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NVIDIA Unlocks Certain Professional Features for TITAN Xp Through Driver Update

In a bid to preempt sales of the Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition, and the Pro WX 9100, NVIDIA expanded the feature-set of its consumer-segment TITAN Xp graphics card, with certain features reserved for its Quadro family of graphics cards, through a driver update. NVIDIA is rolling out its latest GeForce software update, which adds professional features for applications such as Maya, unlocking "3X more performance" for the software.

Priced at USD $1,199, the TITAN Xp packs a full-featured "GP102" graphics processor, with 3,840 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs, 96 ROPs, and 12 GB of GDDR5X memory across the chip's 384-bit wide memory interface. At its given memory clock of 11.4 GHz (GDDR5X-effective), the card has a memory bandwidth of 547.6 GB/s, which is higher than the 484 GB/s of the Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 385.12 for TITAN XpSource: NVIDIA

Colorful Announces the iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kudan

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, produces its flagship graphics card iGame GTX 1080 Ti Kudan in China which takes the most advanced technology into performances. Using "Jiu Duan" as name, iGame has produced one advanced flagship card each year and each GP102 chip of "Jiu Duan" has been selected from 100 chips because of its high one key overclocking frequency setting before factory.

From the first generation iGame GTX 560 Ti "Jiu Duan", this has been the 7th year to produce but 8th generation "Jiu Duan". Pursuing extreme performance, iGame officially debuts the international name for the whole series GPUs, then the 8th generation "Jiu Duan" is changed to "Kudan" , that is iGame GTX 1080 Ti Kudan.

Colorful Announces the iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, officially debuts the international name for its liquid-cooled GPUs with the announcement of the Neptune series of graphics cards, starting off with the most powerful model which debuted in COMPUTEX, the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W.

The iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W ships with 3584 CUDA cores, and runs at a base clock frequency of 1594 MHz while the GPU Boost clock speed can go up to 1708 MHz. To improve the performance even further, the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Neptune W has also been outfitted with GDDR5X memory module running at 11 Gbps that bring gamers more powerful game performance.

EVGA Confirms Release Date for GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid FTW3: July 10th

EVGA's product manager Jacob Freeman has just confirmed the launch day of EVGA's upcoming end-all-be-all GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 video card: it's now a relatively set in stone July 10th. Expect immediate availability for the video card on that day, though for now, not even Freeman has an idea if it will be available for ordering outside of EVGA's own online website.

The GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid FTW3 makes use of a hybrid, air and water-cooling solution. The GPU die itself is cooled by an Asetek all-in-one closed-loop liquid cooler, while memory and VRM make do with a traditional heatsink and fan combination. This provides the benefit of liquid cooling on the GPU core without the added expense of a full-cover waterblock, thus bringing the pricing a little lower than full-coverage waterblocks, but with increased performance over a purely air-cooled part. The GTX 1080 Ti HYBRID FTW3 shares the same specs as the 1080 Ti SC2 HYBRID, Hydro Copper, and Hydro Copper SC2 graphics cards, with a 1,556 MHz base and 1,670 MHz boost clock, 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory and 2x 8-pin power connectors. Pricing or overclocking headroom weren't detailed at all.

Source: Tom's Hardware

GIGABYTE Intros Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti WaterForce Xtreme

GIGABYTE, which had two variants of its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the air-cooled Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition, and the WaterForce WB Xtreme Edition, that comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block; introduced a third variant, the WaterForce Xtreme Edition. Unlike the WaterForce WB Xtreme Edition, which you plumb to your own water-cooling loop, this card comes with a self-contained AIO liquid-cooling loop. The cooling solution consists of an pump-block base which makes contact with the GPU and a base-plate that draws heat from the VRM and memory; and a 120 mm radiator with an included 120 mm fan. The cooler-shroud features some groovy acrylic windows, and RGB LED lighting controlled by GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The card is based on the same exact PCB as its two other siblings, with the same clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.2 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory out of the box, against NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480 MHz core, 1582 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz memory. The software-enabled "OC mode" runs the card at 1632 MHz core, 1746 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.44 GHz memory. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4, three HDMI ports (two on the rear panel, one internal HDMI port for VR headsets); and a dual-link DVI connector. The company didn't reveal pricing.

