NVidia has been at the top of the GPU food chain for quite a while. The release of the first GeForce GTX Titan X, the Maxwell version, back in 2015 cemented NVidia’s position at the top of the ladder.
It was followed up by a new architecture based Titan X, that ran on the Pascal architecture, in 2016. These cards were top of the line, purely enthusiast graphic cards that sold for over a $1000 apiece. Then in March 2017, NVidia released the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a card that beat its own Titan X.
It performed slightly better and cost $700 for the base model. It was the first time since the inception of the Titan that their main line card had beaten it. All this time, it has remained unopposed at the enthusiast level in the GPU market, delivering the highest performance for a gaming graphics card.
And now, in April 2017, NVidia seeks to continue its legacy and dominance by the announcement of a new monster, the NVidia TITAN Xp. The new card will have 3840 CUDA cores and a frame buffer of 12 GB DDR5X. It has a fast 11.4 GHz memory clock, faster than its predecessor which was clocked at 10 GHz.
Among the specifications revealed is the boost clock that will be 1582 MHz, however, the base clock speed has yet to be revealed. The new TITAN Xp will cost the same as the old one, at $1200. The card will be VR ready and support SLI.
It is worth noting that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was also just released a few months ago and provides similar performance for $700, so it might be better value for money. But for those looking to build enthusiast level builds and have no shortage of cash, the TITAN Xp is the go-to card.