NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 – Don’t judge it on its size

It is a beast though!
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As the world of technology is enhancing day after day, we get to try something new. Each passing day a new device is introduced that leaves us to astound that how the human brains work to create such extraordinary machinery. The same thing happened when NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 1080.

It is the first graphics card launched by NVIDIA on its brand new Pascal microarchitecture. Pascal is the first 16-nanometre graphics card architecture in the market, and represents a big leap in the efficiently turning electrical energy into 1s and 0s versus the older 28-nanometre process utilized in NVIDIA’s older Maxwell and Kepler GPU cards —  the GeForce GTX 6xx to 9xx series. The GeForce GTX 1080 is — for now — the flagship card in the line. A slightly less powerful, and cheaper, GTX 1070 has also been launched.

Design:

The manufacturers have assembled this card with the highest quality material and given it a slick look to make it stand out. The interesting features about it are the installment of the DisplayPort 1.4 that provides a standard connection. It has been claimed that it will provide you with 4K resolution with two 1080 SLI. It is also enabled to support the 8K resolution because of its 1.4 DisplayPort.

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Almost twice as fast as the 980, with lesser energy consumed

Performance:

Click here to see average frame rate for some selected games at highest settings

Click here to see the performance chart of 1080 vs other models by NVIDIA and AMD

The biggest challenge was to provide the clients with the 4K HD resolution and GeForce GTX 1080 has met this demand. It will change the way you play the games because of the clear and high definition resolution it will provide you with.

It will provide you with the high frame rates and low strain on GPU. Thus, the features of the games you were unable to utilize because of low graphics can now be visualized in SLI and 4K with this latest graphic card.

It is equipped with the 256 bits bus, 320GB/s bandwidth, and a 10,000 MHz clock. Therefore, you should be relieved that it would provide you with extraordinary performance and there should be no doubt in your mind about its awesomeness. Moreover, this monster a monster graphics card delivers better performance while reducing power consumption by upto 28%! Compared to its predecessor, which was rated 250 Watt, the GTX 1080 is rated at 180 Watts, meaning 72% less electricity consumed.

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GTX 1080: Performance vs Energy Usage

Specifications:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 has the following technical specifications:

  • 2560 CUDA cores
  • 160 texture units
  • It has 64 ROPs
  • The core clock is 1607 MHz and the boost clock is 1733 MHz while memory clock is 10 GHz
  • It has a memory bus width of 256 bits
  • It has been manufactured with an 8 GB VRAM
  • It has an 180W TDP
  • The GPU is GP104
  • The architecture is Pascal
  • The manufacturing process of GTX 1080 is 16 nm FinFET

Verdict:

There is no doubt about its exceptional performance. It is the most powerful single GPU available in the market right now. It will provide you with the best 4K gaming experience ever, though it is very heavy on the pocket. For that reason alone, we would advise you to wait for a while and see what AMD comes with. Time and pressure from a competitor will drive prices down and that’s when you should get this (if you are a serious gamer).

Best Place To Buy GeForce GTX 1080:

At the moment, the prices are very high, and we don’t have any deals for you. We’ll update this section as soon as we have any price deals for you for the GTX 1080. The founders edition is around $909 but we expect the regular model to go down to at least $699 once its widely available. Right now, its only available in selected stores

 

Average Frame Rates At Highest Settings For Selected Games

Comparison of Performance for the 1080 vs others

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080: Comparison of Performance

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