NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Now Available For Pre-Order; Faster Than The Titan X And Cheaper At Only $699


Those who bought the Titan X, better look away now, for NVIDIA will be rolling out the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on March 10. The new graphics card is now officially available for pre-order.

Pre-orders for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti commenced today at 8:00 a.m. (PST), 11:00 a.m. (ET). The touted fastest gaming graphics-processing unit (GPU) on the planet sells for $699, directly from NVIDIA in the Founders Edition variant.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is promised by the company to be faster than the GTX 1080 and the Titan X. According to ArsTechnica UK, the GPU is faster than the GTX 1080 by around 35 percent. Accordingly, it is also slightly faster than the more expensive Titan X, which retails for $1,200.

What makes the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti rise slightly above the Titan X, is its memory configuration. Its 11GB GDDR5X memory results in a wide 352-bit memory interface and 88 ROPs compared to a more robust 12GB of GDDR5X, 384-bit memory interface and 96 ROPs of the Titan X. How could this be?

The difference lies in the GPU memory speeds. Even though the Titan X sports a more robust construction, memory runs at 10GHz as against that of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti running at 11GHz. This, in turn, gives the newer card a higher memory bandwidth at 484GB/s.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti apparently employs first use Micron's "G5X memory, making it capable of 11Gbps bandwidth, more than suitable for any VR or 4K/5K HDR gaming, according to Engadget. Additionally, The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also boasts of a slightly higher GU boost clock at 1.6GHZ that can go as high as 2GHz when overclocked. The GPUs TDP is at 250W powered via 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe connectors.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is manufactured employing the FinFET process, incorporating innovative thermal solutions to keep the GPU cool during operation.

Meanwhile, NVIDIA offered price cuts on specific GPU models. GeForce GTX 1080 now retails for $499, which has been upgraded to the fastest 11Gbps memory, also used by the GTX 1080 Ti flagship. GeForce GTX 1070 now retails for $349. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 received a similar update as that of the GTX 1080; it now has 9Gbps memory chips while retaining its original price point.  

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