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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:
2560NVIDIA CUDA® Cores
1607Base Clock (MHz)
1733Boost Clock (MHz)
Memory Specs:
10 GbpsMemory Speed
8 GB GDDR5XStandard Memory Config
256-bitMemory Interface Width
320Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
Technology Support:
YesVR Ready
Yes – SLI HB Bridge SupportedNVIDIA SLI® Ready1
YesNVIDIA GameStream-Ready
12 API with feature level 12_1Microsoft DirectX
YesVulkan API
PCIe 3.0Bus Support
Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86OS Certification
Display Support:
7680×4320@60HzMaximum Digital Resolution1
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVIStandard Display Connectors
YesMulti Monitor
Graphics Card Dimensions:
Thermal and Power Specs:
94Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
180 WGraphics Card Power (W)
500 WRecommended System Power (W)3
8-PinSupplementary 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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