Nvidia has yet to announce the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti publicly, but, thanks to a job listing on LinkedIn, the GPU maker has confirmed that the highly anticipated card is on its way. Additionally, the listing reveals that a “Club GeForce Elite” program could soon be arriving.
First spotted by PC World, the LinkedIn ad for a Nvidia “Senior Marketing Manager – GeForce, Gamer Loyalty & Advocacy” doesn’t give away any new technical specifications about the GTX 1080 Ti, but it does confirm that the company is getting ready to launch the card.
One interesting section of the ad, titled “Targeted Spot Prizes To Drive Sentiment, Reward Behavior, And Grow Advocates,” mentions a “Step Up” offer that will see 980 Ti users get the first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders.
The lengthy ad also focuses on rewarding Nvidia customers’ loyalty. In addition to listing benefits for GeForce Experience users, such as a free indie game once a year, free skins, hardware discounts, and beta access for certain first-party content, there’s also mention of a “Club GeForce Elite” subscription program.
Those who subscribe to the $10 per month service will get a rotating bundle of four free games from the GeForce Experience app store each quarter and a free GeForce 'PC in the cloud' subscription, along with exclusive skins, in-game items, and GeForce Gear.
It could be a while before Club GeForce Elite arrives, especially as there is currently no GFE app store. PC in the Cloud, meanwhile, could hint at Nvidia’s Shield-exclusive GeForce Now streaming service coming to PCs
Back in September, it was reported that the GTX 1080 Ti could be launched at CES in January. It will be the second consumer GPU to feature Nvidia’s Pascal GP102 silicon, which was first used in the Titan X. The 1080 Ti will reportedly pack 3,328 CUDA cores, 208 TMUs, a 1.7Ghz boost clock, 12GB of GDDR5X memory, and 10.7 TFLOPs of FP32 performance.