Nvidia’s special edition Titan laid bare
WE’VE BEEN GIVEN a total of 160 words to write about this GPU—that’s just 160 words to wax lyrical about arguably the most powerful consumer graphics card of the day. Look past the lightsaber styling that adorns the shroud of this barbarous creation, and what you’re left with is the full might of the Pascal architecture. It represents the height of what Nvidia is capable of producing today: 12 billion transistors line the heart of this silicon, masterfully crafted to produce no fewer than 3,840 CUDA cores. All firing away and rendering polygons at a rate far greater than any graphics card that has gone before.
But we’ve already seen that. We first met the Titan Xp in April 2017. This is something else, though. A layer of luxury etched into the skin of an indomitable giant. A collector’s edition, limited in number, grand in scope, a member of sci-fi royalty, until the next generation becomes master.