While AMD is busy prepping the release of Ryzen and Vega, Nvidia is still making moves to keep its lead in the GPU market in-tact before AMD makes its assault in 2017. The company has officially confirmed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
The card is aimed at enthusiast, and folks who own the GeForce GTX 980 Ti will get a special discount before the launch date comes around.
The Rumors Were Right
Before the announcement, there were several rumors speaking of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and seeing as Nvidia is known for releasing these type of models, it now comes as no surprise to us. Now, the confirmation came via an Nvidia job posting on LinkedIn. The information not only highlighted the name of the card, but also the target market.
The following is a snippet of what is available right now on Nvidia's LinkedIn page:
Targeted Spot Prizes To Drive Sentiment, Reward Behavior, And Grow Advocates
• Free game codes for users who report a confirmed bug or contribute useful feature enhancement requests
• Free game codes to our most active Share and GeForce Forum users
• Free game codes to users who rank most negative and most positive on our sentiment tools
• 980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or "Step Up" offer
As it is right now, folks who own the GeForce GTX 980 Ti will be first in line to get this new card — with a discount attached. Now, the LinkedIn page did not offer any information on the cost of the new graphic card, but seeing as it's designed for enthusiast, don't expect it to be cheap.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti The GPU For 4K Gaming
Attempting to play video games at 4K and 60 frames per second is very difficult in the realm of PC gaming. This is due to the price, and several games not being fully optimized for 4K. The best known 4K card out right now is the GTX 1080, and it comes with 7.2 Billion transistors. However, the GTX 1080 Ti on the other hand, will likely come with 12 billion transistors instead.
Now, we know nothing of how many teraflops this card will push, but we do know, according to reviews, that the GTX 1080, while powerful, is not always capable of playing most high graphical games at 4K 60. That's a $700 card, so if the improved GTX 1080 Ti can't do it, then what can? Let's hope it blows our mind.