Nvidia all but confirms the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

A pretty big change to GeForce.com today practically confirms that an offical announcement of the hotly-anticipated GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is coming in less than a week. A countdown clock with a curious emphasis on TIME welcomes visitors, and a quick dig through the page's source code reveals the background image file names that tip off the entire game:

  • gdc-2017/GTX1080Ti_Countdown__Hero_1920x1080_h264_2mbps.mp4
  • gdc-2017/GTX1080Ti_Countdown_WebM_2kbps_variable_vp8.webm

The green team already made it look like such an announcement was coming soon when it announced that something attendees "won't want to miss" would be shown at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, scheduled to begin on February 28 in San Francisco.

We don't know much else about the upcoming announcement, but Jen-Hsun Huang will probably wear a leather motorcycle jacket, and performance-hungry gamers will be eager to get their hands on the "#UltimateGeForce." Thanks to frequent TR tipster SH SOTN for the heads-up.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    But the 1080 already costs crazy money for a consumer PC.
    I guess the 1080 Ti will cost ludicrious money.

    Meanwhile I imagine Vega to be priced double a 480X or so, since it’s very approximately twice the shaders and some nifty HBM2

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 3 years ago

      GeForce GTX1080Ti is going to be “a bargain” compared to the [url=https://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-GeForce-Pascal-GDDR5X-900-1G611-2500-000/dp/B01JLKP3IS/<]most expensive gaming graphics card on the planet[/url<].

    • Kougar
    • 3 years ago

    Does NVIDIA really think Vega will perform badly enough that it can ask a premium price for another 1080 Ti??

    Shame NVIDIA waited nine months after the Pascal Titan X to launch it. I might’ve bought one of these two months ago when my GPU died, but now I’m on an R9 380 and no longer have the need.

      • floodo1
      • 3 years ago

      There is no comparison between a 1080ti and a r9 380 though

        • Kougar
        • 3 years ago

        It’s not about the comparison, it’s about immediate need. The 380 runs my games at 60-90FPS and the 750 Ti was lucky to hit 40. As I no longer have a pressing need for a GPU I will be waiting to see what Volta offers.

        • Gasaraki
        • 3 years ago

        He’s just talking out of his ass. He was going to buy a 1080Ti if it had been out but because it wasn’t he went with a low end card… Makes a lot of sense…

        And no one mentioned prices yet so don’t know where he got the “asking a premium price for another 1080Ti” part.

        9 Months for a refresh card is not that long. They release a new card about every 18 months. 9 months is half way so…

          • Kougar
          • 3 years ago

          Rude. Might make more sense if you didn’t assume I bought the 380.

          Since when has NVIDIA not asked a premium for a Ti flagship?

    • jts888
    • 3 years ago

    I guess Nvidia’s willing to risk mispricing the 1080 Ti just to discourage the “wait for Vega before deciding” crowd, but the earlier announcement might well mean that they have a reasonably degree of confidence in how Vega will shape up.

    I was never considering buying a TXP, the GP102 Quadro, or really this card for that matter, but it will be interesting to see the prices they announce.

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    I sure hope Vega will be every bit as exciting when it comes out later this year too. AMD is really running on all cylinders these days.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 years ago

    I’m OK with the use of all but in the context, narrowly.

    • edwpang
    • 3 years ago

    <source src=”http://www.nvidia.com/content/events/gdc-2017/Countdown__Hero_1920x1080_h264_2mbps.mp4″ type=”video/mp4″>
    <source src=”http://www.nvidia.com/content/events/gdc-2017/Countdown_WebM_2kbps_variable_vp8.webm” type=”video/webm”>

    There is no 1080ti any more, so it was a mistake!

    • Tristan
    • 3 years ago

    hopefully:
    1080 TI – 600$
    1080 – 400$
    1070 – 300$

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      Either a joke or welcome to TR. Hope you had a good experience on your first day here.

