Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Promises 4K Games at Sweet and Steady 60FPS

Mar 10, 2017 12:00 PM EST | Yen Palec

Nvidia keeps on outdoing itself by pushing out groundbreaking hardware that stomps the last one. This happens with the powerful Titan X, which was subsequently stomped by an even more powerful second-generation Titan X. Lately, the company released the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti which aims to trample its very own GTX 1080 Founders Edition.

The company claims that the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the hardware that can finally deliver 4K resolution with consistent 60fps refresh rate, a hallowed ground for the PC gaming community. This is not even the best bit as Nvidia is pushing the 1080 Ti for an impressive, almost unbelievable, $699 price point.

Titan Killer? Looking at its specs sheet, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is nothing short of impressive. It packs 3584 CUDA course and 224 texture units same count as that of the $1200 Titan X.

However, the Ti beats the Titan in terms of core clock, boost clock, memory clock, and overall speed. The Ti's core clock is at 1481MHz, with 1582MHz boost clock, 11Gbps GDDR5X memory clock, and 11.3TFLOPs of compute speed. On Titan X, on the other hand, has a 1417MHz base clock, 1531MHz boost clock, 10Gbps GDDR5X memory clock and 11TFLOPs of compute speed, according to AnandTech.

The rest of the specs sheet is almost identical, except for the price. The Titan X costs $1200, while the GTX 1080 Ti only costs $699.

Features. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is based on Nvidia's new Pascal architecture. As part of the GTX 10-series of video cards, the Ti is expected to pack the same features and software as its predecessors.

Features like DirectX 12 support, high-end memory compression, to Ansel screenshots are all ticked on the Ti's specs sheet. On top of that, the GTX 1080 Ti will also support Nvidia's Game Ready driver which overdrives DirectX 12 performance on all new GeForce cards, according to Ars Technica.

Best Gaming Graphics Card? The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be on sale starting March 10. Whether these figures on the specs sheet translate to real-world performance is still unknown until proper benchmarks are made. Nevertheless, it is impressive for Nvidia to release a mammoth hardware minus the hefty price tag that usually accompanies it.

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