NVIDIA officially unveils its flagship Titan RTX GPU

Doris Richards
December 3, 2018

Following a number of teases on social media that suggested the launch would be soon, Nvidia has disclosed that the Titan RTX will go on sale later in December at a breathtaking price of $2,499 (around £2,000, AU$3,400). At the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems in Montreal, Canada today, Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia, repeated his claim that "Turing is Nvidia's biggest advance in a decade - fusing shaders, ray tracing, and deep learning to reinvent the GPU".

As with all RTX card, the Titan RTX-or T-Rex, as NVIDIA has nicknamed it-is built around the company's Turing GPU. However, it strongly resembles the RTX 2080 Ti, albeit with a lot more memory.

The Titan RTX, dubbed fondly by Nvidia as "T-Rex", is based on the same Turing architecture as the firm's RTX 2070, 2080 and bork-prone 2080 Ti GPUs, equipping it with 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance.

"The introduction of T-Rex puts Turing within reach of millions of the most demanding PC users - developers, scientists and content creators".

NVIDIA officially unveils its flagship Titan RTX GPU
Nvidia reveals Titan RTX, 'the world's most powerful desktop GPU'

Nvidia's Turing graphics cards may cost a pretty penny, but few people are going to argue with the performance of their massive arrays of tensor, RT, and CUDA cores.

NVIDIA says the Titan RTX will be available later this month in the USA and Europe for $2,499. Of particular interest for data scientists will be the fact that the Titan RTX supports RAPIDS, the open-source libraries that integrate with popular data science workflows to boost machine learning use cases. The card also includes 24GB of GDDR6 memory - non-ECC, naturally - running at an effective 7,000MHz on a 384-bit bus for 672GB/s of bandwidth.

Finally, content creators will be glad to know that the Titan RTX will facilitate real-time 8K video recording.

VirtualLink port provides the performance and connectivity required by next-gen VR headsets.

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