Review: Nvidia Titan X (Pascal)

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  1. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    You've never bought a Titan, have you? Have you even spent £500 on a card before? I doubt it. This card isn't for you because you can't afford it. That's the reality.

    Let's not forget this product either (TitanX is cheaper, more memory and is faster);

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapp...nal-graphics-card-21253-00-40g-gx-378-sp.html
     
  2. Reddoguk

    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    Nice review as always Boss (apart from HH's terrible English spelling :). Now where's the raffle/comp to give it away or do i have to send my daughter on the streets so i can afford one. ^^
     
  3. Valken

    Valken Ancient Guru

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    Very good review HH. This is mainly why I'm here.

    Monster of card, really wish I had one, really know I cannot afford one and props to everyone who has one! I am totally NVious of you Titan X owners! :D

    I can see why some people would go for this card. If they game or use the GPU nearly everday and keep the card for 3 years, it only comes out to 0.92 cents extra per day to have PEAK performance everyday they use it instead of cursing at their PCs due to low FPS or performance.

    I am sure 1080 SLI is at a better price performance ratio but extra heat, compatibility (though NV is very good here) and slots may turn some folks off.

    At least this gives us a glimpse into the next 1080Ti and hope AMD has a Titan killer or alternative in hand.
     
  4. LimitbreakOr

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    I would totally buy that but only to feed trolls like you with it.
     

  5. Brasky

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    mmmm, sandwich.
     
  6. Cave Waverider

    Cave Waverider Maha Guru

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    So after reading Hilbert's wonderful review of the new Titan X, I bit the bullet and ordered yesterday, even though it was claimed you couldn't buy it in my country (I ordered from the German nvidia.de where it said they ship the card only to German customers). I was a bit worried that nothing would happen due to the order status still being processed and me ordering a couple of days after release with supplies being rumoured to be limited. Today and when I called customer support, they said the cards weren't available in my country and are sold out everywhere (even though they said in stock in the german store, which appears to be correct) and there is no ETA. Support just didn't have a clue, since a couple of minutes later, my door bell rang and the UPS guy brought me the card. The card had been mailed from Ireland, so I guess all EU orders are shipped from there, so every EU country should be able to order them, contrary to various claims.

    The card is a beast, appears to run at around 2100 MHz stable in all my games (as far as I can tell after the couple of hourse of playtime), the framerate rarely dips below 60 at highest details. I guess I can finally play Arkham Knight fluidly at 4k resolutions now. ;)
    With the fan curve adjusted with Afterburner it doesn't go over 70°C on my stock cooler either (it is audible then, though, but I don't mind the noise since my air condition is louder anyhow). Not sure if I even want to slap my old Hybrid cooler on at this point. I probably will, as lower temperatures are always nice to have, but I'll just make sure everything is in order with the card first.

    I haven't tried to overclock the memory, as I've had bad experience with it in the past.
    Very impressive card, even though it cost an arm and a leg (I made a good chunk of it selling my "old" Titan X Maxwell to a friend, though, so it wasn't all that bad).
     
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  7. Fender178

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    Very good review boss. Not bad OC. Im willing to bet that with a proper cooler such as EVGA's hybrid cooler or a custom liquid cooler Im willing to bet that the overclock might reach 2200mhz or so on the core.
     
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    :thumbup: I like what you did there sir.
     
  9. Humanoid_1

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    @Cave Waverider

    Very Nice!

    I am a few steps behind you there, just about to go pick up my 1st 4k screen, LG 27UD68P, which arrived at my folks place a few hours back :)

    Although I think I am going to wait to see what AMD releases in terms of maintaining a good solid 60fps, feeling pretty positive about big Vega.

    Enjoy your setup ^^
     
  10. Cave Waverider

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    Yeah, I was thinking about that as well, but I got a great offer for my Maxwell Titan X so I just had to switch now before the offer was off the table.
    I currently don't even have a 4k Monitor, so my 4k TV has to do, haha. And there is DSR whenever someone else wants to watch TV. Using the big screen TV as main screen does has it's appeal, though. But I'm sure it'll follow when I find a good deal on a 4k Monitor.

