Nvidia Ti­tan X

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TECH­NOL­OGY HAS AD­VANCED more over the last 30 years than dur­ing the rest of hu­man his­tory. Think back to Pong, the Com­modore 64, the Atari 2600, the Sega Saturn. Think back to the games we used to play. Look back at the ear­li­est Play-Sta­tions and per­sonal com­put­ers, at Half-Life, Medal of Honor, Tomb-Raider, and Free­lancer. Look back to Cr­y­sis, to Far Cry, to Call of Duty, and take a mo­ment to ap­pre­ci­ate just how far we’ve come in such a short space of time.

As long as there’s been sil­i­con in pro­ces­sors, graph­i­cal fi­delity has led the way in driv­ing the con­sumer mar­ket for­ward, push­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers to test the lim­its of what they can achieve with each of those mi­nus­cule chips.

The Ti­tan X is the epit­ome of this ethic, the yard­stick against which all graph­i­cal per­for­mance is mea­sured, and the pin­na­cle of Nvidia’s poly­gon-ren­der­ing ar­se­nal. Each gen­er­a­tion brings with it the ab­so­lute best of the best that Nvidia can muster, and if money is no ob­ject, it’s the so­lu­tion to all your graph­i­cal trou­bles. Pas­cal’s 16nm FinFET vari­ant is no dif­fer­ent. Al­though by no means cost­ef­fec­tive, it is, as the name sug­gests, ti­tanic in its pro­por­tions. A card to beat all oth­ers—and in a high-end mar­ket with lit­tle com­pe­ti­tion right now, it does ex­actly that.

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