Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: Ultra Powerful Graphics Card Specs Detailed; Launch Date In First Quarter Of This Year [Video]

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A lot of people anticipated that Nvidia will unveil its most powerful graphics processor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event has ended without any details about the GPU.

According to recent rumors, the California-based tech manufacturer intends to release the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti during the first quarter of 2017. Although the target date has not been confirmed, there is also the possibility that the graphics card will hit the market during a series of gaming festivals called PAX East in Boston this coming March.

Judging from its Pascal platform, it is perceived that the new GeForce will provide a major boost to gaming systems. Gamers see the chip as an enhanced variation of the GP102 piece of the GTX 1080.

Compared to the previous brand, the Ti contains an estimated 12 billion transistors, and that is 5 million more than the older model. At 12GB, the upcoming GeForce has a RAM that is 4.8GB faster than its predecessor.

Although Nvidia's newest graphics flagship has 3,328 CUDA cores, which is less than what the GTX 1080 has, the Ti still has a better clock rate. At 1,503MHz, the next GeForce chip is better than the Titan's 1,417MHz performance.

It should be noted that the presence of the GDDRX5 RAM increases the memory speeds when exceeding the 10GHz limit. With a 384-bit bus giving extra memory, the bandwidth of the Ti is raised to 480GB/s. Judging from this kind of output, Nvidia's next graphics processor becomes powerful by incurring 10.8TFLOPS when operating.

Considering that most incoming games are already showcasing 4K capability, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is in a better position to sustain playing performances. At around 60 frames per second, the soon-to-launched card is just short of being described as overwhelming.

According to a report from HotHardware, Nvidia is still in a position to dominate the GPU market since its GeForce cards are better than what rival AMD can offer. However, with the Vega architecture in the horizon, the whole equation of the graphics prowess will likely change soon.

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