Gaming enthusiasts are excited about the (rumored) imminent release of the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti during the forthcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. That’s next month. So far we know, these rumors are not without credibility and the odds of the graphic giant introducing the GTX 1080 Ti during next month’s event is indeed pretty high.
That makes us wonder where NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti specs will stand as compared some of its future competitors — more specifically, AMD’s RX 490.
For starters, the GTX 1080 Ti is likely to come packed with 3328 CUDA cores with a 1.5 GHz base clock and 1.6 GHz boost clock. It also brings you 12GB of GDDR5X memory alongside 10.8 teraflops of horsepower. The RX 490, on the other hand, brings you 1.2 GHz base clock speed. But compared to the NVIDIA card, the more powerful architecture of the RX 490 helps it bring you 12 teraflop.
As for the power consumption, the RX 490 needs 225 watt to operate compared to the 180 watts required by the GTX 1080 Ti.
When it comes to memory bandwidth, the AMD RX 490, with its 716.8 Gbps bandwidth, is clearly the winner as the rival GTX 1080 Ti will only sport 384 Gbps. Meanwhile, a one-on-one comparison on the GPU front puts both cards on the same scale. Although, the actual performance and efficiency may vary somewhat if you play your games at high resolutions. The RX 490 will probably come with 16GB HBM2 on a 906 bus compared to GTX 1080 Ti’s 12GB GDDR5 on a 320 bus.
According to rumors, the AMD Radeon RX 490 release date is set to fall sometime in December 2016.