Everybody knows about the everlasting war between NVIDIA and AMD but it looks like this is going to be NVIDIA’s year. The hardware manufacturer took the market by storm recently when it launched its highly powerful and cheap Ryzen lineup. Fortunately for us, NVIDIA didn’t settle at that and unveiled GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This graphics processing unit cost only $699 and it is able of offering higher performances than even Titan X.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
The GPU features a base clock speed of 1.6GHz and a boost speed of 2GHz. This was confirmed by NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Additionally, the CEO has also announced that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be officially launched during the company’s upcoming San Francisco event. What makes the GPU so special is the cat that it provides 12 billion transistors and 3,584 CUDA. This is the exact specs which Titan X Pascal brings.
The past few months have been filled with rumors about NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. In fact, the GPU was ready to be launched for a while now but NVIDIA has been keeping it under wraps in anticipation of AMD’s new Vega architecture. In the end, the two tech giant held their event during the same time period and while NVIDIA decided to unveil its highly anticipated GPU, AMD didn’t showcase anything new.
The entire tech community was shocked to find out that NVIDIA’s GPU will offer 3,584 CUDA cores for only $699. The reason behind this is because the Titan X GPU features the same specs but for a much expensive price of $1,200. Even better, NVIDIA confirmed that the new graphics card is going to be coupled with 11GB of GDDR5X RAM. When asked about the high amount of RAM, NVIDIA stated that today’s games tend to require larger amounts of RAM.
In terms of design, the graphics processing unit looks similar to the GeForce GTX 1080 model. The only differences are that the new model sports a relocated power supply and cooling system. We should also mention that the card has been rated at 220W TDP. This is an significant improvement in comparison with GTX 1080’s 180W TDP rating.