Nvidia unveils world's most powerful desktop GPU

December 05, 2018 //By Rich Pell
Nvidia unveils world's most powerful desktop GPU
Chipmaker Nvidia (Santa Clara, CA) has unveiled what it says is the fastest PC graphics card ever built, which transforms the PC into a supercomputer for AI research, data science, and creative applications.

TITAN RTX - dubbed "T-Rex" - delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance. It is powered by the company's new Turing architecture , which features dedicated ray-tracing and AI processors.

"Turing is Nvidia’s biggest advance in a decade - fusing shaders, ray tracing, and deep learning to reinvent the GPU,” says Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. "The introduction of T-Rex puts Turing within reach of millions of the most demanding PC users - developers, scientists, and content creators."

Combining AI, real-time ray-traced graphics, next-gen virtual reality, and high-performance computing capabilities, TITAN RTX is designed for a variety of computationally demanding applications, says the company. Its features include:

  • 576 multi-precision Turing Tensor Cores, providing up to 130 teraflops of deep learning performance.
  • 72 Turing RT Cores, delivering up to 11 GigaRays per second of real-time ray-tracing performance.
  • 24GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory with 672GB/s of bandwidth - 2x the memory of previous-generation TITAN GPUs - to fit larger models and datasets.
  • 100GB/s Nvidia NVLink can pair two TITAN RTX GPUs to scale memory and compute.
  • "Incredible" performance and memory bandwidth for real-time 8K video editing.
  • VirtualLink port provides the performance and connectivity required by next-gen VR headsets.

TITAN RTX will be available later this month in the U.S. and Europe for $2,499.


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