A week ago, Nvidia unveiled their brand new Geforce GTX 1080 graphics cards. In a nutshell, they are a real bang for the buck – both cheaper and more powerful. This has ensured that every gamer has a good night’s sleep over the past week.
So, after a week and with clearer minds from the excitement, let’s review the revolutionary Geforce GTX 1080.
First and foremost, the breakthrough feature of the GTX 1080 is that it runs on a new Pascal architecture. This makes it more power efficient – and also more powerful than its predecessor. However, the price tag does not suffer this change – as the GTX 1080 is now retailing for an even lower price than the former model.
How is this possible?
Well, according to Nvidia, the GTX 1080 is faster than the Titan X. It is also three times as power efficient and twice as effective when it comes to rendering VR content – the new hype in the gaming world. The bottom line is, instead of $1,000 (the price of the previous Nvidia Titan X) – the Geforce GTX 1080 price costs $599 at launch.
Yes, this is a major $400 spared the pocket of every gamer. This makes the product immensely attractive and offering a great value for every gamer wanting to upgrade from the GTX 970 or any other GPU that is matching the system.
What’s Inside The Geforce GTX 1080
The new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 is definitely the most advanced gaming graphics card ever created, as Nvidia likes to put it. It is a lot more than that, however, offering utmost power efficiency and a great gaming experience.
Here is the official video of the GTX 1080 announcement:
As we said above, the GPU architecture of the GTX 1080 is named Pascal. The frame buffer in the new GTX 1080 is doubled than its predecessor, and now offers 8 gigabytes of GDDR5X. The memory type speed is 10 Gbps, leveling up from the previous 7 Gbps in the GTX 980 model.
The boost clock is an interesting upgrade as well. The relative is now 1.4x – better than the previous 1x. The actual boost clock, on the other side, is powered with 1733 MHz – opposing to the weaker 1216 MHz clock found in the GTX 980.
This brings us to a conclusion that Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1080 is definitely a huge ramp up in the specs – and offers an insane discount when it comes to the price. Undoubtedly, it’s better than the predecessor GTX 980 in every single specification.
Every gamer knows that for a bigger price, you get a better card. With the GTX 1080, it’s an opposite case.