NVIDIA Posts GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Countdown Teaser Ahead Of Next Week’s GDC Unveil

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It’s been a long time coming, but the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is almost here. We had originally hoped to see NVIDIA’s latest high-end gaming card at Consumer Electronics Show this past January, but it wasn’t meant to be. But NVIDIA today confirmed that its latest Pascal-based graphics card will be unveiled next week.

If you head to GeForce.com, you’ll presented with a countdown timer, which shows that we have just over six days left before the big announcement. That puts the launch right smack dab in the middle of GDC 2017, which runs from February 27th through March 3rd. And when you examine the page's source code, you'll find a direct reference to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Titan X

This timing makes previous rumors that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will arrive at retailers between March 20th and March 23rd even more compelling. Whatever the case, NVIDIA is likely looking to draw attention from AMD’s next generation Vega graphics architecture, which will be on full display at the company’s Capsaicin event (also to be held at GDC).

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
GeForce Titan X
GeForce GTX 1080
Pascal Pascal Pascal
GPU GP102 GP102 GP104-400
Process Node
16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16 FinFET
CUDA 3,328 3,584 2,560
Base Clock
1,503MHz 1,417MHz 1,607MHz
Boost Clock
1,623MHz 1,531MHz 1,733MHz
Performance 10.8 TFLOPS 11 TFLOPS 8.87 TFLOPS
Memory 10GB 12GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X
Memory Clock 10,000MHz 10,000MHz 10,000MHz
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 480GB/s 480GB/s 320GB/s
TDP 250W 250W 180W

At this point, we don’t have any official specs from the folks at NVIDIA, but we have been keeping up with the latest rumors making the rounds. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is by all accounts a cut-down Titan X, as it is based on the same GP102 core. Its specs also show it fitting in neatly between the Titan X and the GeForce GTX 1080, right down to its memory load out, which is said to be 10GB.

So, what say you HotHardware readers — what’s more exciting to you on the graphics front? Is it the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with its well-seasoned Pascal architecture or AMD with its promise of highly scalable and HBM2-based Vega graphics cards?