NVIDIA To Unveil GTX 1080 Ti At Pax East?
The NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti was notably absent from CES, but we might have to wait too much longer. There are rumors that it will be unveiled in March during a presentation at PAX East.
NVIDIA’s official policy is to not comment on unreleased products so we don’t even know if the card exists, but it would be surprising if it did not. After all, they’ve released a “Ti” variant of their top performing card for the past two generations and it’s unlikely they’ll break that trend now.
In terms of price and performance, the GTX 1080 Ti will likely be a middle-ground between the GTX 1080 and Titan X. Beyond that, we know that the 1080 Ti is meant to compete with AMD’s Vega 10 in terms of both price and power so that should give us some guidelines.
So far the rumors say that the card will be revealed at Pax East. That being said, there is some speculation that it could launch there as well. Given that the Vega 10 is expected in late spring or early summer, it makes sense that NVIDIA might want to get a jump on the competition.
Price-wise, it will likely cost somewhere between $600 and $1,200. However, considering that the standard model Titan X goes for $1,200 it’s unlikely we’ll see the GTX 1080 Ti launch for less than $1,000. That being said, the GTX 1080 Ti is meant to be a bit more affordable than the Titan X so it’s possible that NVIDIA will reduce the price in order to maintain their current market dominance.
GTX 1080 Ti Specs:
The 1080 TI will be based on the Titan X architecture so there will be some similarities though the Titan X does have some more features. The 1080 Ti will likely feature a GP102-based core, and at least 10GB of GDDR5X VRAM. In another bit of good news, it’s also been rumored that the 1080 Ti will be available in all variants on day one. That means you won’t need to worry about it being a Founder’s Edition only card.
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