A really good graphics processing unit (GPU) is an essential piece of hardware for any great computer. The GPU is particularly important for gamers and content creators. Today, NVIDIA took the wraps off their brand new desktop GPU dubbed, TITAN RTX.
The TITAN RTX is driven by NVIDIA’s “Turing” architecture and delivers 130 teraflops of deep learning performance with 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance.
“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.”
NVIDIA says the TITAN RTX is their greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU back in 2006. “Turing features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing, plus new multi-precision Tensor Cores for AI training and inferencing.” This new GPU is designed for computationally demanding applications and NVIDIA lists the following as its deliverables:
- 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.
NVIDIA says this GPU is built for AI researchers, deep learning developers, data scientists, and content creators. This new beast will be available for purchase this month, but it won’t be cheap! You’ll have to drop $2,499USD on it if you want the latest and greatest NVIDIA has to offer.Source: Globe News Wire
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