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.