Nvidia Job Posting Confirms GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 980 Ti owners First to Get “Step Up” Offers

Nvidia has confirmed the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in the form of a job posting over at LinkedIn. The card will be aimed at the enthusiast PC gamers, and the GTX 980 Ti owners will be the first in line to avail pre-orders of the product, according to the listing.

Targeted Spot Prizes To Drive Sentiment, Reward Behavior, And Grow Advocates

  • Free game codes for users who report a confirmed bug or contribute useful feature enhancement requests
  • Free game codes to our most active Share and GeForce Forum users
  • Free game codes to users who rank most negative and most positive on our sentiment tools
  • 980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or “Step Up” offer

In addition to this, the job posting also reveals that Nvidia is planning to announce a new program called Club GeForce Elite for its loyal GeForce fans. This will be a subscription-based service with a price of $10 a month.

The Club GeForce Elite users will receive free goodies in the form of games, hardware discounts, exclusive in-game items, GeForce PC in the cloud, and a lot more as listed below:

Most Recent Geforce Rewards Product/Program Description
I think of GFE Rewards as more than giveaways — it’s a Club with exclusive benefits for GFE users.
Through the Club we can help improve our customer’s gaming experience and build a GeForce/GFE community.

Annual Benefits To All GFE Users

“Club GeForce” should provide 3 classes of rewards to GFE users:

  • Free full copy of exclusive Indie game (1x/year)
  • Free custom skin or in-game item for AAA game (1x/qtr)
  • Early beta access for Talos and NVIDIA 1st party content
  • Exclusive hardware discounts for gaming gear

Weekly Giveaways And Prizes

  • Free AAA game codes and In-game currency
  • Early beta access to AAA games
  • Accessories to help gamers enjoy gaming better (HMDs, SHIELDs, Keyboards, etc)
  • Golden tickets to gaming events (Blizzcon, PAX, etc)

Targeted Spot Prizes To Drive Sentiment, Reward Behavior, And Grow Advocates

  • Free game codes for users who report a confirmed bug or contribute useful feature enhancement requests
  • Free game codes to our most active Share and GeForce Forum users
  • Free game codes to users who rank most negative and most positive on our sentiment tools
  • 980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders, or “Step Up” offer

Club GeForce Also Provides Benefits Outside Of GFE

  • Early Registration and Invitations to Club GeForce Meetups, GeForce LAN and Community Events
  • GeForce Forum badges and rankings based on years in the Club

As The Program Develops, We Introduce ‘Club GeForce Elite’ — Which Has a $10/mth Fee And Gives Gamers

  • Rotating bundle of free games from our GFE app store (4x games per quarter)
  • Free GeForce PC in the cloud subscription
  • Exclusive skins, in-game items, and GeForce Gear

In terms of specs, the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is rumored to be based on the Pascal GP102, which is the same graphics chip powering the refreshed Titan X. Other supposed hardware specs include 3,328 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR5X memory, a core clock speed of 1,503MHz, and 250W TDP.

So we can expect the GTX 1080 Ti to deliver Titan X level of performance but at a lower price point. The new card is expected to make its appearance at the CES 2017, scheduled to kick off in January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.