Originally Posted by alucardis666
Superior how exactly? It's nearly double the price for 1gb more of VRAM. the VRAM is also slower.
Yes TXP has more ROPs but the stock Ti beats it 8/10 and will beat it 10/10 with a modest overclock that any Ti should be able to do.
Before you jump to conclusions I am not trashing the 1080Ti. But don't underestimate the TXP. Before I answer your question I would like to know if you have any experience with overclocking the TXP, and if so does that include a SLI system under water?
If you have experience overclocking the TXP then you would know that it is very easy to overclock the VRAM past the point where it improves frame rates and performance. The improved memory speeds compared to the TXP melt away the more you overclock.
The advantage of the 1080Ti which is a direct quote from pcgamesn.com
"he new 7-phase dual-FET design spreads the power load more than the Titan X and allows for less power leakage (realised in GPU terms as heat) and a cleaner supply of juice. This is partly how Nvidia have been able to ship the standard GTX 1080 Ti cards with a higher out-of-the-box boost clock than the Titan X."
So Nvidia essentially improved the cards power distribution and improved memory speeds in order to match the TXP's performance while at the same time cutting ROPS, 96 to 88, and cutting the l2 cache 3072 to 2816.
the thermal threshold of the chip has actually been lowered from its Titan X days. The Titan X will only start throttling its chip when the silicon tops 94°C, while the GTX 1080 Ti will start reining in its GPU at 91°C. So for those people who like to push their cards to the limit means less ability to overclock.
So back to your question. Why is the TXP superior? If your under water and pushing very high resolutions 5K or greater the TXP is better equipped.
Now for people who do not overclock, water cool, or already own a TXP, the answer is simple.