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The world’s fastest GPU is coming to Apple computers

The new flagship model rolls its eyes at 4K.

 

Phillip Tracy

Tech

Sorry 1080 Ti customers, your one-month-old GPU is no longer the fastest in the world.

Enter the Nvidia Titan Xp. Equipped with 12GB of GDDRX5 RAM at 11.4 Gbps (that’s very, very fast), 3,840 CUDA cores, and the same Pascal GP102 GPU as the $5,000 Quadro P6000, the Titan Xp is the most powerful consumer GPU in the world. The $1,200 component replaces last year’s highly touted Titan X, which can now be purchased for $1,000.

You might be wondering what’s going on at Nvidia with all these new releases. Back in May, the company released the GeForce GTX 1080, a replacement to the GeForce GX 980. Last month, it released the slightly more powerful GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which replaced the GTX 980 Ti. And at the very top of the Nvidia’s GPU pyramid sits the Titan line.  The newly released Titan Xp will replace the Titan X, the fastest GPU of its time.

Where things get complicated is when you start comparing this year’s apples with last year’s oranges. For example, the $700 GTX 1080 Ti has similar performance to last year’s $1,000 Titan X, while the $500 GTX 1080 can be purchased for about the same price as the lesser 980 Ti.

While Nvidia’s graphics cards are becoming a better value, anyone who recently purchased last-gen components will probably be kicking themselves. Apple users, on the other hand, are rejoicing. Nvidia says it is working on Mac drivers for its 10-series “Pascal” GPUs, which is great for anyone wanting to build a Hackintosh. Here is some inspiration while you wait for official MacOS support.

Those of you who don’t trust yourselves building a custom PC can anticipate the release of Apple’s redesigned Mac Pro.

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