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GeForce Awakens: Nvidia Just Launched its Newest Graphics Card

GeForce Awakens: Nvidia Just Launched its Newest Graphics Card

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) doesn't look to be the one resting on its laurels. Despite the stellar run thus far, the company hasn't taken its foot off the pedal.

At the Game Developers Conference, or GDC, held in San Francisco, the company on Tuesday unveiled GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which it claimed to be its fastest gaming graphics processing unit, or GPU. The company had earlier teased the product with the #UltimateGeForce hashtag on its website.

Meanwhile, rival Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) unveiled its next-gen line of graphics card named Radeon Rx Vega at its Capsaicin & Cream event at the GDC, also on Tuesday.

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These are some of the salient features of the GPU, as outlined by NVIDIA:

  • 35 percent more performance than GTX 1080 and 78 percent faster than GTX 1070; faster than even NVIDIA TITAN X Pascal priced at $1,200 and designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence
  • Includes 3,584 NVIDIA CUDA cores
  • 11 GB of next-generation GDDR5X memory, running at a 11Gbps
  • Handles graphics demands of 4K and 5K gaming, DX12, HDR and immersive VR

NVIDIA derived roughly 62 percent of its total revenues from its Gaming segment in the fourth quarter of 2017, with the segment's revenues rising about 66 percent year-over-year.

The company said the GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide from NVIDIA GeForce partners, beginning March 10. The starting price of the graphics card is $699. Meanwhile, pre-orders will be allowed everywhere at 10 am on March 10.

On a separate note, Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY) Switch scheduled to be launched on March 3 uses NVIDIA's chip. Full specification of the gaming console revealed by Nintendo at its Website shows it uses NVIDIA customized Tegra processor.

Image Credit: By The Conmunity - Pop Culture Geek from Los Angeles, CA, USA - CES 2012 - NVIDIA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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