    I do hope Vega will be a killer, too, and hopefully at a more affordable price. Competition is always good. I've been longing for something competitive in the top performance segment by AMD similar to what the Radeon 9700 Pro brought to the table way back in the day.
     
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  11. DF-1

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    same noise level and only 2 C higher temp than a 1080 at full load?

    but its 70 watts more power 180W vs 250W. Seems kind of odd.
     
  12. Humanoid_1

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    I must admit I got bored of playing the waiting game for a Good screen as the goal posts seemed to keep moving!
    This one is a really nice temp one I settled on after too much reading on the matter...

    It should tide me over until 4k Monitors arrive with 144Hz+ and especially HDR models capable to point sources of light at up to 1,000 Nits. Some say the upcoming HDR update is the biggest single step in screen tech for a really long time!


    ...if AMD were not waiting on the horizon with Vega I would probably have bought a Titan now too, its the only card fit for the job atm ;)
     
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    @cave waverider

    golden sample!
     
  14. KingK76

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    Okay so here goes with the photos and screen grabs... There is 13 pictures here and I tried my best to fit my phone in the wall unit housing my main PC... I wish I had taken photos while this Franken-Titan was being built! But the results speak for themselves! I took screen shot (the one running a Fire Strike Stress test with Afterburner running) of the card after about 15 loops of Fire Strike Stress Test and you will see that the temps are only 42C on the GPU! I haven't really pushed the card yet so the clocks in all of these tests are 2063MHz GPU and 11100 Memory (I can't wait for voltage unlock!!)... Anyway most of the pictures are self explanatory... Here they are...

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] And this is the racing seat I built!!! Can't wait for Forza Horizon 3 on PC Baby!!! [​IMG]

    Sorry about the second to last picture! That was the one that showed the temps at 42C after looping the Fire Strike Stress Test. I didn't play well with photobuckets compression! But the two Fire Strike tests show the graph where temps are recorded... Both were just below 40C for the run of the single test! Under load and OCd!!!

    Oh! I should mention the reason I had to go with all the crazy heat sinks! The solid plate that comes installed on the Titan X would have worked perfectly... But. The cutout for the GPU heatsink was too small for my Swiftech to fit through! The cold plate couldn't reach the GPU! So I had to remove the stock heat spreader plate and fan (the heat sink that cools the GPU itself is separate form the metal plate that covers all the memory chips and VRMs and such...) and go the heat sinks I had on hand. They are all Swiftech design. Some are Copper and some are Aluminium. I also installed a PCI dual fan to blow directly on the card. My case also has a GIANT fan that sits on top of the case. (It's an Antec Skeleton... look it up). Anyway there you go. One of the first Water cooled Titan XP's!!!
     
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  15. -Tj-

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    lol that's some huge screen :D
     

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    What a mess, but boy would i love to have that mess.
     
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    4K Vizio P Series 70"... It great for gaming!.... And Movies.... And Sim Racing!
     
  18. KingK76

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    No doubt! It looks worse in the pictures mind you... After I install the fan on top of the case and close the door to the Wall Unit pier it resides in it actually looks pretty cool. But ya, the card is a mess! I wish I could have used the stock cold plate and fan... I had the same setup with my GTX480's but the plate on the card was perfectly sized for my Water blocks. I actually made a custom acrylic cover so the blower still worked as was intended. Basically turning into a Hybrid setup. After my 480's I bought two GTX980 Poseidons, that was super easy then. But now that they have been retired I will throw one of each of them into the my other two systems. I will attach a couple pictures of the Computer in the living room that has the water-cooled GTX480 (soon to be a 980). I just took these pictures and WOW there is a lot of dust on that case!!! It's okay though, I will be giving it a thorough clean out when i switch cards. The rest of the system is a: i7 3770K @4.6Ghz, 16GB DDR3 @1866Mhz, ASUS ROG Maximus VII and obviously a GTX480 (soon to be GTX980 Poseidon). Anyway here are the pics. Sorry about he dust... and the off-topic post... well kind of relevant to my Titan XP project... lol.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. jura11

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    Looks great there,but you would definitely benefit from larger case something like is Caselabs STH10 or Thermaltake Core W200

    Thanks,Jura
     
  20. Stormyandcold

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    Get some microfiber cloths, does wonders for getting rid of dust.
     

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