After months of curiosity, expectations and calculations, Nvidia has held the stir of the speculation and officially announced the arrival of it’s newest series of top performing most advanced GPU, Nvidia GTX 1080, which will be followed by GTX 1070 and probably GTX 1060 / 1050 a bit later on.
Successors to the game-changer and the most successful card series ever for Nvidia, the 980 and 970; the newest series 1080 and 1070 is also being deployed to a similar target by encouraging the hardcore and enthusiastic gamers to go for the Nvidia GTX 1080 and professional gamers and athletes can settle at GTX 1070. The cards, latest addition to the Pasval architect family (2X faster) will be available in the market from 1st week of June, whereas, India might see a slight delay of couple of weeks for the cards to be made available.
The pricing, however isn’t unexpected. With the features and performance upgrades from its predecessors, The Nvidia GTX 1080 will surely be as powerful and even more comparatively to GTX 980 in terms of sales.
1080 is the new king.
– Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO, Nvidia
Nvidia GTX 1080 which is supposed to be faster than Titan X, is also faster than two GTX 980 cards running together using SLI technology. Like the P100, it’s built with a new 16nm FinFET (a type of 3D transistor) manufacturing process, which makes it more power efficient, on top of just being faster.
Nvidia GTX 1080
The GTX 1080 is the “largest GPU endeavor, largest chip endeavor, largest processor endeavor, in the history of humanity,” said NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. He added that the R&D budget for the new card was “several billion dollars” over the span of more than two years. “I’m pretty sure you can go to Mars [for that],” he said.
Other than the 8GB of GDDR5X RAM and 9 teraflops, Nvidia didn’t release much about the technical specifications of the card, not only 1080, but the 1070 is also supposedly faster than the Titan X in terms of performances and specifications. Professionally for the eSports athletes and the gamers not interested in setting up a giant rig for spaceship operatives, 1070 is a healthy deal as well.
Nvidia GTX 1080 will be available at $599 whereas the GTX 1070 will be coming out at $379. The Indian prices should be around Rs. 54,000 and 34,000 respectively.