It hasn’t been that long since Nvidia rocked the world with the announcement of it’s new graphic cards, the 1080 and the 1070, which featured the Pascal Architecture and blew the entire competition away with their performance.
We automatically assumed that Nvidia would easily ride this wave of performance into the next year, or until the competition catches up and they have to release the obligatory update.
But the gaming giant isn’t waiting for either of these things, as they are ready to blow away the competition (including the 1080 & 1070) yet again with the unceremonious introduction of the updated Titan X graphics card.
This updated version is being hailed as a pet project of a hardware engineer by the name of Brian Kelleher. The idea for this card came to life when the engineer bet Nvdia CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, that he and his team could get more than 10 teraflops of computing performance from a single chip.
Jen-Hsun obviously thought that was crazy and accepted the bet. The rest is what we today know as history.
As per the premise of the bet, the new version of the market leading card produces a maximum performance of 11 Teraflops, which is around 60% faster than its predecessor.
This is thanks to the inclusion of the Pascal Architecture which allowed the developers to pack the GPU with over 12 billion transistors and 3,584 CUDA cores running at 1.53 GHz.
This alone makes it a drool-worthy offering. In addition, the card also gets 12 GB of GDDR5X memory packed in a body that features a two-slot card design made from die cast aluminum, measuring 4.376 inches high and 10.5 inches long (11.12 x 26.67 mm).
To take care of the obvious heating issues that come with this level of performance and size, the card uses vapor chamber cooling to dissipate the heat.
The resultant output of this entire setup can be seen at a maximum resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 @ 60 Hz with the help of different connections slots, which include DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and Dual Link DVI.
As you can see, we have been saving the price information for the end, since we known that it would leave a bitter taste in your drool filled mouths. So, brace yourself, as Nvidia has set a price of $1200 for the card.
We know it’s a lot, but if you want the ultimate performance, you have to pay the ultimate price. If you can, then just wait until August 2, when it will officially go on sale in USA and Europe.