NVIDIA today announced its most powerful consumer GPU, the NVIDIA Titan RTX. The Turing powered TITAN Delivers 130 Teraflops of deep-learning horsepower along with 11 GigaRays of Ray-Tracing Performance to users with the most intensive workloads…and a lot of spare cash.
During the conference on Neural Information Processing Systems in Montreal, the RTX Titan dubbed as the T-rex was shown off by the NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang.
The T-Rex Titan
Everything about the Titan RTX screams I’m not for the average gamer, and not just the price. For the most part, it’s a 2080 Ti on steroids. The card features nearly the same raytracing performance as the Ti, but increased deep-learning muscle with 576 multi-precision Tensor Cores resulting in a hefty 130 TFLOPS of deep learning performance. The Titan RTX packs 72 Turing RT Cores, delivering up to 11 GigaRays per second of real-time ray-tracing performance, just a notch above the 2080 Ti.
But here’s the kicker, the new Titan is paired with 24GB GDDR6 memory at 672GB/s of bandwidth, significantly faster than the previous Titans. This also means the VRAM buffer on the Titan RTX is more than twice that on the 2080 Ti. Furthermore, a 100GB/s NVIDIA NVLink can pair two TITAN RTX GPUs to scale memory and compute, and unlike gaming this actually works for neural networks and other AI-related workloads.
The rest is all deep learning and research-this and research-that marketing non-sense. If you are a gamer, all you need to know that this is a slightly faster RTX 2080 Ti with a shit-ton of VRAM which you probably won’t need. Oh, and yeah the Titan RTX is priced at $2,400, that’s more than twice the price of the RTX 2080 Ti. This AI oriented GPU is going to be available for purchase by the end of the month.