Nvidia have done it again. It’s newly unveiled GTX 1080 has been revealed and as expected, it will break minds and wallets.
Speaking at the DreamHack gamer gathering in Austin, Texas Friday night, he drew gasps of disbelief as he explained that our newest gaming GPU delivers 2x the performance and 3x the efficiency of TITAN X.
The new GTX beast uses a new Pascal architecture mostly designed for 4K performance and of course to handle Nvida VR.
Pascal was designed to bring out the best in this new generation of content. Its greater memory bandwidth and power efficiency let the GTX 1080 run at clock speeds never before possible — more than 1700 MHz — while consuming just 180 watts of power.
Our 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.
It will retail for $599 with a “Founders Edition” retailing for $699. No idea on what the founders edition is but it will revealed later today.
The device is expected to ship as early as May 27. More details can be found on the official Nvida Blog