The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X has been spotted with two display ports. The second-generation TITAN GPU is already past, although this model is significantly more distinctive than others. NVIDIA’s TITAN series, released in 2013, was the most luxury GPU at the time, aiming for optimal gaming performance at a relatively low price. However, over ten years later, a selling price of $999 reflects poorly on NVIDIA, which today manufactures considerably more expensive GPUs.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X is a 2015 model. It was built around the Maxwell GM200 GPU, which has 3072 CUDA cores. This graphics card has 12GB of GDDR5 memory and was the most advanced gaming GPU at the time. The card acquired by Redditor ‘puzzlew’ is the same card that was ultimately distributed to the public, with one minor difference: it only has two DisplayPort connections rather than four.
This GTX TITAN X has a similar board number as the original TITAN X that was launched to the market. The product code, however, slightly differs: instead of 699-1G600-0000-500E, this model is 699-1G600-0000-501C.
On Reddit, the NVIDIA community manager acknowledged that this engineering sample should not have been sold. The company frequently exchanged pre-production products with partners, who eventually validated the hardware. In this situation, one of those samples was sold without the authorization of NVIDIA.