      • NovusBogus
      • 3 years ago

      While we’re playing fantasy GPU league, I’d have to add:

      1060 Ti – $250. 1536 shaders @ 1500MHz, 8GB memory, ideal for 1920×1200 displays. Available in mITX or ~8.5 inch size for those with smaller cases.

    • USAFTW
    • 3 years ago

    I wonder if someone at Nvidia had their hand on a button labeled “LEAK!” in anticipation of AMD’s dog and pony show?

    • Ochadd
    • 3 years ago

    It’s going to be an expensive couple of weeks if this is true.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 3 years ago

      Only for early adopters….

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    Seems Intel and Nvidia are feeling a little threatened by AMD right about now.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      your boner’s showing

        • ronch
        • 3 years ago

        That’s not a very nice thing to say.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 3 years ago

          No but I thought it was funny and that’s what decides my posts.

            • ronch
            • 3 years ago

            It’s becoming a habit, isn’t it?

          • Anomymous Gerbil
          • 3 years ago

          Come on, it was funny! 🙂

          • Wonders
          • 3 years ago

          It’s nicer than saying it’s indiscernible!
          Your X, Y, and Z extents are cause for celebration, not shame.
          Also, 100% chance that many of Intel’s and Nvidia’s dopey investors are feeling threatened. Many tech investors have no idea what a GPU or CPU is.

          • GrimDanfango
          • 3 years ago

          It’s not a very nice thing to see.

    • Krogoth
    • 3 years ago

    Methinks Nvidia is worried that Vega is going to undercut 1070/1080 if they need to launch 1080Ti at this time.

    1080Ti = 95% Titan XP for 1/2 the price. Not really a game changer but at least it will make 4K gaming and VR gaming at 1080P more affordable.

      • the
      • 3 years ago

      The idea of a 1080 Ti shouldn’t be so surprising. The Quardro line up by itself wouldn’t be able to support the necessary volume for a chip that size.

      The real shocker was GP102 itself for the Quadro P6000 and then the subsequent release of the Quadro GP100 card. Traditionally nVidia would use the same chip for this market segment but opted to offer two different ones. Granted the GP100 chip does double duty on the Telsa side.

        • Voldenuit
        • 3 years ago

        The GP100 is a very different animal that is geared to machine learning tasks, and most of its silicon would be wasted on regular GPU and most GPGPU tasks. Granted, the ROP count on video cards is overkill for workstation tasks already, but it makes sense to me that nvidia is offering both GP102 and GP100 in the professional space.

      • Airmantharp
      • 3 years ago

      AMD’s architecture is competitive and they’ve upped their driver game- be nice to see them aim a higher-end solution, it’s been a while.

      Of course, we’re talking about them aiming for Nvidia’s half-size GPU, which apparently has become their standard high-end part…

      • psuedonymous
      • 3 years ago

      The 980Ti launched less than 3 months after the Titan X, and the 780Ti was 9 months behind the original Titan.
      It has been 11 months since the Titan X(P). If this is Nvidia panicking about Vega, it’s a very slow and leisurely panic.

        • AnotherReader
        • 3 years ago

        The Titan X (Pascal) was announced [url=https://techreport.com/news/30422/nvidia-unveils-a-pascal-powered-titan-x-with-11-tflops-on-tap<]seven months ago[/url<].

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Kinda sad because you know Vega 10 will be competing with a cut down Nvidia chip that debuted last year. And if the 500mm2 rumors are to be believed, then Nvidia is doing all of this with a smaller die (and cheaper vram).

        • AnotherReader
        • 3 years ago

        Unlike GP102, Vega 10 has 1/2 speed DP and double speed fp16. Without that, it would probably be smaller than the GP102.

          • ImSpartacus
          • 3 years ago

          Do we have confirmation that Vega 10 has 1/2 dp?

          I thought we had to wait until Vega 20 to get 1/2 dp.

            • AnotherReader
            • 3 years ago

            You are right; we don’t know the DP ratio of Vega 10. If it is 1/16, then a 500+ mm^2 die does look large compared to GP102.

