Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Ben Parfitt
Nvidia ups the game once again with new GTX Titan XP

Just over a month after lifting the lid on the GTX 1080 Ti PC graphics card, Nvidia has already toppled it from the top of the pack with an even faster GPU.

The GTX Titan XP houses a full version of the GP102 chipset that has to date only been seen in its Quadro P6000 professional graphics card. For stat fans, that means 3,840 CUDA cores alongside 12GB of GDDR5X memory.

Memory speed has been increased over the original Titan X, coming in at 11.4Gbps with a bandwidth of 548GB/s. The clockspeed is a lot higher than its predecessor too, measured at 1,582MHz.

And the price for this unprecedented performance? $1,200, which in Brexit money is around five million pounds (or perhaps somewhere between 1,100 and 1,200 – we'll see).

Either way, it's going to be a big premium over the 700 GTX 1080i so the question will now be how the performance stacks up. The 1080Ti stands toe to toe with the original Titan X, so the gains will have to be pretty decent for the card to appeal to anyone aside from the hardest of the ultra hardcores.

Of course, we're really not far away from the arrival of AMD's Vega cards, and fans will be hoping that the new range will be able to offer some competition to Nvidia's formidable lineup. If nothing else, Vega will almost certainly be cheaper.

AMD recently launched its Ryzen CPU range. Early hype suggested that the new chips would at last provide some competition for Intel, but gaming performance ultimately disappointed. Ryzen certainly offers a cheaper and very viable alternative to Intel's i5 and i7 range, but those wanting top-end performance have been given little reason to switch.

In other Nvidia news, the company has also confirmed plans to release Mac drivers for its GTX 10 series cards.

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