NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is faster than Titan X, ships March 10 for $699

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 01 2017 @ 10:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lets get down to the first order of business. A month or two ago, a lot of people expected NVIDIA would use its CES keynote to introduce the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This didn't happen so a lot of people who watched the livecast were let down. Last week news leaked that NVIDIA would use its GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration event to introduce the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and that's exactly what happened last night.

This card is quite the beast, it features a GP102 GPU with 3584 CUDA cores, a 1582MHz Boost frequency, a 352-bit memory bus, 11GB GDDR5X clocked at 11GHz, 484GB/s memory bandwidth and a 220W TDP. A lot of Pascal-based Titan X owners will likely be pissed off as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti beats the performance of the former and costs just $699. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says the GTX 1080 Ti is up to 35 percent faster than the GTX 1080.

Compared with the Pascal-based Titan X, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has the same number of CUDA cores and TMUs but 8 fewer ROPs. We don't know the base clock yet but the Boost clock got a bump from 1531MHz to 1582MHz and the TDP dropped from 250W to 220W. There's 1GB less GDDR5X memory but the remaining 11GB is clocked 1000MHz higher so this results in slightly higher memory bandwith (484GB/s vs 480GB/s).

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be available starting March 10 but we're not sure if you'll be able to buy a lot of custom-design cards on that date. NVIDIA will be offering its Founders Edition though, and this time it will be sold for the same price as the custom models. The new Founders Edition has a slightly better cooler and is equipped with 7-phase power design. Preorders open March 2nd on nvidia.com.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Crowning its award-winning lineup of Pascal™ architecture-based GPUs, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today unveiled its fastest gaming GPU ever -- the GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti.

Packed with extreme gaming horsepower, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti delivers up to 35 percent more performance of the GTX 1080 and comes with 11GB of next-generation GDDR5X memory, running at a staggering 11Gbps, for the ultimate in memory bandwidth and gaming prowess.

GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide from NVIDIA GeForce partners beginning March 10, and starting at $699.

The Ultimate GeForce, with the Ultimate Specs
NVIDIA designed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to handle the graphical demands of 4K and 5K gaming, DX12, HDR and immersive VR. It incorporates:

  • Massive Features for Massive Performance: The GTX 1080 Ti includes 3,584 NVIDIA® CUDA® cores and a massive 11GB frame buffer running at an unheard of 11Gbps. It delivers up to 35 percent faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080 and up to 78 percent faster performance than the GTX 1070.(1) The GTX 1080 Ti is even faster than the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal, its $1,200 big brother that was designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence. Next-Gen Memory Architecture: GTX 1080 Ti is the world's first GPU to feature Micron's next-gen G5X memory. 11GB of G5X memory running a blazing 11Gbps quad data rate delivers the most effective memory bandwidth of any modern gaming GPU. And it still has plenty of headroom for overclocking.
  • Advanced FinFET Process: The GTX 1080 Ti is manufactured on the industry's cutting-edge FinFET process. Its 12 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency over previous-generation products.
  • Meticulous Craftsmanship: The GTX 1080 Ti runs as cool as it looks due to superior heat dissipation from a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling, 2x the airflow area and a power architecture featuring a seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs.
  • Support for Advanced Graphics Technologies: 4K, VR, NVIDIA G-SYNC™ HDR and NVIDIA GameWorks™ offer interactive, cinematic experiences accompanied by incredibly smooth gameplay.

    Preorders on March 2, Available Everywhere on March 10 at 10 a.m.
    GeForce GTX 1080 Ti-based graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide -- across 238 countries and territories -- from the NVIDIA GeForce Partner Network, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac, starting March 10. Pre-orders on nvidia.com will go live on March 2 at 8 a.m. PT.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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