NVIDIA Accidentally Confirms GeForce GTX 1080Ti

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.

SpecificationsGTX 1050GTX 1050TiGTX 1060 (3GB)GTX 1060 (6 GB)GTX 1070GTX 1080GTX 1080TiGTX Titan X
GPUGP 107GP 107GP 106GP 106GP 104GP 104GP 102GP 102
CUDA Cores6407681152128019202560?3584
Base Clock1354 MHz1316 MHz1518 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz?1417 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1380 MHz1733 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz?1531 MHz
Peak Compute1.8 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.8 TFLOPs?11 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB4 GB3 GB6 GB8 GB8 GB (G5X)10 GB (G5X)?12 GB (G5X)
TDP75 W75 W120 W120 W150 W180 W250 W?250 W
LaunchOctober 26, 2016October 18, 2016August 2016July 2016June 2016May 2016Jan 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.