Performance Summary Charts & Conclusion

Performance summary chart

Here are the summary charts of 25 games and 2 synthetic tests. The highest settings are always chosen and it is usually DX11; DX12 is picked above DX11 where available, and the settings are ultra or maxed.  Specific settings are listed on the performance charts.  The benches were run at 2560×1440, 3840×1440, and at 3840×2160.

All results, except for FireStrike and Time Spy, show average framerates and higher is always better. Minimum frame rates are shown next to the averages when they are available, but they are in italics and in a slightly smaller font.  In-game settings are fully maxed out and they are identically high or ultra across all platforms.  The Maxwell TITAN X performance results are in the first column (in white) and the Pascal TITAN X results are shown in the second column (in black).  The 3rd column shows the percentage increase of Pascal over Maxwell.


The Pascal TITAN X wins every game benchmark by a significant margin of at least 60% at 4K over it’s predecessor, the Maxwell TITAN X except in Hitman where the increase is 59.5%.  Generally the percentage increaase is even higher which is very impressive considering that the Maxwell TITAN X was released less than 17 months ago.  Nvidia’s claim of “at least 60% faster” has been substantiated in 25 games.

UPDATED 08/11/16.  Check out Tech of Tomorrow‘s video using our benchmarks!

Let’s head for our conclusion.


This has been quite an enjoyable exploration for us in evaluating the new Pascal TITAN X.  It did extraordinarily well performance-wise comparing it to its Maxwell predecessor in 25 games, and we look forward to running our benchmark suite again in Part 4 when we overclock the new TITAN X.

We are totally impressed with this top performing 6-pin plus 8-pin PCIe cabled Pascal TITAN X chip.  Priced at $1200, it is certainly expensive but it stands alone as the world’s fastest gaming GPU.  On top of that, it is a hybrid card well suited for Single Precision Compute and for scientific applications.  And compared to its predecessor, it is definitely at least 60% faster.  It would be an excellent upgrade for a gamer or for a scientist/researcher who is running the older Maxwell TITAN X, and it is well worth $200 more compared with the $1000 the older card recently cost.

Unlike the Maxwell card, the Pascal TITAN X is an ideal card for 4K and it may well be the first video card to be able to handle maxed out settings at that extreme resolution.  There are only a couple of games at 4K where settings might have to be dialed back a bit for a fluid gaming experience, and a G-SYNC display is the perfect gaming complement to the TITAN X.


The Verdict:

  • If you want the fastest video card available today, the TITAN X at $1200 is in a class completely by itself, easily topping the performance of the older Maxwell TITAN X which launched in March, 2015 at $1000 by at least 60%.  However, you may have to wait awhile as the TITAN X is still sold out at Nvidia’s store.

Stay tuned, there is a lot coming from us at BTR.  Next, in our continuing TITAN X series, we will test the TITAN X with our full benchmark suite and overclock it as far as it can go.  We expect to post the overclocking evaluation by the weekend.  In the meantime, don’t forget to check out BTR’s growing tech community!  You can feel free to comment there or in the comments below.

Happy Gaming!