Posted March 1, 2017 by Garth Holden in News

Nvidia announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a $700 behemoth


Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti yesterday, a $700 graphics card with similar specs to the $1,200 Titan X. The new card uses 11GB of GDDR5X, a limitation created due to one 32-bit memory controllers being disabled. To counter this Nvidia is using 11 Gb/s GDDR5X memory.

Nvidia says that the GTX 1080 Ti performs 35% faster than a GTX 1080, which would make it the best Ti ever, when comparing relative performance of previous xx80 and xx80 Ti cards. The GTX 1080 Ti has a boost clock of 1,600MHz.

Nvidia is changing the pricing of the Founders Edition cards to be the same as cards from third-party vendors. This is a big change from the GTX 1080 Founders Ed, which had an extra $100 premium. The Founders Ed is also supposed to have improved thermal performance, after many pointing out lacklustre heat dissipation compared to third-party vendor fan solutions.

The new card is almost half the price of a Titan X, with slightly better performance. The card will be hitting the market overseas next week.

Source: Tom’s Hardware


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