PCPer Live! GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Live Stream with Tom Petersen

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | March 10, 2017 - 11:15 AM |
Tagged: video, tom petersen, pascal, nvidia, live, gtx 1080 ti, gtx, gp102, geforce

Our review of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB graphics card is live and ready for consumption! Make sure you check it out before this afternoon's live stream!

Did you miss our GTX 1080 Ti Live Stream? Catch the reply below!

Ready your mind and body, it’s time for another GeForce GTX live stream hosted by PC Perspective’s Ryan Shrout and NVIDIA’s Tom Petersen. The general details about the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card are already official and based on the hype train and the response on social media, there is more than a little excitement.

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On hand to talk about the new graphics card will be Tom Petersen, well known in our community. While the GTX 1080 Ti will be the flagship part of our live stream we will also be diving into the world of VR performance evaluation and how the new FCAT VR tool will help reviewers and standard enthusiast see where their systems stand in producing smooth, effective virtual reality gaming. We have done quite a few awesome live steams with Tom in the past, check them out if you haven't already.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and FCAT VR Live Stream

1pm PT / 4pm ET - March 9th

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The event will take place Thursday, March 9th at 4pm ET / 1pm PT at http://www.pcper.com/live. There you’ll be able to catch the live video stream as well as use our chat room to interact with the audience, asking questions for me and Tom to answer live. 

Tom has a history of being both informative and entertaining and these live streaming events are always full of fun and technical information that you can get literally nowhere else. Previous streams have produced news as well – including statements on support for Adaptive Sync, release dates for displays and first-ever demos of triple display G-Sync functionality. You never know what’s going to happen or what will be said!

This just in fellow gamers: Tom is going to be providing a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card to give away during the live stream! We won't be able to ship it until the end of next week, but one lucky viewer of the live stream will be able to get their paws on the fastest graphics card we have ever tested!! Make sure you are scheduled to be here on March 9th at 1pm PT / 4pm ET!!

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Win this beauty.

If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below and we'll look through them just before the start of the live stream. Of course you'll be able to tweet us questions @pcper and we'll be keeping an eye on the IRC chat as well for more inquiries. What do you want to know and hear from Tom or I?

So join us! Set your calendar for this coming Thursday at 4pm ET / 1pm PT and be here at PC Perspective to catch it. If you are a forgetful type of person, sign up for the PC Perspective Live mailing list that we use exclusively to notify users of upcoming live streaming events including these types of specials and our regular live podcast. I promise, no spam will be had!

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March 8, 2017 | 03:31 PM - Posted by NaughtyMiroku (not verified)

My brain is having a meltdown on what to ask, let alone something intelligent to say regarding this new Flagship GPU from Nvidia. So all I can bring to the table on this one, is I will have to wait and see what you have put together tomorrow to get a better understanding of the potential that is the 1080Ti.

March 9, 2017 | 02:05 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Let me help you: Is the hardware capable of FP16 packed math?

March 9, 2017 | 06:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That's an easy one: No, same as the Titan X(p). Only the GP100 gets packed FP16.

March 9, 2017 | 09:43 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Another one: Is 1080TI driver spyware?

March 8, 2017 | 03:51 PM - Posted by RadioActiveLobster

What finally pushed you to ditch the DVI port? Was it purely for cooling improvements?

March 8, 2017 | 03:54 PM - Posted by RepsUp100 (not verified)

Why 11GB?


Is there going to be a Pascal refresh or straight to Volta?


March 8, 2017 | 04:19 PM - Posted by YTech

Regards to Memory, why wasn't HBM2 not implemented on this card?
I agree, 11GB is an odd number. Is there a hidden downside to it?

March 8, 2017 | 05:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Because the Server/HPC/workstation GPU accelerator SKUs with HBM2 can recieve a higher price markup in that market than HBM2 equipped consumer gaming/GPU SKUs can get in the consumer market. Money, in the form of higher profit margins from the PRO GPU SKUs, talks! The HBM2 production will follow the high market mark-ups until that market's HBM2 needs are met. Ditto for AMD to a lesser extent with Vega only getting two HBM2 stacks and not 4 lake Fury did.

