NVIDIA unveils $2,500 RTX TITAN Turing-based graphics card with 24 GB of VRAM

By Mithun Mohandas | Updated Dec 04 2018
NVIDIA unveils $2,500 RTX TITAN Turing-based graphics card with 24 GB of VRAM
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The flagship SKU in the Turing-based RTX 2000 series packs a wallop with 130 TFLOPS of Tensor perfor

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Most of the top SKUs in NVIDIA’s RTX 2000 series of cards are out with their announcement at GAMESCOM 2018. What remained was the flagship TITAN card and the mid-range 2060 and 2050 graphics cards. Most of us expected the TITAN RTX to be unveiled at CES but NVIDIA decided to make good of the hype-vacuum and unveil the TITAN RTX today. Like previous TITAN cards, the TITAN RTX is aimed at workstation loads but it’s very likely that we will see it on gaming rigs in the coming months. The only thing holding people back is the $2,500 price tag which is, surprisingly, lower than the previous TITAN V’s price tag of $2,999. Let’s take a look at the specifications.
 

NVIDIA RTX TITAN Specifications

 

Titan RTX

Titan V

RTX 2080 Ti

Tesla V100

CUDA Cores

4608

5120

4352

5120

Tensor Cores

576

640

544

640

Core Clock

1350MHz

1200MHz

1350MHz

?

Boost Clock

1770MHz

1455MHz

1635MHz

1370MHz

Memory Clock

14Gbps GDDR6

1.7Gbps HBM2

14Gbps GDDR6

1.75Gbps HBM2

Memory Bus Width

384-bit

3072-bit

352-bit

4096-bit

Memory Bandwidth

672GB/sec

653GB/sec

616GB/sec

900GB/sec

VRAM

24GB

12GB

11GB

16GB

L2 Cache

6MB

4.5MB

5.5MB

6MB

Single Precision

16.3 TFLOPS

13.8 TFLOPS

14.2 TFLOPS

14 TFLOPS

Double Precision

0.51 TFLOPS

6.9 TFLOPS

0.44 TFLOPS

7 TFLOPS

Tensor Performance

(FP16 w/FP32 Acc)

130 TFLOPS

110 TFLOPS

57 TFLOPS

112 TFLOPS

GPU

TU102

GV100

TU102

GV100

Die Size

754mm2

815mm2

754mm2

815mm2

Transistor Count

18.6B

21.1B

18.6B

21.1B

TDP

280W

250W

260W

250W

Form Factor

PCIe

PCIe

PCIe

PCIe

Manufacturing Process

12nm

12nm

12nm

12nm

Architecture

Turing

Volta

Turing

Volta

Launch Date

12/2018

12/07/2017

09/20/2018

Q3'17

Price

$2499

$2999

$1199

~$10000

The TITAN RTX uses the same TU102 as the RTX 2080 Ti which means they’re both the same chip but given how the RTX 2080 Ti seems to have fewer active CUDA cores, we can surmise that it uses a slightly cut down version of the TU102 while the TITAN RTX uses all of it. The TITAN RTX even has a slightly better boost clock than the 2080 Ti and more thermal headroom as well.

 

NVIDIA TITAN RTX

 

From a design perspective, the TITAN RTX follows the new twin-blower cooler that the RTX series introduced. There are no openings on the rear side of the card so it’ll be interesting to see how this design fares in a NVLink configuration. Since TITAN cards are often used in multi-GPU configurations, the cooling on the cards makes a huge difference. The only thing different here seems to be the golden tinge that the TITAN RTX has. NVIDIA is calling it, T-Rex.

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