LinkedIn job listing mentions the upcoming GTX 1080Ti from NVIDIA; step-up option for GTX 980Ti owners to be put in place
NVIDIA is known for guarding its secret well. Unlike its rival AMD, very few leaks have come out of the green camp, comparatively. But a few days ago, we saw the rare slip-up, when the existence of the GTX 1080Ti was confirmed.
In a recent job posting at LinkedIn, NVIDIA mentioned the much-awaited enthusiast graphics card. The following salient features were listed by NVIDIA for the job of ‘Senior Marketing Manager’:
- Free game codes for users who report a confirmed bug or contribute useful feature enhancement requests
- Free game codes to our most active Share and GeForce Forum users
- Free game codes to users who rank most negative and most positive on our sentiment tools
- 980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or “Step Up” offer
As you can see, the last point mentions the GTX 1080Ti clearly. It also alludes to a step-up offer for GTX 980Ti owners. This is different from EVGA’s step-up program, and only means that GTX 980Ti owners get preferential treatment when purchasing it.
|Specifications||GTX 1050||GTX 1050Ti||GTX 1060 (3GB)||GTX 1060 (6 GB)||GTX 1070||GTX 1080||GTX 1080Ti||GTX Titan X|
|GPU||GP 107||GP 107||GP 106||GP 106||GP 104||GP 104||GP 102||GP 102|
|Base Clock||1354 MHz||1316 MHz||1518 MHz||1506 MHz||1506 MHz||1607 MHz||?||1417 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1455 MHz||1380 MHz||1733 MHz||1708 MHz||1683 MHz||1733 MHz||?||1531 MHz|
|Peak Compute||1.8 TFLOPs||2.1 TFLOPs||4.0 TFLOPs||4.4 TFLOPs||6.5 TFLOPs||9.0 TFLOPs||10.8 TFLOPs?||11 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||2 GB||4 GB||3 GB||6 GB||8 GB||8 GB (G5X)||10 GB (G5X)?||12 GB (G5X)|
|TDP||75 W||75 W||120 W||120 W||150 W||180 W||250 W?||250 W|
|Launch||October 26, 2016||October 18, 2016||August 2016||July 2016||June 2016||May 2016||Jan 2016?||August 2016|
This puts a pin on many past rumblings of a successor card to the GTX 1080. In anticipation of AMD’s upcoming Vega launch, the GTX 1080Ti seems like the perfect antidote from NVIDIA.