NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the ultimate Pascal graphics card has finally been unleashed at a spectacular price of $699 US. The new graphics card replaces the GeForce GTX 1080 as the flagship product of the GeForce family and the fastest enthusiast grade graphics card available to the gaming community.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Is The Ultimate Gaming Graphics Card, Worlds Fastest Gaming Card - $699 US Pricing
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the ultimate solution for gamers and enthusiasts who want to enjoy the latest AAA and VR titles at higher resolutions with enriched graphics fidelity. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has been designed to be the world's first 4K ready graphics card and ships with new industry leading hardware technologies that aren't found on any other enthusiast grade graphics card built to date. First, have a look at the official introduction video of the new card, posted by NVIDIA:
“It’s time for something new, something that’s 35 percent faster than a GTX 1080, something that’s faster than Titan X Let’s call it the ultimate GeForce,” said Jen-Hsun, wearing his trademark black leather jacket.
Why so powerful?
Well, PC gaming is thriving like never before, and games — and gamers — are demanding more performance than ever.
“Year after year after year videogames are getting more and more beautiful, so we’re introducing the next generation high end so you’re ready to enjoy next generation games,” Jen-Hsun said.
“Oh YEAAAAAAH,” one gamer roared in response. via NVIDIA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications - Better and Beefier Than Titan X (P) With 11 GB/s G5X VRAM, 484 GB/s Raw and 1.2 TB/s Supercharged Bandwidth
NVIDIA has went all out with the specifications of their most 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.
With the new compression and tiled caching system, the bandwidth on GTX 1080 Ti can be boosted up to 1200 GB/s which is more than what's achievable with HBM2 as of right now.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:
|WCCFtech||GTX TItan X Pascal||GTX 1080 Ti||GTX 1080|
|Transistors||12 Billion||12 Billion||7.2 Billion|
|Memory||12GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X|
|Memory Bandwidth||480GB/s||484 GB/s||320GB/s|
|Base Clock||1417||1480 MHz||1607|
|Boost Clock||1530||1583 MHz||1730|
|Compute||11 TFLOPS||11.5 TFLOPs||9 TFLOPS|
|Price||$1200 US||$699 US||$499 US|
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Cooling and PCB - 7 Phase Power Design, 250A Power, New Vapor Chamber Cooling, What Else Is There To Ask?
In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition features a new high-airflow thermal solution that’s cooler and quieter than previous designs, maximizing the potential of GPU Boost and enabling overclockers to achieve even faster speeds. And under the hood efficiency is improved thanks to a new 7-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs that deliver better power efficiency at the highest usage and power levels.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes with the latest NVTTM design that features a new Vapor chamber cooling system with twice the cooling area of Titan X (P). This new thermal design will help deliver optimal cooling for the card to allow it to boost beyond it's specifications with GPU Boost 3.0 technology.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Is An Overclockers Dream - Reaches 2 GHz Without Breaking a Sweat
So what should we do with an impressive power design like the one featured on GTX 1080 Ti? The answer is overclock like crazy. During the event, NVIDIA showed a demonstration of their GTX 1080 Ti's overclock potential and once again, they managed to hit clock speeds up to 2.03 GHz at a locked 60 FPS.
The temps reported were 66C which shows that the new vapor chamber cooler does an absolutely fantastic job at keeping this card cool and quiet under heavy gaming loads.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Product Showcase (Via 4Gamer):
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Gallery:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Performance Details Unraveled - 35% Better Than GeForce GTX 1080 At The Same Price, 5K Ready Frame Buffer Size
As for performance, you would be delighted to hear that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is 35% faster on average and up to 40% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 in gaming benchmarks. The GTX 1080 Ti's blazing fast even comes at the same price of the original GTX 1080, at just $699 US.
In addition to better performance, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is also packing new technology features such as compression and tiled caching boost bandwidth, tiled rendering, DirectX 12 Flex and Flow, NVIDIA Aftermath (A New Tool To identify cause of GPU crashes) and Shadowplay Highlights which will further boost gamer experiences running GeForce hardware.
