Nvidia Debuts the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at $700 – Shipping Next Week

Posted by at 7:36 am on March 1, 2017

Nvidia has the three fastest graphics cards on the market in its Titan X, GeForce GTX 1080, and GeForce GTX 1070, but AMD is about to catch up. Could even over take.  Last night the green team lunched the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is imminent, based on the same GP102 processor as Titan X, The new 1080 Ti will set you back $700, and it’s coming next week.

The new card looks to even beat the Titan X.   All 28 of the chip’s SMs are turned on, yielding 3584 CUDA cores and 224 texture units at a rated GPU Boost clock rate of 1.6GHz. That clock rate is slightly higher than the Titan X BTW!

AS you can see from above, one of its 32-bit memory controllers is disabled, yielding 352-bit pathway. Cutting one controller naturally takes out a corresponding ROP cluster, leaving 88 ROPs. It trims a 256KB slice of L2 cache, too. What remains is 2,816KB, down from Titan X’s 3MB.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti includes 11GB of memory. Despite the narrower memory path, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti actually offers more theoretical bandwidth than Titan X due to the introduction of 11 Gb/s GDDR5X memory.

In introducing GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia made a point of discussing the challenges tied to pushing memory to 11 Gb/s. By overcoming them, together with Micron, it created opportunities to offer other SKUs with higher-performance memory. Thus, Nvidia said it plans to sell GP104 GPUs to board partners for GTX 1080 cards with 11 Gb/s GDDR5X and GP106 GPUs for GTX 1060s with 9 Gb/s GDDR5.

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