If there's anything you should know about technology whenever you have leaked information with images attached, expect to see a product release in the coming weeks or months. Was it just last week when we seen leaked images of the GTX 980 Ti? Well the highly anticipated graphic card has come upon us in its truest form. Here's what you need to know about the GTX 980 Ti.
As I mentioned last week in my leaked image report aesthetically the GTX 980 Ti closely resembles its brethren the GTX Titan X, same overall build,same logo placement as seen on all the GTX graphic card line up. As all high-end GTX graphic card, its based on NVIDIA's own Maxwell architecture.
Lets talk specs, it has a 1000MHz base clock,1075MHz boost clock, 6GB GDDR5 memory and it has 2816 CUDA cores, 192 texture units, 96 ROPs. Those are just some of the important spec numbers you need to know about. What you also need to know is the GTX 980 Ti is a step below the GTX Titan X in both specs and performance. Its definitely doesn't rival the X in price though which is $1,000. The new GTX 980 Ti will retail for $649 which is still rather pricey for us common folks but look at what you're getting in specs and performance.
The connectors on the GTX 980 Ti is also the same as all others in the GTX family, it has 3 x Display Port, 1 x Dual-Link DVI, 1 x HDMI. It has a Dual slot form factor which translates to being a enormous graphic.
Specs numbers and features does not tell the whole story about the GTX 980 Ti,its what it can do and its capability. Besides being a super fast graphic card, it has triple its performance for 4K gaming. Nvidia posted their benchmark graphs from gaming titles such as The Witcher 3 which posted 45 frames per second and Grand Theft Auto 5 which posted 60 frames per second.
The other interesting feature is VR, the GTX 980 Ti will now get into virtual reality gaming. According to the experts,VR headsets is expected to reach 5 million consumers in the coming year 2016. We are all familiar with the Oculus Rift,which is schedule to be launch in the first quarter in 2016. NVIDIA own GameWorks VR suite will include such technologies call multi-res rendering. This technology takes warped images in VR headsets and divides the screen into four unequal quadrants and renders the outer edge of the image at lower resolution. This will improve visual information and will reduce the GPU workload.
The reviews of the GTX 980 Ti are already out,websites who had the honor of reviewing such hardware so far have all song great praises. Sources site the graphic card is expected to hit the market in the coming weeks, NVIDIA and other hardware vendors are now allowing pre-orders.