For those who are wondering what to do with the massive 11 GB frame buffer? Well, NVIDIA is touting this card as a 5K ready frame buffer so you can enjoy your favorite games at even higher resolutions then was ever possible before.
NVIDIA Flex Viscosity Benchmark Shows Double The Performance Gains With Asynchronous Computing in DirectX 12 on Pascal GPUs
Folks over at TechpowerUp covered an interesting slide of the NVIDIA Flex Viscosity benchmark with a single GeForce GTX 1080. The new benchmark uses Asynchronous compute to enhance GPU performance in DirectX 12 workloads. The performance gains with a single GeForce GTX 1080 were up to 2x which the Async compute tech enable, helping double the simulation performance. This shows that NVIDIA has gained performance advantage with such technologies under DirectX 12 API which is really impressive to see.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - The Ultimate 4K-Ready VR and AAA Gaming Graphics Card
NVIDIA designed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to handle the graphical demands of 4K gaming and deliver unrivaled VR experiences, Jen-Hsun told the crowd. And the GTX 1080 Ti runs as cool as it looks. That’s thanks to superior heat dissipation from a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling, 2x the airflow area and a power architecture featuring a seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs.
No surprise, then, that GTX 1080 Ti includes support for advanced graphics technologies, such as 4K, VR, NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR and NVIDIA GameWorks for interactive, cinematic experiences accompanied by incredibly smooth gameplay.
To show what GTX 1080 Ti makes possible, Jen-Hsun showed off Epic Games’ Paragon next-gen character models with astonishing levels of realism — lifelike hair and skin, richly detailed clothing and armor. Light glinting dramatically from every detail.
Audience members gasped when Huang revealed they were all rendered on our GTX 1080 Ti running at more than 2 GHz, and a temperature of just 66 degrees centigrade, an unprecedented feat.
“Take my money,” one gamer hollered.
“Don’t throw your wallets up here yet,” Jen-Hsun responded.
“And even better news it’s coming next week. In fact, ladies and gentlemen, we’re in full production with 1080 Ti, and it’s all around you right now,” he continued.
And with that, curtains were dropped all around the room and dozens of PCs loaded with the new GTX 1080 — and the latest games — were unveiled. Jen-Hsun invited audience members to try it out for themselves, thanked the audience, and walked off the stage. via NVIDIA
The Ultimate GeForce, with the Ultimate Specs
NVIDIA designed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to handle the graphical demands of 4K and 5K gaming, DX12, HDR and immersive VR. It incorporates:
- Massive Features for Massive Performance: The GTX 1080 Ti includes 3,584 NVIDIA CUDA cores and a massive 11GB frame buffer running at an unheard of 11Gbps. It delivers up to 35 percent faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080 and up to 78 percent faster performance than the GTX 1070. The GTX 1080 Ti is even faster than the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal, its $1,200 big brother that was designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence.
- Next-Gen Memory Architecture: GTX 1080 Ti is the world's first GPU to feature Micron's next-gen G5X memory. 11GB of G5X memory running a blazing 11Gbps quad data rate delivers the most effective memory bandwidth of any modern gaming GPU. And it still has plenty of headroom for overclocking.
- Advanced FinFET Process: The GTX 1080 Ti is manufactured on the industry's cutting-edge FinFET process. Its 12 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency over previous-generation products.
- Meticulous Craftsmanship: The GTX 1080 Ti runs as cool as it looks due to superior heat dissipation from a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling, 2x the airflow area and a power architecture featuring a seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs.
- Support for Advanced Graphics Technologies: 4K, VR, NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR and NVIDIA GameWorks offer interactive, cinematic experiences accompanied by incredibly smooth gameplay.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Availability Next Week and Pre-Orders Now:
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 will go live on March 2, at 8am Pacific. The card will be available in custom models at a later date.
To sum it up, NVIDIA has created a product that is not only the fastest consumer grade option for gamers and enthusiasts, but it is one that would remain unmatched for several months. There is no competing product that can rival the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and with its sheer brutness in terms of hardware specs, performance and competitive pricing, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti may turn out to be an absolute success for the green team.