NVIDIA, the company that make some of the best graphic cards around have been making big waves in the techology news lately with their recent release of two flagship graphic cards, the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080. Both graphic cards receiving positive reviews all around from publications and consumers. So what does NVIDIA do for an encore? Grace the market with the Titan X, which is featuring the ground breaking Pascal architecture. This is considered to be the upper echelon of graphic cards and the price most certainly reflects it at $1,200.
Being expensive and all must mean the new Titan X must have some serious hardware under hood, and for the most part it does. In this episode of hardware specs breakdown, we pull this graphic card apart and see why it warrants such a high price tag and is it justifiable.
The new Titan X graphic card is based on the Pascal GP 102 GPU so in case you're confused and wondering is this the same Titan X which was released last year, its not. Based on published benchmarks the Titan X is definitely the fasted graphic card on the planet, and it has the hardware to backup that claim.
The GPU Engine post numbers beyond belief, starting with an NVIDIA CUDA Core count that measures at an amazing 3584. The Base clock numbers are equally impressive at 1417MHz, with a Boost clock measuring in at 1531MHz.
Here's where the Titan X separate itself from the rest on the market, memory, beefed up memory that is as the Memory specs is rather insane, starting with 12GB GDDR5X dedicated standard memory, speeds of up to 10Gbps, a 384-bit memory interface and 480 Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec).
The new Titan X will have 7680 x 4328 max digital resolution and has all of the standard connectors you'll find on today's graphic cards, HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4, and Dual Link-DVI. Importantly it does supports dual-monitor setup
The dimensions of the graphic card fall in the "pretty large" category with it's height measuring in at 4.376-inches and length at 10.5-inches, the width of the graphic card consumes 2-slots.
When it comes to power, its no surprise you'll need at least 250W of juice which is what's standard with most graphic cards of this beast magnitude, the standard recommendation power supply is 600W, me personally I recommend you go with the 700W power supply, just to be on the safe side. You'll need two power connectors to power up this graphic card, a 8-pin and a 6-pin.
Based on this hardware breakdown the Titan X Pascal is a proverbial beast, a must have graphic card for your next build, that is you have $1,200 to spare.