It seems it was only yesterday when Nvidia released the GTX 1080 and dethroned the GTX Titan X. With AMD launching its RX 500 series in April and the RX Vega in June, we’ve been anticipating Nvidia to make its move to counter their Red rivals. Luckily for everyone on the Green team, the Rumors of NVIDIA’s newest flagship graphics card turned out to be gold, with NVIDIA unveiling its GTX 1080 Ti.
As expected, the card is even more powerful than its predecessor to push the limit on cutting-edge gaming graphics in native 4K resolution. Even though it’s based on the same Pascal GPU architecture as the GTX 1080, it’s most definitely a marked upgrade over the older yet still very powerful, and now cheaper GTX 1080. Quite the best Ti, isn’t it?
Priced at 699$, the GTX 1080 Ti promises improvements in performance up to 35% than the GTX 1080, and “gives more FPS in games” than the Titan X according to NVIDIA.
As for the Specs, the card is pretty much a monster. With 11 GB GDDR5X memory, 3584 CUDA cores and a 1582 MHz boost clock. A pretty good deal for 699$. The GTX Titan X on the other hand, has 12 GB GDDR5X, the same 3584 CUDA cores, and a boost clock of 1531 MHz.
What gives the GTX 1080 Ti an edge over the GTX Titan X, is how Nvidia configured its memory. While the GTX 1080Ti features a rather odd 11GB of GDDR5X memory, the memory runs at 11GHz. Unlike the Titan X’s 10GHz, giving the GTX 1080 Ti a slightly higher memory bandwidth of 484GB/s. The GPU boost clock is also a slightly bit higher at 1.6GHz, going up to 2Ghz when overlocked. The card’s performance is astounding when you realize that both cards use up to 250 watts of power.
It’s also worth noting that the Founders edition will include a better vapor chamber cooler, which according to Nvidia, results in quieter performance.
NVIDIA will be launching the card on the 10th of March, and also offer price cuts on its former iterations.