NVIDIA unleashes powerful ‘T-Rex’ GPU

The NVIDIA Titan RTX delivers up to 130 terflops of deep learning performance.
The NVIDIA Titan RTX delivers up to 130 terflops of deep learning performance.

It’s no dinosaur but the newly-announced NVIDIA Titan RTX, dubbed T-Rex, is certainly very powerful — to the tune of 130 teraflops of deep learning performance and 11 GigaRays of ray-tracing performance.

Based on the NVIDIA Turing architecture, the desktop GPU will be a boon for researchers and developers working on AI research, data science and creative applications.

“The introduction of T-Rex puts Turing within reach of millions of the most demanding PC users — developers, scientists and content creators,” said Jensen Huang, ” said Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

Designed for a variety of computationally demanding applications, the Titan RTX provides a potent combination of AI, real-time ray-traced graphics, next-gen virtual reality and high performance computing.

It transforms the PC into a supercomputer for AI researchers and developers, allowing faster training and inference of neural networks. Offering twice the memory capacity of previous generation Titan GPUs, along with NVLink, it lets researchers  experiment with larger neural networks and data sets.

A powerful tool for data scientists, Titan RTX accelerates data analytics with NVIDIA Rapids open-source libraries that integrate seamlessly with popular data science workflows to speed up machine learning.

The Titan RTX brings the power of real-time ray tracing and AI to creative applications, delivering the computational horsepower and memory bandwidth needed for real-time 8K video editing.

Priced at US$2,499, it will be available later this month in the US and Europe.