If you regularly visit the GeForce site, then you might have noticed a countdown clock last week. I happened to stumble upon it as I was getting the latest drivers for my brand new gaming laptop. Now this countdown timer got me thinking that something big was on the way and I knew it wasn’t for the GTX 1050 or the GTX 1050 Ti as these cards are already on the market. Well, it turns out that the countdown timer was for the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card which was announced at GDC 2017.
NVIDIA’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to announced the release of the new Pascal-based GTX graphics card intended for the gaming enthusiast. This new addition will use the top end GP102 Pascal GPU and on paper it’s more powerful than NVIDIA’s top of the range Titan X graphics card. Yes, you read that correctly, the new GTX 1080 Ti will be more powerful than the $1200 Titan X. Personally I would never spend the money on a Titan X, however I would consider spend my money on the new 1080 Ti without a second thought.
If we had to talk about raw computing power, the 1080 Ti translates into 11.5 teraflops of computing performance, which is slightly higher than the more expensive Titan X which clocks in at 11 teraflops. This is a 35% increase in performance over the standard GTX 1080 graphics card which offers 9 teraflops of computing performance. You also get 11GB of GDDR5X video memory, which is 3GB more than the standard GTX 1080 and 1GB less than the Titan X.
CUDA Cores: 3584
Boost Clock speed: 1582 MHz
VRAM: 11GB GDDR5X
VRAM Speed: 11 Gbps
Memory Interface: 352-bit
Texture Units: 224
Thermal Design Power: 250 W
Not only do you get amazing performance, you will also get an advanced vapor chamber to ensure that your GTX 1080 Ti stays cool while you push those frame rates. The Founders Edition will be both designed and built by NVIDIA and will be made from premium materials that include a die-cast aluminum body and a 7-phase dual FET power supply.
This will be the most powerful Ti card that NVIDIA has ever created and it will leave many gamers drooling at the mouth when it launches on 6 March 2017. Not only is it insanely powerful, it also offers an unbeatable price to performance ratio as it will be launching with a recommended retail price of $699. If you are after a good gaming PC that will complement this beast of a card, then head over to our Best Gaming PC’s guide where you might find your next upgrade.