NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Release Date Points to January 2017

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti may finally be ready to be launched in 2017, specifically during the CES 2017 event.

The news came from Zol.com.cn (via PC Gamer), which stated that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will come around at the CES 2017. It is an annual event that takes every January in Las Vegas, Nevada that showcases the latest electronics and technology.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti as Alternative to Titan

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is another chip that utilizes the latest Pascal architecture by NVIDIA. Thus it is also expected to sport high-end specs and better performance than its sibling the GTX 1080. When the new GPU launches, it will provide a cheaper alternative to the chip maker's flagship, the Titan X.

To refresh, the $599 GTX 1080 has 2,560 CUDA Cores and a base clock of 1,607 MHz, which can be boosted to 1,733 MHz. There is also an 8GB GDDR5X memory on board. The latest iteration of the Titan X, on the other hand, sports 3,584 CUDA cores and a base clock of 1,417 MHz that can go up to 1,531 MHz. The memory is also bigger at 12GB GDDR5X.

The GTX 1080 Ti is expected to deliver a performance close to the Titan X. Rumored specs include 3,328 CUDA cores and 12GB GDDR5X, as per TechSpot. It is also said that it will come with 1,503 MHz as its base clock and 1,623 MHz as boost clock.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Price

NVIDIA has not confirmed anything yet, but considering the GTX 1080's price, the upcoming GPU may be priced at a costly $700 to $800. In comparison to the $1,199 Titan X, though, it certainly looks cheap.

Meanwhile, new GPUs are also expected to arrive in the next months, namely the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. It is unknown how much they will cost, but it will be cheaper than the GTX 1060 that costs $250.

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