Nvidia debuts Titan Xp GPU, announces beta Pascal drivers for the Mac

Nvidia has announced its $1,200 Titan Xp GPU [graphics processing unit], as well as news that new beta Pascal drivers are coming next week for the Mac. The company says it pushes more cores, faster clocks, faster memory and more TFLOPS than its predecessor, the 2016 Pascal-powered Titan X.

Stats for the Titan Xp include: 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4 Gbp; 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz; and 12 TFLOPs of “brute force.” Nvidia says its making the GPU open to the Mac community with new Pascal drivers, coming later this month.

What's more, according to 9to5Mac, Pascal-based GPUs will be Mac-enabled via upcoming drivers. This means that you will be able to use a GTX 1080, for instance, on a Mac system via an eGPU setup, or with a Hackintosh build.

The current Nvidia beta drivers require macOS 10.11 El Capitan or 10.12 Sierra. Alas, unless you have some type of external GPU solution, the Titan Xp isn't compatible with the 2013 cylindrical Mac Pro.