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New GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Now Available; Gaming Beast Now Unleashed [VIDEO]

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GPU stalwart NVIDIA is making its biggest salvo ever, and it's AMD's worst nightmare. The US-based tech giant this week unleashed the graphics card beast out of hell, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Nvidia officially unveiled the gaming beast during the big GDC 2017 event.

As mentioned earlier by hardware tech specialist AnandTech, NVIDIA has now unleashed the graphics card beast of 2017. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is much faster than both Pascal champions in the GTX 1080 and Titan X, and best of all, it priced at the very reasonable price tag- $699.

The Santa Clara, California-based company has now opened up pre-orders on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Additionally, there will also be AIB partner cards on offer, with both ASUS and MSI teasing them.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: The Gaming Beast

For a quick look, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti can rock a whopping 11GB of next-generation GDDR5X memory, making it the fastest VRAM known to mankind. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has an 11Gbps-capable GDDR5X, which much higher up than 10Gbps GDDR5X used on GTX 1080 and Titan X. It also the world's first GPU to feature Micron's next-gen G5X memory.

The GPU stalwart specifically designed the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to handle almost everything the modern world can throw. These include 4K gaming, 5K gaming, DX12, HDR and even immersive virtual reality tech. For only $699, this new GPU is offering a Titan X beating performance, something not seen before. The new GTX 1080 Ti is also much faster than the TITAN X Pascal, NVIDIA's $1,200 GPU that was primarily designed for doing extensive works on artificial intelligence and deep learning field.

Some of the highlights of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti are the following:

  • Massive Features for Massive Performance, this allows new GPU to deliver up to 35 percent faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080 and up to 78 percent faster than the GTX 1070.
  • Next-Gen Memory Architecture, this allows the new GeForce GTX 1080 TI to deliver the most effective memory bandwidth of any modern gaming GPU on the planet and yet with some plenty of room for overclocking.
  • Meticulous Craftsmanship, which allows the GTX 1080 Ti to runs as cool as it looks due to superior heat dissipation, courtesy of a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling. Its power architecture feature an innovative seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs, making it the best in the world.
  • Advanced FinFET Process, which based on the industry's cutting-edge FinFET process, allows the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency.
  • Support for Advanced Graphics Technologies, these include 4K gaming, virtual reality technology, NVIDIA G-SYNCTM HDR and NVIDIA GameWorksTM.

As for the competition, at this time the high-end video card market is NVIDIA's to command, the company has currently the world's most powerful GPU, no doubt about that. Archrival AMD doesn't offer anything competitive with the GTX 1070 and above. As a result, the new GTX 1080 Ti will remain unchallenged for a long period time until AMD comes out with a much powerful product.

For now, the strategy for AMD here is to focus and work on Vega, but the fight will be tough for AMD. They need to come out with a much superior product or lose the grounds to NVIDIA.

Pricing And Availability

Based on the posted information at NVIDIA's official website, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti preorders on Nvidia.com will start on March 2 and will be available everywhere (gaming stores) on March 10.
Additionally, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti-based graphics cards, which include the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be made available across 238 countries and territories, starting March 10.

NVIDIA GeForce Partner Network, which includes EVGA, Gigabyte, Galaxy, ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, MSI, Innovision, Palit, 3D, Zotac and PNY, are also teasing the new GPU.

In addition to the big NVIDIA announcement, the company is also giving away 108 1080 Ti cards to its GeForce Experience community. Joining is easy, gamers only need to download GeForce Experience 3.0., and winners of this GeForce GTX 1080 Ti giveaways will be informed via email on March 7.

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