NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti Specs Revealed In Latest Online Leak

Shipping manifest alludes to the much-awaited GTX 1080Ti; features Titan X’s GP-102

For a few days, we’ve been hearing rumblings of a new NVIDIA graphics card about to be released. And for good reason: in previous generations, NVIDIA would typically release the top dog Titan card, and follow it up with a slightly downgraded ‘x-80Ti’ not too long afterwards. This has prompted many to believe that the GTX 1080Ti is just around the corner, and recent leaks are only solidifying those beliefs.

Today, arguably the most concrete proof yet of the GTX 1080Ti’s existence was outed. Hats off to the folks over at Videocardz, who have dished out another major leak regarding an unannounced graphics card. The tech site spotted a shipping manifest entry at Zauba, and for all intents and purposes, it looks like the specs match up with the rumored GTX 1080Ti.

The manifest mentions a graphics card with a GP-102 GPU, the very same featured on the Titan X. Of course, we can either expect the same number of CUDA cores, or more realistically, a slightly shaved off core count. History suggests the latter to be more likely, though it also suggests that shaving off a few CUDA cores doesn’t really affect performance to a great degree.

The most glaring evidence of this leak being related to the GTX 1080Ti, though, comes in the numbers related to VRAM. The manifest entry states the card having 10 GB of VRAM, though it doesn’t mention the type i.e. GDDR5 or GDDR5X. Previous reports have suggested that NVIDIA is opting for a G5 memory module on the GTX 1080Ti, much to the disappointment of enthusiasts, though nothing is confirmed even by this latest leak.

One thing that we can safely rule out at this point is that NVIDIA won’t be having HBM2 on any Pascal-based graphics card. The GTX 1080Ti should be the final member of the GeForce 10 Series family, barring any surprising new addition from NVIDIA. And seeing that none of the leaks point to HBM2, Pascal is set to pass over the technology altogether. This, of course, goes against NVIDIA’s initial promise of Pascal being the first architecture to make use of this blazing fast memory. But considering that there isn’t any realistic competition from AMD, NVIDIA’s choice of sticking to the cheaper memory design makes business sense.

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
LaunchOct 26, 2016Oct 18, 2016Aug 2016Jul 2016Jun 2016May 2016Jan 2016?Aug 2016

Moving on to the pricing. As one might expect, these manifests rarely have details of retail prices. They do include insurance costs, however. We could make an educated guess, which would put the GTX 1080Ti around the $1000 mark. This sounds just about right; the GTX 1080 below it costs around $700, while the Titan X above costs $1200. A safe bet would be to place the 1080Ti somewhere between $900-1000.

One thing that isn’t being discussed anywhere is the aftermath of this release. NVIDIA would be done and dusted with Pascal, and hopefully focus exclusively on Volta. It could even stick to Pascal for another round, as better yields of the GPUs would mean better performance. Needless to say, all bets are off regarding the future once the GTX 1080Ti finally sees the light of day.