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NVIDIA Officially Releases The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Feeling smug with your GTX 1080? Well, your card is no longer the top dog of NVIDIA’s consumer line – the company has just unveiled their new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU, currently the fastest consumer card that they have.

The new card uses NVIDIA’s highest consumer GPU, the GP102, which gives the GTX 1080 Ti the same amount of CUDA cores and Texture Units as the NVIDIA Titan X. The GTX 1080 Ti also has a bunch more VRAM than the GTX 1080 (11GB vs. 8GB) and a higher memory clock (11Gbps GDDR5X vs. 10Gbps GDDR5X). NVIDIA’s saying that the GTX 1080 Ti represents their greatest performance jump yet for a Ti product, with around 35% more perfromance, which should convince people who already have GTX 980 Ti’s to upgrade to the new monster.

Of course the monster will come with a moster price – the GTX 1080 Ti’s suggested SRP is $699 and that’s for a plain ol’ card – overclocked and branded cards from NVIDIA’s partners will definitely cost more once they’re out.

If you don’t have enough scratch to buy yourself a GTX 1080 Ti, don’t fret – NVIDIA is also cutting the price of the GTX 1080 to $500, so you can grab yourself that card if you want to upgrade.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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