What we all have been waiting for is finally here. Nvidia recently launched their new GTX 1080ti at GDC 2017 on 28th of February. GTX 1080Ti would be the last high end pascal card from the green team, till next year.
Gaming trend have long ago moved on from 1080P gaming. Where new resolutions like 1440P and 2160P also known as 4k. Have been the new eye candy for some time. GTX 1080 was a good card from Nvidia, when it came to gaming at 1440P, but did not do so well at 4k. GTX Titan X Pascal was the only hope of salvation for gamers, who wanted to have a smooth gameplay experience at 4k. But it’s a card not everyone can afford with an MSRP of $1200.
This is where GTX 1080Ti comes in. Offering GTX Titan X Pascal like performance at an MSRP of $699. In terms of specs the new GTX 1080Ti is equipped with 12 Billion transistors, 3584 CUDA cores, 224 Texture Units, 88 ROPs and 11 Gigs of GDDR5X memory. GTX 1080Ti has a base clock of 1480 with a boost clock of 1583.
What’s impressive above the new GTX 1080 TI is its overclocking potential. The card has a new vapor chamber design which significantly improves cooling over the reference GTX 1080. With the new cooling design GTX 1080Ti can be overclocked to a mind boggling 2000 MHz. While maintaining temps at 66C. Which was not achievable with the old reference cooling design.
Specs are not something gamers are interested in. So then how well does the new GTX 1080Ti perform in real world? Well according to Nvidia the new card is around 35% faster than its predecessor. Which is a 10% improvement over what GTX 980 had over the GTX 980 Ti.
Aside from the new card announcement, Nvidia has also cut down the price on their GTX 1080. As the card would be sold for $100 cheaper now. While pre-orders have already been started for the new GTX 1080Ti. With the card being available as soon as next week.