Nvidia Announces the GeForce GTX 1080

Launched today is the Pascal based GTX 1080 cards, using GDDR5X instead of GDDR5.

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*image taken from videocardz

What’s more important to note is that it’s based on 16nm FinFET fabrication process, put it simple – more performance at lower power draw!

Full specs further down the article.

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*image taken from videocardz

ModelGeForce GTX 1080GeForce GTX 980 TiGeForce GTX 980
Fabrication Node16nm FinFET28nm28nm
GPU GP104-400GM200-310GM204-400
CUDA Cores256028162048
TMUs?176128
ROPs?9664
Memory Type8GB GDDR5X6GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Base Clock1607 MHz1000 MHz1127 MHz
Boost Clock 1733 MHz1076 MHz1216 MHz
Memory Clock2500 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz
Effective Memory Clock10000 MHz7000 MHz7000 MHz
Memory Bus256-bit384-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s337 GB/s224 GB/s
TDP180W250W165W
Power Connectors1x 8pin8pin+6pin8pin+6pin
MSRPRM 2699
Reference
RM 3200
(Non-Reference)
RM 2400
(Non Reference)

NOTE : The GTX 1080 price is not confirmed as of now but it is a good estimation.

Analysis

With the price for the reference model being in between a GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti, it’s not surprising that a non-reference model would come in around RM 3000 range which is still lower than a GTX 980 Ti.

Seeing that the GTX 1080 is has double the performance of the GTX 980 and far faster than even the Titan X – where does the GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti and Titan X stand? The price to performance ratio is horrible in comparison.

It is also said that the GTX 1070 (Reference model) could be priced at RM 1700. With the performance of GTX 1080 at 2x the level of a GTX 980, it’s not surprising that GTX 1070 performs around 50% – 75% more than the GTX 980 so again, that pretty much obliterates the GTX 9xx range completely.

What is there to do now? Hold all your purchase (I know many brands are going to hate me for this) and wait for the new GeForce graphics card to be ready for purchase. 😀

Oh as for AMD? Needless today, the 1080 announced today (supposedly IF it actually is more than 2x the performance of GTX 980 and priced only slightly higher) makes all their offerings look terrible in terms of price to performance ratio.

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