These past few days (or weeks), there has been a rumor going around in the PC community that NVIDIA plans to release a certain GeForce GTX 1070 Ti; yes, a Ti (Titanium) version of the GTX 1070. This is most probably NVIDIA’s reaction to AMD’s new RX VEGA graphics cards, specifically the RX VEGA 56. If you have seen or read the reviews of both the RX VEGA 64 and 56; the RX VEGA 64 is just on par with the GTX 1080. It’s not really a solid win for the RX VEGA 64, because there are several areas that the GTX 1080 would outperform the RX VEGA 64. On the other hand, the RX VEGA 56 seems to be beating the GTX 1070 in most game titles; offering a performance that is somewhere in between a GTX 1070 and a GTX 1080. Gigabyte recently posted a scary poster, with an evil clown on it and an Aorus graphics card. There’s also a red “Ti” on the lower portion. Gigabyte captioned this with “Ti will get you too… eventually.. #comingsoon”. This gives us a hint that a certain “Ti” graphics card is (really) going to be released soon – most probably the GTX 1070 Ti. More details below.
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Specs and Release Date
Early rumors suggest that the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will have 2304 CUDA cores. However, there are now rumors claiming that the actual CUDA core count would be very close to that of the GTX 1080. Latest rumors suggest that the GTX 1070 Ti will have a total of 2432 CUDA cores, just 128 cores fewer than the GTX 1080. If this is true, the GTX 170 Ti may be powered by a slightly trimmed version of the GP104 GPU chip.
It’s rumored to have a base clock speed of 1607MHz with a boost clock of 1683MHZ for the reference card; or “GTX 1070 Ti Founders Edition”. However, expect that graphics cards manufacturers will release a custom designed GTX 1070 Ti with factory overclock settings. Also, instead of having GDDR5X memory, the GTX 1070 Ti will sport 8GB of GDDR5 (not sure on this one yet). Finally, it’s rumored to have a TDP of 180W.
In terms of performance, expect that the GTX 1070 Ti will perform somewhere in between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. I wouldn’t be surprise at all if it will perform (almost) on par with the GeForce GTX 1080. After all, NVIDIA is releasing this graphics card to combat AMD’s RX VEGA 56.
Currently, the GeForce GTX 1080 FE has a retail price of $549 USD and the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition is priced at $399 USD. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti could be priced somewhere in $429 to $499 USD. Take note that the RX VEGA 56 comes with an MSRP of $399, and $499 for the RX VEGA 64 (regular).
The release date is rumored to be late October or early November. Others suggest that it could be during Halloween, since Gigabyte was using a horror-themed poster to tease their upcoming Aorus GTX 1070 Ti.