NVIDIA Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector's Edition Review: The GeForce Is Strong With This One

NVIDIA Star Wars Titan Xp CE - 3DMark Time Spy And Fire Strike

3DMark Time Spy is a relatively new DirectX synthetic benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the performance and visuals potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance
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3DMark Time Spy

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The Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition continued its winning ways in the DX12 TimeSpy benchmark. The card clearly outpaced all comers, even the mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. But let's move on, there's always a bigger fish...

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike
Synthetic DirectX Gaming
3DMark Fire Strike has multiple benchmark modes: Normal mode runs at 1920x1080, Extreme mode targets 2560x1440, and Ultra mode runs at a 4K resolution. GPU target frame buffer utilization for normal mode is 1GB and the benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a medium-quality depth of field filter. The more taxing Extreme mode targets 1.5GB of frame buffer memory and increases detail levels across the board. Ultra mode is explicitly designed for high-end and CrossFire / SLI systems and cranks up the quality even further. GT 1 focuses on geometry and illumination, with over 100 shadow casting spot lights, 140 non-shadow casting point lights, and 3.9 million vertices calculated for tessellation per frame. And 80 million pixels are processed per frame. GT2 emphasizes particles and GPU simulations.

3DMark Fire Strike

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The Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition force-pushed every other GPU we tested right to the back of the line. Hopefully the other GPUs don't take the crushing losses to heart. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side...

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