Nvidia release the eagerly awaited GTX 1080 Ti

 

The wait is finally over. The official announcement from Nvidia has gone live on their highly anticipated GTX 1080 Ti. With rumours circulating about the possibility of the 1080 Ti outperforming the current reigning champion, the Titan X, many thought that Nvidia would not risk under-cutting their flagship model which retails for £1,179. But Nvidia have done the impossible, and basically made the Titan X redundant thanks to the new 1080 Ti edging ahead on not only performance, but also costing almost half the price of the Titan X, with initial RRP’s indicating $699. The extra performance comes thanks to a huge 11Gbps GDDR5X of memory that has an 11GB frame buffer, meaning that even though it has less memory than the 12GB found on the Titan X, it still runs faster than it’s 10Gbps speeds.

 

 

Forgetting about the Titan X, Nvidia have claimed that the new Ti is approximately 35 percent faster than the current GTX 1080. Below is the full list of specifications for the new card:

 

  • NVIDIA CUDA® Cores: 3584
  • Base Clock (MHz): 1480
  • Boost Clock (MHz): 1582
  • Memory Speed: 11 Gbps
  • Standard Memory Config: 11 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Interface Width: 352-Bit
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 484
  • Simultaneous Multi-Projection: Yes
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • NVIDIA Ansel: Yes
  • NVIDIA SLI® Ready: Yes – SLI HB Bridge Supported
  • NVIDIA G-Sync™-Ready: Yes
  • NVIDIA GameStream™-Ready: Yes
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost™: 3.0
  • Microsoft DirectX: 12 API with feature level 12_1
  • Vulkan API: Yes
  • OpenGL: 4.5
  • Bus Support: PCIe 3.0
  • OS Certificates: Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86
  • Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680×4320@60Hz
  • Standard Display Connectors: DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
  • Multi Monitor: Yes
  • HDCP: 2.2
  • Height: 4.376″
  • Length: 10.5″
  • Width: 2 Slot
  • Maximum GPU Temperature (in C):91
  • Graphics Card Power (W): 250 W
  • Recommended System Power(W): 600 W
  • Supplementary Power Connectors: 6-Pin, 8-Pin

 

It’s fair to say that Nvidia have set the bar incredibly high, which is no doubt in response to the announcement of AMD’s Vega range of graphic cards. In terms of availability, Nvidia has not given an exact date, but has stated that it will be going on sale this month, with a price reduction for the standard GTX 1080 on the cards, reducing it to around $500. For more information, head over to the official product page here.

 

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