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Specs at a glance: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
MEMORY BUS WIDTH
3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b with support for 4K60 10/12b HEVC Decode
March 9, 2017
Founders Edition (as reviewed): £700/$700. Partner cards priced at: £700/$700.
I find it odd that a room full of otherwise seemingly normal human beings (press excluded) would cheer at being charged £700/$700 for the GTX 1080 Ti, even if it does claim to be the fastest gaming graphics card money can buy.
After all, that £700 could otherwise be spent on an entire gaming PC, the latest iPhone, a return flight from London to Los Angeles, or 139 bottles of the finest Scottish craft beer.
Besides, surely those Americans in attendance at Nvidia’s grand GTX 1080 Ti reveal in San Francisco had more pressing things to worry about? After all, life isn’t all graphics cards and iPhones when your health is on the line.
Still, Nvidia was true to its word: the GTX 1080 Ti is indeed the fastest gaming graphics card money can buy—even faster than the £1,100/$1,200 e-peen extension that is the Titan X Pascal.
It’s a hell of a lot faster than the GTX 1080 too—which now sits in a “cheaper” price bracket of £500/$500—by as much as 30 percent.
It’s the first graphics card since the Titan XP that can play many games in 4K at 60FPS without having to fiddle with settings—you just whack everything on ultra and start playing. Plus it’s a quiet graphics card, in its Founders Edition form at least, thanks to the improvements Nvidia has made to its iconic all-metal shroud.
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