GIGABYTE Intros the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition

GIGABYTE launched a variant of its flagship Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition graphics card, which is prepped for water-cooling. The new Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, which you plumb to your water-cooling loop. The block is made of nickel-plated copper, with a clear acrylic top, and an aluminium+plastic top-plate with a cutout the shape of the Aorus logo. The acrylic top is studded with RGB multi-color LEDs, which can be controlled using GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with out of the box clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, with a software-enabled "OC mode" which cranks up clocks to 1632/1746 MHz; compared to NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480/1582 MHz. The memory is left untouched at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors; and features a similar, VR-optimized display connector layout to its air-cooled sibling, which includes three DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and one dual-link DVI-D where you'd expect them, plus a third HDMI connector near the card's tail end (facing the front of your case). The company didn't reveal pricing.

ZOTAC Launches the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini

ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is thrilled to announce the launch of the the world's smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini - which strives for the excellence in smaller builds, with zero compromise on performance.

As a constant pioneer in developing small form factor graphics cards, ZOTAC has made another unprecedented paradigm, the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini, which only measures a minuscule 211 mm (8.3-inch) in length harnessing the power of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU simultaneously. The smallest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti within NVIDIA Pascal architecture, it fits in 99% of systems on the market and gives you superior performance and power efficiency.

Micron Announces 16 Gbps Memory Speeds Achieved Over GDDR5X

Micron, who has been at the forefront in graphics memory production, has recently announced in a blog post their commitment to achieving ever increasing speeds and performance gains with their products (which isn't all that uncommon.) What this announcement has that better carves it as different and newsworthy, though, is that the company has seemingly achieved 16 Gbps speeds on GDDR5X memory - which up to now, ticked at up to 12Gbps. Some NVIDIA cards you probably know about actually had their GDDR5X memory clocked up to 12.4 Gbps.

The new achievements under GDDR5X will aid the company in better executing their vision for GDDR6 and its speed goals. Micron expects to have functional silicon of their G6 program very soon, being confident they can push products to market on early 2018. GDDR6 will bring some specific differences in regards to GDDR5X, such as dual-channel memory (GDDR5X is single-channel) and the introduction of a FBGA180 ball package with increased pitch, to accommodate these fundamental differences.

Source: Micron

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Pictured

It looks like MSI is re-positioning the "Z" brand extension from its Gaming series over to its more coveted Lightning series. The company unveiled its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z. This air-cooled monstrosity is over 30 cm long, 1.5x standard height, and close to 4 slots thick. Its combines a custom-design PCB MSI hasn't used on any of its cards, yet, with its new-generation Tri-Frozr cooler.

The custom-design PCB features a massive VRM which draws power from a trio of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Out of the box, the card runs at 1582 MHz core, 1695 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.12 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory; while a software-activated "Lightning" mode runs it at a staggering 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.12 GHz memory; putting it in the league with some of the fastest GTX 1080 Ti cards money can buy. This card could be priced close to the $1000-mark.

ZOTAC Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm With Integrated Waterblock

ZOTAC, one of the most regarded AIB partners of NVIDIA, has announced their new take on the GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, offering a waterblock-integrated version of it. This looks to be a gorgeous graphics card, with LED illumination that I can get behind of: ZOTAC has what it calls SPECTRA lighting on this GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm, though sadly, only a few renders were liberated, so to speak.

Other than the integrated waterblock and the new SPECTRA lighting system, this is a GTX 1080 Ti as they come: it features the same 3584 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR5X memory. The clocks aren't pushing any boundaries either: the core will carry a 1506 base, 1620 MHz boost clock, while the memory clock stays untouched at the stock 11 GHz. However, it's likely you'll be able to push these cards much higher than that, considering the usage of a 16+2 phase design and a pair of 8-pin connectors. No pricing or availability were revealed, but expect to pay a pretty, pretty penny for this graphics card.

Source: Videocardz

Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, is pleased to announce the release of the world's first graphics card with built-in LCD display: the iGame GTX1080Ti Vulcan X OC. Finally ready for release, the card will be initially sold in China and COLORFUL will share more details about it afterwards.

The iGame GTX1080Ti Vulcan X OC features a factory overclock of 1620 MHz on the core frequency and has a boost clock of 1733 MHz thanks to GPU Boost. The card runs 11GB GDDR5X memory wired to a 352-bit bus. The card features a 16+2 phase digital power supply reinforced by IPP (iGame Pure Power) and is equipped with the SWORIZER cooler with built-in iGame Status Monitor as well as 1.68 million color-capable RGB lighting.

