NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 is already a top-of-the-line graphics card, so how impressive is the GTX 1080 Ti going to be? Mere days after rumors of its possible unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 came out, an alleged leak of the GTX 1080 Ti’s specs began to circulate around the internet.
A member of Overclock3D with the username Excalibur50 recently shared the GTX 1080 Ti’s alleged specs on the site’s forums, and if the specs are legit, it means NVIDIA’s Titan X is going to have to face some stiff competition for its throne in the near future.
The leak shows that while the GTX 1080 Ti is clearly a high-performance graphics card, the Titan X is still slightly better. The GTX 1080 Ti will supposedly run with a base clock of 1503 MHz, and a boost clock of 1623 MHz, both a little higher than Titan X’s base clock of 1417 MHz and boost clock of 1531 MHz. However, its 10.8 teraFLOPs of computing power is lower the Titan X’s 11 teraFLOPs.
The GTX 1080 Ti also has 3,328 CUDA cores, which is much higher than the 2,560 of the GTX 1080, but still slightly lower than Titan X’s 3,584 cores. The GTX 1080 Ti’s 52 streaming multiprocessor units are also lower than the Titan X’s 56.
The new graphics card will also have 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, despite the fact that the GTX 1080 is already using GDDR5X memory. PC Gamer points out that this is quite odd and the publication also questions the validity of the leak. TechRadar also believes it is highly unlikely that NVIDIA will downgrade the GTX 1080 Ti’s virtual random access memory (RAM).
Furthermore, the GTX 1080 Ti has a 384-bit memory bus size, the same as the Titan X. It will also have a 250-watt power requirement, which is similar to the Titan X’s and higher than the GTX 1080.
As of the moment, readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt since NVIDIA has yet to confirm they plan to unveil the GTX 1080 Ti in January 2017. The specs mentioned are all speculations and rumors as well.