Inno3D Unveils Their GTX 1080; Gigabyte Teases Extreme Edition, Out in June
Inno3D has just introduced their GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, which uses Nvidia`s reference design GPU cooler and PCB, but won`t come with a factory overclock. To set itself apart from the crowd, the manufacturer is also offering free copies of Futuremark`s 3DMARK and VRMARK benchmarking tools.
Based on the next generation Pascal architecture, the GTX 1080 is significantly faster than Nvidia`s current flagships, while using the new GDDR5X memory. The next-gen memory is clocked at speeds of 10 GB/s, leading to 320 GB/s bandwidth.
Further, the GTX 1080 will push around 9 TFLOPs of compute performance from a chip built around 7.2 billion transistors. The Pascal-based graphics card will become available for purchase on May 27th.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Technical Specs
- GPU Architecture: Pascal
- Process node: 16nm
- CUDA Cores: 2560
- Graphics Clock-Base Clock (MHz): 1607
- Boost Clock (MHz): 1733
- Memory Clock: 10.0Gbps
- Standard Memory Config (MB): 8192
- Memory Interface: GDDR5X
- Memory Interface Width: 256-bit
- Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 320
- Bus Support: PCI-E3.0 X16
- Power Connectors: 8-pin
Gigabyte Teases GTX 1080 Extreme Edition
Gigabyte is also teasing its new Extreme Edition based on the GTX 1080 Pascal architecture. Here’s the full-length teaser image from Gigabyte:
According to VideoCardz, the design of the latest 1080 card from Gigabyte is almost identical to the GTX 980 Xtreme Gaming. They put a GTX 980 Ti Extreme Edition over that black silhouette and found it overlapped perfectly.
Does this mean Gigabyte are opting for the exact same cooler on their GTX 1080 as they did the 980 Ti, with the PCB having the exact same dimensions? It’s also possible that they haven’t finalized the cooler design for the GTX 1080 yet. Whatever the case be, it won’t us take long to know about it as the card is scheduled to appear in June.