CES 2017 is here and as expected, NVIDIA did not disappoint. However, there was one thing amiss about everything. There was no announcement on the most advanced graphics from the American technology company.
This was despite the strong rumors last year that NVIDIA will be unveiling their newest offering at CES 2017. The high expectations of fans of a first-hand experience on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti did not materialize.
NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, made a presentation of his keynote at the kick off night of the yearly electronics event as attendees waited patiently on their seats for a word on the graphics card. But to no avail, there was none.
What the NVIDIA head talked about, though, was its new product line-up to be made available anytime soon. The list includes AI Co-Pilot for Cars and Cloud Gaming Services. There was also a mention a about enhancing video games.
There is a speculation on why there might not be a GTX 1080 Ti release at all. Some say that NVIDIA might have found it impractical to come up with yet another graphics card since there is already the GTX 1080 as well as the TITAN X PASCAL. These two already cost a bunch and releasing a pricier product might not be logical.
These two cards have already become a hit among consumers, with the GTX1080 priced at around $600 and the TITAN X Pascal at $1,299. If ever GTX 1080 Ti will be released, its price range will be in the middle of the two.
Rumored Specs and Features
Some people are not losing hope on a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti release and last year, rumors on what to expect surfaced. One was that the hybrid chipset will be much better than its predecessors since it will be giving out better clock speed and the base will be much higher.
Moreover, it was said to have more advanced features that will oust its other AMD chipset competitors. It was also said to be based on GP102 which is similar to the Titan X but with a cheaper price, this can be and edge for the Ti. Thanks to the CUDA cores or Compute Unified Device Architecture that are lower, from 3584 to 3328.
Another speculated feature is its support for 4K resolution which would have been a welcoming treat for gamers. NVIDIA even said that this graphics card is not only deemed to be the fastest but also, its design will be based on the new Pascal architecture.
Other rumored specs also include a GPU Model 16nm, 10GB GDDR5X memory at a fast speed of 10GB per second, 384-bit memory interface width and a memory bandwidth of 400 GB per second.
GeForce GTX 1080, on the other hand, has a memory speed of 10Gbps, standard memory configuration of 8GB, memory interface width of 256 bit and a memory bandwidth of 320 GB/sec.
Now that NVIDIA was able to execute an impressive presentation during the CES 2017, there is a cliffhanger question. What happened to the confirmation on NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti and Club GeForce Elite?