Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 Revealed
Nvidia revealed its new GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 – the first gaming GPU based on our new Pascal architecture.
The 1000 series GPU’s delivers two times more the performance and three times more the efficiency of TITAN X.
Speaking at the DreamHack gamer gathering in Austin, Texas, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said: “It’s insane. The 1080 is insane, It’s almost irresponsible amounts of performance. This is the future of graphics, available today. 1080 is the new king.”
GTX 1080’s Pascal architecture “offers huge leaps in performance, memory bandwidth and power efficiency. Pascal supports new features and capabilities that redefine what makes a perfect platform for AAA games.
In the past, GPUs were designed to project 3D models onto single screens. In the modern computing landscape, people game on curved, widescreen displays, 4K and higher resolution monitors, ‘surround’ setups configured with three screens or more and, of course, head-mounted displays for immersive VR experiences.”
“Several thousand people have been working on this project now for more than two years. This is the largest GPU endeavor, the largest chip processor endeavor, in the history of humanity. The R&D budget was several billion dollars,” Huang said.
GTX 1080’s Pascal designed brings out the best, its “greater memory bandwidth and power efficiency lets the GPU run at clock speeds never before possible — more than 1700 MHz — while consuming just 180 watts of power.”
The Pascal-based GPUs feature enhanced asynchronous compute, and are the first to harness the power of 8GB of Micron’s new GDDR5X memory. The GTX 1080 is the first gaming GPUs designed for the 16nm FinFET process.
GTX 1080 GPU Engine Specs:
2560 NVIDIA CUDA® Cores
1607 Base Clock (MHz)
1733 Boost Clock (MHz)
10 Gbps Memory Speed
8 GB GDDR5X Standard Memory Config
256-bit Memory Interface Width
320 Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
SLI HB Bridge Supported NVIDIA SLI® Ready1
3.0 NVIDIA GPU Boost™
Microsoft DirectX 12 API with feature level 12_1
PCIe 3.0 Bus Support
OS Certification Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86
7680×4320@60Hz Maximum Digital Resolution
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI Standard Display Connectors
Graphics Card Dimensions:
Thermal and Power Specs:
94 Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
180 W Graphics Card Power (W)
500 W Recommended System Power (W)3
8-Pin Supplementary Power Connectors
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 will release on May 27 for $599/£450 and GeForce GTX 1070 on June 10 for $379/£270.
Additionally, GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition will be available on June 10 for $449, and custom boards expected to start at $379.
GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition will be available on May 27 for $699. It will be available from NVIDIA, ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Custom boards will vary by region and pricing is expected to start at $599.