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NVIDIA Announced Its New GTX 1080 and GTX 1070


Announced by NVIDIA is their newly minted GeForce  GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphic cards. In further detail, this is the next generation graphics processor based off the Pascal architecture. NVIDIA  is boasting claims that this graphic chip is much faster than the Titan X, with a much lower power state.

The Pascal chip is created on the 16nm process at TSMC, this probably explains the graphic chip low power state. It has fewer implemented shaders than the current Titan X graphic card, yet has a significant higher clock rate. Surprisingly though it does not rely on the GDDR5, instead it uses GDDR5X which is a slight improvement over the latter.

There is no listed specs for the GTX 1070, but there is available listed specs for the GTX 1080 and it goes as follows; 2560 CUDA Cores, 1607 MHz Base Clock (8.2 TFLOPs), 1607 MHz Boost Clock (8.9 TFLOPs) an incredible amount of GDDR5X memory that measures 8GB, 180W listed power which by the way uses just 1 x 8-pin power input.

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There is also a new SLI bridge configuration, dubbed SLI HB Bridge, this is suppose to double the bandwidth of the Maxwell platform.

As far as pricing goes, the GTX 1080 will go for $599 which is a $50 hike from the GTX 980, while the GTX 1070 price point valued at $379, again a significant price bump from the GTX 970 at $80.

 Each graphic cards will have two separate release dates, the GeForce GTX 1080 will ship to market on May 27th, while the GeForce 1070 will arrive to market on June 10th. You'll most certainly expect to see the usual AIB partners such as EVGA, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and PNY offer various based stock reference in their design with customize cooling, in the coming months.


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