During the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Nvidia reveal the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. According to their specs the card will run about 35 percent more efficient than the current 1080 model. The numbers are based on internal tests running programs and games at 1440P and 4k resolution.
Previously the biggest jump in improvement for a TI card was only 25 percent, making this the biggest leap forward for the company’s TI series.
The card boasts new cooling features which is not only more efficient than current cards, but will allow it to run quieter. According to Nvidia if the card runs at the same temp. as the current 1080 card, it will be about 2 decibals quieter.
Now for the nerdy stuff !
Using the Pascal architecture, the card includes 12 billion transistors, 3584 CUDA cores, 28 geometry units, 224 texture units, 28 streaming multiprocessors (SMs); 128 cores each, and will use a 352-bit GDDR5x memory interface. It also boasts 11 GB of VRAM and a stock core clock of 1583 MHz.
During the presentation, Nvidia showed the card overclocked at 2000 MHz while maintaining a temp. of just under 66 celsius.
Of course all of this comes with a hefty price tag of $699, while the standard GTX 1080 has dropped to $499.
Both the 1060 and 1080 cards are also seeing a revamped SKU which will have the GTX 1080 overclocked with 11 GB/s GDDR5x, and the GTX 1060 will be overclocked with 9 GB/s GDDR5.