Tech company Nvidia has finally launched the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti that is expected to outperform the other chips from the GTX 10-series of graphics cards.
A report by PC Gamer said that the newly-unveiled chip is faster than the GTX 1080, as well as the Titan X, despite having a lower price tag. The "Founders Edition" is currently listed for pre-order at $699 in the Nvidia website, compared to the Titan X, which is priced at $800. Moreover, the release of the 1080 Ti has also lowered the prices of the 1080, which now stands at $499 according to a report from tech and gaming website, Hexus.
Meanwhile, a report from PC Advisor listed down the key features of the 1080 Ti, which are highlighted by 3,584 CUDA Cores, a TBC Core Clock, a 1582MHz Boost Clock, a huge VRAM of 11GB GDDR5X, and a 3.8 TFLOP. In addition, it also comes with a 352-bit Memory Bus Width, a 484GB/s memory bandwidth, an 11Gbps memory clock, and a 1x 6-pin PCIe + 1 x 8-pin PCIe power connector.
The PC Advisor report also said that boards from different partners will become available soon. These include ASUS, EVGA, Innovision, iGame, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Zotac, 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Gainward. The arrival of the chips will begin on March 10, wherein gamers will be able to purchase them in the stores or online.
Nvidia also highlighted the GTX 1080 Ti's cooling technology that helps improve overall performance. "The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition features a new high-airflow thermal solution that's cooler and quieter than previous designs, maximizing the potential of GPU Boost and enabling overclockers to achieve even faster speeds," said the product profile. "And under the hood efficiency is improved thanks to a new 7-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs that deliver better power efficiency at the highest usage and power levels," it added.
Tech observers see that the GTX 1080 Ti will be a monster when it comes to gaming, and it is considered perfect for gamers who want to play using 1440p 144Hz or 4K 60Hz displays, as well as in any of the 4K 120/144Hz HDR displays that are to be released soon.