According to French website IO-Tech, NVIDIA is going to launch the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card on the 28th of this month. Some of you might be aware that rival AMD is holding its Capsaicin & Cream event on the same day, at GDC 2017. NVIDIA too is likely to announce the launch of the GTX 1080 Ti at GDC in San Francisco.
Another report from NordicHardware claims the card will be launched next month, with the card going on sale around the 20th of March, “shortly after” the official launch. Regardless of the actual launch date, the card is likely to go on sale only in March. In some markets, it could take even longer for the card to become available. Yet another evidence of the card’s existence comes from a physical edition of Halo Wars 2, An NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or an AMD R9 Fury X graphics card is recommended to play the game in Ultra settings.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be based on NVIDIA’s “GP102” silicon, just like NVIDIA’s flagship TITAN X Pascal graphics card. Naturally, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be positioned between the GTX 1080 and the TITAN X Pascal, so we think the card could be priced somewhere around the $1,000 mark.
Rival AMD is expected to showcase its “Vega” architecture at its GDC 2017 event, which will be powering its next-generation flagship Radeon graphics cards.