NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, their latest addition to the GeForce 10 lineup based on the Pascal GPU architecture. It aims to take on the mid-end performance market with a price tag of $499.
The GTX 1070 Ti is based on Pascal GP104 core that is also found in the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080; both of which were launched in 2016 and currently retail for $409 and $509. The pricing of these cards leave some open space which AMD has filled with their Radeon RX Vega 56. NVIDIA plans to take on that with this new highly efficient graphics card.
“Sliding in between the much-lauded GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs, the new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will be available worldwide on November 2, with preorders starting today — just in time for the hottest games this holiday season — with a suggested retail price of $449. Featuring our award-winning Pascal GPU architecture, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is packed with 2,432 cores and 8 GB of memory running at 8Gbps for a total bandwidth of 256 GB/s. It delivers double the performance of the legendary GeForce GTX 970“, says NVIDIA in the press release.
The GTX 1070 Ti has only one SM disabled (out of 20) from the GP104 core which puts it dangerously close to GTX 1080 in terms of performance that it might even cannibalize its bigger brother’s sales. It has 2432 CUDA cores and 152 texture units which are coupled with 8GB of GDDR5 memory running over a 256-bit wide memory interface. In terms of clock speeds, it comes with 1607 MHz base clock and 1683 MHz boost clock. It has a TDP of 180W and required a single 8-pin connector which is same as the GTX 1080.
The GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition can now be pre-ordered directly from NVIDIA whereas the shipping will start on November 4 and that’s also when custom models will hit the shelves.