GALAX and KFA2 Intro GeForce GTX 1080 Ti EXOC White Graphics Card

GALAX today introduced its more affordable custom-design GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the EXOC White. The card combines an NVIDIA reference-design PCB with a custom-design cooling solution that's characterized by its milky white shroud and fan impellers, and a white back-plate. Under the shroud is a strong aluminium fin dual-stack heatsink that employs five 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes to distribute heat drawn directly from the GPU die, to two aluminium fin-stacks, which are ventilated by a pair of 90 mm fans, which stay off when the GPU is idling. The cooler also features white LED illumination.

The GALAX GTX 1080 Ti EXOC White ships with factory-overclocked speeds of 1531 MHz core, 1645 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory, against NVIDIA reference speeds of 1480/1582 MHz (core/boost). Galaxy's EU-specific brand, KFA2, also unveiled an identical version of this card under its name. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Source: VideoCardz

ZOTAC Intros the GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme with 11 Gbps GDDR5X Memory

ZOTAC today introduced the GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme with faster 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory (model: ZT-P1080I-10P). The card is nearly identical to the GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme the company launched its GTX 1080 lineup with, but features 10% faster memory, which is factory-overclocked even further. The card ships with clock speeds of 1771 MHz core, 1911 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.2 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory, against NVIDIA reference speeds of 1607/1733/10008 MHz (core/boost/memory).

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme 11 Gbps features a custom-design PCB with a strong VRM that draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, to support the massive factory-overclock. It features a triple-slot IceStorm cooling solution by ZOTAC, which features a trio of 100 mm fans that ventilate a large dual-stack aluminium fin heatsink. The company didn't reveal pricing, although it is expected that this card replaces the older 10 Gbps memory-equipped AMP! Extreme.

CORSAIR Launches the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware today announced the release of the new CORSAIR Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti all-in-one liquid cooled graphics card. Combining the extreme gaming horsepower of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU with world-renowned CORSAIR Hydro Series liquid cooling and magnetic levitation airflow, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti delivers the phenomenal performance of an overclocked GTX 1080 Ti with all the benefits of liquid cooling. Cooler temperatures, lower noise, higher clock speeds, and easy installation combine to allow the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti to offer all the performance, with none of the compromises.

Developed in partnership with the expert graphics team at MSI, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the most advanced NVIDIA GeForce GPU ever made. Boasting an irresponsible level of graphics processing performance, the GTX 1080 Ti features 11GB of GDDR5X memory, 3,584 CUDA Cores and a massive 352-bit memory bus, allowing it to drive today's most demanding games and graphics applications at not just ultra-detail settings and high frame-rates, but stunning 4K resolution; it's the ultimate GeForce GPU for PC enthusiasts who demand nothing but the best. The Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti pushes that performance even further, with a factory overclocked GPU core frequency of 1,506 MHz, boost frequency of 1,620 MHz and a memory frequency of 11,124 MHz, squeezing every frame per second, polygon and pixel out of the GTX 1080 Ti GPU.

NVIDIA's Volta Reportedly Poised for Anticipated, Early Q3 2017 Launch

According to a report from Chinese website MyDrivers, NVIDIA is looking to spruce things up on its line-up with a much earlier than expected Q3 Volta Launch. Remember that Volta was expected, according to NVIDIA's own road-maps, to launch around early 2018. The report indicates that NVIDIA's Volta products - apparently to be marketed as the GeForce 20-series - will see an early launch due to market demands, and NVIDIA's intention to further increase pricing of its products through a new-generation launch.

These stand, for now, as only rumors (and not the first time they've surfaced at that), but paint a pretty interesting picture, nonetheless. Like Intel with its Coffee Lake series, pushing a product launch to earlier than expected has consequences: production, logistics, infrastructure, product roadmaps, and stock of existing previous-generation products must all be taken into account. And with NVIDIA just recently having introduced its performance-champions GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp graphics cards, all of this seems a trigger pull too early - especially when taking into account the competition landscape in high-performance graphics, which is akin to a single green-colored banner poised atop the Himalayas. And NVIDIA must not forget the fact that AMD could be pulling a black swan off its engineering department with Vega, like it did with its Ryzen series of CPUs.

COLORFUL Officially Announces the iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, announces the most powerful GeForce graphics card ever created just got better with the latest member of the iGame family of graphics cards from COLORFUL. Introducing the COLORFUL iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan X OC featuring the most advanced cooling on a graphics card for the best overclocking experience.

Equipped with the latest GPU from NVIDIA, the COLORFUL iGame GTX1080Ti Vulcan X OC features 3584 CUDA Cores and 11GB of GDDR5X memory. The GPU is faster than a TITAN X and ensures incredible gaming performance in 4K or VR-supported titles making it the ultimate Geforce. Out of the box the card sports up to 2Ghz clock speed with a 1.6Ghz base frequency, the 3584 CUDA Cores deliver excellent performance complemented by the 11GB of GDDR5X wired to a 352-bit bus giving an incredible amount of memory bandwidth designed to deliver uncompromising performance in any title at Ultra HD 4K resolution or a smooth VR experience.

