Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) manufacturer Nvidia has unveiled the next-generation graphics card called the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce 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 by Nvidia founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the Dreamhack festival in Austin, Texas.

GeForce GTX

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. The GTX 1080 is the world’s first 16nm FinFET GPU as well as the 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 9 Teraflops and has 8GB of VRAM while the GTX 1070 is rated at 6.5 Teraflops for 8GB of VRAM. The former has faster GDDR5X RAM running at 10Gbps for a total bandwidth of 320GBps and the later has an ordinary GDDR5.

GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 GPUs Release Date:

The GTX 1080 graphic card will go on sale from May 27th worldwide while the GTX 1070 GPUs will be available from June 10.

GeForce GTX 1080 & GTX 1070 GPUs Prices: 

The official cost of GTX 1080 is $599 while GTX 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, the GTX 1070 will support Gamestream, OpenGL 4.5, DirectX 12_1, GPU Boost, Vulkan and Nvidia’s own G-Sync. The GTX 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 at 2.1GHz without getting too hot. This is equipped with the apparently cooling mechanism.

In addition to the graphics cards, Nvidia has rolled out major upgrade to VRWorks including VRWorks Audio and PhysX simulations. To recall the VRWorks 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 basically new 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.

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