NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Revealed!
Hundreds of gamers whooped encouragement as Jen-Hsun unveiled Tuesday night the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti — the fastest gaming GPU ever. Speaking at the Game Developers Conference, in San Francisco, Jen-Hsun crowned our award-winning lineup of Pascal architecture-based GPUs with a new king.
The Ultimate GeForce
“It’s time for something new, something that’s 35 percent faster than a GTX 1080, something that’s faster than Titan X Let’s call it the ultimate GeForce,” said Jen-Hsun, wearing his trademark black leather jacket. He was speaking to a crowd of more than 500 gamers and international journalists at the Regency Ballroom, a legendary local venue used more for rock concerts than tech announcements.
Jen-Hsun then rolled a video — detailing the specs — and the audience was floored. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is manufactured on the industry’s cutting-edge FinFET process. Its 12 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency, and it bristles with 3584 NVIDIA CUDA cores and a massive 11GB frame buffer running at an unheard of 11Gbps!
First 4k VR Ready GPU
NVIDIA designed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to handle the graphical demands of 4K gaming and deliver unrivaled VR experiences, Jen-Hsun told the crowd.
And the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti runs as cool as it looks. That’s thanks to superior heat dissipation from a new high-airflow thermal solution with vapor chamber cooling, 2x the airflow area and a power architecture featuring a seven-phase power design with 14 high-efficiency dualFETs.
No surprise, then, that GeForce GTX 1080 Ti includes support for advanced graphics technologies, such as 4K, VR, NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR and NVIDIA GameWorks for interactive, cinematic experiences accompanied by incredibly smooth gameplay.
To show what GeForce GTX 1080 Ti makes possible, Jen-Hsun showed off Epic Games’ Paragon next-gen character models with astonishing levels of realism — lifelike hair and skin, richly detailed clothing and armor. Light glinting dramatically from every detail.
Audience members gasped when Huang revealed they were all rendered on our GeForce GTX 1080 Ti running at more than 2 GHz, and a temperature of just 66 degrees centigrade, an unprecedented feat.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide on March 10, from NVIDIA GeForce partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Pre-orders on nvidia.com will go live on March 2, at 8am Pacific with an MSRP of $699.00.