At the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Jen-Hsun Huang introduced some cool gear including the new SHIELD Console and the launch of a production ready version of their GRID Cloud Gaming service. While the new console and the GRID service will appeal to many new gamers, PC enthusiasts will still prefer to build their own gaming rigs to launch their games on. That’s why the NVIDIA CEO’s slightly less public launch of their NVIDIA GeForce Titan X was such a welcome surprise!
Maximum PC reports that a site called “VideoCardz” has leaked some of the first Titan X benchmarks. According to the site, the new GPU sports 3,072 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, 96 ROPS in its GM200 Maxwell based chip. In terms of clock speeds, it is reported that the base clock will be 1,002MHz with a memory clock of 1,750MHz, with a 384-bit bus. Boost speeds are unknown at this point.
Upon first glance, the 3DMark 11 Extreme scores look solid, beating out all its NVIDIA GeForce brethren. However, it’s bested by AMD’s RADEON R9 295X2, which of course, sports two GPUs onboard.
The 3DMark FireStrike Extreme sees the Titan X fall behind dual GPU cards like the Titan Z and the aforementioned Radeon R9 295X2. Considering that the Titan X is a single GPU card, it’s obviously safe to say that, based on these preliminary benchmarks, it’s one of the fastest single GPU cards we’ve ever seen.
Again, these benchmarks are very early, and it’ll be interesting to see how much more performance will be squeezed out when NVIDIA finally launches the GeForce Titan X officially.