I don't think it's any news to any of us here that Apple has for some time decided to set aside Macs' most advanced users to prioritize the casual crowd, who doesn't mind upgrading their machines or is happy to simply switch gears. computer every two-three years to always enjoy the latest technological achievements Ma itself admitted it and promised to pay attention to this more, say, demanding portion of its consumers.
The fact: if you fit into this relegated group, this novelty of NVIDIA it will surely please you a lot. I say this because the famous graphics manufacturer today announced its most powerful video card ever produced, the TITAN Xp, and for the first time in a product based on Pascal architecture this beauty will be compatible with Macs.
TITAN Xp is the latest and most powerful product in the GTX 10 series, and if you're interested in numbers, it comes with an absurd 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4Gbps and 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz. All in all, this makes this true graphics processing plant capable of generating 12 “gross force” teraflops, as the manufacturer says. In short, there is nothing like it in the world, at least for the end-consumer market.
For Mac users, this is a welcome addition to the possibilities. Although the platform is notably known as the platform where the gamers Going to die, Ma's catalog of computer games has grown a lot in recent times; Not to mention, of course, the many other applications that a powerful graphics card can help. Professionals who work with complex 3D production, video editing, graphic design and many other areas will surely benefit from the novelty.
Incidentally, as a related note, it is also worth noting that NVIDIA announced that soon all boards based on the Pascal architecture in the company's catalog including existing ones will be compatible with Macs through driver updates.
Going back: if you ask me, however, how Mac users can take advantage of TITAN Xp, especially considering that Apple has for some time limited NVIDIA from its partner list and only employs discrete AMD cards in their computers, I see some solutions. If you still have a "cheese grater" Mac Pro, it's quick and easy to install the new card on the machine; Ma has even promised that the next generation of the computer will have this modularity again, so look forward to it. And if you own a MacBook (Pro) or other “non-modular” Mac, just use an external GPU drawer like the Razer Core.
Obviously I haven't gotten to the more painful part yet, than the price of TITAN Xp. To take this beauty home, you need to shell out $ 1,200 NVIDIA online store in the United States more than a few Macs per a. If this is not a problem for you and the above numbers have made it watery, the plate is now available for sale. Be happy.
Update · 04/11/2017 s 14:51
If the $ 1,200 charged by TITAN Xp is just over your budget, it can celebrate. As promised, NVIDIA today released a driver that supports all of the company's 10 Series video cards with the Mac. So now you can enjoy the celebrated Pascal architecture on your Ma computer using a piece that maybe you already have a PC attached at home or something like that you just have a Mac Pro “cheese grater”, a GPU drawer or of course a Hackintosh.
The cards now compatible with Mac are as follows:
- GTX 1050
- GTX 1060
- GTX 1070
- GTX 1080
- GTX 1080 Ti
- GTX TITAN Xp
You can download the driver for NVIDIA Series 10 cards at this link (PKG). The file is the same for any of the above models, and just install it on macOS to gain access to the graphics power of the company's most powerful boards. Enjoy!
(via Cult of Mac)