NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Enthusiast Gaming Graphics Card Available For Pre-Order – Starting at $699 / £699

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NVIDIA’s ultra-enthusiast GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is officially available for pre-order. The much awaited graphics card can now be pre-purchased directly from NVIDIA and will be available in their hands on 10th March.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB Graphics Card Available For Pre-Order – $699 US For The Fastest Gaming Card On The Planet

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti pre-orders started today at 8:00 AM (PST). The graphics card is available directly from NVIDIA in the Founders Edition variant. The Founders Edition cards are designed as NVIDIA’s top-notch, reference models. These feature NVIDIA’s latest NVTTM cooling system and a high-end printed circuit board that can withstand heavy overclocking.

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NVIDIA’s AIB partners are also launching their custom variants for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. So far, ASUS and MSI have teased their new cards which will be available during launch day. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is without a doubt, the fastest graphics card gamers and enthusiasts can purchase today. Featuring 11 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 11 Gbps, we will be looking at some impressive gaming performance from this card.

For users who don’t have the cash to dish out for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA has also offered price cuts on their GeForce GTX 1080 (now at $499 US) and GeForce GTX 1070 (now at $349 US) graphics cards. Furthermore, the GeForce GTX 1080 has been upgraded with the worlds fastest 11 Gbps memory which is the same as their flagship GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. The GeForce GTX 1060 models have also received a similar update and gets faster 9 Gbps frequency memory chips at the same pricing. Overall, these new announcements from NVIDIA are great for gamers who are looking to build high-performance gaming PCs in 2017.

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NVIDIA Has A Special DirectX 12 Driver Headed Towards GeForce Gamers – Massive Performance Improvements Expected

If you are not upgrading to the GTX 1080 Ti and currently own a GeForce 900 or GeForce 10 series cards, you should know that NVIDIA is prepping a new driver. This special driver is aimed to enhance DirectX 12 performance for NVIDIA cards in several titles.

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready DirectX12 Driver Performance On GTX 1080:

Game GeForce 368.61 GeForce 378.74 Performance Gain
Ashes of the Singularity, Crazy Preset 46.5 50.9 9%
The Division 1.6, Max Settings + 1x SMAA Ultra 31.5 32.7 4%
Hitman, High Settings + High SSAO 50.6 62.1 23%
Rise of the Tomb Raider, Very High + 2x SSAA 20.5 27.2 33%
Gears of War 4, Ultra Preset 41.2 45.2 10%

NVIDIA is claiming that the drivers would deliver average gains of up to 16% which is a pretty big deal since NVIDIA has been claiming to fix their DX12 performance since the Maxwell GeForce 900 series cards. NVIDIA has and will work hard will developers to deliver performance increases across current and upcoming DirectX 12 titles. These will be achieved through refining the driver code for point-to-point GPU optimizations. More details here.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications – Better and Faster Than Titan X (P) With The Fastest G5X Memory, Up To 1.2 TB/s Bandwidth With New Compression System

NVIDIA has gone all out with the specifications of their grandest graphics card to date. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features the same Pascal GP102 GPU featured on the Titan X (P) but is better than that in all ways possible. The NVIDIA GP102 Pascal GPU packs 12 Billion transistors and has 6 graphics processing clusters of which two are disabled. This adds up to a total of 28 SM units with 128 cores each. A truly OG chip designed for the ultimate gamer out there.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Mapping Units and 88 ROPs. These are clocked at a boost clock of 1582 MHz which can go as high as 2 GHz with overclocking. The Pascal cards are built to overclock like crazy and custom models will further boost the clock rates on availability day.

The card also features a 11 GB GDDR5X VRAM that run across a 352-bit bus interface. NVIDIA has shipped their flagship with the fastest G5X solution to date.

The Titan X (P) used 10 GB/s models while the 1080 Ti makes use of the new 11 GB/s memory chips which results in a cumulative bandwidth of 484 GB/s that’s going to be on par with SK Hynix’s HBM2 memory launching in Q2 2017.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:

WCCFtech GTX TItan X Pascal GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080
Process 16nm 16nm 16nm
Transistors 12 Billion 12 Billion 7.2 Billion
Die Size 471mm² 471mm² 314mm²
Memory 12GB GDDR5X 11GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 10Gbps 11Gbps 11Gbps
Memory Interface 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 480GB/s 484 GB/s 320GB/s
CUDA Cores 3584 3584 2560
Base Clock 1417 1480 MHz 1607
Boost Clock 1530 1583 MHz 1730
Compute 11 TFLOPS 11.5 TFLOPs 9 TFLOPS
TDP 250W 250W 180W
Price $1200 US $699 US $499 US

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Availability Next Week and Pre-Orders Now

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide on March 10, from NVIDIA GeForce partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Pre-orders on nvidia.com are now live.

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