Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X

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How well can the GeForce GTX Titan X run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX Titan X will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the GeForce GTX Titan X can also run 1440p pc system requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 816 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX Titan X performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Mafia: Definitive Edition and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. We proceeded to look at eFootball PES 2021 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 113 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX Titan X performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Mafia: Definitive Edition and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. We then checked the performance on eFootball PES 2021 to see if that runs well. It was strong with a 86 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX Titan X is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX Titan X in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX Titan X? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB which is 30% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 984 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX Titan X is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
83 FPS
The GeForce GTX Titan X is released on 17 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX Titan X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX Titan X
Maxwell GM200-400-A1
Texture Rate
209 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
105 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
12288 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1089 MHz
Max Power
250 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
GeForce GTX Titan X Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX Titan X is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

It equips a GPU codenamed GM200-400-A1 which has 24 SM activated and thus 3072 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1089MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 12GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1753MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way adds extra performance.

DirectX 12.0 Support (11.2 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, VXGI, MFAA, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System is Identical to the one used on the Original Titan but colored black instead, giving it a more modern design.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.

Release Price
GeForce GTX Titan X was released for $999.

Benchmarks indicate that 1920x1080, it is even faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 - a dual Graphics Card.
However, GeForce GTX Titan X is best suited for 3K gaming and in that scenario, AMD's Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is considerably faster and somewhat cheaper.
Truth is, even a solution of 2 GeForce GTX 970 proves to be faster and much cheaper.
Therefore, GeForce GTX Titan X is not a worthy purchase.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX Titan X.

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GeForce GTX Titan X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 51% 23%
Watch Dogs Legion 27% 19%
Genshin Impact 76% 16%
FIFA 21 69% 58%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 57% 15%
eFootball PES 2021 61% 58%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 26% 26%
Marvel's Avengers 61% 21%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 64% 20%
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