearly identical to the GTX TITAN Black, with its nickel alloy cooler shroud, with two differences - the "TITAN" marking towards the front of the card glows white, while the fan is decked with green lights, in addition to green glowing "GeForce GTX" logo on the top. You get to control the lighting via GeForce Experience. NVIDIA plans to run more demos of the card throughout the week.
Source: PC World
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71 Comments on NVIDIA Unveils the GeForce GTX TITAN-X

#2
64K
For the price they're going to charge for this card everything will be connected and functioning right but it's going to be expensive.
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#3
荷兰大母猪
Wow, is that the full gm200? And is that 28nm or not?
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#4
NC37
荷兰大母猪, post: 3248810, member: 152843"
Wow, is that the full gm200? And is that 28nm or not?
Its 384bit...most likely it is.
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#5
sergionography
Nvidia releasing products that will make them more money. Meanwhile amd announcing their new technologies they have out for charity lol.
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#6
GhostRyder
I wonder if it will be a full die this time around, though I think more people are interested in the gaming counterpart with 6gb of ram over this since most likely this will be 1K+

Though that cooler, is beyond awesome and I would love to see some LED's in the fan like the picture showed (Though that may have been just for the picture) as that would be a really cool look if they did add it.
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#7
HumanSmoke
silapakorn, post: 3248803, member: 105271"
12GB ram? How many usable?
I'm going to assume that is aimed at the practical uses for 12GB of VRAM rather than a trolling attempt.
For gaming - Nil.
For content creation/ rendering it would make a much cheaper alternative to Nvidia's own K6000 (12GB) or AMD's W9100 (16GB) especially if workload was centred around 4K (or higher) resolution. Many applications scale with memory capacity as well as architecture.

K6000 (12GB, $3600), W9100 (16GB, $3000), W9000 (6GB, $3000), W8100 (8GB, $1000), K5000 (2x2GB, $1200). You'd be missing out on Nvidia's pro drivers by comparison, but basically nothing in comparison with AMD's FirePro software.
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#8
Sony Xperia S
sergionography, post: 3248829, member: 102909"
Nvidia releasing products that will make them more money. Meanwhile amd announcing their new technologies they have out for charity lol.
You must be very proud of yourself....... :(

There is no justice in this world. :(
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#9
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Look at this card. $1k is perfectly reasonable since there's a green light on the fan!
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#10
MakeDeluxe
But why didn't they announce this on their own press conference which was such a letdown? :confused:
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#11
Chaitanya
I highly doubt nvidia will price it at 1000$, it will probably end up being priced north of 1000$.
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#12
the54thvoid
Sony Xperia S, post: 3248855, member: 148671"
There is no justice in this world. :(
Once again you ably demonstrate your tremendous lack of grip on reality.
While Nvidia try to make money (and succeed) like all shareholder businesses do, it seems to cause you such distress.
If you want justice, perhaps you could try a political forum, or a legal one.
Arguably, a compute or HPC focussed card from Nvidia goes a long way in WCG collaborative efforts at helping science. Other HPC uses on huge scales are for ecological and medical purposes.

If you want 'hidden' evil, try arms manufacturers, gun lobbies, corrupt pharmaceuticals etc. Don't cry your wee eyes out over a graphics card company.
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#13
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
manofthem, post: 3248858, member: 91647"
Look at this card. $1k is perfectly reasonable since there's a green light on the fan!
You forget that green LED's make things run more energy efficiently!
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#14
Mathragh
It's ofc great to see such a card being announced. However, I hope people have learned their lessons regarding titan, and remember that Nvidia will probably launch a card that is very similar to this but marketed more as a gaming card and priced more like one aswell not too long after.
It would be sad to see so many people feel bad about their purchace again after the 980Ti/1080/etc gets announced, like many titan owners felt when the 780 got announced.
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#15
Champ
Someone had mentioned on another forum that this is probably more of a gaming card now. I guess becuase of the box printing,
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#16
buggalugs
sergionography, post: 3248829, member: 102909"
Nvidia releasing products that will make them more money. Meanwhile amd announcing their new technologies they have out for charity lol.
They never make much money from these cards at $1000-$1500 , very few people buy them. I don't think they will make much money on this at all after the consumers got burnt last time. They charge a fortune for Titan then 8 weeks later release mainstream cards with better performance for half the price!!

Amd have 3xx series coming very soon too.... its a shame you cant see how you sound like a moron making comments like that. Its not funny or correct, just petty.....
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#17
Parn
This Titan X is only for showcasing the muscle of the GM200 chip. Its price is very likely beyond $1k which is out of reach for most users.

