NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti release date, specs rumors: Will NVIDIA unveil Pascal-based graphics card at CES 2017?

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NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is going to deliver the preshow keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2017 and industry insiders say he may unveil something gamers have been waiting for at the event the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti.

The GTX 10 series of graphics cards are doing well in the market so it makes sense for NVIDIA to come up with an upgraded version of the GTX 1080. Sources say the GTX 1080 Ti is going to have a Pascal-based architecture just like the GTX 1060, 1070 and 1080. According to a leak shared by Hardware Battle, the GTX 1080 Ti will have a CUDA core count of 3,328. It also has a base clock of 1503 MHz and a boost clock of 1623 MHz.

The graphics card will allegedly have a memory speed of 8 gigabits per second (Gbps), 12 GB of onboard GDDR5 memory, and a 384-bit memory interface. The maximum digital resolution for the GTX 1080 Ti is 7680 x 4320 pixels at 60 Hz (8K UHD), which means this is most definitely a top-of-the-line graphics card. January just can’t come any sooner for gamers who want to get their hands on this card.

Aside from that, the graphics card will supposedly be virtual reality (VR) ready. Gamers who want a high-end graphics card and those who can’t afford the Titan X can definitely check out the GTX 1080 Ti once it comes out. The card may not be as powerful as the Titan X; however, it should cost less.

As expected for such a high-powered card, the GTX 1080 Ti will have a 250-watt power requirement, and it needs a 600-watt power supply to run safely.

It should be noted that NVIDIA has yet to officially announce that the GTX 1080 Ti is in the works, so the unveiling date and specs mentioned are all speculations and rumors as of the moment.