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

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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 Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics Core GM204 GM200 GM200 GP104 GP104 GP102
Process Node 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Transistors 5.2 Billion 8 Billion 8 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2816 CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1126 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz
Boost Clock 1216 MHz 1075 MHz 1075 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1531 MHz
FP32 Compute 5.6 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 7.0 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs
VRAM 4 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 12 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 384-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector 6+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 165W 250W 250W 150W 180W 250W
Display Outputs 3x 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 Date September 2014 May 2015 March 2015 10th June 2016 27th May 2016 August 2016
Launch Price $549 US $649 US $999 US $379 US $599 US $1200 US
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