I guess there will be more price friendly 6GB version probably called GTX990 and then a cut-down version with 2560SP, 320bit memory GTX980 Ti.
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#18
radrok
If it is the full GM200 chip count me in, if it isn't then I'll wait this time around :toast:
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#19
techy1
I love that jacket of Huang .. I think he wore it when he announce "apology" for being caught (he did emphasize that being caught was very stupid thong to do)... Obviously - that event is history now and spec he will give now will be accurate and no "miscommunication" between PR and other departments will be present.
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#20
BiggieShady
Inspired by gamers, built by nvidia ... is that the new slogan?

photo is from guru3d
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#21
Bytales
Mathragh, post: 3248905, member: 78901"
It's ofc great to see such a card being announced. However, I hope people have learned their lessons regarding titan, and remember that Nvidia will probably launch a card that is very similar to this but marketed more as a gaming card and priced more like one aswell not too long after.
It would be sad to see so many people feel bad about their purchace again after the 980Ti/1080/etc gets announced, like many titan owners felt when the 780 got announced.
There aint going to be a very similar card marketed as gaming.
This is it, this is the gaming card, since this will be the first titan that will have the double precision shaders gimped, as you dont need that for gaming.

Since they are on 28 nm still they had to drop something, and they dropped the double precision shaders. This is a purely gaming card.
On a lowermanufacturing proces there would be place to include the DP shaders on the GM200 architecture.

But this one is going to be a pure gmaing card.
12gb, future proof, and im going to get 2 of them, regardless the price.

To bad my Watercooling-GPU-Loop was thought with double 295x2 in mind (meaning ready to shill 1000W worth of GPUs with relative ease), and it would be overkill for two titanXs.
THe Loop includes
140.3 radiator two of them cooled by 6 Noctuas 1400 industrial 3000 rpm and 3 250CFM delta fans,
30% from a 140.2 radiator, (similar cooling), and 70% from a 140.1 radiator, i wonder how the temperatures will be in full tilt, probabably no more than 25 celsius.
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#22
radrok
^ I get 40C on both my Titans with fullcover blocks with 1080 rad (MO-RA3) and two HTF4 (140x3) rads. Overclocking these GPUs gets pretty toasty :)
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#23
GreiverBlade
NC37, post: 3248813, member: 61225"
Its 384bit...most likely it is.
annndd that's not the answer of the (as i don't see how the memory bandwidth is related to the manufacturing process, could you clear that for me? )
荷兰大母猪, post: 3248810, member: 152843"
Wow, is that the full gm200? And is that 28nm or not?
question

and likely yes 28nm

also
The new GM200 chip, based on Nvidia's latest Maxwell graphics microarchitecture, is estimated to provide up to 3,072 CUDA cores (24 SMs) paired with 12GB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit interface. Said chip could form the basis of the much-discussed GTX Titan X graphics card, as well as the enterprise-grade Quadro M6000.... obvious? maybe

well the price will be ... nvidia'esque (around 1300ish $ )

fully fledged Maxwell GM200 core? sooooo where is the GTX 980 Ti???? ... ahah
what they have : efficiency and high price ... sad... at last for me (personal opinion ofc) perfwise oh well yep the 980 is a good card (but the price) 970? (nope not starting on it) 960? (what ... is that even an option?)
i want to see what nvidia will come next ... will they get rid of the "customer are just blind cow to be milked" image they give me now ... or will they change (unlikely )

radrok, post: 3248952, member: 99717"
^ I get 40C on both my Titans with fullcover blocks with 1080 rad (MO-RA3) and two HTF4 (140x3) rads. Overclocking these GPUs gets pretty toasty :)
40° is toasty ... ? oh? with a MO-RA3 and 2 HTF4 well i get 42° on my fullcover 290 (at 290x frequencies) but i only use a 240X60 (wait ... the number of rad and fan really influence terminal temperature equilibrium? )
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#24
Bytales
radrok, post: 3248952, member: 99717"
^ I get 40C on both my Titans with fullcover blocks with 1080 rad (MO-RA3) and two HTF4 (140x3) rads. Overclocking these GPUs gets pretty toasty :)
You probably use silent fans, not overkill setup that makes 70 db noise
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#25
radrok
Bytales, post: 3248956, member: 89173"
You probably use silent fans, not overkill setup that makes 70 db noise
Yeah you are spot on, my setup is almost passive, using Noctuas at 450 RPM.

Each card draws around 400/450W overclocked, I'm still surprised they are alive after two years.
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