How much does the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cost?
The answer could depend on your location.
In the UK, it is on sale for the Founder’s Edition at £619, which is the same price as when you buy direct from NVIDIA’s website. It is sold at £529 from selective partners.
You can also order the hardware through a variety of UK retailers, such as Ebuyer, Amazon, Overclockers UK, Scan, Currys and Maplin. Expect the cost to vary because prices come from third-party manufacturers, such as ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte and EVGA.
Although it is not yet available in the US, the cost is believed to hit at $599 for the Founder’s Edition, and at $699 for the GPU dressed up in a custom aluminum cooling solution.
It will go on sale on Amazon US once GeForce GTX 1080 becomes available. But you can also order through MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA, Newegg and other manufacturers’ websites.
In Australia, GeForce GTX 1080 roughly costs AU$950.
Compared to other GPUs in the market, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is quite pricey, although not ridiculously priced. Is it worth the money you’ll spend?
When it comes to overall gaming performance, the latest offering from NVIDIA is considered the best ever made. What more can you ask for? If you put more value on performance than anything else, you probably won’t care how much zeros it has.
But let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.
- Graphics Processor: GP104
- Core Clock: 1607 MHz+
- Memory Size: 8 GB
- Memory Clock: 1251 MHz
- Memory Bus Width: 256 bit
- Shader Units: 2560
- ROPs: 64
- Resolution Performance
- Peak at 1366×768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 2560×1440
- Low at 3840×2160
The GeForce GTX 1080 has a higher 341 MHz clock speed and 16 texture mapping units that provide better texturing and pixeling performance.
It boasts of an 8-gigabyte memory that allows you to display games at higher resolutions, and even support display on a 4K monitor or TV. Its actual shader performance, which is at 5989 MHz, delivers a smoother and more efficient graphical data processing.
Although it has higher heat output than GPUs with smaller transistor, and requires a PSU of at least 500 watts, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 won’t have a significant impact on utility bills, which is important, considering how long you are likely to be playing games with a highly powerful graphics card. Cheaper and more powerful, this GPU is a worthy investment.
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