Looks like Nvidia is finally revealing their GTX 1080Ti next week

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GTX 1080Ti teaser on GeForce website

Around this time last year, everything was about Nvidia and their new gaming focused Pascal cards launching in May. Nvidia was on the brink of a new dawn for PC gaming, much like AMD and their new Ryzen CPUs are doing for Intel and their uncontested dominance. Pascal was a shake up, and Nvidia aren’t content on letting AMD steal the spotlight for too long. Which is why it looks certain now that a GTX 1080Ti reveal is happening next week at the Game Developers Conference.

Rumours have swirled for a while now regarding a possible reveal of the Ti version of Nvidia’s flagship GPU at GDC, but yesterday all but confirmed it. Nvidia launched their own countdown for a reveal, which featured the “Ti” in “Time” in bold to stand out. If that isn’t enough of an obvious hint, Videocardz report that the video playing in the background features the name “GTX1080Ti_Countdown_Hero” in the script, which tells you all you really need to know.

Up until now only speculation has accompanied reports of the GTX 1080Ti, making actual specifications a little difficult to nail down. There’s no doubt that this card is going to be faster, but whether its built on a newer Pascal chipset shoots to the top of discussion whenever its brought up. The hopeful idea of the card also using High_Bandwidth Memory also circulate, with the original GTX 1080 only using a faster variant of GDDR5 memory, simply known as GDDR5X.

Whichever way Nvidia goes, we’ll have less than a week to wait to see exactly how the GTX 1080Ti will shape out, with the countdown ending on February 28th. It’s likely that the company will start ramping up interest in their new Volta architecture soon after, as the GTX 1080Ti looks to go uncontested at the very top of the GPU enthusiast arms race.

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Last Updated: February 24, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Skittle

    TEAM GREEN!!1 (F U Dane!)

    • Magoo

      No F U Ross! >: (

  • Is that fear I smell? Nvidia must be getting desperate after Intel got their butts whipped.

  • HairyEwok

    1080ti will most probably still use GDDR5X, the card is gaming orientated and GDDR5X is enough speed for today’s games being released, albeit not fully for 4K gaming yet.
    Plus they’ll have to play it safe on price with Vega around the corner. Too expensive (its going to be bloody expensive already) and this card will sell really poorly.

    • Magoo

      I think the initial launch and success of the Titan as a flagship (like the 1080Ti) in 2013 disproves everything you have just said, especially as we break into 4k. 😛 But who knows what they are going to do with Vega around the corner. We’ll have to wait and see.

      • HairyEwok

        In 2013 AMD unfortunately didn’t have anything at all to compete against Nvidia. Nvidia also had the upper hand on release time, when AMD released something they countered with something better and a bit cheaper, now though with Vega, things will definitely be interesting.

        Like you said Nvidia is probably scrambling to get this out before Vega so that those who have the dosh and are impatient and eager to upgrade to purchase this card.

        Vega and Ryzen are literally the only reasons why I haven’t bought myself a new PC yet.

        • Magoo

          Same with me. Still waiting for the R5 series though.

          – I did my last full upgrade in 2013 and I’m pretty sure AMD was thriving in terms of price..

          • HairyEwok

            Also waiting on the R5. It’ll be the perfect gaming CPU at an amazing price. I’m not going to stream or do video editing so there’s literally no sound reason for me getting the R7 range.

          • Magoo

            I do some video editing. But so far an i5 4430 has not let me down on 1080p editing and rendering. I think i7s are just convenient, really. 0.0

          • HairyEwok

            True, i7s are just there for more convenience, you pay more to have more convenience, that’s why Intels 10 core CPU retails at about R18000, faster encoding and more convenience…. at a price. i5 range and R5 range will always remain the best choice for people who just game.

  • Magoo

    I bet they are scrambling to get this out before Vega. >.>

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