Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: Details On Release Date, Specs, Price And Launch

By Pritpal Singh | Jan 16, 2017 10:50 AM EST
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NVidia launched GeForce GTX 1080 with the new Pascal architecture and support for VR and 4K gaming. Since then, there were speculations of a Ti version and it might be possible that the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti might be launched around PAX East 2017.

Previously, it was speculated that NVidia might debut its new card dubbed as GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at Consumer Electronic Show 2017. However, that did not happen and apparently NVidia will still launch the anticipated card this year in March. NVidia did not release any release date or any timeframe for the card to be launched but according to a representative at the MSI booth shared the piece of news, HotHardware reported.

According to the conversation shared by the MSI representative, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti exists and the board partners, including MSI, will have their cards ready to be launched in the market by PAX East 2017. The PAX East is a show exclusively for gaming which started in 2004. This year the event is going to be held at Boston from March 10 to 12.

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has been one of the anticipated graphic cards by the gamers and like the GTX 1080 it is going to be based on the NVidia's Pascal architecture and it will use a slightly modified version of GP102 chip powering the NVidia Titan X. The new card is supposed to have 12 billion transistors versus 7.2 billion on the GTX 1080. The RAM is also said to be increased by 4GB than on the GTX 1080 totaling to a monstrous 12GB. RAM will be of GDDRX5 type, which is a higher bandwidth version of the normal GDDR, TrustedReviews reported.

The bus width is also said to be increased to 384 bits, which will raise the peak bandwidth to 480GB/s. The card is going to feature 3328 CUDA cores, and NVidia supposedly has raised the base clock speed to 1503MHz. The card is supposed to retail for under $900 when it becomes available.

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