Friday, November 3rd 2017

NVIDIA Teases Titan X Collector's Edition Graphics Card

NVIDIA has been doing a great job maintaining its leadership position in the discrete, high-performance graphics segment with its Pascal graphics cards. Rival AMD delivered a somewhat unconvincing effort with its RX Vega graphics cards - to which NVIDIA has already answered the most interesting AMD graphics card in that lineup, the Vega 56, with its own GTX 1070 Ti. As such, corporate bottom lines and profit maximization likely mean that the company is in no rush to introduce its Volta architecture to the gaming market. However, the company's recent tease either marks the first iteration of a halo product based on the company's Volta architecture to the market, or, more likely, a limited edition Titan X graphics card still based on the Pascal architecture - as if the Titan Xp wasn't limited and premium enough, naturally, but I digress.

The short teaser, posted by NVIDIA on its GeForce Facebook page under the "It's coming...a Collector's Edition" tagline, shows a distinguished-looking cooler shroud, which borrows design elements from the company's iconic Founders Edition graphics card, but with some added geometry and detail touches. The card will apparently incorporate RGB elements, seeing as the teaser shows both green and red colors. There's some speculation that this Collector's Edition Titan graphics card could be the first consumer graphics card to leverage GDDR6 memory, upping the ante from today's top of the technological crop, GDDR5X. Time - NVIDIA - will tell.

Source: NVIDIA GeForce Facebook Page
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35 Comments on NVIDIA Teases Titan X Collector's Edition Graphics Card

#1
bug
I tease me not buying a Titan in the foreseeable future.
Take that, Nvidia :P
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#2
Tomgang
Another one Nvidia?

If this is still Pascal based titan, no thanks. I stick with my GTX 1080 TI :p

Even if volta the leap is properly not that big since as far i know its only a shrink from 16 NM to 12 NM and not that huge jump as Maxwell 28 NM to pascal 16 NM where. But i have before been wrong about that. Only time can tell.

And why shut Nvidia release volta as long AMD vega cant compete with pascal top GPU.
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#3
the54thvoid
If this is a Titan Xp with RGB and a slightly better (but still not great cooler) for the standard Titan Xp price, then by hell they're revelling in their supremacy.

If they had any freaking man balls they'd make the special edition with a higher power target and voltage unlocked (to a reasonable level). But I think this is just a holiday season bank raid on 'not so poor' fools.

This is why Vega 64 failed so badly, it couldn't hit Nvidia's pricing tactics. Now in response we get x-mas lights on a Titan. Whoopty - friggin - doo.
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#4
Hugh Mungus
Meh.

Atm my options are these:
1) coffee lake 8400/8600k/8700k+1070 notebook and underclocking for mobile use (heavy,but with backpack+laptop bag fine+useful for gaming upstairs) and a cheap, small and light laptop for stuff like word.

2) kabylake 7700hq+1070 notebook and pc (still expensive, but gets me a thin and light-ish notebook and a separate pc, handy for streaming).

3) pc+cheap notebook (hkc nt14 springs to mind).

1 is a terrible option, but still makes more sense than a pc with a Titan X collector's edition! XD
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#5
xkm1948
Let it be Titan Volta. That would be epic!
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#6
JalleR
it is a "Give us Money fools..... Edition"
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#7
JalleR
xkm1948 said:
Let it be Titan Volta. That would be epic!
Yes that would be grate i can still return my 1080ti :D
but with nvidia doing "The Intel" i don’t expect anything other than a new name on some known tech...
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#8
bug
xkm1948 said:
Let it be Titan Volta. That would be epic!
It's not. Nvidia clearly stated (after seeing Vega) bringing Vega to consumer space is too expensive atm. I think Q1'18 is also off the table.

Also, with the shortage of regular RAM still in effect, I don't see HBM becoming widespread enough for consumer Volta.
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#9
efikkan
Tomgang said:

Even if volta the leap is properly not that big since as far i know its only a shrink from 16 NM to 12 NM and not that huge jump as Maxwell 28 NM to pascal 16 NM where. But i have before been wrong about that. Only time can tell.

And why shut Nvidia release volta as long AMD vega cant compete with pascal top GPU.
TSMC "12 nm" is not a node shrink, but a refinement of TSMC "16 nm".

Volta will arrive in the first half of next year.
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#10
Tomgang
efikkan said:
TSMC "12 nm" is not a node shrink, but a refinement of TSMC "16 nm".

