Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card At GDC 2017
Nvidia officially announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card yesterday at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017 in San Francisco, CA – an announcement that the people had been waiting for. The GTX 1080 Ti is expected to give better gaming performance and richer virtual reality experiences.
The GTX 1080 Ti in its current configuration is 35% faster than the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 Ti’s key specs include a 1.6-GHz boost, 3,584 CUDA cores, 12B transistors, and 11GB of 11Gbps GDDR5X. It consists of 12 billion transistors, 28 geometry units, 224 texture units, 28 streaming multiprocessors and uses a 352-bit GDDR5X memory interface. The card comes clocked at 1538 MHz out of the box.
Further, the graphics card sports a new design that’s designed to prevent overheating, with a new vapor chamber as well as twice the cooling area. The new card is capable of running 41 degrees cooler (Fahrenheit) than the standard 1080, according to Nvidia.
The card requires eight- and six-pin PCIe power connectors to support its 220W TDP, and both Founders Edition and custom cards will apparently be available soon. The Founders Edition card will be available next week for $699.
Also, at the press conference, Nvidia announced a price cut to the existing GTX 1080, which means that the card will now retail for $499 putting it right in the GTX 1070 price range. Nvidia also announced a new Gameworks engine that will be available as part of DX 12.