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Take a Good Look at the Nvidia Titan X

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Last week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco,  Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) gave us the first glimpse at its upcoming Titan X card.

Not much is known about the card as the exact specs will be revealed during its launch at the upcoming Nvidia GPU Technology Conference taking place later this month. We do know, however, that its GPU will feature 12GB VRAM, the transistor count will be upped from 7 billion to 8 billion, and the memory bus interface is set to 384-bit.

Maximum PC was able to get its hands on the Titan X and posted a few close-up pictures of it. While the magazine wasn’t able to reveal anything more due to an NDA, we do see that the card has both 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors as well as a bevy of output ports: three DisplayPorts, one HDMI, and one DVI.
titan-x-2titan-x-3As the Titan X will be based on Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture, many are looking forward to seeing the card in benchmarking action. With specs that are sure to be much more impressive than anything the competition can offer, the card should be able to easily chew through 4K and VR gaming — both are very high-intensity applications.

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Nvidia’s last attempt at a Titan, the Titan Z, was riddled with problems. Originally announced the the GTC 2014 conference, the card was long delayed. When it eventually came out it was not competitive against the Radeon R9 295 X2 on a price or performance basis. While it was really intended for CUDA programming as opposed to gaming, the Titan Z did eventually find a win inside Alienware’s Aurora gaming rig.

More details including pricing and availability will be available March 17-20 at the GPU Technology Conference.