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Nvidia's Titan RTX card coming soon, judging by these not-so-subtle teases

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Nvidia has begun teasing the next card in its Titan series, the Titan RTX, suggesting that it could launch sooner rather than later. 

The card has popped up on social media: Gavin Free from YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys posted a picture on Instagram (opens in new tab) showing a card with the Titan logo installed in his PC (alongside a bonus cat), while Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng, the former head of Google Brain, posted his own image of the installed card on Twitter (opens in new tab)—the picture at the top of this article is a zoomed-in version.

The Titan RTX box also appeared twice in a recent video from Linus Tech Tips: you can see it at 30:33 (opens in new tab) and 34:06 (opens in new tab).

We don't know much about the new Titan for now, but because it's part of the RTX card line—which currently comprises the RTX 2080 (opens in new tab), its Ti variant (opens in new tab), and the RTX 2070 (opens in new tab)—it will use Nvidia's new Turing architecture, and have dedicated hardware to accelerate ray tracing (opens in new tab).

It will almost certainly use the same TU102 chip as the RTX 2080 Ti, only fully enabled this time. That means 4,608 CUDA cores, 72 RT cores, and 576 Tensor cores, along with likely 12GB (perhaps 24GB) of GDDR6 memory. How will it perform? We should find out more soon enough, but based on the assumed specs, it will be like previous Titan cards: 5-10 percent more performance than the top non-Titan card, for substantially more money.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.