As a reminder, there already was a GTX Titan X, but this model was released in 2015. Make sure you don't order the wrong GTX Titan X! Unfortunately, Nvidia decided to keep the same name, so we're sure it will confuse a few people. If you're looking to buy the new 2016 Titan X, make sure it's running on Pascal and has GDDR5X memory.
Interestingly enough, there was no mention of the card having a Founders Edition, unlike its younger brothers the GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080.
Also read: Nvidia GTX 1080 vs GTX 1070.
Titan X Pascal price: How much does the new 2016 Nvidia GTX Titan X cost?
In the UK, it will cost you a whopping £1099 to purchase the new Pascal Titan X. However, in the US it costs only $1200.
If you're looking to buy the card individually, you'll have to purchase it through Nvidia's website. If however, you want it pre-built into a system, Nvidia has provided PC Advisor with a select few UK retailers:
- Scan 3XS Z170 Vengeance X
- Scan 3XS X99 Carbon X
- Scan 3XS X99 Carbon X SLI
- Titan Elite, Titan Pro, Titan Ultra from PC Specialist
Considering last year's GTX Titan X was released with a $999 price tag in the US and £899 in the UK, the increased price tag might come as a suprise for some, especially those in the UK, where prices are inflated by Brexit.
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Titan X Pascal specs: What features does the Nvidia GTX Titan X have?
The GTX Titan X has impressive specs, which outshine the already-powerful GTX 1080. The new Titan X also one-ups the 2015 GTX Titan X, here's the new GP102 card's specs:
Titan X Pascal specs:
- CUDA Cores: 3584
- Core Clock: 1417MHz
- Boost Clock: 1531MHz
- VRAM: 12GB GDDR5X
- TFLOP: 11
- Memory Clock: 10Gbps
- Memory Bus Width: 384-bit
- Memory Bandwidth: 480 GB/s
- TDP: 250W
- Transistors: 12b
- Manufacturing process: TSMC 16nm
- Power connector: 1x 8-pin PCIe & 1x 6-pin PCIe
In order to illustrate its specs and see how it compares, we have an interactive graph below (GTX 1080, 1070, 1060, GTX Titan X 2015 & 2016):
The new graphics card runs on the 16nm FinFET Pascal architecture, which gives it fantastic power efficiency and performance.
Apart from its ridiculous CUDA core count, we find one of the most interesting specs to be its 12GB VRAM GDDR5X memory. Just like the GTX 1080, the new GTX Titan X has GDDR5X which performs a third faster than the older generation memory modules (GDDR5).
The card has the same memory bus width (384-bit) and TDP (250W) as the old generation GTX Titan X. However, has an impressive 11 TFLOPs of computing power (up from 6.2), a 10Gbps memory clock (up from 7Gbps) and a higher 480GB/s memory bandwidth up from 336GB/s.
Nvidia claim the new Titan X 2016 offers 60 percent increased performance over the previous Maxwell Titan X. Unfortauntely, we cannot validate these claims, but we expect it to be the new GPU-king. Rumours from Videocardz, show the new Titan X performing ~1.3x better than a stock GTX 1080.
Just as the GTX 1080 and 1070, SLI HB Bridge is also supported on the new GTX Titan X. This brings better bandwidth speeds on SLI configurations.
It comes to no surprise that this card will be able to handle VR with ease. Given the GTX 1070 and 1080 were already more than VR-capable, the new GTX Titan X will be a VR powerhouse. Also see: HTC Vive review (a VR headset).
The new GTX Titan X will support Nvidia's VRWorks Audio, a tool for VR developers. Speaking of VR, Nvidia's VR Funhouse was launched on 14 July, which is a game that is free to download and allows you to play fun arcade games in VR.
The card will also have the impressive game-centric photography tool, Nvidia Ansel. The tool provides a way of editing and viewing different angles of your in-game screenshot. It even has the ability to take full 360 VR screenshots. On 14 July 2016, Nvidia released Ansel support on Mirror's Edge: Catalyst.
We presume the new GTX Titan X will be overclockable, and we're slightly afraid of the records the new GTX Titan X will break!
See also: How to build a gaming PC.