Nvidia Officially Reveals GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card at GDC 2017

What we know about that 1080 Ti.

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After several months of rumors and speculation, Nvidia officially announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA. Senior Vice President of GPU Engineering John Alben revealed the architecture and expected performance of the company’s new flagship graphics card, claiming an aggregate improvement of 35 percent over the GTX 1080.

The performance numbers are based on the company’s internal tests using several grades of anti-aliasing on both 1440p and 4K resolutions in games such as Battlefield 1, Crysis 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Doom, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Non-Ti vs. Ti versions of GTX cards.
Non-Ti vs. Ti versions of GTX cards.

Nvidia is touting this new graphics card with claims it exhibits the biggest jump in performance for a Ti-branded card. The previous GTX 780 to GTX 780 Ti and GTX 980 to GTX 980 Ti saw an approximate improvement of 18 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

Nvidia says that temperatures will also see a significant improvement by staying five degrees celsius cooler under the same noise levels as its non-Ti counterpart. For reference, if both cards are operating at the same temperature, the 1080 Ti will be 2.5 decibels quieter.

The board itself will consist of 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. The GTX 1080 Ti is based on the current Pascal architecture and is equipped with 11 GB of VRAM and a stock core clock of 1583 MHz. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed the card running overclocked slightly above 2000 MHz core clock speed during a stage demo, while staying around 66 degrees celsius on a stock cooler under load.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang reveals GTX 1080 Ti price.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang reveals GTX 1080 Ti price.

The GTX 1080 Ti is set to launch on the week of March 6th for $699 USD. The standard GTX 1080 received a price cut and is now available for $499.

In addition to the GTX 1080 Ti announcement, Nvidia revealed new SKUs for the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060, both versions will feature out-of-the-box memory overclocks. The GTX 1080 will be overclocked with 11 GB/s GDDR5x, and the GTX 1060 will be overclocked with 9 GB/s GDDR5.

GameSpot will review the GTX 1080 Ti, so stay tuned for our own tests and benchmark results.

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I still have the 970Gtx evga SSC editon and it is doing perfectly fine @1440p max settings, no AA

, I'll wait another year, and still prolly wont buy the 1080ti, the bargin will be the 1080 when it hits sub 400 range.

I watched and watched the cycles and there cost and price drops and i'm now looking at the people licking there wounds unless rich who bought the Titan X or even the 1080 when first out. Sub 400 range with the 1080 and count me in then on a upgrade. I'll Pass on the 1080 TI ATM.

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Own a 970 amd getting 60fps on most games using Ultra settings. I see zero need to upgrade for at least another 2 years.

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Nobody remembers what happened to the announced price points when the 10 series launched? They say $699, but the true price will be $799+ in the marketplace and you still won't be able to find one for months. Then when the SKUs all finally hit, you're talking $800-$900 for your ASUS and EVGA OC models. Don't get all excited about this "cheap" price point, because it will still sell for pretty much what you expected to pay for it.

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In this time of current year, it feels weird to drop $500 on GPU. It's not like in the old days anymore. There's not enough exclusives (or any) that's worth dropping that much. To play what, multiplats? Back then there's games like Half-Life2 & Crysis that would warrant a purchase. Had a 980ti once & sold it after playing Witcher 3.

If only a new Crysis or Half-Life 3's announced it's just not worth it anymore. Just get a PS4 pro or Scorpio if the price's reasonable.

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4K gaming will drive the sales of this card. The GTX 1080 is adequate for 4K at max settings but not with a lot of headroom.

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Lmao that price

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GTX 1080 outdated in 9 months. Titan X even less. Let that sink in. This is why console gaming is not going any where. Even this newer Ti could POSSIBLY be outdated even this year by Volta. Still keeping and like my 1080 FE have had it since launch.

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@fattiesgonewild: Volta is 2018

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@fattiesgonewild: I can still play new games on high settings with my old GTX 970 (1080p resolution), so please tell me more about how GTX 1080 will be outdated in 9 months?

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@groowagon: Well I play at 1440p with 144Hz G-Sync monitor and if the 35% is accurate for the Ti being that much faster. You would see why I am saying that especially when playing at max settings. You are only at 1080p that is nothing for a 970.

GTX 1080 is still not slouch BUT games will get more demanding this year as we go especially when playing at high resolutions max settings.

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@fattiesgonewild: I use a 1080 with this same setup, 1440p, 144hz gsync, and I am not concerned with the Ti. It feels odd to say it as a gamer with this kind of equipment, but we don't really need the Ti yet. I am always glad for advancing tech, but the games need to start catching up first before I could find a use for anything faster than a 1080, and I am not upgrading just because devs are not optimizing for high level gpu settings.

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@fattiesgonewild: and? You think 1080 cant run games at 1440p next year just aswell as this year? You do understand that you are not even supposed to reach the max refreshrate on gsync monitor?

