nVidia announced two new Graphic Cards – a new flagship (GTX 1080) and a very interesting and affordable 1070. Expect them on the market in June and July.
Both GPUs use Pascal 16nm architecture allowing for better performance and lower power consumption than previously used Maxwell chips.
Specs and performance boost
GTX 1080 GPU Engine Specs:
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores: 2560
Base Clock (MHz): 1607
Boost Clock (MHz): 1733
Memory Speed: 10 Gbps
Standard Memory Config: 8 GB GDDR5X
Memory Interface Width: 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 320
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C): 94
Graphics Card Power (W): 180
Recommended System Power (W): 500W
Supplementary Power Connectors: 8-pin
Compared to current GPUs the GTX 1080 will deliver three times the performance of previous-generation GPUs.
What may be even more interesting for flight simmers – the cheaper GTX 1070 is still more powerful than both Titan X and GTX 980 – the current flagship that ships at $500.
Full specs of the GTX 1070 had not been released. It will use 2048 CUDA cores (instead of 2560) and 8 GB GDDR5 memory (instead of DDR5X).
Prices and release dates
GTX 1080 will be available before the end of May at a price of $599. GTX 1070 will follow two weeks later. Recommended price for 1070 is set at $379. Both prices are likely to be a little higher in some locations.
Founders edition of each GPU will feature a hand-picked chip for better overclocking capability. Founders editions of 1080 and 1070 will cost $699 and $449 respectively.