NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Official Price Cuts Are Now Live – Here are The Best Deals, 1847 MHz GTX 1080 Custom Model With GeForce Bundle Under $500 US

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Mar 7, 2017
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 price cuts are officially live at several retailers around the globe. The new price cuts were announced during NVIDIA’s GDC 2017 keynote where the company also unveiled their flagship GeForce, the GTX 1080 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Price Cuts Go Live – $499 and $349 For The First Pascal GeForce Cards, Free $60 Game Bundle With Each Card Purchase

The GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 were the first NVIDIA Pascal based consumer offerings. The cards launched in May 2016 and have served almost a year, capturing the interest of enthusiasts and high end gamers. NVIDIA announced at GDC 2017 that these cards will be getting a price cut along with update for the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060.

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The price cuts on these two graphics cards are now live and we found some really interesting deals at the various retail sites. NVIDIA also has a game bundle promotion going on so every GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 purchase gets you a copy of either Ghost Recon: Wildlands or For Honor. That adds $60 to the value of these cards which is a superb deal for builders upgrading to either of the two cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Deals:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Deals:

ASUS Cashback Promotion on GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Cards

For those of you living in the United Kingdom, ASUS has a £50 cashback promotion going on the GeForce GTX 1080 and £30 on the GeForce GTX 1070 series cards. UK based retailers have already issued price cuts on the GeForce cards from other AIBs so this is only specific to the STRIX series cards from ASUS.

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Following are the retailers who have applied the ASUS cashback promotions on STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Update – $499 US Price and Fastest G5X Memory

The first update is for the GeForce GTX 1080 which was NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce offering before the 1080 Ti launch. This card was launched last year and more details on that could be seen here. NVIDIA launched the card at $699 US for the Founders Edition and $599 US for custom variants. A year later, NVIDIA will be offering a price update and will sell the card for just $499 US which is impressive.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 features the GP104 GPU (GP104-400-A1) core which comprises 2560 CUDA cores. NVIDIA’s FinFET architecture allows significant increase in clock frequency. The GeForce GTX 1080 was shown clocking in at 2.1 GHz clock speeds on air cooling.

The actual clock speeds are maintained at 1607 MHz base and 1733 MHz boost but the FinFET architecture allows for extreme overclocking as demoed at the event. The chip features 8 GB of GDDR5X (next-gen) memory across a 256-bit bus. Aside from the price update, the card will also receive an updated memory architecture in the form of faster G5X memory. The new chips will operate at 11 GB/s, delivering bandwidth of 352 GB/s. This is a nice boost over the 320 GB/s which shipped as reference.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Update – $349 US Price For Absolutely Competitive Performance

The second update is aimed at the GeForce GTX 1070 in the form of another price cut. The GeForce GTX 1070 was already the most stellar value to performance ratio card and the price cut to $349 US makes it even better. The card is faster than the competitors flagship product and comes in several custom design products. The card was originally priced at $379 US with a $449 US Founders Edition model but that one is no longer available in the market. Users can now enjoy 1440p gaming performance with top-notch VQ (Visual Quality) and 8 GB of fast GDDR5 memory for under $350 US.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Update – Faster 9 GB/s Memory Across All Models

And lastly, we have the GeForce GTX 1060 which is receiving an update in the form of faster memory across all models. The new GeForce GTX 1060 models will be shipping with 9 GB/s GDDR5 chips that compared to 8 GB/s, deliver 216 GB/s bandwidth. This is faster than the 192.2 GB/s on the original variants and we can also see some AIB specific price adjustments on the new models too.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TiNVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP106GP104GP106GP104GP104GP104GP102GP102GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2200mm2314mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2471mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion12 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2432 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz1480 MHz1480 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz1583 MHz1582
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs8.1 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X11 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed7 Gbps7 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps9 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps11 Gbps10 Gbps11 Gbps11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s112 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s224 GB/s256 GB/s256 GB/s352 GB/s480 GB/s484 GB/s547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus352-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W120W120W120W150W180W180W250W250W250W
Display Outputs1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x 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
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
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
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch DateOctober 2016October 2016September 2016TBD13th July 201610th June 201626th October 201727th May 20162nd August 201610th March 20176th April 2017
Launch Price$109 US$139 US$199 US$199 US$249 US$349 US$449 US$499 US$1200 US$699 US$1200 US

Overall, these announcements made by NVIDIA mean that they have made their GeForce gaming brand accessible to a wide spectrum of gamers. With high-performance products and amazing prices across the board, we can expect the competition to be sweating as they have no product or GPU announcements imminent to match the performance caliber of GTX 1070, GTX 1080 and let alone the GTX 1080 Ti for the next few months.

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