After almost a year and a half on the market, Nvidia is reportedly coming up with a “Titanium” version of Geforce Gtx 1070. The leading GPU manufacturer is reportedly going to roll out NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti in the market sometime next month though no specific date was provided.

This information was originally posted on Chinese forum Board Channels last week. According to the posted, NVIDIA’s internal bulletin shows that NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is coming out this October.

NVIDIA and AMD rivalry

Some tech experts and analysts suggested that the most probable reason NVIDIA decided to get with GTX 1070 Ti is to match AMD’s recently released RX Vega 56.

Accordingly, the performance of GTX 1070 is close to GeForce GTX 1080. However, if NVIDIA’s goal is to match AMD’s latest graphics card, it would mean a total revision or enhancement of its specifications.

For one, AMD RX Vega 56 is fabricated using the 14nm FinFET process as compared to GTX 1070’s 16nm. While the two graphics cards have 8GB of memory, the RX Vega 56 boasts the second generation of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) which is far better compared to GDDR5 regarding performance and power consumption.

Even with higher specifications, the AMD RX Vega 56 graphics card is cheaper by $50. A year and a half of technological advancement and price drop could somehow resolve this concern in favor of NVIDIA, though it remains to be seen.

According to Chinese-based tech website, the alleged GTX 1070 Ti will feature 2432 CUDA cores, 152 Texture Mapping Units (TMUs), a base clock of 1607MHz and a boost clock of 1683MHz. Incidentally, it is the same base clock as GTX 1080 and boost clock of GeForce GTX 1070. Its CUDA cores and TMUs are just 128 and 12 lower than GTX 1080, respectively.

Tech website suggested that this alleged specification is much closer to GP104-400 GPU version of GTX 1080. Converting the price, it could cost around $70 less than GTX 1080 which puts it around $430.

Gigabyte teaser

A very suggestive Facebook post from Gigabyte caught the attention of many tech analysts and enthusiasts.

Shown in the post is an evil clown holding what looks like NVIDIA graphics card with a Gigabyte AORUS cooler, and a red text saying “Ti.” The post’s caption says “Ti will get you too... eventually ...” with a hashtag “#comingsoon.”

Gigabyte’s post could be seen as riding on the success of the supernatural horror film “IT,” based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King and directed by Andy Muschietti. Or perhaps, Gigabyte is suggesting that a new “Ti” graphics card is scheduled to hit the market this coming Halloween, Oct. 31st.