NVIDIA TITAN X Review: The Pascal Beast Unleashed

Titan X Time Spy, Steam VR Performance, LuxMark v3.1

3DMark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance
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3DMark Time Spy



We are just now starting to compile numbers with Time Spy, and have only had our hands on the TITAN X for a relatively short time, so we only have comparisons to a handful of factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 cards here. Regardless, as you can see, the new TITAN X leads the pack by a significant margin. We will try to update this chart with more data soon...

Steam VR Performance Test
DirecX11 VR Performance

The Steam VR Performance Test measures a system's performance using a 2-minute sequence from Valve’s Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. After running the test, it determines whether your system is capable of properly running VR content at 90Hz and whether or not the visual fidelity can be increased to the recommended level for a given application. Both a system’s CPU and GPU are factored into the score.

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Steam VR Performance Test


The TITAN X, like the GTX 1080, maxes out the score in the Steam VR Performance test. The latest VR applications for the HTC Vive should absolutely NOT be a problem for the TITAN X.

LuxMark v3.1
OpenCL Benchmark

LuxMark is a cross-platform, Open CL-accelerated 3D rendering benchmark. It's based on the open-source LuxRender physically-based spectral rendering engine, which accurately models the behavior of light and supports high dynamic range. LuxRender also features a number of material types to allow rendering of photo-realistic and artistic scenes. LuxRender is free software, licensed under the GPL, that offers plugins for packages like Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D and 3DS Max. We ran all three of the scenes included with the benchmark using the GPU rendering mode.



The new TITAN X also led the pack in the various OpenCL Luxmark tests. Its leads over the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X aren't massive, but the TITAN X is the fastest card nonetheless.

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