NVIDIA just released their latest monster card and it is an understatement to say that it is only within reach of those who are willing to pay top dollar. The card houses 3072 CUDA cores, 24 streaming multi-processors and a whopping 1000MHz base clock speed with a boosted 1075MHz. The 12GB of GDDR5 video memory spriting at 7.0 Gbps allows for some serious graphic work and thanks to the latest Maxwell architecture, it is very power efficient. The company’s previous GTX 980 only had 16 streaming multi-processors, 2048 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory, and it was already considered pretty powerful.
This new card is capable of 4-way SLI, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, Open GL 4.5, DirectX 12.1 and a special anti-aliasing method known as Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing(MFAA). Up to 5K displays can be powered by this card while still performing impressively. Thanks to the Maxwell architecture, the TITAN X, consumes up to 250 Watts of power at full load. NVIDIA recommends at least a 600 Watt power supply, which really puts my current 1000 Watt under the redundant category.
So what happens when a gamer gets to take home a card of this magnitude? Besides getting to show off to your friends and cranking up those settings on every game available on the market, the TITAN X is capable of much more thanks to its present features like Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), MFAA, and that much VRAM in a card.
As a rule of thumb always remember that the bigger the screen, the higher the resolution, the more VRAM will be required. When I purchased my first 2560 x 1440 screen, I learned very quickly that I needed a better GPU just to support the screen. Thanks to my pampered gaming mentality, I wanted to play everything at the highest settings possible. Hence, I was condemned to be forever dependent on getting high-end cards.
The TITAN X is the easiest solution to this problem and here is what Shadow of Mordor looks like on a 21:9 34″ ultrawide screen DELL U3415W screen at 3440 x 1440 resolution.
Forgive my dark heart for beheading orcs, but in these pictures I wanted you to see the blur effects and all the details that I’ve been enjoying thanks to this card. Do note that this was rendered at a constant 55 to 65 frames per second with everything almost cranked up(I was using the recommended settings from GeForce Experience). Also, the black borders on the left and right side were not present during play.
Also, this is what Dying Light looks like when used with the same card and display screen.
I picked Dying Light for the next set of screens because it is the only title that allows you to see how anti aliasing is handled with forced MFAA and how light and shadows are rendered beautifully. The take home message here would be: This is a hardcore GPU for most gamers, and while out of reach by many due to the hefty price tag. It’s owners will be set for a good many years before it starts to show signs of aging.
[ Source: www.GBJ.co ]