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NVIDIA unveils a Star Wars themed Titan Xp GPU

Feel the Force

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The Star Wars franchise and NVIDIA certainly share a lot of the same audiences, which makes the new Star Wars NVIDIA Titan XP a perfect pairing. NVIDIA announced two new collector’s edition NVIDIA TITAN Xp GPUs this week, created for the ultimate Star Wars fan and PC builder. The new Jedi Order and Galactic Empire editions of the NVIDIA TITAN Xp have been crafted to reflect the look and feel of the Star Wars galaxy, with RGB lighting to give it that extra boost.

These new Star Wars collector’s edition GPUs pay homage to the light side/dark side dichotomy, and contain hints of the Star Wars galaxy, such as the hilt of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and light panels reminiscent of the Death Star.

The Jedi Order GPU simulates the wear and tear and battle-worn finish of many items used by the Rebel Alliance, resulting from its diecast aluminum cover being subjected to an extensive, corrosive salt spray.

Conversely, the Galactic Empire GPU’s finish features simple, clean lines, emulating the high-end, orderly nature of the resource-rich Empire. No word yet if we will get a Phasma edition, manufactured from the very hull of the Emperor’s personal ship.

Both versions have multiple windowed areas to showcase internals and lighting, evoking each faction’s lightsabers, green and red, respectively. The finishes of both versions took over a year to perfect.

The retail box packaging also pays homage to the light and dark sides of the Force, with the Jedi Order edition bathed in white, and the Galactic Empire edition bathed in black.

GeForce Experience users get exclusive pre-order access to purchase the Jedi Order and Galactic Empire TITAN Xp editions before the cards are broadly available in mid-November. Starting tomorrow, GeForce Experience users can purchase one card of each design by using their log-in credentials in the NVIDIA store.

The cards are also specced to the nines. The Jedi Order and Galactic Empire TITAN Xp GPUs use the NVIDIA Pascal-based GP102 GPU, each with 3,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz and 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4Gbps. Their staggering 12TFLOPs of processing power under the hood allows Star Wars fans to play any of today’s most cutting-edge titles at the highest resolution with the highest detail quality turned on. Of course this will also cost you, the cards are priced at $1,200, and each edition also includes a collectible electroformed metal badge containing the insignia of their preferred alliance.