Nvidia’s recently announced Pascal-based Titan X has been officially released. A few reviewers have managed to test the gaming performance of the graphics card and as one would expect, the new Titan X was able to beat every single recent high-end Nvidia graphics card – but would the performance difference justify its hefty price tag?
Well, it depends on who you’re asking really. Consumers who are keen on graphics cards with good performance/price ratio may not find the new Titan X to be attractive. However, gamers who want a single GPU solution that’s able to run 4K games at framerates above 50 should definitely consider getting the new Titan X; provided they are blessed with deep pockets, of course.
Folks over at GameStar.de have benchmarked the new Titan X using three fairly demanding games: The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Far Cry Primal – all of which were running at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). Impressively, Nvidia’s most powerful consumer-grade graphics card was able to churn out above 50fps on all three games. That said, the performance difference between the new Titan X and the GTX 1080 was merely about four to nine frames per second.
But why stop there right? What about the gaming performance of the new Titan X… in SLI? PCWorld managed to get their hands on a pre-built rig that is fitted with two new Titan X graphics cards; which were then benchmarked using 3DMark and a series of games. On the Fire Strike Ultra test, a pair of Nvidia’s new Titan X graphics card had a score of 11,886; which is only 1,442 more compared to a pair of GTX 1080s running in SLI. Meanwhile, the pair was also able to produce framerates above 50 when tested using several games that ran at a 5K resolution.
Whilst it still makes some sense to buy a single Titan X for smooth 4K gaming, getting two of this graphics card for gaming isn’t necessarily something we would recommend – especially after looking at the insignificant performance difference against a pair of GTX 1080s.