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The results of Titan RTX overclocking and testing have surfaced online

The Titan RTX. (Source: NVIDIA)
The Titan RTX. (Source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA's Titan RTX, the best-spec'd (and most expensive) iteration of Turing architecture out there, has been reportedly overclocked and benchmarked. A Twitter enthusiast has claimed that it achieved just over 41,000 in the graphics portion of 3DMark Fire Strike. However, JayzTwoCents asserts that his own Titan RTX did not break 37,000 in the same sub-test, and that it was not much faster overall than an overclocked RTX 2080 Ti.

The Titan RTX is the latest card to be released with Turing GPU technology. At US$2499, it is also the most expensive. Nevertheless, with its 24GB capacity, 4,608 CUDA cores and 72 ray-tracing cores, it may be an exciting prospect for many prosumers. A Twitter user called death_1125 (or @Death) claims to have 3DMark scores for an overclocked version of this card.

The card was reportedly water-cooled and hooked up to a BYKSKI block with a handy LED read-out. This resulted in a GPU overclock to 2070 MHz and a memory overclock to 2025 MHz. The modifications also increased the Titan RTX's bandwidth, from an already-impressive 672 GB per second (Gbps) to 778 GBps. This resulted in a 3DMark Fire Strike score of 31,862, with a graphics subscore of 41,109 points.

Despite these encouraging indications, a subsequent test done by Jay of JaysTwoCents threw a slightly less shiny glow on the Titan RTX. Jay compared its overclocking ability to that of an RTX 2080Ti, and reported that the former was less capable of doing so. This inflexibility of clockspeed was attributed to the Titan's extra CUDA cores (the 2080Ti has 4352, for comparison). The Titan card did pull ahead of the cheaper RTX in most of the tests and sub-tests thrown at it, but not by any sizeable margin in any case. In a Battlefield 5 side-by-side test, the 2080Ti actually exhibited about 10 frames per second more than the Titan.

This apparently disappointing performance may be due to the need for improved drivers for the new RTX card, or optimization in other areas. On the other hand, NVIDIA may not be directing this card at those who want the latest and greatest rig for gaming only.

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The Fire Strike scores from both @Death and JaysTwoCents, along with further benchmarks and an FPS test from Jay. (Source: YouTube; Twitter)
The Fire Strike scores from both @Death and JaysTwoCents, along with further benchmarks and an FPS test from Jay. (Source: YouTube; Twitter)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-12-20 (Update: 2018-12-20)