AMD has less demand currently for professional level HBM2 based PRO GPU parts but that will change with Zen/Naples CPU server SKUs paired The Vega based Radeon Pro WX/Radeon instinct Professional GPU offerings getting to market very soon.

March 9, 2017 | 08:20 AM - Posted by Joakim Löwenadler (not verified)

Jen-Hsun said that they had seen some games in 5K resolution getting close to 11GB.

Then why not 12GB instead?

1) Differentiate the product with Titan X

2) Cut cost where you can.

Why would there be a downside to it, the bus isn't as wide, but the bandwith is still higher cuz of the increased speed.

This is ofcourse pure speculation, but it makes perfect sense.

March 9, 2017 | 12:23 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The Titan X has 12 pipelines, the 1080 ti has 11. 1 chip is removed, 1 GB of memory, 8 ROPs(96 vs 88), and 256k of L2 cache. The memory bus is 352(ti) vs 384(Titan X), but is clocked 10% higher on the ti.

March 8, 2017 | 04:07 PM - Posted by ArthurKingOfTheBritons (not verified)

I'm still hanging onto my old gtx580 SLI config, and though they have served me well, I feel that it's about time to upgrade. For the gamer that doesn't like to upgrade every generation, do you think that the wider memory bus and faster gddr5x ram offer enough value long term to justify the higher expense?

Also, any cool projects/features related to Volta that we should know about? C'mon, you can tell me!

March 8, 2017 | 04:39 PM - Posted by TrevorJ (not verified)

Serious question - why the recent trend (by all brands) holding out independent reviews until release?

As a potential buyer, it's extremely frustrating having a product out there for preorder with no independent reviews to back up any claims or show the potential of the card. If you have a solid product, what are you afraid of? If anything, solid reviews would make this fly off the shelves...

I have 980Ti's at the moment and will most likely be purchasing this gpu but, I won't purchase until I see some real world results.

March 8, 2017 | 04:53 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

They are afraid of any type of negative press that would affect those precious launch sales numbers.

March 8, 2017 | 04:55 PM - Posted by Andy White (not verified)

I second this, what's with the timed release reviews?

March 11, 2017 | 11:30 AM - Posted by Alex Lustenberg

Simple: vendor contractual agreements.

In order for us to receive hardware pre-release, we have to sign NDA and embargo contracts that stipulate what and when information can be released about the product.  Sometimes we have lots of time between hardware arrival and embargo lift, and can really get to know the part in question. other times... not so much.

March 8, 2017 | 05:17 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Pascal/TI refresh in the Flagship GPU market from Nvidia and Polaris RX 500 refresh from AMD in the mainstream GPU market. Sounds about like refresh business as usual for both GPU makers mostly. While the AMD folks can also look forward VEGA for AMD’s late entry into to the flagship GPU generational update market. Let’s see what Vega brings to the testing table.

March 8, 2017 | 05:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

1) On a previous live stream, Tom implied that teams at Nvidia were busy working on new
features around G-Sync that they would share eventually. Since then, no real news or innovations around G-Sync have been announced (save for the G-Sync HDR monitor that Asus demo'd at CES 2017). Is there any news to share on this front?
2) Will the new G-Sync HDR revision be required for monitors to support HDR, or will existing G-Sync monitors gain support?

March 8, 2017 | 07:10 PM - Posted by Ryan Allan (not verified)

In regards to SLI. The new Quadro card looked to have two high bandwidth SLI bridges. Why?Will this ever come to GeForce? Is this a solution to mainstream CPUs lacking x16 / x16 pcie support?

March 8, 2017 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Ryan Allan (not verified)

Why no RGB GeForce logo bro?


March 8, 2017 | 07:16 PM - Posted by Ryan Allan (not verified)

Any progress on combining GeForce experience with the Nvidia control panel?

True that Nvidia bins chips for founders edition cards?

Is there a price premium for FE 1080 Ti's? No mention of it during the event.

March 9, 2017 | 03:51 AM - Posted by E (not verified)

Nvidia said specifically that they weren't looking to have a price premium for Founders edition cards this time.