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@fattiesgonewild: I understand what you're saying. I'm still on the fence if I should upgrade my GPU this year or not. I have currently a GTX 980 and I'm playing at 1440p as well. I just finished playing some Battlefield 1, and I have everything maxed out to Ultra; with anti-aliasing off

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@kinky-unikorn: I would pass for sure, Gtx980 isnt a slouch espcially when Oc'ed, get your self a gtx1080 for 300$ in 6months imho. Screw the Ti, It will take 2+ years still to even make the 1080 to where you need a upgrade.

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PC Master Race !!!! Praise us :)

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@DeadPhoenix86: Scorpio Master Race!!!!! No :)

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@xhawk27: consoles will always be inferior compared to PC.

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@DeadPhoenix86: Yeah because they only do one thing, unlike a PC that does everything.

btw - Do you think Rockstar is going to port RDR 2 to the PC this time.

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@xhawk27: they did GTA V for PC. so i expect Red Dead Redemption 2 will come out on PC as well.

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I'll still chuckle when some internet dimwit calls me a pony while I have two of these things fired up in my system.

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so one card can do 4k...niiiice

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98.5% of the gaming public doesn't need...this card...it's pure over kill....at this point, people are simply chasing GPU stats. When the Next GFX cards will be announced those same people will salivate and claim that they "NEED" the latest and greatest card, it's the dog chasing every car he see's syndrome!

The cards available last month from Nvidia and soon the ones from AMD provide all the 4k goodness you can ever want, and all the steady 60 plus FPS that you can ever want. If you are not into competitive gaming ...then why the f*ck do you need 200 FPS for? oh..you think that it will make you look big? lol...

My own opinion. If I can get a steady 60 fps at 4K ...then I'm good with the cheapest GFX card that will get me there. I don't compete professionally online...no need for the expensive cream of the crop card.

Another thing, the way game developers code for there games is also an issue that may not be solved by purchasing a 1 billion dollars GFX card. How crappy your internet connection is can not be helped by a 1 trillion dollars GFX card. And if you don't have the CPU or RAM OR motherboard ECT...your quality of gaming experience can and will be affected.....also do you have a large screen TV ? with HDR ?

I'm not against buying these cards if you have the cash...but most people need to come down to Earth and realize--->"YOU DON'T NEED THIS EXPENSIVE SH*I" what you need is "GOOD GAME PLAY" then ...decide on frame rates and visuals etc...based on your budget of course.

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@givenchy7: You clearly don't know what you're talking about..I got a 980 TI FTW edition and I never hit "200 fps" in new games. Maybe only Doom but that's about it..Not to mention games look even better at higher framerates above 60 fps.. 144 fps is much more smoother on the eyes. The difference is pretty drastic. PC gaming is for higher performance and higher graphics and if you think this is overkill, you're ****ING crazy..There is no overkill in PC gaming. And even newer games can have such intense graphics and details that could be fixed by upgrading your gpu..Yes there is optimization issues in many games but there are also well optimized games that just have tons of details and need more gpu beef like this one to get all the details AND smoothness.

So wake up, this "overkill" nonsense you speak of is utter bullshit. Otherwise these new high end gpu's wouldn't be making BIG money and getting GREAT customer reviews. They do their job properly so get your info straight. I know this by having a high end gpu and then upgrading to an EVEN higher end gpu and fixing dips under 60 fps in many games.

I don't know why you give a **** what people do with their money anyway weirdo.

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@clay544888: "You clearly don't know what you're talking about"

And you completely failed at basic reading and comprehension. There will always be a GFX card that will give you a few more frames then the previous card...My point was learn to settle down on a respectable ratio of Resolution/FPS based on your needs for at least a few years. Most gamers should ask themselves [144 fps at what cost $$ and for what? am I competing professionally? how often do I play video games to justify all the cost of all the components.]

Sure 144 fps is smoother then 60 but when 300 fps will arrive people like you will always be chasing the latest specs and spending dollars thinking that the game will be more enjoyable based on the amount of Money you spend and based on how smooth a game looks. Again... [learn to settle down on a respectable ratio of Resolution/FPS based on your needs]

Do a test : list all of your favorite games of all times from console and PC's and ask your self how many of them where 4k/144 fps......I don't mean to say that those resolution are not worth getting if you can...I'm saying that once you get to that sweet spot of FPS/resolution, it becomes a slippery slope of buying the latest Hardware with the slightest edge just for basic gaming enjoyment.

If you are a person who doesn't mind spending money to chase after that additional 5-10 frames then knock yourself out. Those company love suckers like you. But don't assume that everyone wants to game in this manner. 90% of gamers can live with a solid 60 fps for years....some may want 144...what ever your want be sure not to get caught up in this mentality that says "every 2 years I have to spend money on GFX card and the latest CPU hype" or else my gaming experience won be fun...that the real bullsh*t

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild has a 10 on this site and other sites...I'll let you guess what FPS/resolution it is...doesn't matter if you like or don't like that type of game or console...the point is you can settle on a res/fps ratio and stay there for years as long as the gaming experience is fun. Buying Expensive GPU/CPU/Motherboard etc every 2 years....can't always guarantee a good gaming experience.

