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Nvidia Finally Unveiles Geforce GTX 1080 and 1070 Based on 16nm FinFET Technology

NVIDIA has finally unveiled its highly anticipated next-generation, Pascal-based GeForce graphics cards. The two cards unveiled are the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070. NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture is based on 16nm FinFET technology, similar to that of NVIDIA’s high end data center Tesla P100 processing engine, but the GeForce cards are targeted at the consumer gaming market. NVIDIA’s GP104 GPU at the heart of the new GeForce cards is comprised of some 8 billion transistors and features a 256-bit memory interface and 8GB of Micron GDDR5X graphics memory for the GTX 1080 and 8GB of standard GDDR5 in the case of the GTX 1070.

Geforce GTX 1080 Performance

The GTX 1080 has a TDP of just 180W but with twice the performance of last gen GTX 980 which had a TDP of 165W. Nvidia demonstrated this power by running GTX 1080 at 2.1 GHz on air cooling with memory clock at 5.5GHz, and it’s likely we’ll see identical numbers for the 1070. Both new cards are tailored towards VR, and in specific use cases you can expect speed gains of 200-300%.

Full specification of GTX 1080 
GPU Engine Specs: 
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores              2560
Base Clock (MHz)                        1607
Boost Clock (MHz)                      1733
Memory Specs: 
Memory Speed                               10 Gbps
Standard Memory Config              8 GB GDDR5X
Memory Interface Width              256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)       320
Technology Support: 
Multi-Projection                           Yes
VR Ready                                    Yes
NVIDIA Ansel                            Yes
NVIDIA SLI® Ready                Yes - SLI HB Bridge Supported
NVIDIA GameStream™-Ready Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost™ 3.0
Microsoft DirectX                        12 API with feature level 12_1
Vulkan API                                  Yes
OpenGL                                      4.5
Bus Support                                 PCIe 3.0
OS Certification                            Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86 
Display Support: 
Maximum Digital Resolution     7680x4320 @60Hz
Standard Display Connectors     DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
Multi Monitor Yes
HDCP 2.2 
Graphics Card Dimensions: 
Height 4.376"
Length 10.5"
Width 2-Slot 
Thermal and Power Specs: 
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 94
Graphics Card Power (W)                          180W
Recommended System Power (W)              500W
Supplementary Power Connectors               8-Pin

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 will start shipping on May 27th and will be priced at $599, while the GeForce GTX 1070 is due to arrive on June 10 and priced at $379.

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