Nvidia reveals their Titan X buster, the GTX 1080 Ti

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GTX 1080 Ti Revealed

Right on time, Nvidia have revealed likely their most powerful Pascal card they’re ever going to put out. Taking the stage at GDC, the company lifted the curtain on the GTX 1080 Ti – a new gaming focused card that takes the best bits of the Titan X and redirects them to create a more powerful, faster card. And fast it is, with Nvidia not only boasting a 35% increase in power over their previous flagship, the GTX 1080, but better performance than their current $1200 Titan X.

Which isn’t at all surprising, given that the GTX 1080 Ti features a lot of the same innards at its Titan brother. The card will feature the same GP102 chip, a full 224 texture units and 3,584 stream processors. The difference comes in with the memory. The Titan X featured a full 12GB of GDDR5X VRAM, while the 1080 Ti will feature one whole gigabyte less. The odd 11Gb configuration allows the entire card to run the memory a lot faster though, across a 352-bit memory interface. The 11GHz speed puts it a whole GHz above the Titan X, giving the Ti a bandwidth of 484GB/s. Crazy.

Being more gaming focused, the card will also feature a little boost in clock speeds. The Boost Clock will sit in at around 1.6GHz, while Nvidia promises the same ease of overclocking well beyond the 2GHz mark. The Founder’s Edition of the card will also feature a revised cooling design. Although difficult to see on the outside, Nvidia promises the design will better cool the card while keeping the operation noise to a minimum. That’s good news, considering the limitations of the cooling on previous Founder’s Editions.

The GTX 1080 Ti will make you squirm if you’ve already splashed out on a Titan X, retailing at $699 as opposed to the enormous $1200 of the Titan. As always that’s the starting price, and other manufacturers could bump that prices up with cooling solutions and overclocks of their own. The better news is that you won’t have to wait long for it to hit shelves wither, with the 1080 Ti launching on March 10 globally.

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Last Updated: March 1, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

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  • miaau

    “The GTX 1080 Ti will make you squirm if you’ve already splashed out on a Titan X, retailing at $699 as opposed to the enormous $1200 of the Titan”

    Bottom line this for us please…. Is the new card in fact better than the Pricier Titan?

    How many people bought the Titan X recently, that will become red with jealousy? Or how many people, sort of like me, may just become red (again) with anger just reading this?

    • Yes it is but apparently from the Demoes at GDC the Vega is faster. However the Vega is running on a Ryzen test bench and the 1080 is speculated to run on a I7 test bench. That makes a huge difference as Ryzen chips are proven to be much much faster better and cheaper than it’s intel counterparts.

      So wait for Vega specs.

      • Viper_ZA

        Also happy to see AMD have partnered with Bethesda using Vulcan. Definitely wait for the specs as I am sure we will get to see lotsa eye candy 😛

        • AMD also partnered with Vive and SteamVR and considering I own a Vive this has me most excited.

          • Viper_ZA

            Yep, very nice!

        • WickedMONK3Y

          Both quite true. Sticking the Vega onto a board with an 1800X CPU that wont bottleneck it , while shoving the 1080/1080 Ti onto a board running a Quad Core i7 could be quite the difference. Wonder what the 1080 / 1080 Ti would look like running with the 1800X instead. More room to stretch its legs perhaps ?

          Could a Good AMD Ryzen/NVIDIA 1080 Combo and AMD Ryzen/AMD Vega Combo be the new hotness ? All in all we are going to benefit in the long run. I think if Vega was not coming, NVIDIA would have priced this MUCH higher.

          • Viper_ZA

            Correct, look at what the 980 launched for, compared to the prices we see now? I sincerely hope AMD can keep this up as it will make PC gaming more affordable.

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      I think if you’re buying a Titan X for the explicit use of gaming in the first place, you have enough money to not see this as a problem 🙂 Titan’s are never, ever good money for gaming alone

  • HairyEwok

    Hehe I just thought of a new Friday bit you can do. Splash or pass. Where you show off tech and ask readers if they’ll splash their money on it or pass on it. Basically just like the hit or miss, but with tech.

  • But can it run Farming Simulator 2017?

    • HairyEwok

      Real question is… Can it run minesweeper at 4k resolution.

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