Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Countdown Starts, Planned for May 6 Reveal
Nvidia is renowned for its creative ways of teasing its customers that help build up anticipation around the upcoming technology. As of the latest, the company has teased the release of its next generation Pascal based graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.
The Calif., US-based chip maker has just published a website called the Order of 10, which features a countdown to what is expected to be the launch of the upcoming Pascal cards. The countdown timer points towards the 6th May release when “humanity shall be enlightened.” Note that this is the same day when the Battlefield 5 will be revealed, as well.
There is also a hamburger menu at the upper left side of the site. Clicking that, followed by the PRELUDE option will take you to a new page with a hexagon having six segments called the “temporal shards.” Each segment leads you to a subpage with various puzzles on topics such as Collision, Compute and Astronomy.
But overall, the teaser site doesn’t reveal much about the new Pascal based cards, except that it will be a grand event for GeForce GTX 1000 series cards.
Also, you shouldn’t expect much from this early May event as it’s been described as the Editors’ Day, which will be more like a briefing for editors and tech enthusiasts.
Built on the 16nm process, both GTX 1000 series graphics cards are based on the Pascal GP104 GPU. For memory info, the GTX 1080 could feature 8GB of GDDR5X on a 384-bit memory bus, while the GTX 1070 drops down to more conventional GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory bus.
The new Pascal based cards are rumored to cost between $600 to $1,100.