Today NVIDIA announced the launch of its GeForce GTX 1080, the high-end graphics card for consumer grade market equipped with all new Pascal GP104 GPU (GP104-400-A1) GPU core, which comprises up to 2560 CUDA Cores running at 2,000 MHz. The reference version of GeForce GTX 1080 is running at base / turbo boost frequencies of 1607/1733 MHz coupled with 8GB of memory GDDR5X @10 GHz with a 256 bits memory interface resulting in a bandwidth of 320 GB / s.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 announced: Faster than GTX 980 SLI For $599 – 180W TDP and 8 GB GDDR5X Memory

The rest of the information passing through the support of new technologies such as NVIDIA Ansel (capture screenshot of the game in 360-degree), Multi-Projection, VR Ready, Nvidia G-Sync, you can create an SLI configuration and it will be compatible with the DirectX 12 API level 12_1, Vulkan and OpenGL 4.5 . With the reference cooling system and PCB, the graphics card consumes 180W, requiring PCI-Express 8 – pin connector and can reach a maximum temperature of 94 ° C, although the actual tests show the GPU was running 60c under full load. In terms of display output, it includes Display Port 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz) and DL-DVI.

The company announced that its GeForce GTX 1080 is 2x faster than GeForce GTX 980 on the use of virtual reality, but in games like Rise of the Tomb Raider or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , this difference is reduced to 1.75x more powerful than a GTX 980.

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At the official presentation, the company showed their graphics card stood at 2144 MHz at a temperature of 67 ° C, so hopefully it customized models will run at higher frequencies after OC (the reference at least 2000 MHz). Regarding the price and availability, it will arrive on May 27 for $599.

NVIDIA has done their job, now its time for AMD to make a move and we must recognize that it will be very difficult for now.  We are waiting to see that how 14nm will win the battle against 16nm.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Specifications:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA GP100
Graphics Core GM204 GM200 GP104 GP104 GM200 GP100
Process Node 28nm 28nm 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 28nm 16nm FinFET
Transistors 5.2 Billion 8 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 8 Billion 15.3 Billion
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2816 CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
VRAM 4 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5 16/32 GB HBM2
Bus Interface 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 4096-bit bus
Power Connector 6+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power? Single 8-Pin Power? 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 165W 250W 150W 180W 250W 300W (Tesla P100)
Display Outputs 3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
TBC
Launch Date September 2014 May 2015 10th June 2016 27th May 2016 March 2015 TBC
Launch Price $549 US $649 US $379 US $599 US $999 US N/A