Did you think it odd that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was a hair faster than 2016’s Titan X? Well, no longer. NVIDIA has quietly announced the Titan Xp, and it firmly wrests back the position of king of the hill for the Titan series of cards with 12 TFLOPS of computing power.
Clearly, NVIDIA wasn’t about to allow the US$699 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to outperform a US$1,200 Titan card for long.
The Titan Xp is based on the same GP102 GPU as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Pascal-based Titan X, but the key difference is that it unlocks the full power of the GPU by enabling all 30 SMs on board. In comparison, both the Titan X and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti had just 28 functional SMs.
That said, it shares a lot in common with its GP102 counterparts, and it has the same 1,582MHz boost clock as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
The card’s body is also the same as that of the 2016 Pascal Titan X, with the same faceted ebony body and NVIDIA’s new cooler. Here’s a table comparing the specifications of the cards at the top of NVIDIA’s product stack:
|NVIDIA Titan Xp||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||NVIDIA Titan X||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080|
|GPU boost clock speeds||1,582MHz||1,582MHz||1,531MHz||1,733MHz|
|Memory||12GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||12GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X|
|Memory clock speed||11,400MHz||11,000MHz||10,000MHz||10,000MHz|
|Memory bus width||384-bit||352-bit||384-bit||256-bit|
In addition, NVIDIA unveiled another interesting morsel of information – Mac beta drivers will be offered for the first time later this month. These drivers will reportedly work with the rest of NVIDIA’s 10-series cards, and that suggests exciting things in light of Apple’s confirmation that it is working on a long overdue redesign of the Mac Pro desktop.
The NVIDIA Titan Xp is available to order from NVIDIA directly for US$1,200, the same price that 2016’s Titan X launched at.