February 27, 2017 | Updated at 09:43 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti To Launch In March Around PAX East Gaming Fest; Epic GPU To Challenge AMD Vega 10 [Video]

Nvidia is reportedly gearing up to unleash the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti sometime in March this year. The release date could coincide with the PAX East gaming festival slated to kick off March 10 in Boston, to be precise.

By Harsh Soni, EnStars on Jan 11, 2017 11:51 AM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Increasing sales and profit from in-house Founders Edition computer graphics cards is inspiring Nvidia to market them more actively.

(Photo : Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NVIDIA is expected to unveil the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti around early March 2017, which is the actual release date coinciding with the PAX East gaming festival. That is going to happen in Boston that kicks off March 10. As expected, the GTX 1080 Ti is lined up to smash together head-on with AMD's upcoming Vega 10 GPU family, a new report said.

The Vega 10 GPUs are likely to hit the stores either in June 2017 or ahead of the GTX 1080 Ti, as reported b WCCFTech. Basically, the Vega 10 GPUs will arrive latest by March and the report cites an undisclosed NVIDIA AIB employee who revealed the company's plan to launch the 16nm GTX 1080 Ti marginally ahead of the Vega GPU cards.

It looks like the NVIDIA game plan is to intentionally delay the upgrade of the GTX 1080 and allow the original card to strike it out with the Radeon RX 500 card series that likely will come out starting in February. The strategic push back will allow the King of GPUs to further polish the GTX 1080 Ti.

The Vega GPU demo has also been shown at the recently concluded Las Vegas CES event that did not leave even an iota of doubt about the Vega 10's capabilities to oust NVIDIA not only in terms of performance but also in pricing. As Vega GPU seems to have the capacity to easily overthrow the GTX 1080 and outsell it with a comparatively lower price tag, it is imperative for Nvidia to further polish GTX 1080 Ti with utmost focus on the two determinants.

Rumors also say AMD will release Vega 10 in dual-GPU that likely will match with performance tweaks on the GTX 1080 Ti. However, it remains to be seen, if NVIDIA will be willing to resort to price cuts or pull down below the $1000 mark so as to keep its market dominance, reports Yibada.

Moreover, the WCCFTech report said the GTX 1080 Ti will boast of the GP102-based core and loaded with at least 10GB of GDDR5X VRAM.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti release date, according to TweakTown, will be available in all variants from day one, which means that GPU enthusiasts will be limited to the Founders Edition. The report also added that the card is expected to fly off the shelves no matter the sticker price.




© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


Latest News

The main casts of Vikings

'Vikings' Season 5 Episode 1 Air Date Slated In November; Lothbrok Brothers To Fight Over Ragnar's Throne [VIDEO]

"Vikings" Season 5 Episode 1 is expected to air in November featuring Lothbrok brothers fighting over Ragnar's throne.

Chloe Lukasiak

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller Final Sentencing Date Announced; Chloe Lukasiak Returns

Chloe Lukasiak briefly returned to "Dance Moms" to support and see her friends again. Abby Lee Miller facing jail time for bankruptcy fraud case.

Battlefield 1

‘Battlefield 1’ DLC Update: New ‘They Shall Not Pass’ Clips Feature Fort De Vaux and Rupture Maps

New clips for the first DLC "They Shall Not Pass" for "Battlefield 1" have emerged and it feature the new maps: Fort De Vaux and Rupture.

'How to Get Away with Murder'

'How To Get Away With Murder': Connor To Marry Oliver In Season 4? Karla Souza Teased On Possible Season 3 Finale Consequences [VIDEO]

Fans of American legal drama thriller, "How To Get Away With Murder" just witnessed a very mind-blowing, massive season 3 finale last Thursday.

Dr. Larry Nassar

Larry Nassar, Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Charged with Sexual Abuse; Horrific Acts on Minors Revealed

Dr. Larry Nassar is facing criminal charges in connection with sexual abuse claims of more than 80 women. He was also charged with child pornography in a separate case.

Real Time Analytics