Nvidia unveiled its GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, last Friday and the specs sheet until now in undoubtedly spectacular.
Some of the important things to know about these hot pieces of Graphic-creating machines are:
These machines scream speed. The processing machines are faster than dual GeForce GTX 980s which can easily trump Nvidia’s flagship Titan X which was one of the powerful single-GPU Graphics Card.
Transition from 28nm to 16nm:
The ingredient to these jaw-dropping ludicrous speeds lies in Nvidia’s shift from its 28 nanometer transistors to Pascal’s 16nm GPU which is approximately a two generation leap. Nvidia was stuck on 28nm transistors for four whole years and this time around the chips have embraced the FinFET technology while also adopting 8GB of improved memory which is dubbed as GDDR5X. The memory permits blazing speeds of 10Gbps. Even though, this is still not as fast as AMD’s Fury Graphics Card, but its still an increment from GTX 1080 and 1070’s predecessors which had speeds of 7Gbps.
Apart from pulling together some fantastic graphic performances, the Pascal architecture has enabled Nvidia to create its most energy-efficient GPU. Nvidia claims that there is a threefold increase in efficiency from the Maxwell architecture based GPU, Titan X.
The GTX 1080 despite overpowering a dual GTX 980 framework requires only 180W of power over a single 8-pin connector, whereas the latter requires power through four 6-pin connectors.
For people demanding more power through overclocking, the GTX 1080 can be overclocked to 1733 MHz while Nvidia, flaunted the GTX 1080 overclocked to 2114 MHz while running a demo of Paragon
The graphics card has ample software tricks up its sleeve as well including a multi-display feature which is optimized to promote a natural display devoid of distortion. Ansel, an in-game 3D camera utility is also being featured which captures screenshots and allows you to apply filters, manipulate brightness levels and other options to craft your gaming masterpieces.
The reference cards are touted as entry level and usually have a lower price tag attached. However, the GTX 1080 Founders Edition is priced at $700 whereas the GTX 1080 comes in at $600. Similarly the GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition bags a price tag of $450 and the regular one will come at a meager price of $350.