NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: This One Goes To 11, Faster Than Titan X
NVIDIA just lifted the veil on its latest monster graphics card for gamers -- the long-rumored GeForce GTX 1080 Ti -- at an event this evening in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The card will sit at the top of NVIDIA's Pascal-powered GeForce product stack alongside the mighty Titan X and GeForce GTX 1080, promising significant performance gains over the GTX 1080 and faster than Titan X-class performance, likely for a much lower price. However, pricing will be disclosed at an official unveiling later tonight, hosted by NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. The card is an interesting beast and actually ushers in new premium GDDR5X memory from Micron.
Update - 8:01PM PST: NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang noted pricing for the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be $699 and the cards are shipping next week. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 has been reduced to $499 MSRP.
|GTX 1080 Ti||TITAN X||GTX 1080|
|Number of Cores||3584||3584||2560|
|Core Clock (Boost)||1600 MHz||1530 MHz||1733 MHz|
|Memory Clock||11000 MHz||10000 MHz||10000 MHz|
|Memory Interface||352-bit G5X||384-bit G5X||256-bit G5X|
|Memory Bandwidth||484 GB/s||480 GB/s||320 GB/s|
|TDP||250 watts||250 watts||180 watts|
|Peak Compute||11.4 TFLOPS||11.0 TFLOPS||8.2 TFLOPS|
|Process Tech||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET||16nm FinFET|
|MSRP||$699||$1,200||$499 (New price)|
Peak compute throughput of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is slightly higher than the Titan X due to the Ti's higher Boost clock, and memory bandwidth over its narrower 352-bit GDDR5 memory interface is 484GB/s, which is also slightly higher than a Titan X. NVIDIA also noted that peak overclocks on the core should hit 2GHz or higher with minimal coaxing.
As a result, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be slightly faster than the Titan X in cases where compute performance and memory bandwidth gate performance, which will be most of the time. However, with 8 fewer ROPs, fill rate will be a but lower, so in some situations performance may be slightly softer for the 1080 Ti. Regardless, the majority of the time, this new card should indeed be faster than the mighty Titan X.
NVIDIA will roll out new premium GDDR5X memory to standard 1080 and 1060 cards as well.
We'll update this article with pricing and availability for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti as soon as it's available, so stay tuned and watch this space for more details as they are disclosed.
Update: NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang noted pricing for the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be $699 and the cards are shipping next week. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 has been reduced to $499 MSRP.