Palit Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti JetStream and Super JetStream

Palit introduced two of its premium custom-design GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, the GTX 1080 Ti JetStream, and the faster GTX 1080 Ti Super JetStream. Both cards are based on an identical board design, featuring a custom PCB that draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe connectors, and a triple-slot cooling solution with a dual-stack aluminium fin heatsink that uses 8 mm thick copper heat pipes, ventilated by a pair of fans that stay off when the GPU is idling. The cards are also outfitted with RGB LED illumination for the fans and glowing Palit logos on top of the cooler shroud. The GTX 1080 Ti JetStream comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1630 MHz GPU Boost, and untouched 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory; while the SuperJetstream ships with 1531/1645 MHz (core/GPU Boost), out of the box. Palit left the memory untouched with this card as well. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Aorus Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards with 11 Gbps GDDR5X Memory

GIGABYTE brand Aorus introduced a pair of custom-design GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards featuring faster 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory. At its given memory clock, the GPU is endowed with 352 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The two cards are demarcated from their older 10 Gbps memory-equipped siblings with clear "11 Gbps GDDR5X" markings below the prominent GTX 1080 label on the box.

The lineup consists of two identical-looking graphics cards, a base model (GV-N1080AORUS-8GD) with clock speeds of 1708 MHz core, 1847 MHz GPU Boost, and 11.00 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory; and a faster Xtreme Edition variant (GV-N1080AORUS X11-8GD), with 1759 MHz core, 1898 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 11.00 GHz memory. Both cards feature GIGABYTE's latest WindForce 3X triple-fan, 2.5-slot thick cooling solution, featuring a trio of 100 mm fans, ventilating a dual-stack heatsink with copper heat pipes. The middle fan hub has four RGB LED lighting elements mated to GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion software. Aorus is offering a 4-year warranty with these cards.

ASUS Intros Revised GTX 1080 STRIX and GTX 1060 6GB STRIX with Faster Memory

ASUS today introduced revised versions of its GeForce GTX 1080 (non-Ti) STRIX and 6 GB GTX 1060 STRIX OC Edition graphics cards, featuring faster memory, as promised by NVIDIA during its GTX 1080 Ti launch. The GTX 1080 STRIX OC now comes with 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory and the 6 GB GTX 1060 STRIX OC with 9 Gbps GDDR5. To avoid bait-and-switch complaints from the retail market, these cards are clearly designated from their 10 Gbps and 8 Gbps siblings, in the model numbers, and in the prominent GPU SKU branding. The GTX 1080 STRIX OC is labelled "ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-11GBPS," and the GTX 1060 6 GB STRIX OC "GTX1060-O6G-9GBPS."

The two cards use revised GDDR5X and GDDR5 memory chips that can sustain their memory chips thanks to improvements in the memory controller end by NVIDIA. At 11 Gbps, the GTX 1080 now has a memory bandwidth of 352 GB/s, while the GTX 1060 has 216 GB/s bandwidth with 9 Gbps memory over its 192-bit wide memory bus. The new GTX 1080 STRIX OC also comes with "max-contact" heatsink base the company introduced with its GTX 1080 Ti STRIX. The company didn't reveal pricing.

COLORFUL Unleashes the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

COLORFUL Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, announces the most powerful GeForce graphics card ever created with the latest GPU from NVIDIA, the COLORFUL GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition. Featuring 3584 CUDA Cores and 11GB of GDDR5X memory, the COLORFUL GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition is faster than a TITAN X and ensures incredible gaming performance in 4K or VR-supported titles. This is the Ultimate Geforce, made for the ultimate gamers.

GALAX Details Their GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

GALAX has detailed their Founders Edition NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, "packed with extreme gaming horsepower, next-gen 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory, and a massive 11 GB frame buffer." As a casual reminder, the GTX 1080 Ti packs 3584 CUDA Cores, and runs at a 1480 MHz Base Clock and a 1582 MHz Boost Clock. The 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory chips deliver 484 GB/s memory bandwidth over a 352-bit bus. The GTX 1080 Ti's most interesting details, aside from its performance metrics and its $699 price tag, are the upgrade to a 2x dual-FET design, alongside a vapor-chamber cooling solution

All in all, there isn't much that differentiates the "Founders Edition" graphics cards from NVIDIA's AIB partners, save for the box art. I for one don't find my confidence and enthusiasm renewed by the clown's sight, but... Your mileage may vary?

