Nvidia unveils 'world's most powerful' Turing-Powered TITAN RTX desktop GPU

Just need to have the world's most powerful desktop GPU in your PC? Or maybe two? Nvidia has you covered with the new TITAN RTX.

​Nvidia's TITAN RTX "T-Rex"

Nvidia's TITAN RTX "T-Rex"

Need a desktop GPU that delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance? Nvidia has you covered with the new TITAN RTX.

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The TITAN RTX -- which Nvidia has dubbed T-Rex -- offers what the company claims is the "greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006," and represents the fruits of more than 10,000 engineering-years of effort.

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The new Turing architecture that powers the TITAN RTX makes use of two new engines -- RT Cores that are used to accelerate ray tracing, and multi-precision Tensor Cores aimed squarely at AI training and inferencing, coming together to offer more powerful compute and enhanced rasterization.

Whether your workloads consist of AI, real-time ray-traced graphics, next-gen virtual reality and high performance computing, Nvidia is positioning the TITAN RTX as the perfect solution.

And the TITAN RTX has quite impressive tech specs:

  • 576 multi-precision Turing Tensor Cores, offering up to 130 teraflops of deep learning performance.
  • 72 Turing RT Cores, providing up to 11 GigaRays per second of real-time ray-tracing performance.
  • 24GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory with 672GB/s of bandwidth, twice 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 (yes, if one is not enough, you can add a second).
  • Incredible performance and memory bandwidth for real-time 8K video editing.
  • VirtualLink port provides the performance and connectivity required by next-gen VR headsets.

"Turing is NVIDIA's biggest advance in a decade - fusing shaders, ray tracing, and deep learning to reinvent the GPU," said 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."

The TITAN RTX also integrates with Nvidia's RAPIDS open-source libraries to speed up machine learning workflows.

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The price is, as you'd expect, pretty impressive, at $2,499, and the TITAN RTX will begin shipping later this month.

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