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Nvidia rumored to release their GTX 1080 GPU in May

Nvidia rumored to release their GTX 1080 Pascal 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.

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's rumored GTX 1080 GPU launching in May on the OC3D Forums.

 

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11-03-2016, 08:06:57

Legacy-ZA
If it will be coming out with GDDR5X, it will be extremely disappointing. VR devices are here and it needs every bit of of power the new GPUs can give them. HBM would have been much better getting favorable results.

*Sigh* Once again the end user will get screwed... if nVidia uses the slightly cheaper GDDR5X RAM (For them) on their high-end GPUs while asking the end user a premium price.

If this is the case, one word comes to mind. <Fill in the curse word of your liking in this space for nVidia>

I think I will be going with an AMD GPU this time, seems they are updating their drivers regularly now; which was my only real gripe with them in the first place.Quote

11-03-2016, 08:09:27

TPC
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Originally Posted by Legacy-ZA View Post
If it will be coming out with GDDR5X, it will be extremely disappointing. VR devices are here and it needs every bit of of power the new GPUs can give them. HBM would have been much better getting favorable results.

*Sigh* Once again the end user will get screwed... if nVidia uses the slightly cheaper GDDR5X RAM (For them) on their high-end GPUs while asking the end user a premium price.

If this is the case, one word comes to mind. <Fill in the curse word of your liking in this space for nVidia>

I think I will be going with an AMD GPU this time, seems they are updating their drivers regularly now; which was my only real gripe with them in the first place.
I think NV isnt doing anything wrong here. HBM has nearly no benefit compared to a decently decked out GDDR5 or 5X memory interface. I can imaging seeing HBM on the Ti Versions.Quote

11-03-2016, 08:16:48

Duxily
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legacy-ZA View Post
If it will be coming out with GDDR5X, it will be extremely disappointing. VR devices are here and it needs every bit of of power the new GPUs can give them. HBM would have been much better getting favorable results.

*Sigh* Once again the end user will get screwed... if nVidia uses the slightly cheaper GDDR5X RAM (For them) on their high-end GPUs while asking the end user a premium price.

If this is the case, one word comes to mind. <Fill in the curse word of your liking in this space for nVidia>

I think I will be going with an AMD GPU this time, seems they are updating their drivers regularly now; which was my only real gripe with them in the first place.
Why dont you just wait and see ?
You are going to fast on bashing Nvidia.
We have seen FuryX, it has HBM, but makes few fps more at max from game to game more than 980ti which has gddr5, this is gddr5x tho.
So just hold back your bashing.
And not just its gddr5x its also new architecture + 2GB vram more than 980ti.
And just like guy before me said, it has no real benefit, it would rise up prices and lower production capacity for almost no benefits.
VR you say, 4K ?
Its far away form being standard and profitable for manufacturers to work on it.
Thats why you have flasghips, and maybe 1080ti will have HBM, but again no real need yet.Quote

11-03-2016, 08:17:25

WYP
remember that this isn't bid Pascal, there was no point where we really expected HBM on anything other than Big pascal.

There is still the titan end card and the 980ti segment card to come above the 1080, provided that the 1080 is the actual name.Quote

11-03-2016, 08:35:10

Damien c
If this picture is to be believed then it also won't use NVLink and will instead use the normal SLI Fingers

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Honestly if it's not got HBM2 it's not a big deal as HBM doesn't offer much more performance in games compared to GDDR5.

If the new architecture was being held back by, the Vram then I think nVidia would be using HBM2 on all cards, but I am guessing here that it's not so it won't/shouldn't be a issue.

Either way we won't know until the cards release and then some games release that will take advantage of them, compared to most of the current games from my experience that just use resources for the sake of it rather than using them for a beneficial reason.Quote
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