Ever since CES 2017 concluded back in January, questions have been raised on Nvidia failing to announce their GTX 1080 Ti GPU. The GPU is one of the most anticipated graphics cards to be launched this year and the new release date is now almost confirmed.
The GTX 1080 Ti is supposed to make its space among Nvidia’s top end graphics cards and will face fierce competition from AMD’s Vega 10 cards. Some of the recent speculations about the card reveal that the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti will sit between the GTX 1080 and Titan X in regards to its specifications.
It is expected to come with 10 GB of GDDR5 VRAM instead of GDDR5X that is present in the GTX 1080 and Titan X. Reports claim that the GTX 1080 Ti will sport GP102 chip with its VRAM having 348-bit memory bandwidth, which will make sure the performance isn’t affected in any way.
With all its top of the line features and specifications, enthusiasts are very eager to try out the latest offering from Nvidia, but, unfortunately, the card hasn’t been able to see the light of day. An MSI representative has given some details on the release date, though. According to the source, the graphics card can be officially announced on March 10, 2017, at the PAX East Event.
Despite the fact that the GTX 1080 Ti doesn’t have the 256 CUDA cores like the Titan X, it is supposed to have a higher clock speed at 1623 MHz, against 1531 MHz of the Titan X. With the better clock speed, the GTX 1080 Ti is expected to achieve 60 fps at 4K resolution.
Being positioned between the two top-end graphics card, the prices of the GTX 1080 Ti will be in line with its positioning. It is expected to be priced between $800 and $900, against the price of $600 for GTX 1080 and $1200 for the Titan X.