My computer is starting to age a bit, but that doesn’t stop me from taking advantage of the power of NVIDIA’s new 12GB GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card. I’m still running on parts I’ve used for my first computer build that I put together three years ago, including an i5 2500 and a P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 motherboard. It also features HyperX Fury 8×2 1866MHz memory, two Solid-State Drives and an 850w PSU.
But now I’ve introduced the GeForce GTX Titan X to this build, allowing me to easily play all of my favorite games at well over 60 frames per second (FPS) on max settings, 1080p. However, this card allows for much more as it can play games at 4K, max or near-max settings, without sacrificing too many frames per second.
Before going into specifics, most graphically demanding games that I’ve played at 4K on maximum settings would drop in the mid 30’s range for FPS, but would remain smooth and steady with rarely any performance drops that affect the gameplay. This isn’t 60 FPS, but it’s a solid 30 to 40 FPS that doesn’t have any negative performance spikes.
Below I share the performance I achieved with my computer using the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card. You can find written text on performance as well as gameplay video that displays what the game looks like while playing through it.
4K ranges in the mid 30’s with FPS on max settings, while 1440p is a perfectly smooth 60+ FPS. Playing a shooter of this type is more ideal with the higher frame rates and I had a much more enjoyable time with it at 1440p.
Averages right around 45 FPS with spikes in the low 50’s. This is a great game to run on 4K with maximum settings as players can achieve a high FPS. It’s smooth 4K gameplay!
40 FPS is the average with dips in the mid 30’s on maximum settings. I haven’t played this game in a long time, so the video didn’t end too well.
Had an average around 35 FPS, with spikes up to the lower 40’s. Even in the midst of heavy action the game runs nicely on 4K maximum settings with no negative setbacks. Unlike with Evolve where I felt I needed to switch to 1440p to enjoy the gameplay more, Crysis 3 ended up being very enjoyable at 4K.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
FPS sat in the low to mid 30’s on 4K maximum settings which worried me slightly, but it actually felt pretty good while playing. So once again another experience that sits just above 30 FPS, but there weren’t any negative setbacks that pushed the FPS any lower.
The Witcher 3
4K on ultra-settings is a bit much for the card with my setup as I’m averaging right around 26 FPS which just isn’t good enough. However, 1440p on ultra-settings is a smooth 45-50 FPS and looks great. The video above includes a voice over walkthrough of the experience with the Titan X.
The GeForce GTX Titan X is an excellent option for those looking to get into 4K gaming. Most games offer solid frame rates in the 40’s and 50’s on maximum settings, though gamers are only a few tweaks away in quality from accomplishing 4K at 60+ FPS. However, with some of the most demanding games, such as The Witcher 3, Shadow of Morder, and even Lords of the Fallen, they won’t reach the 60 FPS mark on 4K without significantly reducing quality. And even as the video for The Witcher 3 showed above, low settings at 4K didn’t even hit 60 FPS.
The GeForce GTX Titan X allows me to play most games at 4K settings hitting right around 60 frames per second. The newest and most demanding games are what proved to be most challenging for the card with my setup. For those who absolutely need 60 FPS, 1440p hit the mark on every single game I tested outside of The Witcher 3. However, games that have aged a bit should prove to be no problem for the Titan X at 4K, 60+ FPS.
Visit NVIDIA’s website to learn more about the GeForce GTX Titan X. Have any questions or wish to see how another game performs at 4K, ask in the comments below.
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