If you’re always whining about the lack of enough juice for your gaming rig, then Nvidia has the next better solution just for you. It has today, at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, taken the wraps of its beastly new graphics card — the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This graphics card is a successor to the last year’s GeForce GTX 1080 and boasts of performance better than cards costlier than it.
Taking center stage, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang started off by saying that they were unveiling something very important. Moments later, he was like lo and behold this is the fastest-ever gaming processor on the face of the Earth. Build on their Pascal architecture, it is said to not only provide 35 percent better performance than its predecessor but also beat the $1,200 Titan X chipset in terms of speed.
The latter, for those unaware, is touted to be the greatest graphics card for professional gamers. But, it now seems to have an equally powerful competitor in the form of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This graphics processor is a beast in terms of specifications, which mostly are on the higher side when compared to its predecessor.
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The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes packed with 11 GB of VRAM using Nvidia’s next-gen GDDR “5X” memory, which makes it capable of running at a staggering bandwidth of 11Gbps. This makes it also capable of handling heavy processing demands of 4K/5K gaming, DX12, HDR and immersive VR. This performance is further supported due to the inclusion of 3,584 NVIDIA CUDA cores, and this unit still has some headroom for overclocking.
This fastest-ever graphics card will go on sale March 10, starting at a retail price of $699. This release has also led to price cuts for the previous generation GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, which will now start at just $500. So, if you’ve been on the lookout for a high-end card in the market, now is your chance.