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The NVIDIA TITAN X is the new madly priced titanic card by the green camp

By Ian Chee - on 22 Jul 2016, 12:01pm

The NVIDIA TITAN X is the new madly priced titanic card by the green camp

The NVIDIA TITAN X succeeds the previous GTX Titan X in being completely bonkers in both performance and price.

Image source: NVIDIA.

It apparently began with a bet between Brian Kelleher, NVIDIA’s hardware engineer, and Jen-Hsun Huang, the company’s CEO. The bet was that it would be possible to get over 10 teraflops out of one chip. NVIDIA’s CEO thought that was crazy.

And crazy NVIDIA’s engineers are, because the result is the NVIDIA TITAN X (not to be confused with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X from last year). How crazy? Well, check out the numbers and decide for yourself.

  • 11 TFLOPS FP32
  • 44 TOPS INT8 (new deep learning inferencing instruction)
  • 12B transistors
  • 3,584 CUDA cores at 1.53GHz (versus 3,072 cores at 1.08GHz in previous TITAN X)
  • Up to 60 percent faster performance than previous TITAN X
  • High performance engineering for maximum overclocking
  • 12 GB of GDDR5X memory (480 GB/s)

What’s even crazier than these is the number of this card’s price tag: US$1,200 (approx. RM4,889). It will be available in the U.S. and Europe on August 2, and in Asia later.

So NVIDIA’s CEO now owes one if its engineers a dollar, and NVIDIA tells us not to call them crazy because we might just owe them another dollar. But if a dollar can bring to the world a card that costs nearly RM5,000, and with that sort of performance, that seems a small price to pay. 

Source: NVIDIA via Kotaku.