NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Release Date: The Expensive (But Not Reliable?) Pascal-Based GPU – Here’s Everything You Need to Know [VIDEO]By Xien Palacios, UniversityHerald Reporter
The existence of NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti has been recently confirmed through a LinkedIn job posting regarding the Club GeForce as well as the pre-order details for the upcoming Pascal-based GPU. However, the newest GPU chipset is said to be more expensive compared to its predecessor. Is it worth the price? Here's everything you need to know!
Better Performance than Titan X
GTX Titan X was once hailed as powerful GPU chipset but with the rumors of the upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti, gamers wonder which of the two is a better performance. But since GTX 1080 Ti is likely to be considered under the premium category, gamers concluded that it will be the most powerful between the two, as expected by some.
When it comes to clock speed, GTX 1080 Ti is faster with 1503 MHz and 10 teraflops HP compared to Titan X with 100 MHz base clock speed. In addition, GTX 1080 Ti is a more advance because it has GP102 GPU, 208 texture mappings, 3328 CUDA cores and 160 render output units while Titan X has 28nm GM200-400 GPU, 192 texture mappings and 96 render output units according to Neurogadget.
Furthermore, GTX 1080 Ti is rumored to have better memory frequency than Titan X. As added by Neurogadget, the new hardware features a 384GB/s Memory Bandwidth compared to its predecessor with 336GB/s; thus, GTX 1080 Ti will have a better performance.
However, many are doubting on the performance of NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti. In fact, rumors suggest that it is placed under the premium category so as not to disappoint those who spent so much for Titan X.
To Be Released in CES 2017
The new hardware is expected to be launched during the CES 2017 which will take place in January. On the other hand, PCGamesn reported that NIVIDIA is working on Club GeForce akin to Microsoft Game's with Gold loyalty program.
Club GeForce is reportedly giving rewards to its members such as free full copy of a game, free custom skin, early beta access for Talos and hardware discounts for gaming weapons. In addition, the program also aims to give rewards to the members who has the most negative and positive feedback, to the most active ones and those who has contributions for bug-fixing.