09 January 2019
NVIDIA has officially launched its newest flagship graphics card named Titan RTX. It is claimed to be the world's most powerful desktop GPU. Even though it can be purchased by any gamer who can afford the price, it is essentially aimed at AI researchers, data science, and creative applications.
The NVIDIA Titan RTX GPU features 576 multi-precision Turing Tensor Cores that are capable of providing up to 130 teraflops of deep learning performance. It has 72 Turing RT Cores that can deliver up to 11 GigaRays per second of real-time ray-tracing performance. The biggest highlight of this beast of a GPU is the whopping 24GB GDDR6 memory with a bandwidth of 672GB/s. If that is not enough for you, you can buy NVIDIA NVLink to connect two Titan RTX to get double the amount of RAM and a 100GB/s connection.
Essentially, it is quite similar to the NVIDIA 2080 Ti but with a few noticeable upgrades. The newer one has a higher boost clock and number of tensor cores. The older version has 11GB of memory which is almost half of what NVIDIA is offering on the latest launch.
Jensen Huang, NVIDIA's founder and CEO said,
“Turing is NVIDIA’s biggest advance in a decade – fusing shaders, ray tracing, and deep learning to reinvent the GPU. The introduction of T-Rex puts Turing within reach of millions of the most demanding PC users — developers, scientists, and content creators.”
The NVIDIA Titan RX GPU has been priced at $2,500 for anyone interested in buying one. It is currently listed on the NVIDIA website for you to grab if you can afford it.