This evening at an artificial intelligence event at Stanford, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the next-gen Titan X, the company’s crazy-powerful, crazy-expensive high-end GPU.
Nvidia is bringing its Titan X card into the next generation with a new version of the GPU built upon the company’s latest ‘Pascal’ architecture. The Titan X tops the recently released flagship GTX 1080 with some whopping specs:
- 11 TFLOPs FP32 (32-bit floating point)
- 12GB of GDDR5X memory (480GB/s)
- 3,584 CUDA cores at 1.53GHz (versus 3,072 CUDA cores at 1.08GHz in previous TITAN X)
- 12-billion transistors
- 250 Watts
With those whopping specs comes an equally whopping price: $1,200. If you’ve got the cash to drop, you’ll be able to buy the card starting on August 2nd from Nvidia and yet to be announced third-party GPU makers. The new Titan X will debut first in North America and Europe and later in Asia.
Nvidia says the card is up to 60% faster than the previous generation Titan X and, thanks to the new Pascal architecture, supports the same enhanced VR rendering capabilities (like simultaneous multi-projection) that debuted with the GTX 10-series cards.
The announcement of the new Titan X comes after the introduction and release of the GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 GPUs over the last few months.