Inno3D is the latest to be showing off its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with a tease of their new GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4 graphics cards, each featuring the tweaked 11GB of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps.
The new Inno3D GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 and X4 will feature the company's flagship iChill cooling solution, which provides cooler temperatures and a quieter operating card. Inno3D will be using the Herculez Armor backplate for cooler temps and protection from any damage on the back of the card.
Ken Wong, Inno3D's Product Manager explains: "I believe gamers will love our new iChiLL gaming GPU. The entire series of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes with extreme performance, and we have used the highest quality components worthy of such a product. The iChiLL cooling solution makes the INNO3D custom-built graphics card to be the perfect weapon for every gamer".
ASUS has announced two new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in its ROG Strix product line, with the GTX 1080 Ti Turbo and GTX 1080 Ti Strix.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix rocks a fully custom design with RGB LEDs, and ASUS' triple-fan DirectCU III cooler, and a backplate. We should expect overclocked speeds on the GTX 1080 Ti Strix, but nothing is set in stone just yet.
As for the ASUS GTX 1080 GTX Turbo, it features what should be a cheaper blower-style cooler, and a more reference board design with an ASUS-built reference-style cooler. The GTX 1080 Ti Turbo could be a Founders Edition, or what could be a very-close-to Founders Edition style.
We're slowly getting introduced to the AIB partner GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, but EVGA has put some serious work into its upcoming GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 with a slick new look.
EVGA will be using its new ICX cooler on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3, which is why we have a totally new look - with many different technologies inside that provide you with higher stability and thermal monitoring of EVGA's card. There's a fully custom design here with modified power delivery, so expect some great overclocks on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3.
EVGA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 rocks 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, ready for those higher GPU and GDDR5X clocks - remember, we have Titan X beating speeds here, too.
AMD unveiled their next-gen Radeon RX Vega graphics card family during their Capsaicin & Cream event at GDC 2017 last week, but the rumbles of their upcoming Radeon RX 580 aren't going away anytime soon.
AMD will be launching the Radeon RX 580 in just a few weeks time on April 4, according to the latest rumors - with the Radeon RX 570 to debut at the same time. According to the same rumor, AMD will launch the lower-end Radeon RX 560 and RX 550 graphics cards on April 11. All of them are expected to be rebrands, and slight tweaks of the current-gen Radeon RX 400 series cards.
The Radeon RX 580 will reportedly be a rebranded RX 480 with slightly tweaked GPU speeds of 1340MHz, a 74MHz bump from the RX 480 - while the RX 570 will be 38MHz faster than the RX 470. The Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 will be available in both 4GB, and 8GB variants.
MSI had some of the best GeForce GTX 10 series cards over the last year, and now they're teasing what will be the most powerful graphics card in their arsenal - the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card.
We will enjoy cooler temperatures and much quieter fan operation thanks to the Twin Frozr VI cooler, with RGB LEDs that'll keep your system looking great. MSI should provide a full cover backplate, memory cooling plate, and PWM heat sink. While NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition will hit 2GHz, we should expect a little more out of MSI's custom card - and a cooler running card, too.
MSI's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X will come with the same 11GB of GDDR5X at 11Gbps (seriously, seriously fast VRAM) and it will be faster than NVIDIA's Titan X, which costs $1200.
We don't know clock speeds just yet, but once they're revealed - you can be sure we'll let you know.
NVIDIA Editor's Day 2017 - During NVIDIA's Editor's Day at GDC 2017, the company didn't just unveil their new super-beast graphics card in the form of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - but also the price drops on the GTX 1080 (with the faster 11Gbps GDDR5X memory) and the faster GTX 1060 (with 9Gbps GDDR5).
On top of that, the company also revealed its DX12 performance improvements over the last few months - all through driver updates. NVIDIA provided some performance numbers of their games running on a GeForce GTX 1080 at 4K, with games like The Division, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 4, and more.
The biggest gains come from Rise of the Tomb Raider and Hitman - with performance improvements of 33% and 23%, respectively. NVIDIA compared the performance of the game on release, against the latest drivers, with some impressive performance increases. Things will only continue to improve in DX12 for GeForce gamers into the future.
GDC 2017 - Radeon Technologies Boss, and self proclaimed ice cream connoisseur announced during AMD's second annual Capsaicin & Cream event that the company has been working on improving the multi-GPU experience for gamers.
AMD has been working closely with developers on Explicit Multi-Adapter (EMA) technology, alongside DX12 and Vulkan, which bypasses the driver-based SLI and CrossFire technology.
During the event, AMD teased Sniper Elite 4 on the stage running in DX12 with EMA - with near perfect CF scaling. A single Radeon RX 480 graphics card was pushing around 30FPS at 4K with Very High textures enabled, but with EMA enabled and RX 480s in CF, the performance jumped to 60FPS - a significant, and very important increase.
Rebellion has been working with AMD and EMA/DX12 advancements, with Rebellion's Asura Engine capable of taking these tweaks - with some incredible results.
NVIDIA had quite a lot to talk about during its recent Editor's Day in San Francisco alongside the Game Developers Conference, with the unveiling of the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - priced at $699.
But when the new GTX 1080 Ti is priced at $699 and beats the Titan X which costs $1200... what happens to the GTX 1080? Well, NVIDIA has provided quite the price drop - slicing $100 from the price, with a fresh new price of $499. Yes, $499 for the GTX 1080. But we're not finished yet.
At the same time, NVIDIA announced a new spruced up version of the GTX 1080 with the faster 11Gbps GDDR5X memory. Not only that, but there's also a new GTX 1060 with 9Gbps GDDR5 memory. We'll let you process that for a moment - because it's a lot of Team Green news to hear all at once.
NVIDIA unleashed the graphics card beast of 2017 - or at least so far, during GDC 2017 with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Faster than both Pascal champions in the GTX 1080 and Titan X, and priced at a not-so-damn-bad $699.
NVIDIA has now opened up pre-orders on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, available in its Founders Edition form directly from NVIDIA's website. There will also be AIB partner cards on offer, with both ASUS and MSI teasing them so far - and I'm sure the rest will follow.
If you haven't read up on the new GTX 1080 Ti, it rocks 11GB of the fastest VRAM known to man - with 11Gbps-capable GDDR5X, up from the 10Gbps GDDR5X used on GTX 1080 and Titan X. Priced at $699, it's offering Titan X beating performance - while the Titan X is priced at $1200. Amazing stuff, isn't it?
GDC 2017 - During AMD's recent Capsaicin & Cream, Corporate VP of Alliances Roy Taylor - who beams with excitement and passion every time I see him, provided 3 world exclusives for AMD during Capsaicin & Cream.
His first talk was 'The Key to VR is Immersion' tackled a few of the big problems of VR as Taylor said that the screen door effect of current-gen VR headsets breaks "the spell" of immersion. He said that "we must be entirely in the experience", teasing that AMD and Radeon Technologies Group are working on next-gen graphics and VR relationships which is exciting.
The reason? Roy talked about "making great narratives and VR content brings along some difficult compromises", and touted it as the "rock, paper, scissors" situation. Roy teased that the future of VR is 16K, "billions of entities/objects" at 120FPS. This is absolutely mind boggling, requiring not just next-gen GPUs like Vega, but a few generations away - maybe Navi, or even the GPU architecture after that.