Nvidia releases a new driver for the Titan Xp to better compete with AMD’s Vega GPUs

Nvidia releases a new driver for the Titan Xp to better compete with AMD's Vega GPUs

Nvidia releases a new driver for the Titan Xp to better compete with AMD’s Vega GPUs

 

The Titan series of GPUs have always been marketed as a professional-esque GPU, coming with specifications that often go beyond their Geforce Gaming flagship but lacks pro-certified drivers that would allow it to truly become a professional series card.    

With the release of AMD’s RX Vega, The Titan Xp has received a lot of competition within consumer applications, forcing Nvidia to take action with a new driver update that is said to deliver up to “3x more performance in applications like Maya”. The release is undeniably a response to Vega and it is as close to proof as we are ever going to get that Nvidia has been holding back their Titan series GPUs.

This new driver is Geforce 385.12 Beta, which is designed specifically with the Titan Xp in mind, so users of other GPUs should not expect improvements in professional applications. There are no release notes for this driver, leaving many to assume that even the Titan X (Pascal) will not receive any improvements, a Titan-series GPU that isn’t even a year old.  

Below is all that Nvidia has to say about their latest driver on their official download page. 

 


Provides multiple Titan Xp performance optimizations on a variety of applications for prosumers and creatives.

 

In effect, this driver will enable certain aspects of Nvidia’s Quadro family on the Titan Xp, allowing the GPU to deliver higher levels of performance in professional applications. 

 

Nvidia releases a new driver for the Titan Xp to better compete with AMD's Vega GPUs

 

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