Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Delivers High Performance at Premium Price

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Delivers High Performance at Premium Price

Nvidia has announced the latest update to the company’s high-end graphics processor line. The GPU, called the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, delivers plenty of processing power for gaming, virtual reality and other resource-intensive tasks. According to Nvidia, the chip comes with 11Gbps memory speed and has a memory bandwidth of 484GB per second. Collectively, the GeForce GTX 1080 TI’s features help it to deliver three times the performance users would find in the previous-generation Nvidia GPU. That's why it's certain that this graphics chip will find its way to high-end computers. But computer buyers that want to get access to this processing power should expect to pay premium prices for any computer equipped with the GTX 1080 Ti. The chip alone costs $699. Read on to learn more.

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GeForce GTX 1080 Design to Run Fast, Keep Cool

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was designed to live inside a premium PC delivering high performance without overheating. It's protected by a die-cast aluminum body and has a seven-phase dualFET power supply. Nvidia has bundled a radial fan, which comes with a vapor chamber that the company says, will allow it to continue operating at peak performance even when it gets a hot inside the PC.

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Nvidia Says Gamers Will Love the GPU

Nvidia says its new GPU is designed for gamers first and foremost. Nvidia has built gaming technologies in the chip that ensure smooth frame rates and solid performance on even the most sophisticated titles. Playing a video game on the GPU should be quite the appealing experience.

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It's Great for Virtual Reality

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti should also deliver one of the better virtual reality experiences on the market. Nvidia is promising exceedingly low latency and plug-and-play compatibility with the latest VR headsets.

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The GTX 1080 Ti Delivers Big Performance Boost

Compared to the GeForce GTX 980, Nvidia’s new chip will deliver three times the performance on virtual reality. In sophisticated games like The Division, which uses DirectX 12, it more than doubles the performance of its predecessor. Performance on Mass Effect Andromeda, an exceedingly challenging game for GPUs to handle, performance is twice as good on the GTX 1080 Ti.

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It’s Based on Nvidia's Pascal Architecture

One reason for the GTX 1080 Ti’s faster performance is the Pascal architecture on which it’s based. Nvidia’s Pascal is the company’s most advanced chip architecture aimed at improving performance and power efficiency. Pascal is also VR-ready, ensuring any chips that use it can handle virtual environments with ease.

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It Also Supports Ansel Image Capture Platform

Nvidia’s latest graphics chip supports the company’s Ansel platform. While it might not be employed by all users, Ansel is a neat tool that allows players to capture a screenshot of a video game from any vantage point. What makes it special is that the screenshots are captured in a 360-degree view in high-fidelity formats. They’re also high-dynamic-range-compatible, ensuring color accuracy. The screenshots can then be shared with others players who can view the scene in 360 degrees, effectively placing them inside the virtual environment.

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The GPU's Specifications Are Impressive

Enthusiasts might want to see some benchmarks. And they might be impressed. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a memory speed of 11Gbps and a 352-bit memory interface width. The chip also offers 484GB-per-second memory bandwidth and nearly 3,600 Nvidia CUDA Cores. That all translates to impressive performance.

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It's Certified to Work with Multiple Operating Systems

According to Nvidia, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti should work across a wide range of operating systems and platforms. But it’s certified to run on machines with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. It’s also certified for Linux and FreeBSDx86.

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It’s Compatible with the GTX SLI HB Bridge

Those interested in getting their hands on GTX 1080 Ti should also know that the component is compatible with Nvidia’s SLI HB bridge, which doubles available transfer bandwidth compared to chips running on the company’s Maxwell architecture. The bridge costs $40.

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Some Information on Pricing

Those interested in the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti should get ready to take out their wallets. The chip costs $699, making it significantly more expensive than some fully equipped low-end PCs. Those who want the Nvidia SLI HB bridge with the GPU can expend to a lot more than $700 when it’s all said and done.

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