First pictures of the NVIDIA RTX Titan teased by YouTubers and influencers
It's been a while since we have heard of new NVIDIA Titan cards but a new RTX Titan card may not be very far off. NVIDIA seems to have roped in several influencers and YouTube personalities to build hype around the RTX Titan by teasing some first look images.
Gavin Free, one of the creators of The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube, posted a shot of his PC build with the RTX Titan inside. This was soon followed by JayzTwoCents who posted a pic of the Titan's case. Even Linus Sebastian did a tease of the box on the WAN show. Apart from YouTube personalities, influencers such as Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng too posed with a PC build sporting the RTX Titan inside.
From the pics posted by Gavin and Andrew, we see that the RTX Titan uses a shroud similar to the GeForce RTX 20 series cards and the shroud seems to inherit the golden hues of the Titan V. We also see two 8-pin power connectors and the Titan logo glowing in blue with no GeForce branding. You can also make out the NVLink connector if you zoom-in a bit. Information about the RTX Titan's specs are not available but we estimate that it would be similar to the Quadro RTX 6000/8000 in terms of GPU specs — a full Turing TU102 GPU with 4,608 CUDA cores. Memory won't be as high, though and is more likely to be 12 GB GDDR6 as opposed to the RTX 2080 Ti's 11 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
The spec bump offered by the RTX Titan doesn't seem to be very significant compared to the RTX 2080 Ti, at least from what we know so far. That said, apart from extreme gamers, the Titan series has also traditionally served those who like to dabble in deep learning and AI computing for cheap so the extra memory and CUDA Core bump are likely to be welcomed by such folks. In fact, Andrew Ng's post implies that NVIDIA would be trying to market the new RTX Titan to not just gamers but also those working on AI and ML applications as well.
Pricing and quality control issues have been a sore point of the Turing generation, especially with the 2080 Ti. Going by current Titan V prices, expect the RTX Titan to cost somewhere around US$3,000 at the minimum.