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

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NVIDIA Star Wars Titan Xp CE - Overclocking, Power, Heat, And Noise

We also spent a little time overclocking the NVIDIA Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition card to see just how strongly the force was really flowing though it. To overclock the card we used the latest version of EVGA's Precision app and kept things super simple.

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We've only had the card in hand for a very short time, and wanted to get this article posted as soon as possible, so all we did to overclock the Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition was crank up the power and temperature targets and increase the GPU and Memory offsets until things became unstable. Then we backed things down to stable settings.

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At these settings the GPU maxed-out at 1,961MHz with a max GPU temp of only 86C. We suspect with some tweaking higher clocks would be possible, because technically our card wasn't unstable at these settings. Nothing ever crashed and we didn't see any on-screen anomalies, but some benchmarks (like 3DMark) wouldn't report accurate results, even though they appeared to complete properly. Regardless, don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.

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While we had the Titan Xp Collector's Edition overclocked, we re-ran a couple of tests and saw some nice improvements in performance, in the games / settings we tested. The card even managed to break the 60 FPS mark in Middle Earth: Shadow Of War at 4K with all settings maxed, and almost doubled the performance of GTX 1070.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet
Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a couple of final data points for power consumption and acoustics. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored noise output and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each configuration used while idle and also while under a heavy gaming workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not the power being drawn by the graphics cards alone. It's a relative measurement that gives you a decent view of how much additional power draw a graphics card is placing on a system.
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The Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition card's power consumption was right in-line with expectations. Under load, it consumed slightly more power than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but less than a Vega 64, ,which is a testament to Pascal's efficiency.

We should also mention that GPU temperatures on the card are a non-issue. At idle, the card's GPU hovered in the mid-30 degree range. And under sustained load, the GPU temperature never actually hit the default target. Even while we had the card overclocked, the GPU peaked at only 86ºC. Noise isn't a concern for the Titan Xp Collector's Edition either. At idle the card is essentially silent -- it's inaudible over a typical PSU and CPU cooling fan. Under load, with the default fan curve, the card is slightly louder, but we'd still consider it quiet. The Titan Xp Collector's Edition card's acoustic profile is right on-par with a GTX 1080 Ti.

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