NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan P With Full Fat Pascal, 50 Percent Faster Than GTX 1080 Rumored For Gamescom
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is the new king of the hill in the graphics card arena. Based on a 16nm FinFET + VLSI manufacturing process, the Pascal-based GPU at the heart of the GTX 1080 packs four graphics processing clusters, 2560 CUDA cores, and has peak compute performance of around 8.2 TFLOPs.
However, NVIDIA has an even more impressive beast that it is expected to unleash at Gamescom. And this snarling graphics menace is thought to bring balls-to-the-wall performance that will make even new GeForce GTX 1080 owners blush. The purported GeForce GTX Titan P, the successor to the GeForce GTX Titan X, is said to be powered by a “full fat” Pascal GPU.
VRWorld, expounding upon information that first surfaced back in June, claims that the GTX Titan P will be available in 6GB and 12GB variants, both featuring second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2). This differs from the earlier report which suggested that NVIDIA's next-gen Titan would feature GDDR5X memory and note HBM2, due to yield issues with the latter.
It’s being reported that the GTX Titan P will have a TDP rating of 300W to 375W, and that it will outperform the already hair-raising GTX 1080 by 50 percent. To put that in perspective, the GTX 1080 is already 20 to 25 percent faster than the current GTX Titan X according to our testing, so another 50 percent boost is going to make the GTX Titan P a nearly unstoppable force on the gaming scene. It’s also being said that the GTX Titan P is so fast that it will often be CPU bound, and that even Intel’s mighty Core i7-6950X can’t sufficiently satiate the voracious appetite of the GPU.
It’s definitely a great time to be a PC gamer. We have offerings like the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 to battle it out at the high end, and AMD just recently started stirring up the mainstream market with the $200 Radeon RX 480. NVIDIA is also rumored to be announcing its counteroffensive to the RX 480 this week with an attractively-priced Pascal GPU.
As for the Titan P, we’ll have to wait until Gamescom (which runs from August 17th through August 21st) to get the official specs and pricing (if it doesn’t leak before then). But given the launch price of its Titan X predecessor, expect this devilish monster to be priced at approximately $999 at launch, or more if NVIDIA follows Intel's recent moves at the high-end.