GIGABYTE Officially Announces Its GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING GPU – Designed For VR Immersion

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Jun 7, 2016
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GIGABYTE showcased its XTREME GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chip at the 2016 Computex Trade Show and even though we are still unaware of the pricing details and availability of the graphics card, the company has officially announced its latest offering being catered to those who not only desire the best possible performance in the latest video games, but also want to secure fluid gameplay sessions while immersing in VR content.

GIGABYTE XTREME GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 GPU Features A Premium Pack That Includes A Drive Bay To Allow VR Gaming

According to GIGABYTE, its GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING GPU has been incorporated with three 100mm fans with a dual-bearing structure that will improve the overall lifespan of the fans. This will help gamers to run the fans at their maximum rotational speed to keep the temperature under thermal limits, although looking at the efficiency of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture, we highly doubt that will be required, unless of course you happen to be surrounded in humid environments.

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The company has stated that WINDFORCE cooler delivers up to 10 percent more airflow as opposed to those conventional triple-fan coolers, while also reducing turbulence to a minimum. This new cooling system also includes 6 copper heat pipes that directly contact the GPU for superior cooling capabilities and improved heat transfer efficiency. While, GIGABYTE has delivered emphasis to the cooling side of things, the PC components manufacturer has also managed to deliver a nice little aesthetic bump to the GPU, along with incorporating a backplate to protect the rear side of the product.

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One of the selling points of the XTREME GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 is the special edition called Premium Pack. This is dedicated towards gamers who will be purchasing the graphics card for immersing in VR content and it will include a 5.25-inch drive with front-facing HDMI, USB 3.0 ports, as well as an HDMI extension bracket possibly to connect a VR headset without running into connectivity compatibility issues.

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The specifications listed on GIGABYTE’s website has very little information to deliver, and elements like GPU and Boost Clock have not been mentioned.

GIGABYTE XTREME GAMING GeForce GTX 1080 GPU Specifications

  • Memory Clock: 10010 MHz
  • Process Technology: 16nm FinFET
  • Memory Size: 8GB
  • Memory Bus: 256-bit
  • Card Bus: PCI-E 3.0 x 16
  • Memory Type: GDDR5X
  • DirectX: 12
  • OpenGL : 4.5
  • PCB Form: ATX
  • Digital max resolution: 7680×4320@60Hz
  • Multi-view: 4
  • I/O: Standard mode (Dual-link DVI-D*1, DP1.4*3, HDMI 2.0b*1)
  • VR mode: (Dual-link DVI-D*1, DP*1, HDMI*3)
  • Card size: H=55 L=295 W=111 mm
  • Recommended PSU: 500W (WITH TWO 8-Pin EXTERNAL POWER CONNECTOR)

There is a video given right at the bottom so be sure to check that out and give us your thoughts on what you think of the latest announcement.

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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