NVIDIA has unveiled an innovative graphics card at DreamHack this month: the GeForce GTX 1080. This card is the first to be powered by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture that, according to GeForce, provides "unprecedented performance [and] power efficiency" thanks to a lower power draw leading to less heat being emitted, thus enabling engineers to increase the core speed of the card.
The GeForce GTX 1080 features a new design built to provide "superior heat dissipation using vapor chamber cooling technology and premium materials" and NVIDIA's new SLI HB bridge, which "doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture." It has 2,560 CUDA cores, a memory bandwidth of 320 GB per second with a 256-bit memory interface, and runs at a memory speed of 10 GB per second.
The new card takes the title of the ultimate graphics card in that it can deliver two times the performance and three times the power efficiency of the GeForce TITAN X. While the GeForce GTX TITAN X retails for $999 and the previous generation GeForce GTX 980 Ti for $649.99, the GeForce GTX 1080 will begin selling at a competitive suggested retail price of $599 on May 27.
With this new architecture that is focused on supporting the needs of next-generation displays and VR performance for peripherals such as multiple monitors, 4K displays, and VR headsets, NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 10 series will definitely bring gaming experiences to the next level.