For tech savvy consumers, the GeForce GTX 1080 by NVIDIA is already a top-tier graphics card. Just how will the GTX 1080 Ti impress buyers on its release? A few days after the rumors about its possible launching at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) came out, leaks of GTX 1080 Ti's specs started circulating the internet.
Member Excalibur50 of Overclock3D recently shared on their forum the alleged specifications of NVIDIA's GTX 1080 Ti. If any of these specs come out legit, it could mean tough competition for the number one spot against the company's Titan X in the future.
According to the leaked information, the GTX 1080 Ti is definitely a high-performance top-quality graphics card with the Titan X being slightly better. The former is supposed to run at 1509 MHz base clock plus 1623 MHz boost clock, both of which are a tad higher than Titan X's 1417 MHz plus 1531 MHz, respectively. Titan X wins by a small margin in terms of its 11 teraFLOPs as compared to the alleged 10.8 teraFLOPs of the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti.
Albeit a little bit slower than the 3,584 cores on Titan X, the 3,328 CUDA cores of the GTX 1080 Ti is surely much better than its predecessor's 2,560 cores. Furthermore, Titan X again wins when comparing its 56 streaming multiprocessor units to that of the GTX 1080 Ti's 52.
The upcoming graphics card is rumored to sport 12 GB of GDDR5 memory despite the GTX 1080 currently using a GDDR5X memory; to which PC Gamer questioned the leak's validity, pointing out it's somewhat odd. TechRadar went ahead to support this belief pointing out that it's very unlikely for NVIDIA to downgrade its GTX 1080 Ti's virtual RAM (random access memory).
Additional similarities for the Titan X and GTX 1080 Ti lie in their power requirement which stands at 250 watts and with both having a 384-bit memory bus size.
We highly recommend readers to take these rumored leaks with a grain of salt. NVIDIA has not yet confirmed or denied that they're planning to unveil the latest graphics card in the CES event on January 2017.