NVIDIA GTX 1170 Update: Release Date, Specifications, and More
The tech scene is currently teeming with updates about NVIDIA’s upcoming ventures. One product, which stands out from the rest, is the GTX 1170 series -the company’s successor to its high-end graphics card lineup the GTX 1080.
Taking this overwhelming anticipation into account, we’ve gathered everything there is to know about the upcoming card. From launch date to rumored specs, we tried our best collecting every relevant detail -all for your satisfaction. So, get ready and start scrolling!
As we all know, one of the most fluid aspects of a launch is the date. With that said, there’s still really no strong indications if we’ll be seeing the GTX 1170 on a much earlier date.
However, as Wccftech say, the new lineup is going to be launched sometime this July -most probably later in the month. Considering this estimate, we’ll probably be able to get our hands on the new card as early as the first week August. This, if the timeline doesn’t change or shift.
According to sources (via Wccftech), the GTX 1170 will improve by leaps and bounds from its predecessor. The new card will be making use of a 104 class GPU, codenamed GT104. This GPU will boast 2688 CUDA cores, a 256-bit GDDR6 memory with differing capabilities of 8 to 16 gigabytes of 12Gbps GDDR6 memory. This is actually slightly slower memory than the GTX 1180.
When it comes to speed, the card is expected to run at 1.5GHz clock speed on standard and 1.8GHz when boosted. In contrast to this, the thermal design power still hasn’t been revealed – though many expect it to be around 140-160W.
In terms of pricing, there’s still really not much to go about. But despite this, we expect the new card to be on the higher value point. It will likely start at $499 or even higher. However, with the decline in demand for powerful GPUs, the GTX 1170’s price point will likely be retained – similar to the GTX 1070.