The Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X, finally awakens, many of us where eagerly awaiting its arrival: The Geforce GTX Titan X has been officially launched, but don’t get your hopes up just yet, only a select few can actually afford it because of its price of $999, but that does not mean that such a card should not exist, if only to set the bar high for the rest.
You can tell that this is video card is oriented towards 4K gamers and will be able to play any game released in the coming years with new technologies such as DirectX 12.
The GTX Titan X is the only card you need to play at 4K
Based on the current architecture Maxwell, the GTX Titan X represents the best there is now; the successor will be the Pascal architecture, but we will have to wait until next year.
GTX Titan X has 3072 CUDA cores running at 1,000MHz with Boost clock it reaches 1,075 and 12 GB of GDDR5 graphics memory rated at 7 GHz, not bad for a reference card. It must also be stressed that it has a TDP of 250W, so you’ll need a good cooling solution to keep it running properly.
Earlier we touched on GTX Titan X used for 4K gaming, well we can report that it does come with 3x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0 and one DVI. So make sure you got a good monitor with at least 144 GHz refresh refresh rate to really take advantage of this card! If you got money for a 5K monitor no problem, the Titan X will support the new 5K monitors from Dell that has a resolution of 5,120 x 3,200.
Now lets look at some real life gaming benchmarks: prepared to be blown away!
- Blizzard’s Diablo 3: in 1080P-433 frames per second
- Blizzard’s Diablo 3: in 4K- 173 frames per second
- Fire Strike score – Higher is better
- Civilization: Beyond Earth – 1080P- 158 frames per second
- Civilization: Beyond Earth – 4K- 74 frames per second
- Battlefield 4- 1080P- 171 frames per second at ultra detail.
- Battlefield 4- 4K- 61 frames per second at ultra detail.
- Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor – 1080P- 128 frames per second at ultra detail.
- Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor – 4K- 53 frames per second at ultra detail.
- Crysis 3 – 1080P- 65 frames per second /maximum system /specification with very high textures / 8x MSAA turned on
- Crysis 3 – 4K – 20 frames per second /maximum system /specification with very high textures / 8x MSAA turned
The GTX Titan X comparison
What is AMD’s response, if any? Don’t expect anything soon as the company has not bothered to play this power struggle game, or has just launched a card with two chips like the Radeon R9 295X2 that today is its higher-end model for $699.