Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics gets officially announced at the Game Developers Conference 2017 (GDC 2017). The company says the new GTX 1080Ti is Nvidia’s fastest graphics card yet, rated to deliver 35 percent faster performance than the GTX 1080.
Nvidia GTX 1080Ti Specs and Features
The Pascal-based GTX 1080Ti packs 11GB of GDDR5X memory and offer data rates at 11 Gbps. Besides, it has 12 billion transistors and 3584 CUDA cores. It also boasts a new thermal vapor cooling system to keep temperatures in check, offering 2x the airflow compared to the GTX 1080. Nvidia also says that the GPU boasts a new 7-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs that are better energy management.
And just like Nvidia’s older Maxwell-based chips, the GTX 1080Ti also uses tiled caches to for faster performance. It has two virtual crutches which help increase a processor’s bandwidth.
“It’s time for something new, something that’s 35 percent faster than a GTX 1080, something that’s faster than Titan X Let’s call it the ultimate GeForce,” said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the event.
Huang also notes that the new GPU is comparatively faster than GeForce Titan X, and suggest the latest graphics card is the best alternative of the lot. He also offered a short pre-recorded demo showcasing GTX 1080 Ti’s capabilities with a super-smooth rendering of a video game character.
“Year after year after year video games are getting more and more beautiful, so we’re introducing the next-generation high-end so you’re ready to enjoy next-generation games. Coming out of the box, the stock out of the box 1080 Ti is 35 percent faster than a 1080, faster than a Titan X,” further added Huang.
Nvidia GTX 1080Ti Release Date and Price
It will retail for $699 starting March 10 worldwide. Meanwhile, pre-orders for the GeForce GTX 1080Ti begin from March 2 at 8 pm PST on Nvidia’s official website. The company has also announced a $100 price cut for the GTX 1080, which will now cost $499.