I don't give a f*ck what people do with there money ..this is an open forum where people can chair there thoughts an opinions, like you just did.... Dumb A*s.

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@givenchy7: Oh man somebody is being a sensitive little girl...well it's all about standards and it sounds like you have lower standards than most PC gamers...I like the latest and greatest so what's wrong with that?? It's not an additional 5-10 frames..it's more like 50 extra frames..and I get that much extra when I went from a 780 TI to a 980 TI..so no little difference there bro. You sound more like a console gamer that's OK with "settling".. Not everyone is like you..it's better for you to just accept that everyone has different preferences and if you don't like it, then tough shit. You ain't gonna change it.

I'm the type that wants both maximum quality AND fun gameplay..I'm a bit of an extremist and there's nothing wrong with that.. Much like how people needlessly fix up their car when it drives them just fine as is everywhere they go..

As times change, standards change.

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@givenchy7: "My own opinion. If I can get a steady 60 fps at 4K ...then I'm good with the cheapest GFX card that will get me there."

i agree fully with this, BUT what card thats out does this? The 1080 doesn't, and it costs the same as the 1080ti up until like yesterday. this is true 4k, not that cheap wannabe console stuff. i guess you mean having multiple GPUs? i mean lets just pull some benchmarks for the 1080, one of the best out, and again, same price point that is "EXPENSIVE SH*I." These are just some random benchmarks i found on a 1080 benchmark review.

gta 5 33.3 fps

hitman 53 FPS

tomb raider 48.3 FPS

shadow of mordor 54.9 FPS

dirt rally 63.2 FPS

these are all average FPS, and there is always frame drops when stuff hits the fan. if you have invested in a 4k monitor, and its connected to a gaming pc its crazy not to have a top of the line gpu to utilize it. if you dont have a 4k monitor nore VR, then yea you dont need this card. but as for 4k, you wont be getting 4k on a lot of games at an acceptable FPS (60+) with any single card out right now.

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@givenchy7: I agree not everyone need a 1080 Ti, it is a nice card but until the games start to be developed with the 1080 Ti in mind I will stick with what I have. After a year or two the 1080 Ti may be replaced a better card and I see all that money I would have spent on it as excessive because now if one that wishes to keep up with the tech will now plop down more money and they may not be able to afford it.

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@givenchy7: Did you just use scientific evidence provided by a double blind study from independent researchers on our asses? Damn boy. You need to go work for NASA or somz shit like dat with all your smarts and geniuses.

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Gimme!! I'm going to wait for EVGA's version as I don't dig the Nvidia aesthetics on the 1080's. I have EVGA's 1080FTW and it looks sweet in my case. Runs beautifully too. That card will be going to a good friend.

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AND cost more then an XBox one S and PS 4 Pro COMBINED :)

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@sdzald: okay, and that's why ppl who can't afford it should game on a console. problem solved.

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Looking into getting into pc gaming, will buy a gtx1080 original desktop when they go on sale later on this year.

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@martintule24: Depending on your needs the 1070 is amazing card, more reasonably priced and does the job much better than the average user requires. If you are gaming over 1440P resolution then I would say go for the 1080.

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@egger7577: I'm going to upgrade my monitor to 1440p later this year but I want to future proof the card somewhat

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My SC GTX 980TI still doing amazing job. Don't feel the need to upgrade.

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Time to upgrade from my GTX 560TI 2 GB

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might be a good time to put my 1080 card in my htpc and upgrade. lets see what amd has first.

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What a weird amount of ram 11gb. Guess you need more in the titan to charge more

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time to upgrade from my aging 980 sli.

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@tonyleo01: "ageing" I'm making a new PC, and I have the same card, but the 980 is far from old.

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@Keitha313: I know. I bought both of mine mid 2014. I also was partially being sarcastic. But for real, seems that I can't run some newer games with everything max settings at 2560 x 1080 with some MSAA at solid 60+ fps even with SLI in some graphics intense situations.

SLI is also kinda crap as I found out that a lot of applications doesn't support it (or support it well). I'm mainly stacking my GPUs for more cuda cores, but I'm looking forward to a really powerful single GPU solution.

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@tonyleo01: Yeah, unfortunately we're a way off from utilizing SLI properly, or perhaps I should say devs aren't giving it as much love.

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700 lol

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@Legend002: It's a good price, $100 less then I thought it would be.

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Meanwhile in Canada, you will need to sell your soul to afford this

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@with_teeth26: have an American buddy purchase it then ship it to you.

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@fedor: well its our shitty dollar causing the problem so sadly this wouldn't help much

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$700 seems like a lot, but apparently it's cheaper than people expected. Too much for me.