I did my best to avoid GTX 1080 Ti rumors for quite some time now. Mostly because there was no evidence to back any of those claims up, well.. until now.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with 10GB VRAM?
As you might remember, I’ve been saying that 10GB high-end graphics card would be the best option for NVIDIA right now. As it would not affect TITAN X Pascal sales (which has 12GB of RAM), plus it would be an interesting upgrade over GTX 1080 with 8GB.
It is no secret that GTX 1080 Ti, of whatever the name of this card is, would use GP102 GPU. NVIDIA has the option to use the same GPU variant on GTX 1080 Ti as on TITAN X, or castrate some parts to deliver more affordable option. If NVIDIA engineers were to choose 10GB for 1080 Ti, it would probably require 320-bit memory bus, but that might not the be thing, as we discovered this shipping manifest just 2 days ago:
FOC / PG611 SKU0010 GPU / 384-BIT 10240MB GDDR COMPUTER GRAPHICS CARDS, 699-1G611-0010-000
It clearly shows 10GB and we did not have any 10GB graphics card as of yet. But how do we know it’s GTX 1080 Ti? Well, we don’t, but we do know that PG611 board is equipped with GP102 GPU..
TITAN X Pascal product number is 699-1G611-0000-000, which means PG611 SKU 00. The new product from this shipping manifest is PG611 SKU 10 (699-1G611-0010-000). So in other words, this has to be a new card, unless someone made multiple mistakes, which is unlikely.
The only thing that does not necessarily make sense is the 384-bit memory bus, but does it really? This not the first time NVIDIA would use more memory controllers than it is really necessary (examples: GTX 660 with 192b interface or GTX 970 with 256b interface).
Of course, take this with a grain of salt, but something is definitely in the works.
One more thing, the value of this board, after conversion from Indian Rupees is around 1010 USD, so at least we know it’s cheaper than TITAN X.