NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, claimed to be the fastest gaming GPU ever. The announcement took place at the ongoing Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and was steamed live on Twitch.tv.
The new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is based on the Pascal “GP102” silicon, same as the Titan X Pascal. It features the same 3584 CUDA cores as the Titan X Pascal, but with 11GB of memory on a 352-bit GDDR5X memory interface, running at 11Gbps. The ROP count has also been lowered from 96 to 88, while the TMU count remains unchanged at 224. The card comes with a 1.6 GHz boost clock, which can be overclocked up to 2GHz.
In terms of performance, NVIDIA claims the new card is around 35 percent faster than a GTX 1080. The card has a TDP rating of 220W an draws power using an 8-pin + 6-pin PCIe power connectors. In the cooling department, NVIDIA has used a new thermal design with the same Vapor Chamber cooling seen on the GTX 1080, with twice the cooling area. This should allow the card to be quieter than the GTX 1080, while also running cooler.
The new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide March 10 onwards from NVIDIA GeForce partners such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. The card has been priced at just $699, a lot lower than what the rumors had been suggesting. NVIDIA has given the GTX 1080 a $100 price cut after the GTX 1080 Ti announcement, which brings its price down to $499 from the earlier $599 baseline price.
Source: NVIDIA Blog