In a LinkedIn job post for a Senior Marketing Manager, NVIDIA has interestingly enough confirmed the launch of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. The post reads, “980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or Step Up offer”.
If this post turns out to be true it is a very interesting way for NVIDIA to get previous “Ti” card owners to purchase the new card. A sort of trade-in program gives gamers an incentive to stay with the GeForce family.
Of course there are the downsides of this as well, what about current GTX 1070 or even GTX 1080 owners? Are they eligible for a trade-in program? I mean the program is designed to reward loyalty and these users have already purchased the latest and greatest (at the time) from NVIDIA.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is expected to make use of the GP102 silicon. This will be the second card based on this silicon, the first is of course the GTX Titan X (Pascal).
NVIDIA is expected to unveil the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card at CES 2017 in January.