At Epic founder Tim Sweeney's State of Unreal talk from GDC this morning, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang came to the stage to announce the Titan X, which he calls "most advanced GPU the world's ever seen."
It began as Sweeney lamented that achieving the potential of virtual reality and photorealistic graphics is going to require better GPUs. Huang joined him on stage, joking, "This GDC is about VR ... it needs an amazing GPU. And so the problem that I've got is this: If I launched our next generation GPU two weeks from now, GDC 2015 would be a bust. Now that's a legitimate problemâ€”not just for me, that's a legitimate problem for the world."
Huang then unveiled the Titan X, boasting a 12 GB buffer and "8 billion transistors," and presented the first one off the line to Sweeney.
Nvidia will reveal more at its GTC event in a couple of weeks time, but Huang said the Titan X will be available soon.