At GDC 2017, NVIDIA is having a swing by announcing an upgrade to its best graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 was the best graphics card ever from the company, but they have made one that claims to be 35% better in performance. Named as the GTX 1080 Ti, the card will have 11GB of GDDR5X memory.
The Titan X card with Pascal was priced at $1200 and NVIDIA claims that the new GTX 1080 Ti is faster than even that, with the price set at $699. The company tested the following games on 1440p and 4K resolutions before coming to a conclusion about the performance compared to its predecessor: Battlefield 1, Crysis 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Doom, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Under the same noise levels as the 1080, the Ti will be about five degree cooler all the time. Also, if both the cards are under use at the same temperatures, the new card will be quieter by about 2.5 decibels. The board itself will consist of 12 billion transistors, 3584 CUDA cores, 28 geometry units, 224 texture units, 28 streaming multiprocessors (SMs); 128 cores each, and will use a 352-bit GDDR5x memory.
So, the release date is set at March 6th, and the price is $699. The GTX 1080, which is currently selling hot and doing well is said to be getting a price cut and the starting price for the same will be $500.