GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Is The GPU You Need For VR Immersion

Omar Sohail
Posted May 30, 2016
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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME has been shown off at Computex 2016 and the company has stayed true to its triple-fan cooling solution, or should we say the WindForce 3X technology. However, the GPU showcased today sports one feature that has not been present in other sub-vendors’ GPU anywhere, at least for the GTX 1000 series.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME Features XTREME VR LINK Technology And Sports A Triple-Slot Form Factor – Specifications Have Not Been Detailed Yet

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME has been incorporated with three 100mm fans with a dual-bearing structure to improve the overall rotational lifespan of these fans and to prevent excessive vibration. Thanks to the images taken by TechPowerUp, you can see that the fan in the middle of the chassis is pushed back behind the two outer fans, and is also hidden behind the LED illuminated X logo, most likely to give it the aesthetic bump that it needs to give a rocking first impression that this is not just any ordinary GPU.

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One of the features that will truly create a rift between gamers is the fact that this particular one comes with XTREME VR LINK technology. What is XTREME VR LINK technology? Featuring two internal HDMI ports, these can be extended by a VR Link bracket or a 5.25-inch bay with two additional USB ports.

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This will help to connect to your VR headset when you restart your PC next time, setting up the ultimate platform to immerse in the latest virtual reality gaming content. However, this approach is not the first time adopted by a sub-vendor. EVGA showcased it with its VR Edition of GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

One of the things that we are quite upset about is the fact that there are no available specifications details provided by TechPowerUp, or VideoCardz, nor when the GPU will be available to purchase. However, a triple-slot GPU means that the cooling setup is going to be impeccable and make your graphics card the center of attention when you show it around to your gaming crew.

Are you guys excited for this GIGABYTE graphics card? Let us know your thoughts immediately.

NVIDIA Pascal GP102 GTX Titan X Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics CoreGM204GM200GM200GP104GP104GP102
Process Node28nm28nm28nm16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Transistors5.2 Billion8 Billion8 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores2816 CUDA Cores3072 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1126 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHz1075 MHz1075 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1531 MHz
FP32 Compute5.6 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.0 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs
VRAM4 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR512 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface256-bit bus384-bit bus384-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power Connector6+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP165W250W250W150W180W250W
Display Outputs3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateSeptember 2014May 2015March 201510th June 201627th May 2016August 2016
Launch Price$549 US$649 US$999 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US
Holiday 2016 Graphics Card Buyers Guide

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