Not to be outdone by Digital Foundry's breakdown of Xbox Scorpio's hardware, NVIDIA has announced yet another specifications bump to their line of outstanding GPUs. The Titan Xp has stolen the performance crown from its sibling, the GTX 1080Ti, and only costs $1349! That is considerably more than the 1080 Ti's $699 price tag.
The Titan Xp will feature a full-fat GP102 with 7% more CUDA Cores than the GTX 1080Ti and the 2016 Titan X. The 3840 CUDA slash shader processor cores are packaged alongside 12GB GDDR5X of memory at a full 384bit memory bus using the same 250 Watts thermal envelope. At a 11.4 Ghz effective data-rate it offers 548 GB/s memory bandwidth and the Titan Xp will offer a theoretical 12 teraflops of performance. Please take a look at this table for a more in depth comparison of Titan Xp to its predecessors.
|Reference GeForce||Titan Xp||GTX 1080 Ti||Titan X||GTX 1080|
|Transistor count||12 Billion||12 Billion||12 Billion||7.2 Billion|
|Fabrication Node||TSMC 16 nm||TSMC 16 nm||TSMC 16 nm||TSMC 16 nm|
|SMMs / SMXs||30||28||28||20|
|GPU Clock Core||1,480||1,480||1,417 MHz||1,607 MHz|
|GPU Boost clock||1,582||1,582||1,531 MHz||1,733 MHz|
|Memory Clock||2850 MHz||2752 MHz||2500 MHz||1,250 MHz|
|Memory Size||12 GB||11 GB||12 GB||8 GB|
|Memory Bandwidth||548 GB/s||484 GB/s||480 GB/s||320 GB/s|
|FP Performance||12.0 TFLOPS||11.5 TFLOPS||11.0 TFLOPS||9.0 TFLOPS|
|GPU Thermal Threshold||91 Degrees C||91 Degrees C||91 Degrees C||94 Degrees C|
|TDP||250 Watts||250 Watts||250 Watts||180 Watts|
|Launch MSRP ref||$1349||$699||$1200||$599|
Table courtesy of our friends at www.guru3d.com
There is a new best NVIDIA GPU in town, and it costs a ton of money. I am still itching to pull the trigger on a 1080 Ti to upgrade my current PC. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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I certainly would say go for it. I went with two 1080ti's for a 4k homecinema gaming setup, and the ti's are a blast. Sure the new titan xp will be a tad faster, but at more than twice the price I'd never ever reccommend them.