NVIDIA is making it hard on gamers and their wallets. The most recent news surrounding the release of the GeForce GTX 1080 series of GPU’s was inevitable. There was talk about the architecture in development, but at the DreamHack event last night in Austin, Texas it was a little bit more finite in the expectations that we can have for the new line of NVIDIA cards.
Those expectations are two-times the amount of performance from the Titan X, with three-times the efficiency. Yes, those are some fairly lofty expectations, especially at an MSRP of $699.
“It’s insane. The 1080 is insane, It’s almost irresponsible amounts of performance,” Huang, wearing a black leather jacket and huge grin, told the crowd of hundreds of gamers at Emo’s, one of music-mad Austin’s top entertainment venues. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang”
There wasn’t just hardware news to boast during the event. NVIDIA will also release “Ansel” for game capture. The introduction to the software boils down to delivering the ability to capture more options, screens, video within game streaming/recording. You can also utilize a panoramic 360° shot during gameplay. This can also be viewable on a smartphone, delivering yet another presence of VR to the mainstream. And speaking of VR, NVIDIA also introduced the VR Funhouse to showcase new haptic feedback that the Pascal architecture can provide.
The last bit of news surrounded its release. The GTX 1080 will release on May 27, 2016 for $699. There will also be a GTX 1070 available for $449 coming June 10, 2016. Custom boards will run approximately $379 upon launch. The following companies will produce models of the GTX 1080:
- Innovision 3D
Now, if you don’t mind me, I’m going to go start mowing some lawns and walking some dogs to get the extra cash that’s not in my wallet.
GPU Engine Specs:
2560NVIDIA CUDA Cores
1607Base Clock (MHz)
1733Boost Clock (MHz)
10 GbpsMemory Speed
8 GB GDDR5XStandard Memory Config
256-bitMemory Interface Width
320Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
SLI HB Bridge SupportedNVIDIA SLI Ready
3.0NVIDIA GPU Boost™
12 API with feature level 12_1Microsoft DirectX
PCIe 3.0Bus Support
Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86OS Certification
7680×4320@60HzMaximum Digital Resolutio1
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVIStandard Display Connectors
Graphics Card Dimensions:
Thermal and Power Specs:
94Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
180 WGraphics Card Power (W)
500 WRecommended System Power (W)3