Let’s have a moment of silence for recent Nvidia Titan X Pascal purchasers out there. It’s not just a performance difference from this new card, but the new price is nothing short of a surprise. We expect new GPUs to outperform older ones every year. What’s insane is that the new 1080Ti being the price that it is ($699), yet still outperforms a much more expensive and current GPU from Nvidia. Don’t get me wrong, Titan still offers some additional benefit on the workstation side of things. But if you’re looking for the ultimate pixel pusher with benchmark leading performance, look no further than the new 1080 Ti.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti specs:
NVIDIA designed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to handle the graphical demands of 4K and 5K gaming, DX12, HDR and immersive VR. It incorporates:
- Massive Features for Massive Performance: The GTX 1080 Ti includes 3,584 NVIDIA® CUDA® cores and a massive 11GB frame buffer running at an unheard of 11Gbps. It delivers up to 35 percent faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080 and up to 78 percent faster performance than the GTX 1070.(1) The GTX 1080 Ti is even faster than the NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal, its $1,200 big brother that was designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence.
- Next-Gen Memory Architecture: GTX 1080 Ti is the world’s first GPU to feature Micron’s next-gen G5X memory. 11GB of G5X memory running a blazing 11Gbps quad data rate delivers the most effective memory bandwidth of any modern gaming GPU. And it still has plenty of headroom for overclocking.
- Advanced FinFET Process: The GTX 1080 Ti is manufactured on the industry’s cutting-edge FinFET process. Its 12 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency over previous-generation products.
- Meticulous Craftsmanship: The GTX 1080 Ti runs as cool as it looks due to superior heat dissipation from a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling, 2x the airflow area and a power architecture featuring a seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs.
- Support for Advanced Graphics Technologies: 4K, VR, NVIDIA G-SYNC™ HDR and NVIDIA GameWorks™ offer interactive, cinematic experiences accompanied by incredibly smooth gameplay.
All in all you know this will be a solid card. One of the biggest wins though comes from the wonderful price drop on the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070s. Both of those cards are stellar performers in their own right, and now you can have them for even less. The GTX 1080 Founders Edition is down to $499, with the 1070 Founders Edition dropped to $399 (USD). Now it’s time to look foward to all the wonderful new benchmarks on the horizon.