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Report: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to launch between 20-23 March

by Mark Tyson on 20 February 2017, 10:01

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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According to a report published by Nordic Hardware, Nvidia will launch its long awaited GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in the last week of March. The dates of 20-23rd March are specifically mentioned. The tech site received the launch timing tip via Taiwanese graphics card manufacturer sources. Sources attributed with supplying this information didn't supply any new specifications data.

Taiwanese graphics card makers are now beginning to churn out their partner designs, so it is thought that at launch, or very shortly after launch, there will be third party cooler design GTX 1080 Ti models available alongside Nvidia's reference design.

Nordic Hardware compiled a comparison table outlining the current expectations for GTX 1080 Ti specs alongside cards that have already shipped. I've reproduced that below:

 

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

Nvidia Titanium X

GeForce GTX 1080

GeForce GTX Titanium X

Architecture

Pascal

Pascal

Pascal

Maxwell

GPU

GP102

GP102

GP104-400

GM200

Manufacturing tech

16nm Finfet

16nm Finfet

16nm Finfet

28nm

Cuda cores

3328 pcs (?)

3584 st

2560 st

3072 st

Base frequency

1503MHz

1417MHz

1607MHz

1000MHz

Frequency Boost

1623MHz

1531MHz

1733MHz

1075MHz

Performance

10.8 TFLOPS

11 TFLOPS

8.87 TFLOPS

6.6 TFLOPS

Memory

10GB?

12GB GDDR5X

8GB GDDR5X

12GB of GDDR5

Memory Frequency

10,000MHz

10,000MHz

10,000MHz

7,000MHz

Memory Bus

384 bit

384 bit

256 bit

384 bit

Memory Bandwidth

480GB / s

480GB / s

320GB / s

336.5GB / s

TDP

250W

250W

180W

250 W

 

Next week, on the same day of the AMD 'Capsaicin and Cream' event coinciding with the GDC 2017, Nvidia has arranged the GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration. "You won't want to miss this," teases Nvidia, of its San Francisco event. Hopefully there will be at least a teasing glimpse of the GTX 1080 Ti and/or some performance and hardware specs released before the launch. Will it be enough to diminish any newfound AMD Vega awe among hardware enthusiasts?



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Is the author sure those “already released” cards should be labelled “Titanium X”, and not “Titan X”?
Maybe they come with a free Ford.
Assuming this is true, it is interesting that they are launching now rather than making off like bandits with their massively overpriced 1080 for another couple of months (not that I blame them, it is AMD's fault that they only managed two small Polaris chips where nVidia managed a full lineup).

On those predicted specs this will be faster than the Titan X once it gets custom coolers from the AIBs, so I guess nVidia have decided that this is about as good as the 1080 Ti will get. Releasing now will either beat Vega before it is even released, or will give the 1080Ti a couple of months of pricing as an uncontested performance king before Vega challenges/beats it.

Now to see if Vega is a success or not. I have a feeling it will be a “not”, but I could be pleasantly surprised.
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Now to see if Vega is a success or not. I have a feeling it will be a “not”, but I could be pleasantly surprised.

I like everything I've seen about Vega (efficiency gain and vastly improved clock rate especially), but like you I'm feeling cynical. That said, AMD have already surprised a lot of people with the reach of Ryzen's performance, lack of verification notwithstanding.
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Is the author sure those “already released” cards should be labelled “Titanium X”, and not “Titan X”?

I have noticed that certain countries actually refer to the Titans as Titaniums. AquaComputer always refer to them as Titaniums.