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

Model GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce GTX 980
Fabrication Node 16nm FinFET 28nm 28nm
GPU GP104-400 GM200-310 GM204-400
CUDA Cores 2560 2816 2048
TMUs ? 176 128
ROPs ? 96 64
Memory Type 8GB GDDR5X 6GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5
Base Clock 1607 MHz 1000 MHz 1127 MHz
Boost Clock 1733 MHz 1076 MHz 1216 MHz
Memory Clock 2500 MHz 1750 MHz 1750 MHz
Effective Memory Clock 10000 MHz 7000 MHz 7000 MHz
Memory Bus 256-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s 337 GB/s 224 GB/s
TDP 180W 250W 165W
Power Connectors 1x 8pin 8pin+6pin 8pin+6pin
MSRP RM 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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