NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti March Launch Seen [Video]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas is already done and many were left disappointed expecting NVIDIA to unveil a GPU or make GPU-related announcements.
While everyone was left wondering, AMD took the limelight by unveiling their Vega graphics processor. According to Ubergizmo, it seems NVIDIA decided not to be caught up in the CES news cycle, which suggests the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti might be released in early March.
Since NVIDIA decided to slightly delay its official release, it is now expected that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to be released at the PAX 2017 scheduled on Mar. 10, 2017 in Boston, reported Fudzilla. Talks went around CES that NVIDIA was supposed to reveal the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti during the show but apparently decided on a delay and waited for AMD's Vega-based graphics card.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is likely to be based on the same 16nm GP102 Pascal GPU as the Titan X, its specs says it will have between 2560 and 3584 CUDA cores. Users are also expecting it to pack 10GB of GDDR5X VRAM on a 320-bit memory bus width and a memory bandwidth of 400 GB/s.
One reason why everyone was anxious for the announcement not only because of its presumed power. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is reportedly going for $599 as compared to the Titan X Pascal is going for $1,299.
Instead of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announcement, NVIDIA announced the GeForce Now, the NVIDIA Shield Pro, and the NVIDIA Spot. That means NVIDIA had its share of the spotlight despite withholding the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announcement.
Releasing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at PAX East is an event for gamers so the event would be the perfect stage to unleash the video card. According to sources, NVIDIA's Authorized Board Partners employee revealed the new card is going to be available for purchase from vendors on day one.
Nothing has officially been confirmed by NVIDIA as of this writing so it would be best to digest the information with a grain of salt until official announcements are made.