On May 31 at Computex 2016 NVIDIA will officially announce its gaming graphics cards based on Pascal silicon, The GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070. Today we have new details on the avaliblity of these GPUs in the market. A reliable source Digitimes has indicated that mass shipments of both GPUs will not take place until July, so these graphics cards will make their entry in the third quarter (July to September).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 will arrive in Q3 2016

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Nvidia initially plans to reveal GPUs including GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 at Computex 2016 and has already begun to clear inventory of its existing GPUs to prepare for the next-generation products. Digitimes

During the event, NVIDIA AIB partners Asustek Computer (Asus), Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) will showcase their products, but unfortunately these new models will be based on the reference design, so custom design variants could start to reach the market before the end of Q3 2016. The most interesting models will use higher quality components that allow to reduce electrical noise and temperatures, which will lead to exponential improvement in Overclocking rates. As long waiting time ahead, it is obvious to think that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 and the GeForce GTX 1070 will be equipped with new standard GDDR5X memory.

Meanwhile, AMD will continue to prepare the launch of its Polaris based graphics card manufactured under a 14nm lithography to compete against Pascal (at 16nm). However, its GPUs will be announced in June, but virtually a joint launch of two companies will raise a great battle between the GeForce GTX 1080 and the Radeon R9 490x to see who will offer the powerful gaming graphics card of this generation.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 “Rumored” Specs:

GPU NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA Pascal GP100
Graphics CoreGM204GP104GM200GM200GP100
Process Node28nm16nm FinFET28nm28nm16nm FinFET
Transistors5.2 BillionTBC8 Billion8 Billion15.3 Billion
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores?2816 CUDA Cores3072 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
VRAM4 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5/X?6 GB GDDR512 GB GDDR516/32 GB HBM2
Bus Interface256-bit bus256-bit bus?384-bit bus384-bit bus4096-bit bus
Power Connector6+6 Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power?8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP165WTBC250W250W300W (Tesla P100)
Display Outputs3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
2x Display Port
1x HDMI
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
TBC
Launch DateSeptember 2014June 2016May 2015March 2015TBC