Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Coming January 2017, Debuting At CES
The GTX 1080 Ti is planned for an initial debut in January 2017 with availability scheduled to trickle in soon after. Pricing wise all reports indicate that it will be significantly less expensive than the Titan X. However, we haven’t heard of a specific MSRP yet. Which isn’t surprising, considering the launch is still relatively far out in time. It’s safe to assume that no final MSRP has been decided on at this for competitive reasons
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, A Price Cut Titan X Pascal For The Masses
Just a couple of weeks ago we reported that Nvidia’s announcement that its CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was going to “break news” regarding a new gaming product. A couple of weeks before that we reported on the alleged GTX 1080 Ti specifications that surfaced on the web. Which indicated that the 1080 Ti will, for all intents and purposes, render the GTX Titan X Pascal effectively obsolete. Delivering nearly identical performance with an identical memory capacity at a significantly lower price.
The GTX 1080 Ti will be powered by a slightly cut back variant of the GP102 GPU. 52 out of a total of 60 SMs are enabled with the remainder 8 SMs lasered off. This is only four SMs fewer than the GP102 variant used to power the GTX Titan X Pascal, Nvidia’s fastest graphics card to date. Although the GTX 1080 Ti will come with fewer functional CUDA cores than its bigger brother, it will actually perform just as well.
Cutting a few more SMs from GP102 has more to do with improving yields rather than roping in performance. In fact, to make up for the cut SMs Nvidia has reportedly pushed the clock speeds up significantly compared to the Titan X Pascal. The result is 10.8 teraflops of FP32 compute compared to the Titan X’s 11. Furthermore, because Nvidia is allowing its partners to go wild with designs we’re bound to see factory overclocked 1080 Ti’s that outperform the Titan X right out of the box. Very much exactly like what we had seen with the GTX 980 Ti & the original Titan X last year.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Specs – 3328 CUDA Cores, 12GB GDDR5X, 1.6Ghz Boost Clock & 250W TDP
At the heart of the GTX 1080 Ti is Nvidia’s flagship gaming graphics processing unit, code named GP102. In terms of compute throughput & resources, GP102 has exactly 50% more of everything compared to GP104, the GPU that powers the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards. We’re talking 50% more CUDA cores, 50% more TMUs & ROPs, 50% larger cache & 50% wider memory interface. It also happens to be exactly 50% larger than the 314mm² GP104.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Rumored Specs:
- GPU : GP102
- Process : TSMC 16FF
- Die Size : 471mm²
- Transistors : 12 Billion
- SMs : 52
- CUDA Cores : 3328
- Core Clock : ~1.5Ghz
- Boost Clock : ~1.6Ghz
- Peak FP32 Compute : 10.8 TFLOPs
- Memory Interface : 384bit
- Memory : 12GB GDDR5X
- Bandwidth : 480GB/s
- TDP – 250W