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Nvidia drops new Titan RTX card and it costs a bomb.

Tags: Nvidia , RTX

Published Dec. 5, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

With a mammoth 24 GB GDDR6 VRAM, the card packs enough punch for your next epic workstation.

[Source: Nvidia Website]

This year Nvidia blew us away with it’s RTX line of GPUs and their PRICING. The base variant, RTX 2070 costs around $500 while the top variant RTX 2080Ti sells for $1200. And if that wasn’t enough, Nvidia has unveiled a new RTX card – the Titan RTX.

The GPU which is aimed at professionals and enthusiasts costs around $2500. The card, which was named T-Rex, comes with a mind-blowing 24 GB of GDDR6 VRAM which is perhaps the most striking feature of this product.

[Source: Nvidia Website]

The Titan RTX comes with 4,608 CUDA cores which are slightly more compared to the 4,352 CUDA cores present on the RTX 2080Ti. The GPU comes with the same memory speed as the 2080Ti though- 14 Gb/s. Other improvements over the RTX 2080Ti are – 576 Tensor cores versus 544 on the later, 72 Raytracing cores versus 68 on the later and a higher boost clock upto 1770 MHz. The memory interface on this card is 384-bit with a total bandwidth of 672 Gb/s.

[Titan RTX Specifications from Nvidia website]

The monster GPU has a TDP of 280W which is 20W higher than the RTX 2080Ti. With these specifications, the Titan RTX can literally crush any workload thrown at it – gaming or scientific. But with the general specifications, except the HUGE VRAM, being similar to the RTX 2080Ti, performance gain will be around 10-15 percent in terms of gaming.

[Titan RTX Specifications from Nvidia website]

But, the real advantage of this card will be in scientific as well as graphic rendering tasks. Generally these operations require as much VRAM as possible, and with ample VRAM present on this GPU, expect to train your next Deep Learning model with Tera Bytes of data without using the SLI. Same goes for rendering scenes and animations which have enormous scale and high level of detail.

Nvidia has launched a solid card for professional work as well as scientific tasks but with the price on a higher side. Later in January, AMD is expected to unveil it’s first 7nm Navi GPU. Thus it remains to be seen if those cards pose any real threat to Nvidia’s RTX line up.