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.
The Cooling System is Identical to the one used on the Original Titan but colored black instead, giving it a more modern design.
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.
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.
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.