One may have thought that following rumours about the GTX 1050 Ti graphics card a few days ago, Nvidia may have put aside plans of unveiling a high-end graphics card for now. Rumours are now circulating of a possible unveiling of the GTX 1080 Ti graphics card in January 2017, possibly during CES 2017.
According to the folks at TweakTown, Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti will feature specifications similar to that of the Pascal-based Titan X. This means that there is a chance that we’ll be able to see a third graphics card by Nvidia to use the super-fast GDDR5X memory controller. Various sources expect the GTX 1080 Ti framebuffer to be similar to the Titan X at 12GB, but we think it would be 10GB instead.
Of course, Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti will not come with the same performance as the Pascal-based Titan X. The GTX 1080 Ti graphics card may come with a CUDA core count of 3328, which is 256 less compared to the Titan X. In addition, clock speeds of the GTX 1080 Ti will most likely be less than that of its more powerful sibling as well.
A CES 2017 unveiling is very likely, especially since Nvidia will be the opening keynote speaker of the event. Even more so after the company announced that ‘gaming’ would be a part of what will be presented at the keynote. Price-wise, we expect the GTX 1080 Ti to be priced somewhere in the US$800 (about RM3,292) to US$1,000 (around RM4,115) region.