The first 3DMark benchmarks are out for the Nvidia Titan XP, and as if you had any doubts, it’s the fastest gaming graphics card in the world. Just. Nvidia’s $1300 Titan XP is roughly 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and roughly as fast as a GeForce GTX 1070 SLI configuration. It’s the best of the best but it’s shockingly poor value for money.

Before I get on my soapbox though, those all-important benchmarks. The GeForce Titan XP pulls in a score of 24,937 in 3DMark FireStrike, 15,115 in Fire Strike Extreme and 8,073 in Fire Strike Ultra. A GeForce GTX 1080 Ti can score 14,467 in Fire STrike Extreme and 7,535 in 4K Fire Strike Ultra. That’s equivalent to around a 10% difference in score, which is kind of the minimum you expect when spending almost twice the money.

These particular benchmarks were run using the Titan XP, an Intel Core i7-6900K CPU, 32GB DDR4 memory clocked at 3868MHz and an Intel X99-M motherboard. The Titan XP was also overclocked to 1.9GHz from 1.6GHz. This allowed peak performance of 14.5 TFLOPs, while the base clock is 12 TFLOPs.

That's an impressive score, there's no two ways about it, but it's still hard to determine just who the Titan XP is for. Graphics card enthusiasts will have no doubt bought a GTX 1080 Ti or two last month, so just a few weeks later they're already being told what they've bought is second best. It's not by much, as you can see from the benchmark results and the specs below, but it's enough to assert the Titan brands dominance once more.

  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Nvidia Titan XP
GPU GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102
Process Node 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Transistor Count 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion TBA
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 3840
VRAM 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 11GB GDDR5X 12GB GDDR5X
Memory Interface 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 352-bit bus 352-bit bus
TDP 150W 180W 250W 250W
Power Connector Single 8-Pin Single 8-Pin One 8-pin, One 6-pin One 8-pin, One 6-pin
Release Date 10th June 2016 27th May 2016 10th March 2017 6th April, 2017
Price $349 $499 $699 $1199

Nvidia GeForce Titan XP Value For Money

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