Don’t shoot me because I’m just the messenger, but a translated Nordic Hardware article includes a claim that the 1080 Ti is dropping by March 20. For those who are unaware, Nvidia is hosting their GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration at the end of February, and many are assuming they may divulge more information during this event.
Nvidia is hosting its own event during GDC 2017, where we should hopefully see the GTX 1080 Ti unveiled - but what should we expect in terms of raw horsepower and specs? Well, it should be a Titan X at the end of the day, with some reduction in SMs, with 52 SMs, compared to 60 SMs found on the Titan X. This means we are to expect around 10.8 TFLOPs of performance, barely down from the 11 TFLOPs on Titan X. We should see AIB partners with tweaked and overclocked GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with Titan X beating performance - which is going to be a very, very big deal. The current rumored specs on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti see Nvidia using the same 12GB of GDDR5X at 10Gbps, on a 384-bit memory bus that would provide 480GB/sec of memory bandwidth - the same configuration and specs of the Titan X, which costs $1199.