12 December 2017
Nvidia is at it again, and has announced a new high-end graphics card at the closing of the second day of the Game Developers' Conference 2017 in San Francisco. The new GPU is the company's highest-end graphics product to date, and it will arrive in the market by next month.
Nvidia's GTX 1080 is already a seriously high-performance GPU. But the company has now built an upgrade, with a 35% performance boost. The new GPU, dubbed the GTX 1080 Ti, is a very serious player based on the Pascal architecture, and packs an astounding 11 GB of GDDR5X RAM.
The new GPU has a $699 price tag to match the specifications. The card will be available for pre-order by March 2, and will start retailing by the 10th of March.
Here are some technical details for the new card:
- Massive Features for Massive Performance: The GTX 1080 Ti includes 3,584 NVIDIA® CUDA® cores and a massive 11GB frame buffer running at an unheard of 11Gbps. It delivers up to 35 percent faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080 and up to 78 percent faster performance than the GTX 1070.(1) The GTX 1080 Ti is even faster than the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal, its $1,200 big brother that was designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence.
- Next-Gen Memory Architecture: GTX 1080 Ti is the world's first GPU to feature Micron's next-gen G5X memory. 11GB of G5X memory running a blazing 11Gbps quad data rate delivers the most effective memory bandwidth of any modern gaming GPU. And it still has plenty of headroom for overclocking.
- Advanced FinFET Process: The GTX 1080 Ti is manufactured on the industry's cutting-edge FinFET process. Its 12 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency over previous-generation products.
- Meticulous Craftsmanship: The GTX 1080 Ti runs as cool as it looks due to superior heat dissipation from a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling, 2x the airflow area and a power architecture featuring a seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs.
- Support for Advanced Graphics Technologies: 4K, VR, NVIDIA G-SYNC™ HDR and NVIDIA GameWorks™ offer interactive, cinematic experiences accompanied by incredibly smooth gameplay.