Saturday, March 7th 2015

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Pictured Up-close

Here are some of the first close-up shots of NVIDIA's new flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX TITAN-X, outside Jen-Hsun Huang's Rafiki moment at a GDC presentation. If we were to throw in an educated guess, NVIDIA probably coined the name "TITAN-X" as it sounds like "Titan Next," much like it chose "TITAN-Z" as it sounds like "Titans" (plural, since it's a dual-GPU card). Laid flat out on a table, the card features an a matte-black colored reference cooling solution that looks identical to the one on the original TITAN. Other cosmetic changes include a green glow inside the fan intake, the TITAN logo, and of course, the green glow on the GeForce GTX marking on the top.

The card lacks a back-plate, giving us a peek at its memory chips. The card features 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, and looking at the twelve memory chips on the back of the PCB, with no other traces, we reckon the chip features a 384-bit wide memory interface. The 12 GB is achieved using twenty-four 4 Gb chips. The card draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. The display I/O is identical to that of the GTX 980, with three DisplayPorts, one HDMI, and one DVI. Built on the 28 nm GM200 silicon, the GTX TITAN-X is rumored to feature 3,072 CUDA cores. NVIDIA CEO claimed that the card will be faster than even the previous generation dual-GPU flagship product by NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX TITAN-Z.
Source: MaximumPC
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85 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Pictured Up-close

#1
buildzoid
By the looks of the back of the PCB this is going to have yet another underpowered 6+2 phase VRM.
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#2
The Terrible Puddle
Now that is how I imagined the Titan Black would have been. Wouldn't be surprised if the final card has a backplate.
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#4
Chaitanya
drool, though like other Maxwells it won't do better at compute related tasks. I think I am going to give this a pass until I see some numbers comparing it to AMD R9-290 series of video cards.
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#5
xorbe
The 12 GB is achieved using twelve 4 Gb chips.
12 * 0.5GB? Or 24 chips? Or 8Gb chips?
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#6
cyrand
Any possibility the DisplayPorts are 1.3 instead of 1.2?
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#7
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I like the silver look of the previous version better.
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
xorbe, post: 3250195, member: 102945"
12 * 0.5GB? Or 24 chips? Or 8Gb chips?
Doh
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#9
Octopuss
Holy crap, 12GB. I guess Skyrim wouldn't stutter anymore with that :D
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#10
Captain_Tom
Ferrum Master, post: 3250193, member: 90058"
They do not have a back plate? Cheapskates??
Honestly the card itself just looks a lot cheaper than the original Titan to me. I think those $1350 rumors were wrong. This might be $800 to better compete with the 390X.
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#12
HisDivineOrder
I really cannot wait until its smaller bro comes along and provides 95% of the performance for 50% of the price. You know.

Like when Titan showed up, everyone blew their load and then about three months after when actual masses got hold of the Titan, that's when the 780 came and lowered the price point of greatness.

12GB is awesome, but 6GB will be enough to run anything but the most modded, most ultra textured, most insane game's full VRAM load at 4K with full AA.

And I don't think the rest of the hardware's up to the task of running 4K at full AA anyway, so...

Give me a 1080, nVidia. Or perhaps start a new numbering scheme.
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#13
arbiter
buildzoid, post: 3250190, member: 111437"
By the looks of the back of the PCB this is going to have yet another underpowered 6+2 phase VRM.
Um Given how power efficient maxwell is how do you know that's under powered? Unlike AMD, nvidia does stay within specs of power connections so in all likely hood this card is only around ~225watts TDP.
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#14
Sony Xperia S
Not interesting and not interested. nvidia is always late with new breakthroughs........ If only fps were important, they would have been the kings, but they are not.

