NVIDIA Unveil GeForce GTX 1080 Specifications

NVIDIA after unveiling its intensely fast GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards, NVIDIA publish specifications of GTX 1080 which is based on NVIDIA’s brand new 16 nm “GP104” silicon, derived from its “Pascal” GPU architecture. GeForce GTX 1080 featuring four graphics processing clusters, holding 2,560 CUDA cores. The core runs at 1607 MHz, with a GPU Boost frequency of about 1733 MHz. In one of its demos, Seems that NVIDIA overclocked this chip to over 2100 MHz, on its reference air cooling, and the GPU barely scraped 67 °C under the heavy stress. The GTX 1080 features a 256-bit wide GDDR5X memory interface, holding 8 GB of memory. The memory is clocked at 2500 MHz (10 GHz effective), working out to a memory bandwidth of 320 GB/s. And, API in the card is supported with DirectX 12 (feature-level 12_1), OpenGL 4.5, and Vulkan.

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Now about Display output included are three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, one HDMI 2.0b, and one dual-link DVI. The basic reference-design card is 10.5-inch long, and double-slot. It draws power from only a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, and its typical board power is rated at 180W. With the GeForce’s “Pascal” family, instead of caving in to just DirectX 12 native multi-GPU, they developed its SLI technology further, with a new SLI HB (high-bandwidth) bridge standard which is essentially a 2-way bridge in which both SLI fingers of the card are used with this double bandwidth between the two cards, allows higher display resolutions, and multi-display setups for high-resolution monitors. Now about pricing GeForce GTX 1080 will be available by the end of May, starting at $599 (Rs. 40,000 approx.).

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