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Nvidia Announce their GTX 1080 GPU

Nvidia Announce their GTX 1080 GPU

Nvidia Announce

Nvidia announces their GTX 1080

 

Nvidia has just announced their GTX 1080, the first GPU to use GDDR5X memory and TSMC's 16nm process. This Graphics card promises to be the fastest and most efficient Nvidia GPU to date, offering performance that is greater than GTX 980 SLI while consuming a lot less power. 

  

Nvidia Announce  

The first thing that Nvidia announced during their livestream was Ansel, an in-game camera tool that allows gamers to adjust and take screenshots in games in a way that was simply not possible before. 

This tool will give artists an unprecedented level of control, allowing them to take 360 images and take them at resolutions that are up to thousands of times higher than your monitor, making the game more like an actual picture than a simple screenshot. 

Nvidia has shown this tool working in The Witness and The Witcher 3, with the ability to show your in-game image on an HTC Vive HMD, Google Cardboard VR or just on your smartphone screen.  This tool will be coming to Paragon, No Man's Sky and several other future titles. 

 

Nvidia Announce  

Nvidia also announced the addition of PhysX to VRWORKS, allowing Nvidia PhysX to be used for Collision Physics.  Nvidia has also announced that they can use their GPUs to produce acoustically accurate path traced VR, bringing true 3D Audio. In basic terms, this sounds a lot like Nvidia's equivalent of AMD TrueAudio, though Nvidia's tool does seem more advanced.  

Nvidia has also announced their new VR FunHouse collection of VR experiences which will allow you to test Nvidia PhysX, HairWorks and other Nvidia VRWORKS tools in VR. Nvidia hopes that this collection of VR demos will help them convince developers to make use of VRWORKS. These demos will be available on Steam later in the month.  

 

Nvidia Announce  

Nvidia's GTX 1080 is based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture, which promises to be the most efficient architecture yet. The new GPU is built on TSMC's 16nm process and will use Micron's GDDR5X memory, a first for GPUs. 

Energy efficiency is one of the biggest highlights of the Pascal architecture, allowing the GTX 1080 to run cooler and quieter than the GTX 980Ti and offer more performance per watt of power consumed. 

Nvidia has claimed that the GTX 1080 is faster than GTX 980 SLI and faster than even Nvidia's GTX Titan X, while consuming much less power.   

  Nvidia Announce

 

Nvidia's GTX 1080 was shown on the show floor to be running at 69 degrees on air cooling and at a clock speed that is over 2GHz, which is a massive leap from what was achieved on Maxwell. 

These clock speeds were only achievable on Nvidia GPUs when using LN2 cooling. This leap in clock speed is huge for just a single generation, making Nvidia's Pascal architecture one of the most noteworthy GPU innovations to date. 

 

Nvidia Announce

 

The GPU will have 8GB of GDDR5X memory, 2560 CUDA cores based on the Maxwell Architecture, with Nvidia claiming that this GPU has twice the performance of the Titan X. 

This GPU will have 9TFLOPS of GPU performance and will be available for the price of $599 on May 27th. 

 

Nvidia Announce their GTX 1080 GPU

 

You can learn about the $379 Nvidia GTX 1070 here. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Nvidia GTX 1080 on the OC3D Forums

 

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06-05-2016, 21:48:31

King of Old Old School
Just seen the picture where Nvidia claims it's faster than a Titan X well if that's case AMD has no chance of picking up any more market share.

I can't see these 1000 series cards being cheap like everyone is hoping.

Also now i can't see Polaris being faster than Pascal.Quote

06-05-2016, 22:23:27

steverebo
MAY 27th for the 1080 $599 basic version $699 founders edition I wonder how much that translates into GBPQuote

06-05-2016, 22:35:07

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Just seen the picture where Nvidia claims it's faster than a Titan X well if that's case AMD has no chance of picking up any more market share.

I can't see these 1000 series cards being cheap like everyone is hoping.

Also now i can't see Polaris being faster than Pascal.
Obviously going to be faster than a TX... It was just marketing speaking there. A 980SLI is faster than a TX, obviously it's therefore faster than a single TX. That's what you would expect from such a large drop in Node sizes.

FYI Polaris isn't aimed at the super high end. It's a replacement to the aging 300 series.. aka Hawaii and below. Fiji will be replaced with Vega

Not gonna lie, watched the stream and was actually really annoyed the whole time. SO MUCH repeating themselves it was painful to watch, how many times must they repeat the same thing over and over? I started counting and when talking about the whole viewport tech, they said it's entire name 10 times in 90 seconds.

Don't get me wrong, the cards are cool and all, but that was one bad streamQuote

06-05-2016, 22:41:17

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Obviously going to be faster than a TX... It was just marketing speaking there. A 980SLI is faster than a TX, obviously it's therefore faster than a single TX. That's what you would expect from such a large drop in Node sizes.

FYI Polaris isn't aimed at the super high end. It's a replacement to the aging 300 series.. aka Hawaii and below. Fiji will be replaced with Vega
Even still i can't even see it beating the GTX1070 or even the GTX1060 as i have said AMD need to come out with something that is going to beat the lower cards from Nvidia which i can't see happening IMO Nvidia is just too far out in front.Quote

06-05-2016, 22:43:07

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
Even still i can't even see it beating the GTX1070 or even the GTX1060 as i have said AMD need to come out with something that is going to beat the lower cards from Nvidia which i can't see happening IMO Nvidia is just too far out in front.
Can't see it happening because no one has seen AMD cards. The hype train is really rolling with Pascal.Quote
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