Donning the leather jacket he goes very few places without, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed up at an AI meet-up at Stanford this evening to show, for the very first time, a graphics card based on a never before seen Pascal GP102 GPU.
Source: Twitter (NVIDIA)
Rehashing an old name, NVIDIA will call this new graphics card the Titan X. You know, like the "new iPad" this is the "new TitanX." Here is the data we know about thus far:
|Titan X (Pascal)||GTX 1080||GTX 980 Ti||TITAN X||GTX 980||R9 Fury X||R9 Fury||R9 Nano||R9 390X|
|GPU||GP102||GP104||GM200||GM200||GM204||Fiji XT||Fiji Pro||Fiji XT||Hawaii XT|
|Rated Clock||1417 MHz||1607 MHz||1000 MHz||1000 MHz||1126 MHz||1050 MHz||1000 MHz||up to 1000 MHz||1050 MHz|
|Texture Units||224 (?)||160||176||192||128||256||224||256||176|
|ROP Units||96 (?)||64||96||96||64||64||64||64||64|
|Memory Clock||10000 MHz||10000 MHz||7000 MHz||7000 MHz||7000 MHz||500 MHz||500 MHz||500 MHz||6000 MHz|
|Memory Interface||384-bit G5X||256-bit G5X||384-bit||384-bit||256-bit||4096-bit (HBM)||4096-bit (HBM)||4096-bit (HBM)||512-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||480 GB/s||320 GB/s||336 GB/s||336 GB/s||224 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||512 GB/s||320 GB/s|
|TDP||250 watts||180 watts||250 watts||250 watts||165 watts||275 watts||275 watts||175 watts||275 watts|
|Peak Compute||11.0 TFLOPS||8.2 TFLOPS||5.63 TFLOPS||6.14 TFLOPS||4.61 TFLOPS||8.60 TFLOPS||7.20 TFLOPS||8.19 TFLOPS||5.63 TFLOPS|
Note: everything with a ? on is educated guesses on our part.
Obviously there is a lot for us to still learn about this new GPU and graphics card, including why in the WORLD it is still being called Titan X, rather than...just about anything else. That aside, GP102 will feature 40% more CUDA cores than the GP104 at slightly lower clock speeds. The rated 11 TFLOPS of single precision compute of the new Titan X is 34% better than that of the GeForce GTX 1080 and I would expect gaming performance to scale in line with that difference.
The new Titan X will feature 12GB of GDDR5X memory, not HBM as the GP100 chip has, so this is clearly a new chip with a new memory interface. NVIDIA claims it will have 480 GB/s of bandwidth, and I am guessing is built on a 384-bit memory controller interface running at the same 10 Gbps as the GTX 1080. It's truly amazing hardware.
What will you be asked to pay? $1200, going on sale on August 2nd, and only on NVIDIA.com, at least for now. Considering the prices of GeForce GTX 1080 cards with such limited availability, the $1200 price tag MIGHT NOT seem so insane. That's higher than the $999 starting price of the Titan X based on Maxwell in March of 2015 - the claims that NVIDIA is artificially raising prices of cards in each segment will continue, it seems.
I am curious about the TDP on the new Titan X -
will it hit the 250 watt mark of the previous version? Yes, apparently it will it that 250 watt TDP - specs above updated. Does this also mean we'll see a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti that falls between the GTX 1080 and this new Titan X? Maybe, but we are likely looking at an $899 or higher SEP - so get those wallets ready.
That's it for now; we'll have a briefing where we can get more details soon, and hopefully a review ready for you on August 2nd when the cards go on sale!
1070 and 1080 is midrange
1070 and 1080 is midrange cards at high-end prices, crazy how easy it is to fool people by changing a few numbers, Ngreedia has seen the last dollar from me!
You must think a GPU with
You must think a GPU with ~600mm2 costs a penny to develop and manufature in 16mn, I’m sure.
Anyways, high prices are not good for consumers but, ultimately they also benefit AMD, don’t you think?
AMD just needs to price the card $20 less and everybody will praise the fact – doesn’t necesserally translate in noticeable market share gains but, praised nevertheless.
This GPU is likely in the
This GPU is likely in the 450mm^2 range with the removal of most of the DP FP stuff. Sure, it costs a lot to design, but this price is un-precedented.
EDIT: Confirmed, die size is 471mm2, has same FP64 and FP16 rate as GP104.
I don’t really understand why
I don’t really understand why people are upset about the price. It seems simple – sell GP102 cards at a high price to absorb the initial cost of producing new chips with a lower yield (my guess).
It’s no different than any other discretionary purchase. If you don’t like the price or can’t afford one, don’t buy it. It’s the same with any toy.
More importantly, we have cards approaching the performance of a 2 year old GTX980 for $199-249, which is an amazing value when you consider that similar performance was 2x-3x the cost 24 months ago.
Anounced only a month and
Anounced only a month and half after 1080 release and with no HBM2? Feels like a rushed product to me.
I don’t know but, I think NVIDIA knows what’s coming with AMD Vega and are cashing out on Pascal as much as they can, so they can run with the money before AMD takes it.
Give it another month or two,
Give it another month or two, NVIDIA announces its GP102 GTX 1080Ti, prices it at $650 or $700, cuts GTX 1080 to $500 and pisses every 1080 owner off!
Seen it before with GTX 780Ti and GTX 780.
Mark my words
Fool me once, shame on
Fool me once, shame on you;
Fool me twice, shame on me.
AMD got no card for the next
AMD got no card for the next 6 month that could remotely compete.
nvidia can price its card with zero competition.
So no. the 1080ti will be in above $800
Absolutely zero reason for nvidia to do any price adjustments.
Seeing how hot the 1080 FE
Seeing how hot the 1080 FE gets this is going to be on whole new level
I love the sinister black
I love the sinister black styling. Shame I’m gonna rip all that off and fit a waterblock. Undoubtedly EK will be working on a WB for this thing.
$1.2K is a shit ton of money
$1.2K is a shit ton of money to spend… I’d would spend around $500-$650 to upgrade new graphics card. Nevertheless, technology is constantly changing and adapting, and thus I see how cyclical road pattern works. For instance, new architecture is always going to be faster and efficient than older architecture which means older architecture becomes obsolete.
A fool and his money are soon
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Bit of a letdown especially since they axed 3 way and 4 way.