At the end of February, Nvidia launched the GTX 1080Ti; the graphic card short-circuited its highest-end product, the six-month-old Nvidia Titan X. Nvidia launched the new graphic card at comparatively low rates and with the much higher clock. Now, Nvidia is rectifying that issue with a full-fat GP102 part-The Titan XP.
The new Titan Xp sports 3840 cores, 240 texture units, and 96 ROPS. Comparatively, 1080 Ti graphic card had 3584 cores, 224 texture units, and 88 ROPS. Although we are not aware of card’s base clock yet, Nvidia’s press release claims it to be 9840 CUDA cores running at 1.6 GHz. However, it is not clear whether the company referred it as a base clock because if it is so, the Titan XP would be at a very high level as compared to other Graphic cards. It packs a nail-biting 547GB/sec of memory bandwidth and a 128 GB frame buffer.
What’s the purpose of such card?
It is quite clear. At $1200, it doesn’t represent a particularly great deal; it serves as a halo product for those well-heeled and discerning customers who want something a little faster, nicer and every other gamer. Even 1080 Ti will be a better idea; than the Titan XP as far as price/ performance ratios are concerned.
New Driver Set is compatible with MAC
The another ravishing news from Nvidia is that later this month they are going to launch a new driver set. Within this new driver set, Nvidia adds full MAC support for the entire product lines. Any gamer with a 10-series Nvidia GPU shall use this GPU on their Mac without any problem. However, you must have an old Mac Pro.
There is a certain level of absurdity to the current situation. Unless gamers buy an external dock and create a custom solution for themselves via Thunderbolt, they cannot plug a 10-series GPU into a Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, or any other Macbook. In case you are thinking of Mac mini, NOWAY Dude. The system is smaller as compared to GPU. Hence, we predict that Apple will now have to redesign its old chassis, to allow their system to work with the latest hardware.
It is still unclear that these drivers are limited to Mac Pro that supports MacOS Sierra (10.12) or not. Only the mid-2010 and mid-2012 Mac Pros were updated officially for Sierra. Although, Xeon workstations from 2008 and 2009 can are upgradable to Sierra.
Nvidia also gives a hint that it expects to take AMD’s slice of Apple market when Apple refreshes the Mac Pro. Apple has relied on AMD GPU silicon for some years. But this could change if team green offered them a sweet enough deal.