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Nvidia officially reveals their GTX 1080Ti

Nvidia officially reveals their GTX 1080Ti

Nvidia officially reveals their GTX 1080Ti

Nvidia officially reveals their GTX 1080Ti

 
Nvidia has officially announced their plans to release their GTX 1080Ti GPU, with the company intending to offer GTX 980Ti owners the chance to "pre-order" the GPU early or take part in a "step up" program.  
 
Pre-orders for the GTX 1080Ti have not started yet, though it looks like we can expect more information on this GPU within the next few weeks/months. 
 
 
980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or “Step Up” offer
 
Right now Nvidia has not released any detailed specifications on this upcoming GPU and has not set a firm launch date, merely confirming the existence of the GPU. This finally answers our longtime question "where is the GTX 1080Ti?" but is sadly does not give us any clarification when it comes to when we can expect the company to launch the new GPU. 
 
The GTX 1080Ti is thought to be a cheaper variant of Nvidia's Titan X Pascal, currently costing $1200 in the US. Nvidia's GTX Titan series GPUs has never been about Value for money, but the company has always released a lower end GTX variant like the GTX 780Ti or GTX 980Ti to provide gamers with enthusiast-grade performance with relatively good value.  

 

Right now we have no idea if or when Nvidia plan on releasing their GTX 1080 Ti GPU, though we do expect Nvidia to release something in response to AMD's upcoming Vega-series GPUs in early 2017.  

  

Nvidia officially reveals their GTX 1080Ti

(fake GTX 1080Ti image)

When looking at Nvidia's previous GTX Titan GPUs one trend is clear, that the lower priced Ti variant of every Titan GPU has half of the VRAM of its Titan equivalent. The GTX 780Ti had 3GB of VRAM compared to the 6GB on the Titan Black and the GTX 980Ti had 6GB compared to the Original GTX Titan X's 12GB. 

Today's Titan has 12GB of GDDR5X VRAM and simply halving it would result in a GTX 1080 Ti that had 6GB of VRAM, something that Nvidia would simply not release given the fact that their GTX 1080 has 8GB of VRAM. With the GTX Titan series always having a VRAM capacity lead over their desktop counterparts we expect the GTX 1080Ti to have either 10GB of GDDR5X VRAM, using a cut-down memory bus to allow for the GPUs lower VRAM capacity. 

In order for the GTX 1080Ti to have less VRAM than the GTX Titan X but more than the 1080 Nvidia will need to use a smaller memory bus size,  changing their 384-bit memory bus to a 320-bit memory bus, allowing Nvidia to use fewer VRAM chips and create a hypothetical 10GB GTX 1080Ti. 

This decrease in memory bus size will also result in a decrease in overall memory bandwidth, lowering the total memory bandwidth from 480GB/s down to around 400GB/s. 

 

 GTX Titan XHypothetical GTX 
1080Ti (GDDR5X)
GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 1060
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalPascal
Process node16nm16nm16nm16nm16nm
SM Units5652-46403020
Cores per SM6464646464
SP FP Performance11 TFLOPs-9 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs4.4TFLOPS
CUDA Core Count35843328-294425601920 1280
VRAM TypeGDDR5XGDDR5XGDDR5X GDDR5 GDDR5
VRAM Cappacity12GB10GB8GB 8GB 6GB
Memory Bus Size384-bit320-bit256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth480 GB/s400GB/s320 GB/s 256 GB/s 192 GB/s
Base clock speed1417MHz-1607MHz 1506Mhz 1506MHz
Boost clock speed1531MHz-1733MHz 1683MHz 1708MHz
TDP250W-180W 150W 120W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin1x 8-pin 1x8-pin 6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0

   

Nvidia's new job listing markets the GTX 1080Ti as a GTX 980Ti replacement, with Nvidia planning to offer their users with an upgrade/step-up system for owners their existing GTX 980Ti GPU.

At this time Nvidia has not set a firm release date for the GTX 1080Ti, though we expect the GPU to be released in early 2017.   

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's GTX 1080Ti on the OC3D Forums.   

  

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18-12-2016, 11:23:10

AngryGoldfish
10GB or 12GB, is it really going to be that much cheaper?Quote

18-12-2016, 13:08:08

Dicehunter
This isn't going to be that much cheaper than the more powerful Titan XP, May as well just pony up the extra few hundred for it instead.Quote

18-12-2016, 14:30:30

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
This isn't going to be that much cheaper than the more powerful Titan XP, May as well just pony up the extra few hundred for it instead.
I don't think it will be anywhere near as quick either. In the past we had 970 that overclocked to 980 and 980ti that overclocked to Titan X. Thing is this time around AMD have nothing, so they will put it bang smack in the middle of the 1080 and TXP IMO.

Why would you kill your own uber card sales when you don't need to? AMD are coming to market with a 1070 competitor. That means the 1080 and TXP can stay at the exact same prices they are at now. And slowly they will rise, see also Intel.

The 1070 can't even sniff at the heels of the stock 1080, so no way this will be as quick as a TXP. It will cost Nvidia almost the same to produce (same core, slightly less VRAM maybe) so yeah, they won't kill their own card this time around.Quote

18-12-2016, 14:37:44

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I don't think it will be anywhere near as quick either. In the past we had 970 that overclocked to 980 and 980ti that overclocked to Titan X. Thing is this time around AMD have nothing, so they will put it bang smack in the middle of the 1080 and TXP IMO.

Why would you kill your own uber card sales when you don't need to? AMD are coming to market with a 1070 competitor. That means the 1080 and TXP can stay at the exact same prices they are at now. And slowly they will rise, see also Intel.

The 1070 can't even sniff at the heels of the stock 1080, so no way this will be as quick as a TXP. It will cost Nvidia almost the same to produce (same core, slightly less VRAM maybe) so yeah, they won't kill their own card this time around.
Exactly, The Titan XP in some games is as much as 40FPS faster than the 1080 which is hella impressive so if this 1080 ti comes in around the £900 mark it's worth then just adding an extra £200 and getting the big daddy card.Quote

18-12-2016, 14:57:54

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
This isn't going to be that much cheaper than the more powerful Titan XP, May as well just pony up the extra few hundred for it instead.
Maybe that's what nVidia is hoping. I doubt it, though, because as we know the Titan XP is not exactly geared towards 'gamers' as much as it is deep learning and other areas.

That said, the 980ti sold by the barrel full and maybe made nVidia enough money for them to do the same thing again. $800 for a 10GB GPU that nips at the heel of the Titan XP—but overclocks beyond it—would be groundbreaking and help solidify nVidia's massive lead. When the average consumer sees that the 1080ti slays everything, even if they can't afford it, that prominence will incite the consumer to buy a 1070 over a 490 (or whatever it's going to be called) or a 1060 over a 480, and so on. So maybe they'll break even with the 1080ti if it's as powerful as a Titan XP (once overclocked) if they sell it at $800. But if that strong lead inspires millions to invest in them in other areas then it'll pay off.

That's just a rambling theory. Obviously it's based on very limited information.Quote
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