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 GTX 1080 performance results are in the first column (in white) and the TITAN X results are shown in the second column (in black).  The 3rd column shows the percentage differences between the two video cards.

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The TITAN X wins every game benchmark by a significant margin of at least 19% at 4K over the world’s second fastest card, the GTX 1080.  Generally the difference is at least 20% to 30% and more!  The only outliers are at 2560×1440 when the GPU is bottlenecked at that resolution by the CPU with both cards, but especially with the TITAN X.  To run at 1920×1080 would be a waste of performance for the TITAN X.

UPDATED 08/09/16.  Check out Tech of Tomorrow‘s video using our benchmarks!

Let’s head for our conclusion.

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 the GTX 1080 in 25 games, and we look forward to running our benchmark suite again in Part 3 versus the Maxwell 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.

The 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 compliment to the TITAN X.

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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 GTX 1080 which was the fastest card until last week at $699.  However, you may have to wait awhile as the TITAN X is 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 versus the Maxwell Titan X by mid-week, and we will show the percentage of increase over the older card.  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!