NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is insanely fast

NVIDIA has just announced its newest graphics cardthe GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier today.

In terms of performance and specifications, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be significantly more powerful than the GeForce GTX 1080 and will even outperform the insane Titan X (as reviewed by our sister site, HardwareZone).

Still based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture, the new 1080 Ti comes with an incredible 3,584 CUDA cores and a whopping 11GB of GDDR5X memory. Base GPU clock speed is 1,582MHz, which can be easily boosted up to 1,600MHz and on to a maximum of 2,000MHz.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will also come with a super-fast GDDR5X memory running at 11,000MHz, an important improvement to give it that additional advantage when games at very high resolutions – i.e. 4K and possibly beyond. Coupled with the wider 352-bit memory bus interface, this gives the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti a higher memory bandwidth of 484GB/s – marginally faster than the Titan X.

The cooler on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also comes with an improved cooler that is more efficient and cooler. On average, at any given temperature, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be about 2.5dB quieter. In addition, at any given dB rating, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be 5 degrees Celsius cooler.

As with the 1060, 1070 and 1080 cards before it, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition card will be available first and will go on sale next week. NVIDIA has priced the card at US$699 (~S$981).

No word yet on when custom versions of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be available from NVIDIA’s add-in card partners.

Last but not least, the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will offer, on average, about 35% better performance as compared to the regular GeForce GTX 1080, according to NVIDIA. That is a lot. But we shall put that to the test, as we eagerly await for our Founders Edition sample to arrive.

Aaron Yip

Aaron Yip is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience. When not spending time on his gaming PC and consoles, he can be found in Hyrule solving ungodly puzzles and collecting gems.