One of the reasons why the gaming market is seeing a boom like no others is due to compelling options from companies like Nvidia, day-in day-out. The latest offering, the GTX 1080 Ti, is the company’s best mainstream card on steroids.
The GTX 1080 Ti is Nvidia’s new fastest card, not only upping the normal GTX 1080’s performance by 35 percent, but also being faster than the Titan X. As you’d expect, it costs almost half the price of that card.
On the hardware side, you get the slightly unconventional 11 GB of GDDR5X memory, which runs at 11GHz (boost clock of by 2GHz when overclocked) and partners with a 352-bit memory bus for an incredible 484GB/s memory bandwidth.
The 1080 Ti features the Titan X’s GP102 GPU. It has 3584 CUDA cores, 12 billion transistors and224 texture units. Overall, the card is rated to provide up to 11.3 TFLOPS of performance.
The 1080 Ti draws its power from a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector. It is rated at 220W TDP, while running at the same temperature as 1080 it is 2.5dB quieter. For connectivity, you get 3 DisplayPort 1.4 as well as a solitary HDMI 2.0 port.
As for the price, the new GTX 1080 Ti will be available at retailers starting this week for a very attractive $699. With the arrival of the new card, the older 1080’s price will also drop to $500, while the $1200 Titan X, which still has an extra GB of memory, has ceased to look quite as alluring now.