Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) manufacturer Nvidia has unveiled the next-generation graphics card called theGeForce GTX 1080 andGeForce GTX 1070 GPUs. Compared to the Titan X GPU or evn GeForce GTX 9xx series cards, the graphic cards are promises far better performance. The company claims them to be twice in speed. The cards were introduced byNvidia founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the Dreamhack festival in Austin, Texas.
Huang informed that a team has been working of the project for two years and that this is the biggest microchip in the history of human kind, emphasising that the GPUs are the“most complicated, artful switching power supply that humanity does today”. Evidently its a large leap for the gaming industry. TheGTX 1080 is the world’s first 16nm FinFET GPU as well asthe first to use micron’s new GDDR5X memory. Pretty clearly,Huang said, this is the most efficient microchip built by the company.
The GTX 1080 is rated for 9Teraflopsand has 8GB of VRAM while the GTX 1070 is rated at6.5 Teraflops for8GB of VRAM. The former has fasterGDDR5X RAM running at 10Gbps for a total bandwidth of 320GBps and the later has anordinary GDDR5.
GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 GPUs Release Date:
TheGTX 1080 graphic card will go on sale from May 27th worldwide while theGTX 1070 GPUs willbe available from June 10.
GeForce GTX 1080 >X 1070 GPUs Prices:
The official cost of GTX 1080 is $599 whileGTX 1070 will be available at a price of $379. As for the ‘founder’s edition’ of the cards will cost $699 and $499 respectably.
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Although we are yet to release specific details of features of the tow cards but we are predicting that like its elder sibling, theGTX 1070 will supportGamestream,OpenGL 4.5,DirectX 12_1,GPU Boost,Vulkan and Nvidia’s own G-Sync.TheGTX 1080 is going to be the ultimate graphics card for gamers and during a demo, observation were made that the graphics card runs pretty smoothly at2.1GHz without getting too hot. This is equipped with the apparently cooling mechanism.
In addition to the graphics cards,Nvidia has rolled outmajor upgrade to VRWorks includingVRWorks Audio andPhysX simulations. To recall theVRWorks Audio is the very first real-time physically modeled acoustic simulation engine to be built. What it does is that it allows developers to model audio as it get reflected back from the surface. Besides this there’s also the‘Simultaneous Multi-Projection’ which is based on the Pascal architecture and is basicallynew rendering pipeline for graphics cards.
Its worth mentioning that Nvidia has also launched a new computer which is of the size of a lunchbox for self-driving cars. Volvo is their first customer.