Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Pictured in Full Glory
Samuel Wan / 4 years ago
After 9 months of waiting, we finally have the Pascal flagship we all deserve, the GTX 1080 Ti. Based off of the same GP102 die powering the Titan X Pascal, the new card is their most powerful consumer graphics card on the market. Despite looking much like the many reference GeForce cards we’ve come to expect, Nvidia has made a number of key changes and updates which make it better than ever.
First up, after some initial confusion, we have the full specifications for the new GeForce. The cut-down GP102 features 3584 CUDA cores, 224 TMUss and 88 ROPs. There are 12B transistors spread over 471mm2 on this TSMC 16nm die. Memory is provided by 11GB of 11 Gbps GDDR5X over a 352bit bus for 484GB/s of bandwidth. Clocking in at 1600MHz, we have 11.5 TFLOPs of performance which is .5 TFLOPs over the Titan X Pascal but we have the same 250W TDP.
To help cool the card, Nvidia has made some changes to the identical looking cooler. First up, the DVI port has been cut out, opening up the entire top slot to vent air out the back. Not only does this allow for single slot water cooling builds, but airflow likely increased by about 33-55%. Speaking of airflow, Nvidia has also doubled the surface area of the heatsink and used a vapor chamber as well, allowing for cooler performance than the GTX 1080.
Continuing on with the display connectivity, the card is limited to 3x DisplayPort 1.4 ports and 1x HDMI 2.0 port. In placate the DVI owners, Nvidia will be bundling a free DP to DVI dongle with all cards. Nvidia partners are also free to offer their own custom designs beyond the Founders Edition. The Founders Edition or reference card also won’t come at a premium anymore, costing the same $699 next week. What do you think of the GTX 1080 Ti?