March 10, 2017 | 12:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If you want good oc ti FE get nvidia branded aib partners especally evga bin best cards and gpu for higher tier cards. nvidia doesnt discriminate on FE also rumored from past 1080 is that Nvidia kept chips in the center of the wafer yielding best chips

March 8, 2017 | 07:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Q for Tom; What can he tell us about the power output for the HDMI ports, with VR there has been a lot of hit and miss with regards to extension cables, and one of the problems seems to be HDMI power output.

March 8, 2017 | 08:30 PM - Posted by RepsUp100 (not verified)

Just before Holiday 2016 (December), we were intrigued by a curious line in a LinkedIn job-posting, which at the time confirmed that NVIDIA is working on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and more importantly, that existing users of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti would have a priority in a pre-order queue, or a "Step Up Offer." A step-up offer is that in which GTX 980 Ti users would have the ability to trade-in their GTX 980 Ti cards for new GTX 1080 Ti cards, at a price significantly lower than buying a brand-new GTX 1080 Ti card. From the looks of it, there is no sign of such offer.

Also this: http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2016/12/club-gfe-100699725-l...

March 8, 2017 | 08:50 PM - Posted by ltkAlpha

Q: The 1080 Ti will be a brutal overkill on 1080p for most games and partners are actively pushing 60+ Hz gaming on 1080+ resolutions; especially when combined with OCing that translates to GPUs running at 100% loads and 100+% power all the time at which point even the improved standard blower cooler design tends to get (midly put) audible. Are we going to see water cooled "reference" flagship cards anytime soon?

March 8, 2017 | 11:49 PM - Posted by GingerbreadMan (not verified)

well to play @ 1080p you dont need a 1080ti even my 1070 can play every games at ultra preses even with hairworks on this include witcher/battlefield/forhonor ..etc

March 9, 2017 | 02:53 AM - Posted by ltkAlpha

Agreed (read my first sentence again). Buy yourself a 144Hz 1440p monitor like the Asus MG279Q, though, and you enter a very different world where 1070s or overclocked 980 Tis like mine often aren't enough and GPUs "never sleep" (hence the question re. cooling).

March 8, 2017 | 08:58 PM - Posted by Keith Jones (not verified)

is a new driver needed for the GTX 1080 Ti so we will have to download a new driver if we are on Windows and the drivers will need to be updated for Linux with both the Nouveau and Nvidia drivers needing a update it may all need some support adding to the actual linux kernel as well

March 8, 2017 | 09:58 PM - Posted by Ryan Allan (not verified)

Can you talk about the differences in PCB between the Titan and Ti. I.e. there are a lot of unpopulated pads on the Titan's PCB that have been populated on the Ti's. Why?

March 9, 2017 | 06:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

On the VR front: Nvidia are now on their second generation (Multi-Res Shading, then Lens Matched Shading) of trying to massage rectilinear rengdering to the non-rectilinear requirements of modern HMD optics. Are Nvidia looking to implement a fully non-rectilinear raster pipeline for future GPU architectures? Or do they expect real-time ray tracing (or a ray-casting hybrid) - inherently able to use arbitrary projections - to be a viable alternative to raster before then?

March 9, 2017 | 07:49 AM - Posted by T (not verified)

What day, hour, sec. Can I buy this, I have been waiting patiently for a f'n week now. Im ready to return the 1080 I just got from amazon so I can get the ti.

March 9, 2017 | 07:49 AM - Posted by T (not verified)

What day, hour, sec. Can I buy this, I have been waiting patiently for a f'n week now. Im ready to return the 1080 I just got from amazon so I can get the ti.

March 9, 2017 | 08:00 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

Price is an utter disgrace.
Feel sorry for the Fools, and yes I call them fools who bought Titan X (P's). Down 500 dollars overnight.

March 10, 2017 | 05:38 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

$699 vs $1200 is an utter disgrace. Huh? 1080ti is over 40% off and has equal or better performance than Titanx Pascal. Early adopters always pay the price.

$699 price point may squeeze AMD when they finally release Vega with HBM2. If they can't match performance they will have to charge less. HBM2 is currently very expensive.

This is only $50 more than when 980ti launched. It is a good deal.

People who complain about video card prices probably have no problem plunking down $900 every two years for the newest cell phone.

A card like this might be relevant for 4-5 years so presents good value.

