It’s very likely that Nvidia will soon launch the GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, a powerful follow-up to last year’s GTX 1080 .
It’s expected to boast even more power to push cutting-edge gaming graphics in native 4K resolution, and while it’s likely to be based on the same Pascal GPU architecture as the GTX 1080, it should still be a decent upgrade over the older (yet still very powerful) GPU.
We’re assuming that Nvidia continues its pattern of releasing a mainline GPU series (along with an incredibly powerful Titan variant) one year, then following up with a more powerful Ti variant the next year.
So, if you’re looking forward to a GPU that’s more powerful than the GTX 1080, and more affordable than the Titan X , then read on to find out all the news, rumors and release date information we know so far about the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The latest addition to Nvidia’s top of the range graphics cards
- When’s it out? Recent rumors suggest late March 2017
- What will it cost? Quite a bit, probably over $600 (£500, AU$800)
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti release date
- Could be announced on February 28
- Rumors point to late March release
Going by previous release schedules we expect Nvidia to unveil the GTX 1080 Ti in the first half of 2017, and recent rumors appear to back this up.
Nvidia has sent out invitations for a press event in San Francisco on February 28, promising a showcase of ‘awesome’ PC gaming hardware – so it’s very possible that this is the date when Nvidia will reveal the GTX 1080 Ti.
The timing of this coincides with the Game Developers Conference (GDC), also held in San Francisco, and AMD is likely to announce its rival graphics cards using the Vega architecture, so Nvidia may be looking to steal some of AMD’s thunder .
There have also been rumours that the GTX 1080 Ti will make an appearance at PAX East in Boston a few weeks later, on March 10.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti price
- Between $600 and $1,200 (£500 and £1,100, AU$800 and $1,500)
There haven’t been a huge amount of leaks or rumors about the price of the GTX 1080 Ti so far, but that won’t stop us speculating!
We can actually use a bit of educated guesswork to try and figure out the likely price tag of the GTX 1080 Ti. The card is probably going to sit between the GTX 1080 and the Titan X in terms power, so it’s likely the price will be somewhere between those two cards – so between $600 and $1,200 (£500 and £1,100, AU$800 and AU$1,500)
That’s quite a wide price range, but going by previous ‘Ti’ releases we can’t see it being as cheap as the GTX 1080 or as expensive as the Titan X, so we’d say around the $850 (£700, AU$1,100) mark is probable. Sadly, it’s very likely that this is going to be an expensive graphics card.