Friday July 22, 2016

NVIDIA Announces The New Titan X

It began with a bet. Brian Kelleher, our top hardware engineer, bet our CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, we could get more than 10 teraflops of computing performance from a single chip. Jen-Hsun thought that was crazy. Well, we did it. The result is crazy. And, as of today, Jen-Hsun now owes Brian a dollar. The new NVIDIA TITAN X, introduced today, based on our new Pascal GPU architecture, is the biggest GPU ever built. It has a record-breaking 3,584 CUDA cores. We said our GTX 1080 delivers an "irresponsible amount of performance." It was a bit reckless. But this is even more reckless. So forget words. Here are its numbers:

  • 11 TFLOPS FP32

  • 44 TOPS INT8 (new deep learning inferencing instruction)

  • 12B transistors

  • 3,584 CUDA cores at 1.53GHz (versus 3,072 cores at 1.08GHz in previous TITAN X)

  • Up to 60% faster performance than previous TITAN X

  • High performance engineering for maximum overclocking

  • 12 GB of GDDR5X memory (480 GB/s)

Did we go too far? Your call. Just don’t call us crazy, or you might owe Brian a dollar, too. TITAN X will be available Aug. 2 for $1,200 direct from in North America and Europe, and select system builders. It is coming soon to Asia.