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


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 Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA Pascal GP100
Graphics Core GM204 GP104 GM200 GM200 GP100
Process Node 28nm 16nm FinFET 28nm 28nm 16nm FinFET
Transistors 5.2 Billion TBC 8 Billion 8 Billion 15.3 Billion
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores? 2816 CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Bus Interface 256-bit bus 256-bit bus? 384-bit bus 384-bit bus 4096-bit bus
Power Connector 6+6 Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power? 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 165W TBC 250W 250W 300W (Tesla P100)
Display Outputs 3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
2x Display Port
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
Launch Date September 2014 June 2016 May 2015 March 2015 TBC