After a whole lot of teasing, Nvidia has introduced the latest and last entry to its current crop of gaming graphics cards with what it calls the “world’s fastest gaming GPU” – the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
The new card that was at the centre of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration at GDC 2017, boasts 3,584 CUDA Cores, and 11GB of GDDR5X Video Memory running at 11Gbps. Sitting at $699 (probably around £650), Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang promised that it’ll offer not only “35 percent more performance” than the base 1080, but that it’s actually more powerful than the $1,200 (£1,100) Titan X.
That’s right, Nvidia is undercutting its own mammoth Titan X with the 1080 Ti. While the more expensive card has more RAM (12GB), it runs at a slower speed of 10Gbps, and offers less in terms of bandwidth and compute power. The GTX 1080 Ti also is less of a power drain, using 220W, as opposed to the Titan X’s 250.
The company has said that the 1080 Ti will hit shelves this month, and that there will also be a price cut to the older GTX 1080, bringing it down to $500.