With Star Wars: The Last Jedi scheduled for a December 15 release and almost ensured to be one of the most popular movies of all time at the box office, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing tie-in products launched. NVIDIA wasn’t joking around with their Star Wars tie-in, though, as they’ve gone full Deathstar and announced Star Wars Titan Xp Collector’s Edition cards in two retail box editions: The Jedi Order edition box is bathed in white, while the Galactic Empire edition is bathed in black. Both cards are based off of the Titan Xp GPU and don’t deviate from the specifications of that card, but they have a redesigned aesthetic that aims to recreate the look of each factions light sabers, with the red, menacing look of the dark side, or the green, calming look of the light side of the Force. The Galactic Empire edition features a clean die-cast aluminum shroud that pays homage to the resource-rich Empire, while the Jedi Order card has been subjected to a corrosive salt spray to replicate the worn look of Rebel Alliance equipment.
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. GeForce Experience users can order either of the NVidia Titan Xp Star Wars Collector’s Edition cards right now for $1,200, while everybody else can purchase them from retail outlets in mid-November for the same price. Each card also comes with a specially produced metal badge containing the insignia of their preferred alliance. For $1,200 you could also purchase one hundred tickets to opening night of The Last Jedi, to put things in perspective. With the Titan Xp already being a niche card, these Star Wars cards are aimed at true fans of the series who also have deep pockets. Despite the cost of entry, I have feeling that NVIDIA won’t have any problem moving the limited edition cards, as the crossover between Star Wars and PC enthusiasts is strong and limited edition Star Wars stuff always has interest. We are talking about a multi-billion dollar franchise in Star Wars, after all.
What is your take on these cards? Should NVIDIA have extended the Star Wars love to the 1070 TI or another GPU for the holiday to make it accessible to the Star Wars fans out there who don’t have over a grand to drop on a GPU? Either way, these are some really powerful, cool looking limited edition GPU’s from NVIDIA.