NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Has GP104, 8GB GDDR5X But No HBM2
In the Nvidia roadmap that we shared with you over a month ago, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 should be launching in June this year. However, there is rarely any news on the card from the officials.
But don’t worry, we have got things covered – at least for today. There are fresh rumors about what the graphics card packs and what it skips.
So lets get on with the good parts first. These rumors suggest that GTX 1080 (GTX 1800) is going to be launched at almost the same time as we speculated in the roadmap given on the link above. I say almost because the specific date of reveal suggested by the rumors is May 27 – although it is a Friday.
This is just a couple of days before Computex, the event when it is expected that AMD Polaris and Nvidia Pascal will be launched.
Moving on, it looks like the the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 comes with GP104 and 8GB GDDR5X. However, there is no HBM2 in the sights.
So based on all that, and the rumors too, it looks like GTX 1080 is not going to have HBM2 – that will have to come through Pascal GP100 when it launches later in the second half this year.
Display configurations of the upcoming card are reportedly DisplayPort x2, HDMI x1, DVI x1 and a 8pin power connector.
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