AMD is launching their advanced new technology line-up at Computex 2015. :)
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#15
mroofie
arbiter, post: 3250234, member: 106403"
Um Given how power efficient maxwell is how do you know that's under powered? Unlike AMD, nvidia does stay within specs of power connections so in all likely hood this card is only around ~225watts TDP.
Dont mind him he's just jelly :p
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#16
mroofie
Fluffmeister, post: 3250211, member: 101373"
Lovely.
btarunr, post: 3250186, member: 43587"
Here are some of the first close-up shots of NVIDIA's new flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX TITAN-X, outside Jen-Hsun Huang's Rafiki moment at a GDC presentation. If we were to throw in an educated guess, NVIDIA probably coined the name "TITAN-X" as it sounds like "Titan Next," much like it chose "TITAN-Z" as it sounds like "Titans" (plural, since it's a dual-GPU card). Laid flat out on a table, the card features an a matte-black colored reference cooling solution that looks identical to the one on the original TITAN. Other cosmetic changes include a green glow inside the fan intake, the TITAN logo, and of course, the green glow on the GeForce GTX marking on the top.

The card lacks a back-plate, giving us a peek at its memory chips. The card features 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, and looking at the twelve memory chips on the back of the PCB, with no other traces, we reckon the chip features a 384-bit wide memory interface. The 12 GB is achieved using twenty-four 4 Gb chips. The card draws power from a combination of 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. The display I/O is identical to that of the GTX 980, with three DisplayPorts, one HDMI, and one DVI. Built on the 28 nm GM200 silicon, the GTX TITAN-X is rumored to feature 3,072 CUDA cores. NVIDIA CEO claimed that the card will be faster than even the previous generation dual-GPU flagship product by NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX TITAN-Z.



Source: MaximumPC
Dat design :0
Hope to see a good price from nvidia :D
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#17
mroofie
Chaitanya, post: 3250194, member: 93474"
drool, though like other Maxwells it won't do better at compute related tasks. I think I am going to give this a pass until I see some numbers comparing it to AMD R9-290 series of video cards.
what type of compute ??

Ferrum Master, post: 3250193, member: 90058"
They do not have a back plate? Cheapskates??
But ... But dat matte pcb :-)
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#18
GC_PaNzerFIN
Well, this means only one thing. If I am going get one of these, it will be EVGA with EVGA Backplate. Probably have to install it aftermarket too.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
cyrand, post: 3250196, member: 155875"
Any possibility the DisplayPorts are 1.3 instead of 1.2?
Unlikely. 1.3 would mean FreeSync support. NVIDIA will drag on to 1.2 until resolution hikes make it obsolete.
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#20
hardcore_gamer
buildzoid, post: 3250190, member: 111437"
By the looks of the back of the PCB this is going to have yet another underpowered 6+2 phase VRM.
May be the GPU is efficient enough so that it doesn't need a higher power regulator circuitry ?
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#21
Krekeris
I bet it`ll be like last Titan and cost 1000$ just to make 980Ti look not overpriced.
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#22
15th Warlock
Can't wait for the reviews to pop up, if this is a full GM200 chip then I might get this card, this time around I wanna make sure there won't be a black edition released a few months after I drop a couple of grands on Titan hahaha :p
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#23
HumanSmoke
HisDivineOrder, post: 3250218, member: 136874"
I really cannot wait until its smaller bro comes along and provides 95% of the performance for 50% of the price. You know.
You probably wont have long to wait if past trends are anything of an indicator. Launch Titan X for some immediate PR which should marginalize the competitions high end offerings and probably slow AMD's attempts to clear inventory (although AMD seem to be doing that just fine by Osborning themselves with the 300 series announcement), then ready a 6GB 980 Ti with AIB's launching custom designs as soon as AMD drops the 390/390X. Two bites of the cherry both for sales and marketing.

I'll try to hold out until June for my next purchase. Reference 4GB 390/390X, vs a custom 6GB 980 Ti Classified/Windforce/Strix.
btarunr, post: 3250252, member: 43587"
Unlikely. 1.3 would mean Adaptive Sync support. NVIDIA will drag on to 1.2 until resolution hikes make it obsolete.
/fixed that for you
//Everyone knows that FreeSync requires Catalyst graphics drivers and a compatible AMD Radeon GPU
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#24
DinaAngel
mmmm i want benches, my wallet wants to be used
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