Now this one of the most interesting news of this 4th Quarter … and we might be seeing some demoed at the CES 2019.
NVIDIA is ready with its new flagship halo consumer graphics card, the TITAN RTX. Several video bloggers such as LinusTechTips have apparently already been sampled with this card, and are probably under NDA not to reveal specifications. Given that “Turing” is the only NVIDIA architecture capable of RTX, NVIDIA could be building the TITAN RTX on the largest “TU102” silicon. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti does not max out this silicon, leaving NVIDIA room to do so with the TITAN RTX.
A maxed out “TU102” should feature 4,608 CUDA cores, 288 TMUs, 96 ROPs, in addition to 576 tensor cores and 72 RT cores. NVIDIA could also max out the 384-bit wide GDDR6 memory bus, and equip the TITAN RTX with 12 GB of video memory. Using 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory chips, NVIDIA can achieve 672 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The TITAN RTX card itself looks similar to the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card, but with an illuminated “TITAN” logo on top. The card still draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and it’s likely that NVIDIA is using the same PCB, perhaps with additional capacitors. Pricing and availability is anyone’s guess. Given that the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition was launched at $1,200, we agree with some of our community members’ speculation that $1,800-2,000 doesn’t seem implausible.