Rumors began swirling last month that Nvidia is preparing a new addition to the GTX 10 lineup: GTX 1070 Ti. If there was ever any doubt to those rumors, MSI has just confirmed that for us. MSI Afterburner 4.4.0 Beta which released earlier this week has added support for GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. The patch notes read:

“Added core voltage control for reference design NVIDIA GeForce GT 1070 Ti series graphics cards”

The new graphics card is primarily aimed to compete with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56, which sits at $399 MSRP. Nvidia’s upcoming GPU will have more horsepower and be priced in a similar bracket to have a better standing. Based on a cut down GP104 chip like its younger sibling, GTX 1070 Ti will feature 2432 CUDA Cores, 152 TMUs, 7.8 TFLOPs as compared to GTX 1070’s 1920 CUDA Cores, 120 TMUs, 5.8 TFLOPs. The graphics card will come with 8GB GDDR5 clocked at 8Gbps. It will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the GTX 1080. If performance margins are thin then GTX 1070 Ti may well be a great addition given its rumored $429 MSRP.

It is worth noting that the note mentions reference design in particular, which could be indication that Founder’s Edition will launch first with custom variants following later.