Custom and Updated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11 Gbps and GTX 1060 9 Gbps Graphics Cards Pictured – Launching in April

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NVIDIA’s board partners have started unveiling the updated GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1060. Cards from ASUS and MSI have been pictured and will be shipping out to consumers in mid April.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1060 Custom Models With Updated Memory Design Pictured

As of right now, ASUS and MSI have posted pictures of their updated designs for the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 models featuring higher clocked memory. The GeForce GTX 1080 will be using faster 11 Gbps G5X while the GeForce GTX 1060 would utilize the fastest G5 memory currently available. While higher clocks on memory don’t necessarily boost gaming performance by a whole lot, the update will come at the same price point and lower in the case of GTX 1080 which now retails at $499 US.

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At the end of the day, gamers and enthusiasts will benefit from slightly better performance without the need to pay extra. The new memory would also overclock better, resulting in good bandwidth boost, especially for the GTX 1060 which currently ships with a bandwidth of 192.2 GB/s. The new memory chips would boost that too 216 GB/s while the GTX 1080 would deliver 352 GB/s bandwidth which is also a nice increase.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Update – $499 US Price and 11 GB/s 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.

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

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 featured across a 256-bit bus. Aside from the price update, the card will also recieve 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 1060 Update – Faster 9 GB/s Memory Across All Models

The GeForce GTX 1060 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. The ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 DirectCU II listing can be found here.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics Core GP107 GP107 GP107 GP106 / GP104 GP106 GP106 / GP104 GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102 GP102
Process Node 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 132mm2 132mm2 132mm2 200mm2 200mm2 200mm2 314mm2 314mm2 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2 471mm2
Transistors 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion
CUDA Cores 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1354 MHz 1392 MHz 1290 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz 1480 MHz 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1455 MHz 1518 MHz 1392 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1530 MHz 1583 MHz 1582
FP32 Compute 1.8 TFLOPs 2,3 TFLOPs 2.1 TFLOPs 4.0 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 8.1 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 11 TFLOPs 11.5 TFLOPs 12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM 2 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5/X 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 9 Gbps / 10 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps 11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 84 GB/s 112 GB/s 192 GB/s 160 GB/s 224 GB/s / 240 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 352 GB/s 480 GB/s 484 GB/s 547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus 96-bit bus 128-bit bus 192-bit bus 160-bit bus 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 352-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector None None None Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 75W 75W 75W 120W 120W 120W 150W 180W 180W 250W 250W 250W
Display Outputs 1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x 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 Date October 2016 May 2018 October 2016 September 2016 August 2018 July 2016 June 2016 October 2017 May 2016 August 2016 March 2017 April 2017
Launch Price $109 US $119 US-$129 US $139 US $199 US TBD $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 heat up as AMD is also preparing slightly updated models of the Polaris GPU for an April launch. We will also be covering the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti custom models in a future post soon.

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