NVIDIA reveals GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards


NVIDIA has finally released the Pascal architecture to consumers with GTX 1080 and 1070 cards.

A few weeks ago NVIDIA launched their Pascal architecture with a Tesla computing card. Now, the company brings it to consumers with two new cards.

The GTX 1080 is the new flagship card. It easily beats even the Titan X and consumes way less power while doing so. The specs are impressive as well. The 1080 packs 2560 CUDA cores that run at 1607MHz base and 1733MHz boost clock. The 8GB GDDR5X memory speed is 10Gbps with the bandwidth of 320GBps. The card only uses 180 watts of power.

On the demo, the card was running overclocked at 2114MHz and memory at 5.5GHz. This promises very impressive overclocking capabilities.

The GTX 1070 was also revealed at the same event but the actual tech specs are not public yet. It performs 6.5TFLOPS compared to 1080’s 9TFLOPS. It also uses older GDDR5 memories but has the same 8GB of it.

On the software side, NVIDIA launched a bunch of new technologies to use the immense power of the new GTX 1080. The technologies are designed to improve VR, high-resolution and gaming experience.

The GTX 1080 will be available on May 27 with the price of $599. The 1070 will launch on June 10 and cost $379.

Source: NVIDIA

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