Nvidia Announce 1080 GTX: Its Most Powerful and Cost-effective Graphics Card Ever


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Titan X was Nvidia’s best card until they announced GTX 1080 card a couple of days ago. During a special event on Saturday, Nvidia announced that the new card which starts at $599 will be launched later this month.

Nvidia CEO, Jen Hsun Huang joked about the card by saying, “The GeForce GTX 1080 is almost irresponsible amounts of performance.”

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Nvidia also mentioned that it spent billions of dollars in the R&D of Pascal architecture, which the new GTX 1080 is based off. Pascal architecture has replaced the Maxwell architecture which was used in the 900 series graphics cards of the company. Pascal architecture is also the first of its kind, which is built on a 16nm finfet process and uses 8 GB of GDDR5X memory. It is said to be Nvidia’s most efficient architecture till date.

Huang also showed the power stability of the GTX 1080 in the event. He compared GTX 1080 with GeForce GTX 980, which had peak power fluctuation ranging from 209mV while the former’s power usage was only 120mV.

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While talking about performance, Huang said that in Scalable Link Interface (SLI), GTX 1080 is faster than two GTX 980s. He went on to add that the new graphics card is faster than the company’s current top of the line card GeForce GFX Titan and consumes less power than it.

However, the most astonishing thing about the GTX 1080 is the price. The GTX 1080 is priced at only $599, while you’ll have to pay $100 more for the Founder’s Edition. It is to be noted that GTX 1080 outperforms the Titan X, which is priced at $1000.

The new GTX 1080 is scheduled to release on 27th of May.

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Along with GTX 1080, another new graphics card GTX 1070 was also announced, which is priced at $379 and $449 (Founder’s Edition). GTX 1070, which uses 8GB of GDDR5 video memory is also faster than the Titan X, according to Nvidia’s CEO.

GTX 1070 releases on 10th June while GTX 1080 will release on May 27th.