Nov 14, 2016 08:25 AM EST
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NEWS: [RUMORS} Price, Spec: January Release Date Confirmed? [Video]
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia's beast of a graphics card, is rumored to be released at next year's CES 2017.
Touted as the lower priced Titan X Pascal doesn't surprise and PC Gamer or hardware enthusiast. There have been numerous cut back versions of graphics cards from the past, and usually, acquiring these versions is a better buy, because they deliver a huge chunk of their more expensive high-end counterparts at a fraction of the high-end cost.
The GTX 1080 Ti deliver identical performance, having the same memory capacity at a significantly lower price as that of the GTX Titan Pascal, according to Wccftech. The report also stated that the graphics card is powered by a "slightly" cut variant of the GP102 GPU. The graphics card is only four SMs fewer than the full GP 102 variant that powers the GTX Titan with a total of 60 SMs.
Though it will come with fewer CUDA cores, there will be a minuscule performance difference. By cutting a few SMs of the GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia reportedly increased the clock speeds significantly resulting in a 10.8 TFlops of FP32 compute compared to the TitanX's 11. It is not farfetched once the GTX 1080 Ti is released that there would be factory-overclocked units that can outperform its big brother much like the GTX 980 Ti and the 1st Gen Titan X last year.
The chart below for the tech specs of the GTX Series.
|GTX TItan X Pascal||GTX 1080 Ti||GTX 1080|
|Transistors||12 Billion||12 Billion||7.2 Billion|
|Memory||12GB GDDR5X||12GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X|
|Compute||11 TFLOPS||10.8 TFLOPS||9 TFLOPS|
Now for a bit of bad news, the GTX 1080 Ti, though cheaper than the Titan X, it will not be particularly cheap for many. It is rumored to be priced somewhere between Titan X and the GTX 1080 both in price and performance which means between $630 and $1,200 leaning towards the higher end of the scale, according to PcgamesN. The GTX 1080 Ti is going to be the last graphic card for this series until Nvidia debuts their new Volta architecture.
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