Nvidia to launch most powerful card yet

Nvidia is officially launching its most powerful gaming graphics card today.

Dubbed the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the card was announced last week at the Game Developers Conference.

Nvidia has now spilt the beans on the card’s performance. Though its memory complement and a few blocks within the GPU are reduced versus Nvidia’s previous top-end card, the Titan X, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti makes up for its shortcomings with higher memory clocks.

These are based on new and improved Micron GDDR5X memory, faster core clocks and an improved cooler.

The 1080 Ti retails for $699, which is nearly half the price of the $1200 for the Titan X, and it is faster.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti performed on par with or slightly faster than the NVIDIA Titan X and roughly 30-35 per cent better than the standard GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition.

There is no competition with AMD’s current flagship GPU, the Radeon R9 Fury X; the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was at times nearly twice as fast than the Fury X.