While AMD is still in the process of ramping up their upcoming Radeon Fiji XT/ R9 380X and Bermuda XT/ R9 390X GPUs, NVIDIA continue to release their new graphics processing units (GPUs) based on Maxwell architecture. During GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2015 on 17th of March, NVIDIA have officially released their latest flagship GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card, featuring a whopping 12GB of DDR5 video memory and based on “Big Maxwell” GM200 silicon.

The new GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card was first unveiled by NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, during Game Developers Conference (GDC) early this month. For those who have not kept up with the timeline of NVIDIA’s GPU production, actually the GeForce GTX TITAN X is not the first Maxwell GPU that has been released in the market. The first desktop-based Maxwell GPUs are no other than the GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti which are based on mid-range GM107 GPU. Then NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards based on high-end GM204 graphics processor.

So, with OCDrift today is the review sample of the almighty NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card courtesy of NVIDIA Corporation. Immediately after the NDA was lifted by NVIDIA on 17th of March, we’ve seen quite a number of reviews comparing the GeForce GTX TITAN X against other reference designed graphics cards. But how does it stack up against other fully-customized graphics cards that are currently available in the market? Let’s find out in our full review now!

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Maxwell Architecture

On the paper, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X is undoubtedly a monster of a graphics card. It features a full-fledge GM200 “Big Maxwell” silicon that has a total of 3,072 CUDA processors. Besides that, the GeForce GTX TITAN X has 192 GigaTexels/sec of Texture Units and 96 ROPs which are both 50% more than the GeForce GTX 980.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X has a die size of 601 mm² and eight billion of transistors, which make it one of the most advanced graphics cards ever made. In comparison, the GeForce GTX 980 has a die size of 398 mm² and 5.2 billion of transistors. This means that the GeForce GTX TITAN X has around 51% bigger die size and 2.8 billion transistors more than the GeForce GTX 980. However, like its predecessor, the GeForce GTX TITAN X is still manufactured using TSMC’s 28nm high performance (HP) process.


The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card features NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology with a GPU base clock of 1,000 MHz and boost clock of 1,075 MHz. Out of the box our review sample that we received produces a maximum GPU boost clock of 1,139 MHz in real gaming environment.

On the video memory aspect, the GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card is equipped with a total of 12GB GDDR5 memory capacity with a frequency of 1,753 MHz, which is also translated to a 7GHz GDDR5 effective clock. Inherits from its predecessors namely the GeForce GTX TITAN and TITAN Black, the GeForce TITAN X also features a 384-bit memory bus width and is specified to run at 336.5 GB/s of Memory Bandwidth. As you can see from the GPU-Z screenshot above, NVIDIA has decided to incorporate this flagship graphics card with SK Hynix GDDR5 memory chips to provide maximum memory overclocking potential.

The GeForce GTX TITAN X carries a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 250W, which is identical to the previous GeForce GTX TITAN cards, but 85W more than what’s offered by the GeForce GTX 980. It is understandable due to the fact that the former has a higher number of transistors to be handled.


Special Features

  • NVIDIA Maxwell

This is NVIDIA’s most advanced architecture ever, delivering incredible performance and unmatched power efficiency. Plus, it offers cutting-edge features like advanced sampling and Super Resolution technology that delivers 4K-quality gaming—even on 1080p displays.

  • Multi-Frame sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA)

MFAA easily doubles your performance by alternating sample calculations for anti-aliasing resulting in faster and smoother gameplay.

  • Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR)

This innovative feature can delivers 4K-quality images to 1080p displays for exceptional detail and fidelity.

  • Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI)

Part of the NVIDIA GameWorks library for developers, VXGI accelerates dynamic lighting effects for a truly immersive, cinematic experience.

  • GeForce Experience

The easiest way to optimize your games and keep your drivers up to date, The GeForce Experience application automatically notifies you of new driver releases from NVIDIA. With a single click, you’ll be able to update the driver directly, without leaving your desktop. You can also capture and share gameplay with NVIDIA ShadowPlay.

  • NVIDIA GameStream

Stream extreme GeForce GTX PC gaming experiences to portable devices like NVIDIA SHIELD™ with super-smooth, low-latency performance.


This groundbreaking new display technology delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. NVIDIA G-SYNC’s revolutionary performance is achieved by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. Scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.

  • NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0

This innovative technology allows gamers to push PC performance to the maximum with precise controls. It intelligently monitors work with advanced controls like GPU temperature target, overclocking, and overvoltage to ensure that the GPU works at peak performance.

  • NVIDIA Adaptive VSync

Nothing is more distracting than frame rate stuttering and screen tearing. The first tends to occur when frame rates are low, the second when frame rates are high. Adaptive VSync is a smarter way to render frames. At high framerates, VSync is enabled to eliminate tearing. At low frame rates, it’s disabled to minimize stuttering.

  • NVIDIA Surround with up to Four Monitors

Now, you can play your favorite games across four monitors. At 5760 x 1080, the expanded field of view fully engages peripheral vision and provides for the most immersive experience in racing and flight simulators.

  • NVIDIA SLI Technology

Used by the most demanding gamers worldwide, SLI technology lets you link up to four NVIDIA SLI®-Ready cards together for astounding performance.



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