NVIDIA has finally put an end to months of speculations and rumors by officially unveiling its latest and the most powerful graphics card yet. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was shown to the public for the first time at the Game Developer Conference (GDC 17) in San Francisco. Nvidia has been able to produce a hugely impressive graphics card at an extremely affordable price point. Here are the details.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Delivers Faster & Better Performance At Less Price Than The Titan X
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang too the stage at GDC 2017 to lift the curtains on the eagerly awaited lineup of its latest graphical cards and after the announcement it can be said that the company didn’t disappoint. Huang claims that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti delivers impressive 35 percent better performance as compared to the previous GTX 1080 processors. Moreover, GTX 1080 run faster than the Titian X, which is widely considered as the most powerful graphics card available these days.
Coming in at $699, the GTX 1080 Ti gives a more affordable option to users than the Titian X which costs as much as $1200 per unit while delivering 35% less performance level, according to Nvidia.
NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X Specs Comparison
Both Titan X and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti run on the identical Pascal GP102 GPU, though the one on the 1080 Ti boasts better performance features which comes with 12 billion transistors along with six graphics processing clusters (two disabled). All in all, the entire unit features 28 SM units and 128 cores.
These features are a clear indication that the GTX 1080 Ti is primarily designed by Nivida with better gaming performance delivery as the main objective.
Other main features of the GTX 1080 Ti include 2584 CUDA cores, 228 Texture Mapping Units, 88 ROPs, and a clock boosters of 1582 MHz that is capable of overclocking up to 2GHz. These cards are produced to deliver some serious overclocking speed without overheating.
There is an 11GB of GDDR5X VRAM the works on a 352-bit bus interface. Although a 12GB memory on Titan X is more than what you get on the GTX 1080 Ti, however, it runs at slower 10Gbps speed, which lags behind to that of 1080 Ti in terms of bandwidth and power.
The GTX 1080 Ti consumes less power than the Titan X which is a good thing for those who like to play games on laptop and devices running on batteries. Power usage on the GeForce 1080 Ti hit only 220 Watts at maximum level, which is considerably better than its predecessor’s 250 Watts.
In the end, we can say that the GTX 1080 Ti is better than the previous GTX 1080 when the specs of the two are compared side by side. The new GTX 1080 Ti has 11Gbps DDR5x VRAM, which is a huge improvement to the 8 GB offered on the last generation GTX 1080 cards. And to make the card suitable to handle future gaming, Nvidia has made 1080 Ti powerful enough to handle 4K games for the most realistic virtual gaming experience possible.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specs Summary:
- 1.6GHz boost
- 2GHz overclock speed
- 28 SM, each with 128 cores
- 12 billion transistors
- 352 bit GDDR5X
- 3854 CUDA cores
- 28 Geometry Units
- 224 Texture Units
- 6 GPCs