Volta will arrive in the first half of next year.
Sounds legit. Then this titan cut be the first card with this improved shrink.
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#11
bug
Tomgang said:

Even if volta the leap is properly not that big since as far i know its only a shrink from 16 NM to 12 NM and not that huge jump as Maxwell 28 NM to pascal 16 NM where. But i have before been wrong about that. Only time can tell.
You do not want another Maxwell to Pascal transition. That was because TSMC failed to build fabs for 20nm (they built/retooled the fab, but yields were in the gutter), which left manufacturing at 28nm for like 3 generations of video cards, while TSMC rebuilt for 16nm instead.

A good rule of thumb, imho, is considering an upgrade every other generation (and even then you may decide not to), if buying in the same price segment.
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#12
Hugh Mungus
efikkan said:
TSMC "12 nm" is not a node shrink, but a refinement of TSMC "16 nm".

Volta will arrive in the first half of next year.
Could be volta if it's a "collector's edition". Limited quantities and being a CE, people are more likley to butly it rather than wait for the 1080 ti's replacement, because it's "special".
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#13
jabbadap
efikkan said:
TSMC "12 nm" is not a node shrink, but a refinement of TSMC "16 nm".

Volta will arrive in the first half of next year.
Volta is already out, not in consumer space but out nonetheless...

bug said:
It's not. Nvidia clearly stated (after seeing Vega) bringing Vega to consumer space is too expensive atm. I think Q1'18 is also off the table.

Also, with the shortage of regular RAM still in effect, I don't see HBM becoming widespread enough for consumer Volta.
So maybe it's full fat gp100, with Jensen's hand write signature and 10k$ price tag. Collectors edition does not sound product for masses.
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#14
iO
A card based on GP100 with its 16 gigs of HBM would make a nice collectors edition...
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#15
dicktracy
The GPU equivalent of the 7980XE. They exist because of AMD not pushing hard enuff.
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#16
JJJJJamesSZH
If it is a GV100 with full TPU performance, maybe.

If it is a Pascal
No thanks. I still remember the feeling when looking at my Titan X Pascal and Nvidia introduced Titan Xp
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#17
jabbadap
dicktracy said:
The GPU equivalent of the 7980XE. They exist because of AMD not pushing hard enuff.
Uhm what? i9 7980XE exists only because of fierce competition from amd side. Without Threadripper intel most probably would not use HCC skylake X chips for consumer i9s. Thus highest would have been full LCC skylake X ten core i9 7900x.
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#18
PcForge
i would buy just the cooler for decor
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#19
dicktracy
jabbadap said:
Uhm what? i9 7980XE exists only because of fierce competition from amd side. Without Threadripper intel most probably would not use HCC skylake X chips for consumer i9s. Thus highest would have been full LCC skylake X ten core i9 7900x.
I mean they exist because there's nothing like them in performance. They can charge whatever they want just because.
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#20
Owen1982
"Collectors Edition"

Why the F would you want to 'collect' this? (or any other graphics card for that matter - I am pretty sure they would never appreciate in value!)
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#21
bug
Owen1982 said:
"Collectors Edition"

Why the F would you want to 'collect' this? (or any other graphics card for that matter - I am pretty sure they would never appreciate in value!)
Not now, but give it 500 years or so and then we'll talk :D
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#22
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Add another $500 premium for the RGB....
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#24
Kaesar
This is AMD's fault.
Because they can't keep competing nVidia will do whatever comes to mind. This is the first time we have so much titans.
Not so long ago, a Titan GPU was pretty exclusive, meaning that you could be sure if you have a Titan, nothing better would come at least for that generation. Now it's just one more product. AMD need not only to bring fury back, but this one HAVE to come as exclusive.
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#25
yotano211
Hugh Mungus said:
Meh.

Atm my options are these:
1) coffee lake 8400/8600k/8700k+1070 notebook and underclocking for mobile use (heavy,but with backpack+laptop bag fine+useful for gaming upstairs) and a cheap, small and light laptop for stuff like word.

2) kabylake 7700hq+1070 notebook and pc (still expensive, but gets me a thin and light-ish notebook and a separate pc, handy for streaming).

3) pc+cheap notebook (hkc nt14 springs to mind).

1 is a terrible option, but still makes more sense than a pc with a Titan X collector's edition! XD
Why dont you look at the Eurocom F5 laptop. Its a 15 inch with a desktop processor, weights 6.5lb and 2lb psu. Its a little beast of a laptop.
http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,384,0)TornadoF5
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