Reference GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PCB Compared with TITAN X Pascal

Feast your eyes on the first image of a reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, compared side by side with the PCB of the company's flagship (still) TITAN X Pascal. As you can see, the GTX 1080 Ti is based on the same PCB as the TITAN X Pascal, since the two cards are based on the same "GP102" chip (albeit with different core configurations). To begin with, the GTX 1080 Ti features 11 memory chips, compared to 12 on the TITAN X Pascal, on account of its narrower 352-bit GDDR5X memory interface. It makes up for the narrower memory bus with faster 11 Gbps memory chips, than the 10 Gbps chips found on the TITAN X Pascal.

The main difference between the GTX 1080 Ti and TITAN X Pascal, however, is NVIDIA bolstering the VRM with a 2x dual-FET design. NVIDIA basically placed an additional set of MOSFETs and capacitors along all the blank traces of the reference PCB. This approach lowers the load on each individual MOSFET, in turn lowering VRM temperatures. It probably also enables a higher power-limit. NVIDIA also updated the reference design cooling solution with a new vapor-chamber base-plate. The cooler also exhausts through the entire width of the second slot in the card's I/O shield. This meant sacrificing the DVI connector. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti goes on sale later this month, priced at US $699.

Inno3D Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iChill Graphics Card

INNO3D, a leading manufacturer of high-end hardware components and computer utilities, introduces its new flagship INNO3D GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. The new range will be available in Founder Edition and the premium iChiLL series. Designed on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, INNO3D GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iChiLL X3 and X4 simply own the concept of performance tops the previous flagship by no less than 35%. This makes it even faster in games than the world-famous TITAN X also built on NVIDIA's architecture. The new hero GPU comes packed with extreme gaming horsepower, utilizing next-gen 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory, and a massive 11GB frame buffer.

The new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iChiLL X3 and X4 GPUs also come equipped with INNO3D's unmatched iChiLL cooling solution -awarded for better performance at lower noise levels- improves the overall active temperature control. The Herculez Armor back-plate protects the cards from outer damages as well and puts it way at the top of Ultra High End graphics cards in the world.

NVIDIA's AIC Partners to Launch GTX 1080, 1060 With Faster GDDR5, GDDR5X Memory

At their GDC event yesterday, NVIDIA announced a change to how partners are able to outfit their GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 6 GB models in regards to video memory. Due to improvements in process and scaled-down costs, NVIDIA has decided to allow partners to purchase 11 Gbps GDDR5X (up from 10 Gbps) and 9Gbps (up from 8 Gbps) GDDR5 memory from them, to pair with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 6 GB, respectively. These are to be sold by NVIDIA's AIB partners as overclocked cards, and don't represent a change to the official specifications on either graphics card. With this move, NVIDIA aims to give partners more flexibility in choosing memory speeds and carving different models of the same graphics card, with varying degrees of overclock, something which was particularly hard to do on conventional 10 Gbps-equipped GTX 1080's, which showed atypically low memory overclocking headroom.

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card at $699

NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, its fastest consumer graphics card based on the "Pascal" GPU architecture, and which is positioned to be more affordable than the flagship TITAN X Pascal, at USD $699, with market availability from the first week of March, 2017. Based on the same "GP102" silicon as the TITAN X Pascal, the GTX 1080 Ti is slightly cut-down. While it features the same 3,584 CUDA cores as the TITAN X Pascal, the memory amount is now lower, at 11 GB, over a slightly narrower 352-bit wide GDDR5X memory interface. This translates to 11 memory chips on the card. On the bright side, NVIDIA is using newer memory chips than the one it deployed on the TITAN X Pascal, which run at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective), so the memory bandwidth is 484 GB/s.

Besides the narrower 352-bit memory bus, the ROP count is lowered to 88 (from 96 on the TITAN X Pascal), while the TMU count is unchanged from 224. The GPU core is clocked at a boost frequency of up to 1.60 GHz, with the ability to overclock beyond the 2.00 GHz mark. It gets better: the GTX 1080 Ti features certain memory advancements not found on other "Pascal" based graphics cards: a newer memory chip and optimized memory interface, that's running at 11 Gbps. NVIDIA's Tiled Rendering Technology has also been finally announced publicly; a feature NVIDIA has been hiding from its consumers since the GeForce "Maxwell" architecture, it is one of the secret sauces that enable NVIDIA's lead.
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