Nvidia Pascal GTX 1080 Benchmarks Reveal Clock Speeds of Up to 1.86 GHz
Only a couples of days after the “Order of 10” teaser campaign, Nvidia has confirmed that a special livestream event is going to take place today. While it didn’t reveal what the event is about, we pretty much know that the US-based chip maker will unveil its next generation, consumer grade Pascal based graphics cards, including the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.
In fact, we have known it for quite some time that Nvidia will be hosting a private Pascal Editors’ event on May 6th but the company must have decided to make it public given the details have already leaked out. The unveiling event will be live streamed today on Twitch at 6 PM PST.
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We have been covering Nvidia’s next gen Pascal based cards for a few months now, and the most interesting detail so far is about the new momory that will featured on the fastest Pascal card launching this year, which will be the GeForce GTX 1080. Reportedly, this flagship will feature 8 GB of GDDR5X memory that will be clocked at speeds of 10 GB/s, leading to 320 GB/s bandwidth while running across a 256-bit bus.
That being said, folks over at VideoCardz have just published the first benchmarks of the GTX 1080 graphics card. The performance is revealed in 3DMark 11 and 3DMark Firestrike Extreme with preset rendered at 1280×720 resolution and 2560×1440 resolution, respectively.
As we can see in the benchmarks, the GP104 based GPUs can be clocked as high as 1.860 GHz, which is obviously more than impressive isn’t it? Moreover, given the GP104 GPU is built on the new 16nm FinFET process, it could allow for even more clock speed which can be achieved via overclocking.
Do note that the above performance results are not confirmed by Nvidia, and these are just samples yet that have gone into the wild. That being said, it won’t take long to find out whether they are accurate.
We’ll be covering Nvidia’s livestream event today bringing you the latest as it happens. So stay tuned!
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