May 29, 2017 | Updated: 07:08 PM EDT

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti News & Update: Fastest Graphics Card Launching at GDC

Feb 28, 2017 09:46 AM EST

Nvidia Founder, President and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang delivers a keynote address at CES 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Nvidia has pretty much confirmed that it's much anticipated GeForce GTX Gaming Celebration is going on around the GDC. Game Developers Conference (GDC) will be held in San Francisco where we will see the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti unveiled.

Nvidia has a countdown timer running on its website with the phrase and hashtag, "IT'S ALMOST TIME #ULTIMATEGEFORCE" highly featured under.  It has been widely speculated that Nvidia will unveil a new flagship desktop GPU at the Game Developers Conference, which will be taking place in San Francisco this coming week. The good news is that GDC just so happens to align perfectly with NVIDIA's countdown timer.

In all probability, the rumor mill is correct. In a couple of days, expect NVIDIA.com to be updated and a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to be unveiled, at least, that's the safe bet. And if what we know of NVIDIA's technology and current GPU line-up aligns with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti speculation, expect it to be the most powerful graphics card on the market.

However, there were rumours surfacing of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti launching in this March at the PAX East event in Boston on the 10th. Though pattern would suggest Nvidia will be more inclined to make the big reveal closer to home. That would potentially suggest an unveiling at GDC in San Francisco, just down the road from their Santa Clara HQ, according to PCGamesN.

So the actual hard launch of the much rumored graphic card might still be later in March the first time we'll get up close with the new GTX 1080 Ti will be at the GeForce Celebration event at GDC on February 28.

There are two products Nvidia had already unveiled in its Quadro graphics line which could be the approximate, pro-graphics equivalents of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. First is the Quadro P6000 and second is the recently-announced, but not yet available, Quadro GP100, according to Forbes.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti could be a consumer-class, tweaked version of either the Quadro P6000 or GP100. If Nvidia gooses up the GP102's base & boost clocks, and keeps the memory droning at a similar speed, it should be the fastest GPU on the market and the most powerful GeForce card released yet, that #ULTIMATEGEFORCE hashtag.