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No GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Announcement – CES 2017
The expectations jumped high when Nvidia bought itself the 2017 international CES keynote, everything announced by Nvidia were applauded except the fact that no GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announcement was made. The news turned down the high hopes of a large audience who wanted to see new high-end SKU by Nvidia.
Many users, glued to their chairs waited and watched Nvidia’s presentation in the hope to see GTX 1080 Ti. But, it really did not happen. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti positions itself between GTX 1080 and TITAN X PASCAL. It is something that brings 4K Ultra HD gaming to even more people.
Although, the question is why there was no GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announcement? Well, GTX 1080 is at price point of $599 and TITAN X PASCAL is for $1299. Comparing both, maybe Nvidia holds the point irrational to put efforts in building another card that costs more. Plus, Nvidia is already milking the maximum out of GeForce GTX 1080 and TITAN X PASCAL.
So, no need of another card.
In parallel news, at CES 2017, Nvidia announced GeForce Now, Nvidia Shield Pro and Nvidia Spot. In short, Nvidia steal the show, despite no GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announcement.
GeForce Now game streaming software allows users to play any game they own from Origin, Uplay, Steam on any PC or Mac. Basically, the service works like a virtual desktop, you do not need to worry if your PC or Mac can handle the graphics. Because, Nvidia charges you to rent virtual graphics card to play game.
Next in presentation was Nvidia Shield Pro and to their claim it is the fastest streaming device out. According to Jen-Hsun huang:
Shield TV is the world’s most advanced streamer. Its brilliant 4K HDR quality, hallmark Nvidia gaming performance and broad access to media content will bring families hours of joy. And with Shield’s new AI home capability, we can control and interact with content through the magic of artificial intelligence from anywhere in the house
Regardless of no GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announcement, Nvidia nailed CES 2017 presentation.