Nvidia rumored to release their GTX 1080 GPU in May

Nvidia rumored to release their GTX 1080 GPU in May

Nvidia rumored to release their GTX 1080 GPU in May

 

Nvidia are rumored to releasing their GTX 1080 GPU in May, which judging by the leaked specifications will have 8GB of GDDR5X memory and be powered by a single 8-pin power connector. 

This GPU is expected to be revealed in April at Nvidia’s GTC (GPU Technology Conference) event, officially launching their Pascal GPU architecture. 

The GTX 1080 will be using Nvidia’s GP104 GPU core design is expected to have performance that is similar to the GTX 980Ti or Titan X, but come in with a lower TDP and power consumption. This GPU is also rumored to be using 8GB GDDR5X VRAM instead of HBM, with HBM being expected to power Nvidia’s future Flagship Pascal GPUs (Big Pascal). 

  Nvidia rumored to release their GTX 1080 GPU in May

 

Nvidia’s Pascal series of GPU is expected to deliver huge power consumption and efficiency improvements compared to Maxwell, with the rumored GTX 1080 GPU delivering Titan X performance with only a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. These power saving will be due to Nvidia using the smaller and more efficient 16nm FinFET Processing node from TSMC and making several key architectural changes to Pascal. 

At this time the GTX 1080 GPU is rumored to be launching on May 27th and is rumored to have dual Displayport, a single DVI and a single HDMI 2.0 connections, though at this time we do not know if the GPU will support DisplayPort 1.3.  

Nvidia’s Pascal Architecture is expected to launch in a similar way to their Maxwell series of GPUs starting with the GTX 1080 as a direct replacement for the GTX 980Ti (similar to how the GTX 980 replaced the GTX 780Ti) and having their larger and more powerful Maxwell GPU designs coming later.

Right now Nvidia are keeping all information regarding Pascal under tight guard, so right now we can only guess what kind of performance and what new features the new architecture will offer, though if these rumors prove true we may not need to wait much longer for some solid information.

 

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