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

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Mar 29, 2017
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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.

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.

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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 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 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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