NVIDIA Announces Flagship GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GPU At GDC 2015

During one of EPIC’s “State Of Unreal Engine” briefing session out at the Game Developer’s Conference, Tim Sweeny talked about the need for more powerful GPU technology to bring us closer to true photo-realistic rendering. At that point in his talk, Sweeny asked if there was anyone in the room that could answer that call, and NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang entered the room carrying a box, concealed within a large jacket.

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Reveals The GeForce GTX Titan X

NIVIDA has their own conference—GTC—happening in about a week’s time, which is where the company usually announces next-gen GPU technology, but Jen-Hsun went ahead and announced a new GPU right in the middle of EPIC’s talk. Out from within the jacket came a black box adorned with “Titan X”. Jen-Hsun opened the box to reveal a graphics card that looks much like the current generation GeForce GTX 980 (and 780, before it). The fan shroud and cooling hardware is reminiscent of previous-gen products, as you can see.

The GeForce GTX Titan X

There weren’t many details given, but the GeForce GTX Titan X is obviously powered by a new, Maxwell-based GPU. Jen-Hsun also mentioned that the chip is comprised of roughly 8B transistors and that the card has a massive 12GB frame buffer.

We’re sure more details will be disclosed during GTC, but it’s safe to say that the GeForce GTX Titan X will be the most powerful card in NVIDIA’s line-up when it released. We hope to have more details soon.