GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest GPU
35 percent faster but at the same time, $100 more expensive than the Geforce GTX 1080: Nvidia has introduced its new flagship Geforce GTX 1080 Ti as expected at the GDC 17 in San Francisco. The card is to be available as Founders Edition from the 6th of March 2017. The price is approximately 700 US Dollar. For this price, you are getting a GPU which has the highest performance increase of a Ti card ever compared to the standard version. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti accommodates 3,584 Cuda cores – as many as the Titan X. The base clock is 1480 MHz, the boost at 1582 MHz.
Jokes made Nvidia at the presentation about the number 11, which is several times relevant in the new hardware. So it has over 11 GB of VRAM. Specifically, GDDR5X memory modules with a frequency of 5.500 MHz are used, in which suppliers Micron should have reduced the noise noticeably by optimizing the design of the I / O interfaces. In the new method called Equalization, a channel checks the signals, which should lead to the mentioned improvement.
The memory speed is, according to Nvidia, 11 Gbit / s. The memory interface is 352 bits wide. If you share this by 11, it’s because it’s on the eleven 32-bit wide controllers. The maximum resolution of the Ti is, thanks to the current hardware configuration, at 7.680 x 4.320 pixels with an image rate of 60 FPS. Nvidia indicated that this resolution could be used first by Watchdogs 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided officially – but this was not clear from the information.
Due to a revised energy usage, a little less cooling than the GTX 1080 is required. In the die-cast aluminum case, a radial fan with so-called Vapor Chamber is used, which according to Nvidia is to provide reliable performance even in environments with extreme temperature conditions.
Also, the official price recommendations for few GTX 1080 is lowered to $500. In addition, there will soon be a special version of the 1080 with 11 GB of the revised GDDR5X memory for overclockers of partners and a version of the GTX 1060 equipped with 9 GB GDDR5.