Earlier in September, Nvidia announced that its co-founder and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, will be making a per-show keynote address to talk about AI, self-driving cards, VR and gaming and according to the latest rumor, the launch of new high-end Geforce GTX 1080 Ti could be a part of that keynote.
The latest report comes from Chinese site Zol.com.cn, which suggest that the Nvidia could use that same Consumer Electronics Show 2017 (CES 2017), which kicks off on 5th of January, to launch its newest high-end Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
The source also confirms earlier reports that the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti could be based on a cut-down version of the Pascal GP102 GPU, same one behind the Titan X Pascal graphics card. The cut-down version could have 26 enabled SMs (Stream Multiprocessors), which means that the GTX 1080 Ti should end up with 3,328 CUDA cores, 208 TMUs and 96 ROPs.
The GTX 1080 Ti could also be equipped with 12GB of GDDR5X memory, paired up with 384-bit memory interface, hitting 480GB/s of memory bandwidth.
The GPU could be clocked at 1503MHz for the base and 1623MHz for the GPU Boost clock and it will probably end up with the same blower-style cooler as the GTX 1080 graphics card.
There is still no word regarding the price or the availability date but we suspect that Nvidia could have at least a limited supply after the CES 2017 show, while the price could easily reach US $999, unless Nvidia decides to drop the US $1199 Titan X price at the same time.
We will probably see more details and leaks as we draw closer to the CES 2017 show.