Nvidia announce Pascal based GTX 1070 and 1080 graphics cards

Nvidia GTX 1080

Nvidia have finally announced their latest series  of graphics card using their new Pascal architecture. The new GTx 1070 and 1080 will launch on June 10th and May 27th respectively and bring great efficiency with some decent performance increases.

GTX 1070

The GTx 1070 will cost $379 and arrives with 6.5 TFLOPS of computing power and 8GB GDDR5 VRAM. THe founders edition will cost $449.

GTX 1080

The more substantial and higher performing GTX 1080 arrives on May 27th and will offer 9 TFLOPS of computing power and 8GB of GDDR5X . Pricing is set at $599 with the founders edition being a good bit more at $699.

Below is a quick comparison between the new GTX 1080 and previous generation Nvidia cards. The 16NM process and greatly reduced power consumption should make for a very cool and power efficient graphics card. More details should give us a better idea of that when we see the benchmarks rolling in.

  GTX 1080 GTX 980Ti GTX 980
GPU Architecture Pascal Maxwell Maxwell
Process node 16nm 28nm 28nm
SP FP Performance 9 TFLOPs 5.63 TFLOPs 4.61 TFLOPs
CUDA Core Count  2560 2816 2048
VRAM Cappacity 8GB 6GB 4GB
Memory Speed 10Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps
Memory Bus Size 256-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s 336.5 GB/s 224 GB/s
Base clock speed 1607MHz 1000MHz 1139MHz
Boost clock speed 1733MHz 1076MHz 1240Mhz
TDP 180W 250W 165W
Power Connection 1x 8-pin  1x 8-pin + 1x 6-pin 2x 6-pin
PCI Express  PCIe 3.0  PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0
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