            • ImSpartacus
            • 3 years ago

            GP102 is 471mm2, so a ~500+mm2 Vega 10 would be in the realm of 10% larger.

            That could cause [i<]some[/i<] embarrassment for AMD, but the [i<]really[/i<] scary thing is if Vega 10 gets close to GP104. Like, I'm confident that it will be more performant, it's just a matter of how close it is since GP104 clocks like an animal (Nvidia could easily do a 770-esque refresh with 5-10% higher core clocks and new 11/12Gbps GDDR5X). GP104 is only 314mm2, so it'd be pretty horrifying if the 1080 was competing with Vega 10 Pro (i.e. cut down Vega 10). It happened in 2015 when the 980 (398mm2) was the major competitor to the Fury (596mm2+HBM). That was a mess. Honestly, now that I think about it, this is a very real possibility. The Titan X only beats the 1080 by like 30-35% on average. The [url=http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gtx-1080-ti-launching-march/<]rumored 1080 Ti config[/url<] will probably get like 95-100% of the Titan X's perf. I bet it's fair to assume that Vega 10 XT will perform roughly like the 1080 Ti (Nvidia isn't stupid, they've done this before). Vega 10 Pro will probably lose ~10% of Vega 10 XT's performance. So Vega 10 Pro could only perform like 10-15% better than the 1080 (and be priced appropriately). That'll be a painful pill for AMD to swallow if that's how it shakes out (but you better believe I'll love the Vega sales that'll eventually occur :P).

      • GrimDanfango
      • 3 years ago

      The 1080 is only half the price of Titan XP…

      Surely this isn’t going to come in less than $800 MSRP… more likely $900?

      I suspect I’m going to get one regardless… been waiting on it for a while. Time to crank that VR pixel density! Sweet sweet supersampling.

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 3 years ago

        Wait for Vega. Even if you still choose a GeForce, the pricing will be more honest once there’s real competition at the high end.

          • GrimDanfango
          • 3 years ago

          Yeah, probably good advice. I’m likely to stick to nVidia ultimately, not particularly out of loyalty, but they still tend to be the most dependable cards for professional applications, and I may dip my toe into the GPU-accelerated VFX renderer water at some point – the main ones seem to be sticking with CUDA rather than OpenCL for now.

          But yeah, it’ll be interesting to see what AMD bring to the table, and I’m rooting for them to force nVidia to drop their borderline-outrageous prices 😛

            • NovusBogus
            • 3 years ago

            I’m in a similar situation–I favor EVGA cards due to good experiences with them and not-so-good experiences with several other brands, but Vega might make the 1070 a more palatable option.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    It’s not going to be an actual launch, but apparently Nvidia doesn’t want AMD to have a hypeopoly.

      • ronch
      • 3 years ago

      I was actually expecting you to do better. Like, you know, “GTX 1080Ti: CONFIRMED!!”

        • chuckula
        • 3 years ago

        I only use the “c” word for AMD products.
        Nobody else counts.

      • CScottG
      • 3 years ago

      Oooh. “Hypeopoly” – I like it! (..so much better than 2002’s “Selfie”.)

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    But will there be talk about cars? That’s why I tune into Nvidia streams.

    • Bauxite
    • 3 years ago

    Time to see how wrong most of the crazy rumors were 🙂

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      So you’re not waiting for a fully enabled GP100 running at 1.7 GHz with 16 GB of 2Gbps HBM2 for $600?

      Hmph, suit yourself.

        • Growler
        • 3 years ago

        Maybe they’re finally releasing the [url=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DnXfbQ4mDZk/VGynKLo9YDI/AAAAAAAAEYo/NhuhuraMJLo/s1600/bitchinfast.jpg<]Bitchinfast3D[super<]2000[/super<][/url<]. It's supposed to have 256 MB of LMNOPRam!

          • ImSpartacus
          • 3 years ago

          I’ve been holding out for that for close to two decades at this point. These delays are getting ridiculous.

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