Hands On With The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB Video Card

Earlier this morning we got to see NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang show off the GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB video card and we wanted to get some hands on time with the video card. We swung by the NVIDIA booth at GDC and found a system running the GeForce GTX TITAN X video card, but it was inside an In Win Tou Tempered Glass ATX Case and they wouldn’t let us take the door off the case.

GeForce GTX TITAN X Demo System

The system looks great in person, but photographs horribly.

GeForce GTX Titan X VIdeo Card

That is the best picture we could get through the side panel without a flash. That picture doesn’t do the world’s most powerful GPU justice, so we went looking for a card that we could hold. We bumped into no other than Jen-Hsun Huang and sure enough we ended up with our very own TITAN X card minutes later. When Jen-Hsun asks someone to do something it obviously gets done!

TITAN X Video Card Box

Not much is known about the GeForce TITAN X, but we know that it has slightly over 8 billion transistors built on the company’s new Maxwell architecture. We also know that it is packed to the gills with 12GB of VRAM.


The GeForce GTX TITAN X is a dual-slot card that has a black on the fan shroud that has the styling found on recent GeForce GTX reference cards.

Titan X Back

The back of the card shows the location of the single GPU (rumored to be the GM200) and a ton of the VRAM.



The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X has two SLI interconnects, so as you would expect, the TITAN X appears that it will support 3-way and 4-way SLI.


When it comes to power conectors the GeForce GTX Titan X has a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connections. This is actually less than we expected, so if this card is really running the full GM200 GPU core it appears to be pretty efficient. If you look closely at the PCB though it appears that there was room on the PCB for a second 8-pin PCIe power connection, but it appears that it wasn’t necessary.


When it comes to video connections you have three DisaplyPorts, one HDMI and a DVI connector.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB video card looks great and we can’t wait to get our hands on one to test out in our lab to see how it competes against the other super high-end video cards on the market. We have a feeling that the details on this card will be released at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference later this month, so hang on!

  • Terry Perry

    When the Old Titan came out they sold out before you could place your order. So i gave up now i have a 970 O.C. and Wow what a card and runs on my 500 watt and Beats the Old Titan that was 1,200 $$. My 280X or 290X wants 750Watts. Now where are the Games.


      A properly OC’d titan will more than definitely compete if not beat out a 970 at resolutions of 1440p and higher. Hell I can push more than 3gb of vram alone under 1080 in some scenarios.

      Never understood the ram decisions on their newest flagship lineup….

    • titan x

      jajajajjajajain you drams 970 faster gtx titan bios custon juas juas, ah titan 6 gigas vram, 970 3,50 vram ,970 is genuine shit

  • Nark dick sucker

    Nark., cheating liar. Worst man ever


      Not even sure why someone would want to have these pictures in their possession…..


    Oh my……. Can’t wait for some action shots of this bad boy!! I’m loving the 12gb V-Ram! Lets go big PC enthusiast sites…..bring on some craaaazy SLI benchmarks and comparisons! I want some info so bad…….sooooooo bad!

    I can’t believe there are people on here attempting to bash something they haven’t even had in their hands. Talking about how come and why not…..? It is not as if someone is forcing anyone to buy these, but I guess some feel completely “obligated” to do something about it. Same goes for if you didn’t have the money for a “TITAN” than you probably have no money for a Z, so how is it even a question on some peoples’ minds??

    • Kril Rk

      Cheating on me with a trannie

  • Tom Ba

    Hello Nvidia, ….
    … like to say … hey this is your new flagship product?!
    Why not using the new 8 Gbits/s 20nm Gbyte-GDDR5-Chips?

  • mike dar

    That shows a single die? Must be for just one 6 and one 8 pin. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume 12 gig is available on the card shown, this VERY card, lol.
    If such is the situation and Nvidia markets to and below final pricing on the “Z”, ><1500$, yeah, I'll buy one. Beats the price of 3x 4gb 980's and the power consumption of 3 GTX 980's might almost be twice the single die "X",

  • Robert Johnson

    I am very curious to see how this card performs on a 4K monitor

  • Mal

    that Card looks dreadful without a proper backplate, the cooler cover looks cheap and nasty too……..i’m deffo not spending a thousand quid on that

    • 200380051

      Yeah! That! On a card that’ll likely go for more than a grand, where’s the backplate??

  • Pogi

    so one screw appears to be lose and another missing at the top right corner of the back of pcb?

    • wadwadaw

      haha ocd much

      • Pogi

        well, it’s like missing a lug nut of a car debut at an auto show 😉

    • basroil

      First thing I saw too… It was likely a demo model that they took apart in front of press, and someone screwed up the screws when putting the thing back together. If his bosses find out he’ll be definitely screwed.

      • AyresRocket

        Let’s not get started about woodscrews then… :/