The brief tease gives us a sample of the upcoming flagship graphics card from Nvidia. It creeps into the scene like a Star Destroyer set out to easily nuke the most demanding PC games on the market (and then some) with just one blast. It sports a new design while staying somewhat similar to the current Titan Xp model. The shroud appears less edgy, complemented by clear acrylic on the top, and the introduction of what may be RGB illumination.
This Collector’s Edition follows the Titan Xp graphics card launched in April. It will be the seventh Titan-branded model serving Nvidia’s top-of-the-line graphics card family for PC gamers willing to pay a hefty price. The first Titan card made its appearance in 2013 costing $1,000 based on Nvidia’s Kepler architecture. The most recent Titan Xp model is based on the company’s latest Pascal design costing a higher $1,200 price tag.
Outside the visual aesthetics, we are not sure what the changes are with the Collector’s Edition on the hardware front. We presume Nvidia may crank up the performance given what the company did between the Titan X (July 2016) and the Titan Xp (April 2017). Here are the differences between these two cards to give us an idea of what to possibly expect with the upcoming Collector’s Edition model:
|Titan X (2016)||Titan Xp (2017)|
|Transistors:||12 Billion||12 Billion|
|Memory amount:||12GB GDDR5X||12GB GDDR5X|
|Performance:||11 TFLOPS||12 TFLOPS|
|Power draw:||250 watts||250 watts|
Now as a refresher, here’s a timeline regarding Nvidia’s Titan-branded cards dating back to 2013:
|GTX Titan||Kepler||February 2013|
|GTX Titan Black||Kepler||February 2014|
|GTX Titan Z||Kepler||May 2014|
|GTX Titan X||Maxwell||March 2015|
|Titan X||Pascal||April 2016|
|Titan Xp||Pascal||April 2017|
|Titan X Collector’s Edition||Pascal?||Coming soon|
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