Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Review

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Is X Gonna Give It To Ya?
The Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Benchmarked - Tested - Reviewed

Myeah, Nvidia has been a bit in rough weather lately, the GeForce GTX 970 VRAM ordeal certainly caused a lot of commotion, irritation and reputation damage. So it's GDC and Nvidia figured let's do a surprise announcement next to that new Shield set-top box. Out of nowhere Nvidia's CEO presents something dark... very dark; he holds a product in his hands that is labeled GeForce GTX Titan X. To date nobody had even heard of this card and timing wise nobody really expected it. But in light of recent developments, announcing the new King Kong of graphics cards makes a lot of sense. So yes ladies and gentlemen, big Maxwell is here! As such, today we review, test, benchmark and pretty much spank that all new GeForce GTX Titan X including a very nice overclock. It surely hasn't been a long wait as in-between the introduction announcement and launch there have been two weeks. But yeah, the 12 GB beast has arrived. The GPU empowering the GeForce Titan-X will be based on Maxwell but this one will have a massive transistor count, it actually is the same GM200 GPU that currently feeds the Quadro M6000.

This product has a massive 12 GB frame buffer, compared to the GeForce GTX 980 a third more shader processors accumulating up-to 3072 of them sitting in a GPU that has a whopping 8 Billion transistors (that's 5 Billion on the GeForce GTX 980). The card looks pretty identical to previous models with subtle changes here and there and now has a dark nickel alloy cooler shroud. There is now also a nice green LED in the fan housing and the logo is displayed in white. The product has higher than expected core and boost clock frequencies and the memory cruises along at 1753 MHz (x4 = 7.0 Gbps effective). 

We all know that the Titan series was initially positioned to be a professional line of products. However, these puppies have fetched a lot of interest as gaming graphics cards, and quite a number of people are actually buying these seriously expensive puppies. Hey, these are the Ferraris of the gaming graphics card industry. Memory wise NVIDIA equipped its GeForce GTX Titan X with 7 Gbps memory, the fastest GDDR5 memory you can find on a graphics card today. The GeForce Titan X ships with a total of 12 GB of this memory, providing well over 320 GB/sec of peak memory bandwidth. The memory partition for a single GPU is HUGE, unprecedented really. Combined with GPU Boost 2.0 you will see this product boosting towards the 1076 MHz range. The reference base clock for Titan X is precisely 1 GHz. It's not that the card can't go any higher, but it is done to keep the product in line power consumption wise. But with a 250W TDP, we are not complaining at all, no Sir.

For the GeForce GTX Titan X, monitor outputs include DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort outputs. Will we be able to play the hottest games at that whopping Ultra HD 8.2 Mpixels at a 3840x2160 resolution. But let's say hello to the GeForce GTX Titan X from Nvidia first. The maximum allowed board design power draw is roughly 250 Watts, not bad considering the caliber of this product. Look below, a very expensive piece of technology, but let's fire up this article. Next page please. 



Is X gonna give it to ya? GeForce GTX Titan X

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