March 9, 2017 | 08:48 AM - Posted by Jabbadap (not verified)

Well here is one: is that dp to dvi adapter dual-link dvi?

March 9, 2017 | 09:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh, here's one I forgot: why do Nvidia continue to utterly fail at labelling their DP++ ports with DP++? There are still people who have no idea those DP ports can also output native HDMI (or single link DVI) with passive adapters, because Nvidia fail to put the logo next to the ports, on the packaging, or in the manual!

March 9, 2017 | 11:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What happened with Simultaneous Multi-Projection Surround (Perspective Surround)? There has been no news about it and so far only one game actually uses it (iRacing).

March 9, 2017 | 12:13 PM - Posted by TMoney (not verified)

Question for Tom:

With the release of the 1080ti it looks like increasingly the CPU and other aspects of the computer are beginning to bottleneck performance at 1080p and 1440p.

Can you please discuss what the potential bottlenecks are at these resolutions and what bottlenecks will be issues in the future the GPU is less and less the limiting factor?


March 9, 2017 | 12:30 PM - Posted by Decoyboy (not verified)

Hi Ryan I asked this question back when you had Tom on for the GTX980 release. It was about G-Sync and ULMB working together and he said maybe.

Well its been a few years since that question and Nvidia has a patent on variable refresh rate with low motion blur. Also people have been able to get G-Sync + ULMB working with hacks but glitches.

Can we see G-Sync and ULMB work together anytime soon officially even if it is glitchy?

Here is the patent that Nvidia has http://www.patentsencyclopedia.com/app/20150109286

March 9, 2017 | 01:34 PM - Posted by Thedarklord

Question for Tom;

"Will the updated GTX 1080 cards with 11Gbps memory be available on the Founder Edition?, or is that a AIB Partner exclusive?"

March 9, 2017 | 04:25 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

What happened to the "upgrade program"?

March 9, 2017 | 04:36 PM - Posted by Jack Heisen (not verified)

Spicey card <3

March 10, 2017 | 03:45 AM - Posted by Mike D (not verified)

Question to Tom:

"Did Ryan gave you anything else other than a Diet Coke?"

March 11, 2017 | 06:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No, Nvidia gets nothing from PCPer on live to avoid being called a shill.

March 12, 2017 | 06:12 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

But Raja got a bottle of good whiskey...

March 12, 2017 | 06:45 AM - Posted by Raisha99 (not verified)

Oh, i get it lol. Ryan gave a whiskey bottle as a present for Raja and they opened and drank it and got close to being drunk on live streaming... and this time, Tom looks already drunk just by drinking diet coke. No hug.

March 10, 2017 | 05:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous Nvidia User (not verified)

AMD is the ones "coaching" tech sites to show the Ryzen in best possible light by telling them to GPU bottleneck by using 1440/4k resolutions. LOL

March 12, 2017 | 04:25 PM - Posted by Godrilla (not verified)

Any HDR 1440p gsync 144hz IPS displays at an affordable price in the pipe ?

March 14, 2017 | 07:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

who won the giveaway 1080ti?

March 18, 2017 | 11:36 AM - Posted by Sith_Ari

Hi Ryan.
I have made a similar comment at your new youtube live podcast@March 16th, but i also have to mention it here since you were having a debate with Tom Petersen about how the "Ti" logo is pronounced:
I hate to disappoint Ryan by saying this, but Tom is correct about how the "Ti" is pronounced, since the "Ti" is short for the word "Ti-tanium" ( http://www.anandtech.com/show/831 ).
Hope that this will end these kind of debates in the future!!

March 20, 2017 | 10:09 AM - Posted by John Kramps (not verified)

Except that "Tie" sounds goofy. Tee-eye sounds way better and just because "Tie" is the first sound of the word Titanium doesnt mean you should pronounce the first sound of the word instead of saying the first two letters of the word....

I don't think the "debate" will ever end...

March 20, 2017 | 12:33 PM - Posted by Sith_Ari

well, the short for "David" is pronounced as "deiv" right? but if we were just looking at the letters, then it should be pronounced as "dav" !!!. But the correct accent is "deiv" because that's the accent that comes from the original name.
Same here. Since the "Ti" comes from "Titanium" then the correct pronunciation is "Tai".

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