Nvidia has revealed the details for the GTX 1080; which starts with a base and boost clock speeds of 1,607MHz and 1,733MHz respectively. The information comes after the official announcement of the company’s two latest graphics cards – the aforementioned GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070 – which were revealed over the weekend.
The GTX 1080 will come with a CUDA Core count of 2,560; only slightly short of the 3,072 in the GTX Titan X. However, unlike the 7Gbps memory clock on the GTX Titan X, Nvidia’s GTX 1080 has a whopping memory speed of 10Gbps. Besides that, Nvidia’s latest graphics card is also fitted with 8GB GDDR5X memory by Micron.
When it comes to thermal output, Nvidia mentioned that the maximum temperature of the GTX 1080 would be 94°C; power consumption is rated at 180W. Interestingly, all it takes to power a GTX 1080 is merely one 8-pin connector.
Dimensions-wise, the GTX 1080 will have a height and length measurement of 4.3 inches and 10.5 inches respectively. Display outputs that ships with the GTX 1080 are: one DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and dual-link DVI ports each.
Nvidia’s rival AMD enjoyed the fact that – prior to the GTX 1080 – Radeon GPUs were the only graphics cards that were able to perform Async Compute tasks. Nvidia brought up the feature in its press release: stating that the GTX 1080 will feature Async Compute. There was, however, no mention of similar support on the GTX 1070.
Alas, Nvidia fans can now rejoice knowing that the GTX 1080 has now been unveiled and will be released very soon (27 May). Not only does the GTX 1080 boast up to twice the performance of a GTX Titan X (or a pair of GTX 980s in SLI), it cost significantly less too: US$599 (about RM2,359) and US$699 (around RM2,795) for the “Founders Edition”.