The first Titan was based off the Kepler architecture and showed the world what the kepler was capable of and Titan Black just took it way further. With the Titan Z is boasting two GK110 cores, the Titan X is the next generation Titan features a Maxwell fuelled GPU that thumps its heart.
Overview: It is going to be the best thing a PC enthusiast could put on a PCI-E slot, it is the way it’s meant to be used, “for extremists”. The Titan X houses the most powerful GPU based on a Maxwell architecture till date and we would like to provide you some rough sketches of the core configuration of this beast.
The GPU: The GPU core is a GM200 S-FCBGA soldered GPU with revision A1 and is a humongous 601 mm squared large GPU die (Vs 561mm squared for Gk110B). Well, it has to be since it features 8 BILLION TRANSISTORS! And that too based on 28nm nodes, it’s pretty much a VLSI masterpiece. As you know, the CUDA core count per SMX cluster is decreased from 192 in Kepler to 128 in Maxwell. And since this GM200 features 3072 CUDA core, it must have 24 SMX (now called SMM) units each running at 1GHz base to 1.076 GHz boost. Keeping the power consumption under 250W ceiling.
The GPU has an astounding 96 ROPs and 256 TMUs. Not to mention the 32 bit Floating performances of 7 TeraFLOPS and 32nd part of that performance comprises of the FP64 rate. All in all, those 24 SMMs have something real deal under them and that’s what makes the difference.
The Memory: The 12 gigs of GDDR5 memory addressed via a 384 bit wide bus and is effectively run at 7GT/s throwing about 337 GB of data per second. Also with the 3rd generation delta color compression technology, that bandwidth gets increased up to 25% increasing the effective bandwidth to 9.3GB/s And this is also achieved by the larger 3MB shared L2 cache.
The New Facilities: You get a DirectX 12 ready card that supports Direct Compute, Multi threading, hardware tessellation, shader v5.0 extensions and mid you DX12 is a Windows 10 ready feature. Along with MFAA. DSR, ShadowPlay, GameStream, VXGI (or Volumetric Pixel aka Voxel Illumination) and other NVIDIA exclusive technologies.
Quick Round Up Of The Maxwell GPUs for Desktops
So in the end, there’s a quick round up of the Maxwell GPUs for desktops we have in the market on 2nd April, 2015.
The King: GTX Titan X – 3072 CUDA cores and 12 GB of GDDR5 memory
The Prince: GTX 980 – 2048 CUDA cores and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory
The Younger Prince – GTX 970 – 1664 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
The Princess: GTX 960 – 1024 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
The Royal Knight: GTX 750Ti – 640 CUDA cores and 2GB/1GB of GDDR5 memory.
The Knight: GTX 750 – 512 CUDA cores and 1GB of GDDR5 memory.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X vs. Titan Black
And a quick compare sheet of Titan X vs. Titan Black.
|Tech4Gamers||GeForce Titan X||GeForce Titan Black|
|GPU||GM200 Maxwell||GK110 Kepler|
|Transistors||8 billion||7.1 billion|
|FP32||7 TFLOPS||5.2 TFLOPS|
|Memory size||12 GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5|
|Memory width||384 bit||384 bit|
|Core clock/ Boost clock||1 GHz/1.076 GHz||0.889 GHz/0.980 GHz|
|Memory clock||7GHz effective||7GHz effective|
|MSRP||999 USD||999 USD|
Well, that’s it, I hope you enjoyed knowing about Titan X and if you’re planning to buy it after reading this then you’re rich. Tell us your opinions on the Titan X in the comments below. We’ll love to have your opinions.