Nvidia released what it said is its most powerful desktop GPU to date, the Titan RTX.

The Titan RTX is built on Nvidia’s new Turing architecture, first introduced at SIGGRAPH 2018, which the company says is the first to allow real-time ray-tracing on the desktop.

Nvidia Titan RTX

Nvidia Titan RTX

Nvidia said the new GPU, which it nicknamed “T-Rex,” can reach 130 teraflops of “deep learning performance” via 576 Turing Tensor Cores and can trace as many as 11 billion rays per second with 72 Turing RT Cores.

The GPU comes with 24 GB of GDDR6 memory and provides 672 GB/sec of bandwidth. If that’s not enough for you, Nvidia’s NVLink can be used to pair up two of them and scale up memory and compute.

In addition to pure render performance, Nvidia said the Titan RTX can handle 8K video editing in real time. It’s also targeted at applications in data science and AI research.

“Turing is NVIDIA’s biggest advance in a decade, fusing shaders, ray-tracing, and deep learning to reinvent the GPU,” said Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang in a prepared statement. “The introduction of T-Rex puts Turing within reach of millions of the most demanding PC users — developers, scientists and content creators.”

The Titan RTX is expected to ship in the U.S. and Europe later this month for $2,499.

Nvidia: www.nvidia.com