NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti release date, specs: GPU spotted on shipping manifest, equipped with 10 GB memory?


Rumors are rife that the highly anticipated Pascal-based NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti has been recently spotted in shipping, featuring a potential 10 GB of GDDR memory.

According to Videocardz, the high-end graphics processing unit (GPU) has been seen on a shipping manifest with the destination intended for an Indian port via Bangalore Air. With more digging done in the database, the news outlet found interesting details of the shipment dated Nov. 8.

It was revealed that the GPU with the HS Code 84733092 originally came from China. The description unveiled that the product is dubbed “PG611” which NVIDIA reportedly refers to as GP102. The GPU has a 384-bit memory bus and 10240 MB of GDDR or 10 GB random access memory (RAM). The price tag is 68,276 Indian Rupees which approximately converts to $1,010. It is noted that the price appears to be what the shipper claims as the value of the card and not the actual pricing when it is released in the market.

Meanwhile, WCCFtech shares that the possible rival of the AMD Radeon RX 490 can be purchased cheaper than the Titan X if based on the insurance value stated. But the core configuration still remains unknown. It can be recalled that Titan X has 3584 cores while the GTX 1080 has 2560. There are speculations suggesting that it may be somewhere in between or on par with the former flagship GPU while others believe it can even have a 12 GB memory chip.

In addition, the power consumption is deemed to be in the 270-watt range if the memory is GDDR5X but it can fall within the power budget of 250 watts if the developer shifts to HBM2. When it comes to the release, it is predicted to arrive next year with the unveiling taking place at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

However, since there is no official statement from NVIDIA regarding the touted GTX 1080 Ti, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.