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NVIDIA Announces GTX 1080 for $599 and GTX 1070 for $379, Faster than SLI 980’s

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was present at Dreamhack in Austin, Texas to announce the biggest news from NVIDIA this year: the announcement of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 video cards. These new video cards are based on the new Pascal architecture with the GTX 1080 boasting better performance than a Titan X and a pair of GTX 980 in SLI with 8GB of GDDR5X memory and capable of 9TFLOP. The GTX 1070 on the other hand has 8GB of GDDR5 memory and 6.5TFLOPS. Requiring only a single 8-pin power connector, the GTX 1080 is a very efficient card, approximately 3x the efficiency of a Titan X.

Even more impressive than performance however are the prices for these cards. With an MSRP of only $599, the GTX 1080 is certainly remarkable value-buy considering how much a GTX 980Ti is currently. The GTX 1070 has an MSRP of $379.  Retail availability for the GTX 1080 starts May 27th, while the GTX 1070 will arrive a bit later in June right after Computex.

GTX 1080 full specifications:

GPU Engine Specs:
2560 NVIDIA CUDA® Cores
1607 Base Clock (MHz)
1733 Boost Clock (MHz)
Memory Specs:
10 Gbps Memory Speed
8 GB GDDR5X Standard Memory Config
256-bit Memory Interface Width
320 Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
Technology Support:
Yes Multi-Projection
Yes VR Ready
Yes NVIDIA Ansel
Yes – SLI HB Bridge Supported NVIDIA SLI® Ready1
Yes NVIDIA GameStream-Ready
3.0 NVIDIA GPU Boost
12 API with feature level 12_1 Microsoft DirectX
Yes Vulkan API
4.5 OpenGL
PCIe 3.0 Bus Support
Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86 OS Certification
Display Support:
7680×4320@60Hz Maximum Digital Resolution1
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI Standard Display Connectors
Yes Multi Monitor
2.2 HDCP
Graphics Card Dimensions:
4.376″ Height
10.5″ Length
2-Slot Width
Thermal and Power Specs:
94 Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
180 W Graphics Card Power (W)
500 W Recommended System Power (W)3
8-Pin Supplementary Power Connectors

1 – 7680×4320 at 60 Hz RGB 8-bit with dual DisplayPort connectors or 7680×4320 at 60 Hz YUV420 8-bit with on DisplayPort 1.3 connector.
2 – DisplayPort 1.2 Certified, DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 Ready.
3 – Recommendation is made based on PC configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz processor. Pre-built system may require less power depending on system configuration.

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