NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Release Date, Specs, Leaks, News & Update: CES 2017 Launch Confirmed? Titan X To Become Obsolete? [ROUNDUP]

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 07, 2016 08:13 AM EST
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NVIDIA is expected to announce the big news about its next powerful graphics processing unit - the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. There has been speculation regarding the release date and the impressive specs of the upcoming GPU. NVIDIA has yet to officially introduce the machine but according to reports, 1080 Ti will launch soon, with a possibility that it will make its debut at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

According to Beyond3D Forum member Erinyes, a source had revealed that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's launch date is "just around the corner." As what Fox Business had reported, Erinyes has a good record of providing accurate leaks about previous NVIDIA GPUs. The tipster explained that the impending release of NVIDIA's new beast makes sense considering that the holiday season is almost here.

On the other hand, WCCFTech's report from last month, citing Chinese sources, relayed that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will launch at the CES 2017, which will be in January.  In addition, sources have revealed what this beastly machine can bring to the table.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is likely to feature the same power as the Titan X, but will reportedly be a slightly lower variant. But all in all, rumors suggested that the GTX 1080 Ti will make the Titan X obsolete since the former's performance and memory capacity will be comparable to the latter - the significant difference is the price in that GTX 1080 Ti will be cheaper.

The rumored specs of the GeForce GTX 1080 are reportedly almost the same as its Titan X big brother. It means that the machine will have 16nm process, 12 Billion transistors, a die size of 471 square millimeters, and a 128 GB GDDR5X memory. Memory speed is expected to be the same at 10 Gbps, as well as a 384-bit memory interface and a 480 GB/s memory bandwidth. 

The main difference is the CUDA Cores, which has been reduced for GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to 3328. The base clock speed is recorded at 1.5 Ghz and the boost clock at 1.6 Ghz. The graphics horsepower is expected to be at 10.8 TFLOPs. All these rumored specs about the 1080 Ti came from China where NVIDIA's partners build all of the company's graphic cards. But since the information is not official, readers should still take it with a pinch of salt.

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