Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Full Specs Leaked – Async Compute, New SLI HB Bridges, and More
The GeForce GTX 1080 is the new graphics king from Nvidia. Based on the 16nm FinFET process and the company’s next generation Pascal architecture, GTX 1080 delivers a huge increase in performance and high clock speeds compared to existing Maxwell cards.
While the first GTX 10-Series reviews will arrive next week, folks over at VideoCardz have already leaked the official slides of the flagship card, revealing specifications, features and various other details.
Nvidia GTX 1080 is powered by a Pascal GPU called the GP104-400-A1. Comprised of 7.2 Billion transistors, the GPU features 2560 CUDA cores, 160 Texture Mapping Units and 64 Raster Operation Units.
The card is clocked at 1604 MHz base and 1733 MHz boost clock speeds; however, the GPU can boost even beyond the reference clocks thanks to the new GPU Boost 3.0 algorithm. In fact, the GPU can theoretically boost beyond 2 GHz frequency which is really impressive isn’t it?
Moreover, the card is said to crank out up to 9 TFLOPs of single precision compute performance. It features 8 GB of GDDR5X memory which runs at 10 GB/s across a 256-bit bus memory, delivering a total cumulative bandwidth of 320 GB/s.
The GTX 1080 is equipped with a single 8-Pin connector and TDP is rated at 180W. Display outputs include 3 Display Port 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b and a single DVI-D port.
NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 10-Series Features
Leaked slides show that new 10-Series cards will be able to utilize Async compute in an array of applications that include Physics, VR and post processing. This should allow Nvidia revoke the major edge that AMD Radeon cards have enjoyed in the past.
Pascal Preemption in VR
Nvidia has integrated the first ever pixel-level preemption techniques in Pascal for VR. This should result in providing improved latency, better speed and fully asynchronous time wrap in VR titles.
High-Bandwidth SLI Bridges
HB SLI is a new technology on Pascal cards which, compared to the regular SLI, provides a more seamless experience when you run a multi-GPU setup at higher resolutions. This new solution delivers 2x the bandwidth by utilizing both SLI connectors on the GeForce Pascal boards.
Simultaneous Multi-Projection, or SMTP, is designed to allow GeForce cards to perform better in VR applications. According to Nvidia, SMTP offers up to two times performance improvement by applying geometry before the final image is fully rendered.
Pascal Memory Compression
The Pascal GP104 brings new, fourth generation Delta Color Compression which is said to deliver up to 1.7x bandwidth conservation compared to Maxwell based GTX 980. Which means the GPU and application dependency on memory bandwidth is vastly tapered.
Nvidia GTX 1080 launches on May 27th, and should be available globally in both reference and non-reference flavors. The GTX 1080 will have an MSRP of $599, while Nvidia’s Founders Edition will cost another $100 at a price point of $699.
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