Nvidia has released the Titan Xp, an updated version of its Pascal Titan X GPU released last year, which was also perplexingly referred to as the Titan "XP," making the new GPU all the more confusing, but the confusion starts and stops with the name since the newer chip is a lot more powerful than its predecessor — no confusion in this part, to be clear.
Nvidia Titan Xp Specs
It's available via Nvidia's website for $1,200, the same price the Titan X launched at, although the cards are limited to two per person, unfortunately for those who plan to bulk-buy. The Titan Xp features a Pascal GP102 GPU, with all of its 3,840 cuda cores unlocked. By contrast, last year's Titan X, and similarly, the GTX 1080 Ti, only have 3,584 cuda cores.
Until the Titan Xp, the only way to nab a Pascal GP102 GPU was by picking up a Quadro P600 card, which costs a few thousand bucks. But the Titan Xp has a faster memory than the Quadro, jumping to 11.4 GHz from last year's 10 GHz. The Xp also has 12 GB of GDDR5X RAM, mind you, so it'll likely sport no system hiccups whatsoever. The 3,840-bit memory bus width returns, but thanks to the increased speed, the Titan Xp's max bandwidth totals to a whopping 547.7 GB/s.
The Titan Xp is, of course, a VR-ready GPU, and it supports the usual bells and whistles, such as Nvidia Ansel, SLI, G-Sync, GameStream, GPU Boost 3.0, and more. It has a maximum digital resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 at 60 Hz for displays, which is ample enough for the current standards.
Beyond the aforementioned specs, not much can be said about the Titan Xp except that it is extremely powerful and that its arrival fills in Nvidia's vacant space for a top-of-the-line card, especially considering that the GTX 1080 Ti can now be had for $699 and the Titan X for around $1,000.
Of course, the GTX 1080 Ti is perfectly more than serviceable by current standards, so there is really no need to go for the upgrade if you are already using that. But still, the Titan Xp is a beast, and it should easily usurp its predecessors in pure gaming performance alone.
AMD Needs An Answer To Pascal Quick
While Nvidia is coming up with newer cards, the graphics card cindustry still awaits rival AMD's answer to Nvidia's Pascal, with its forthcoming "Vega" architecture that could be unveiled any time now. Hopefully, whatever AMD is cooking up can hold a candle to Nvidia's top-rank cards. In the meantime, however, Nvidia is perched atop the GPU heap.
Support For 10-Series GPUs On Macs
In other Nvidia-related news, the company also announced that it's currently working on beta Mac drivers for its 10-series GPUs, which should bode well for eGPU users and those looking to build a hackintosh.
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