Some photos of the GeForce GTX Titan X were published over at Techgage. The closeups show off the dark gray design of NVIDIA's new flagship and reveal the Titan X doesn't come with a backplate.
It’s not just the color change that’s notable; so too is the fact that TITAN X doesn’t include the backplate that the GTX 980 does. Considering the fact that TITAN X has a much beefier chip than the GTX 980, this is a little interesting. It could be that this monolithic chip gets hot enough where the backplate becomes more of a detriment than a help. Or, it could be that while the cooler looks the same on top, it’s different underneath. Given we’ve yet to benchmark the card, it’s not safe to delve into that further at this point.