NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti revealed – 11GB of GDDRX5, 11Gbps bandwidth for $699

The countdown that we mention earlier is finally over. The ultimate enthusiastic graphics card – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is here and it brings specs like never before claiming the crown of all graphics cards available to date.

NVIDIA revealed its flagship chip at a massive event at GDC yesterday. We are really excited about the new card as NVIDIA claims that it is 35% faster than its non-Ti version.

As it was expected the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is indeed based on the GP102 graphics chip though it is not fully enabled. Maybe NVIDIA has reserved some power so that they can release an even better graphics card in the near future. But make no mistake the 1080 Ti is powerful.

What does not fully enabled means? Well, the GTX 1080 Ti comes with 28 out of 30 SMs enabled. This is the same number as in Titan X (Pascal). Every SM has 128 cores. Let’s make a quick overview of the specs. The 1080 Ti packs 12 billion transistors and six graphics processing clusters. The base clock isn’t disclosed yet but the boost frequency is 1582MHz. We thought that the memory clock will be 10Gbps (as in the 1080) and the amount of VRAM to be 10GB. We were wrong. NVIDIA has opted to make a 10% increase in both areas. Now the clock is 11Gbps and the memory is 11GB. Combined with the 352-bit bus we can expect a total memory bandwidth of 484GB/s. Speaking of memory, the company is using its fastest GDDR5X memory designed in partnership with Micron to bring the best performance to their flagship model.

The new GeForce card offers just over 11.3 TFLOPS of FP32 performance which puts the expected shader/texture performance of the card 28% ahead of GTX 1080, while ROP advantage stands at 26%. Real world performance will be influenced by many other things so we are eager to see how will it actually stack against its predecessor.

The TDP of the graphics card is 250W so it will consume quite a lot of energy but that is to be expected of such a powerful device.

One interesting new thing is that there is no DVI out no more. The I/O  of the GTX 1080 Ti now consists only of three DisplayPorts 1.4 and a single HDMI 2.0. Don’t worry – the graphics card will ship with a DisplayPort to DVI adapter in the box.

And finally, let’s talk about pricing and availability. The GTX 1080 Ti will be available next week (in the week of March 5th). No exact date is given but it is pretty soon. And as of pricing, we will be able to enjoy the new flagship for $699 – the same amount that the GTX 1080 Founders Edition cost. Speaking of the older GTX 1080 – its price is now cut to $499 which makes it an even more attractive deal.

If you do not seek such power as the GTX 1080 Ti will provide you can check out all other available NVIDIA products over here: http://amzn.to/2kTctWu

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