The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Ti was released on March 10, 2017, and is still the most powerful and impressive gaming graphics card by the company. It is the third installment in the ’80 Ti’ series and is designed to offer true 4K and beyond graphics experience. The 1080 Ti even outperforms the Nvidia Titan X in several regards and costs $300 less which showcases of how far the Nvidia’s Pascal architecture has come.
The Ti brand Nvidia cards cost a little more than the regular ones but they take the performance to the next level and that is what the 1080 Ti exactly is. It isn’t just simply an enhanced GTX 1080; it is a whole new monster with a completely different chip on board and shares its GP102 processor and DNA with the Titan X and that is why it is the most expensive Ti GPU ever.
The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is a complete beast under the hood, it packs 3584 CUDA cores paired up with 88 ROPs and 224 texture units which means you get a full punch of 12 billion transistors. The God-like 11 Gigs GDDR5X memory is fine tuned to run at 10% higher clock speed of 11Gbps (11 GHz). The GPU itself runs at a default base clock of 1480 MHz and 1582 Mhz when boosted, it can also be overclocked to 2.0 GHz and beyond.
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There is no doubt that the 1080 Ti is a performance beast but the reason that it has 1 Gig less memory than the Titan X is that this allows an increase in data speed and provides 484 GB/sec data rate which is slightly faster than the Titan X’s 480 GB/sec.
The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti also has the same aesthetics as the Titan X and also if you have seen any of Nvidia’s Pascal line cards then you have seen it all. It features die-cast aluminium and modern angular look along with a green GeForce GTX logo and black accents in a dual-slot configuration. The only change is that it does not have a DVI port; don’t worry though as you get an adapter which can be plugged into the Display port.
The DVI port is removed to get more room for a better cooling solution which is a new high airflow thermal solution that provides twice the airflow of the GeForce GTX 1080’s cooling system. Also, the blower fan design and settings have been modified to make the card that little bit quieter.
The GPU stays quiet and cool even under heavy loads it only peaked at 75 degree Celsius. However, this card can be pushed to 91 degree Celsius by tweaking the power limiter and by overclocking.
We played some games on this card and we can surely say that this is the best in the market that can provide true 4K at 40-6- FPS experience. All the games were tested out at max settings and we were able to get silky smooth gaming experience although in Total War: Attila which is a very visually demanding game brought this monster graphics card to its knees and we were able to get only playable 26 FPS.
The benchmark results were also really great and the GTX 1080 Ti completely destroys all the previous variants by a huge difference of 2,000 to 4,000 point.
The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is the most expensive gaming card by Nvidia, but for those who can stump up the cash, it’s a card that really looks to the future. It is truly a performance beast and is remarkably faster than all its predecessors. You also get an incredible cooling system which will offer plenty of overclocking and is one of the best in the market. You can get your hands on the founder edition of this card for around $700. Buy it from Amazon here.