Nvidia Announces GeForce Event for Same Day as AMD Vega Reveal - Possible GTX 1080 Ti Debut

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 9:47 AM

An interesting email from Nvidia plopped into my inbox overnight. Team Green is going to be hosting its own Nvidia GeForce GTX event on the very same evening as AMD’s Capsaicin and Cream livestream.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX PC Gaming celebration will kick off at 6:30pm PST on February 28th in San Francisco, promising an “evening of awesome”. GeForce fans are all invited to attend the event (full address still to be revealed), however it is first come, first served, so if you’re in the California area you’ll have to get down there early to guarantee a spot.

The event itself runs from 6:30pm through to 11:30pm and will be an “evening of awesome PC gaming, hardware, tournaments and of course free food, drinks and a few other amazing surprises.”

If I were a betting man I’d hazard a guess that, along with being a fan-oriented event, this will also play host to the reveal of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti flagship graphics card. Nvidia has evidently got wind of a Vega 10 reveal the very same day so it’s getting its own enthusiast option out there even earlier.

The event is tied in with GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2017, which runs during the same week. Nvidia has a history of revealing GeForce graphics cards at this time. Taking the wraps off the GTX Titan X in 2015, for example, so it’s looking likely we’re going to hear something about the GTX 1080 Ti or potentially even the mooted Pascal refresh.

You can read full details of Nvidia's event here.

Any US GD’ers going to have a go at getting over to this event? What do you think Nvidia plans to show? Let us know!

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17:01 Feb-17-2017

Oh boy... IT'S ON !!!

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23:24 Feb-16-2017

And the price will sky rocket. Unlike the performance differences.

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20:58 Feb-16-2017

I remember how the 980ti used to cost 650USD at launch and all I could think was no way this is too expensive for a video card. If the 1080ti would only cost 650 USD it would be so cheap knowing NVIDIA in 2017. I think it will be 850 USD.

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17:05 Feb-17-2017

That would be cool, but 1080 models already cost 580-800$ so its hardly possible that will be the case... But hope lives on.

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18:39 Feb-16-2017

Hope this doesnt turns out to be another CES kind of announcement. I´m earger to get that son of a virgin TI already.

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15:41 Feb-16-2017

Knowing nVidia, the price is going to be so ridiculous that 0.01% of gamers are willing to buy it. It's not a question of affording it anymore, it's a question about whether you truly need that 30% or so additional juice when compared to 1080. I'm hoping Vega is competitive enough to make nVidia lower their prices, even a little bit, but that remains to be seen. In terms of price per performance, AMD usually wins so I'm most likely going to buy Vega anyways...

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15:41 Feb-16-2017

Stupid character limit but yeah, that 30% more power is probably gonna cost u extra 300 USD so yeah....

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16:33 Feb-16-2017

Yes amd prices are very good.


You can buy amd high end gpu while nvidia middle fast gpu for the same price

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06:16 Feb-18-2017

I think people with gtx 1080 and gtx 1070 will not buy gtx 1080ti.


They will buy gtx 1070 or gtx 1080 for sli which will be better than gtx 1080ti

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15:02 Feb-16-2017

okay let's predict price of this gpu.
gtx 980 release price was 549.99 $ while gtx 1080 was 699.99$. so difference between 2 series is 150$. i guess new price of gtx 1080 ti will be 649.99(gtx 980 ti) + 150 + 50(nvidias pathetic marketing) + 50(nvidias love of money) = 899.99$. okay i am out

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15:12 Feb-16-2017

But in my country it can reach upto 1000$

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15:16 Feb-16-2017

dont even ask about my country. gtx 980 ti still costs 650 $ here :D i am so lucky getting 1070 for 250 $ cause my friend bought 2 of them accidentally and could not put both of them inside mini-itx build so i used this chance and got it for 250 $ from him :D

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16:35 Feb-16-2017

You are most lucky man

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23:18 Feb-17-2017

Agreed, some 1060s are above $250.

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15:26 Feb-16-2017

If the price is 899$US,in Quebec it's 1199.99$CDN+ the f*****tax(15%,or in canada,5%), +100$ because they like to rip us off.

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15:52 Feb-16-2017

It will be... OVER 9000!

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17:30 Feb-16-2017

Oh you. I see what you did there. ;)

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03:31 Feb-17-2017

Me too ;)

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16:36 Feb-16-2017

Yes its price is the biggest thing

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14:30 Feb-16-2017

To quote Goldie, "Here. We. Go." :D

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13:21 Feb-16-2017

It's about time they revealed the 1080 Ti :)

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12:09 Feb-16-2017

Gtx 1080ti will be a monster card in terms of price and perdormance

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12:36 Feb-16-2017

I think not so much in terms of price :/

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14:42 Feb-16-2017

We can all dream

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11:22 Feb-16-2017

WOW, the 28th is going to be a huge day for PC gaming :D

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