Pascal-Based NVIDIA Titan to be 50% Faster than GTX 1080?

/ 4 years ago

Pascal-Based NVIDIA Titan to be 50% Faster than GTX 1080?

NVIDIA is set to release a new top-end GeForce graphics card, based on the Pascal architecture, will boast speeds up to 50% greater than the GeForce GTX 1080, NVIDIA’s current fastest consumer card, according to a VR-World source. That card will be called the GeForce Titan P, the source claims, and will boast a GP100 Pascal GPU.

“At the time of writing, we can report that Tesla and Quadro clocks are complete, but the engineering team is still trying to extract the last bit of performance from the cards,” VR-World’s Theo Valich. “Expect the chip packaging to remain the same as on Tesla and Quadro cards, thus we should see two versions of Titan boards, the 16GB and 12GB one, with HBM2 memory clocked higher than it was the case with the Tesla family (Tesla boards are geared towards HPC use – industrial design, ECC-enabled memory, 60-to-72 month lifetime cycle).”

Valich says the Titan P’s display output will be the same as the GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition, though missing a DVI port, and will likely need either two eight-pin or one eight-pin and one six-pin power connectors.

“The target is at least 50% higher performance than GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, and our sources are saying they’re now bound by the CPU,” Valich adds. “Even Core i7-6950X isn’t enough to feed all the cards and in a lot of scenarios you could see an Intel Core i7-6700K, with its supreme clock (4.0 vs. 3.0 GHz) easily feed the GP100 more efficiently than Broadwell-E based Core i7 Extreme Edition.”

“The running joke inside Nvidia is “don’t buy the 6950X – buy 6700K and a Titan” but we’re not sure that Nvidia will use this for an official tagline,” Valich reveals. “Truth to be told, they might be right – we need Intel to return to the 4-core next-gen mainstream/enthusiast and then X-core big-daddy part using the same architecture, rather than the current cadence which makes sense only if you’re working for Intel. AMD’s 8-core ZEN cannot come soon enough.”

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