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  1.    07 May 2016 #1
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    NVIDIA Introduces GeForce GTX 1080




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    Powered by Pascal Architecture, Delivers up to 2x Performance and 3X Efficiency of GeForce GTX TITAN X

    NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 -- the first gaming GPU based on the company's new Pascal™ architecture -- providing up to 2x more performance in virtual reality compared to the GeForce GTX TITAN X.1

    Pascal offers massive leaps in performance, memory bandwidth and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell™ architecture. And it introduces groundbreaking graphics features and technologies that redefine the PC as the ultimate platform for playing AAA games and enjoying virtual reality.

    "The PC is the world's favorite gaming platform, and our new Pascal GPU architecture will take it to new heights," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of NVIDIA's PC business. "Our first Pascal gaming GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080, enables incredible realism in gaming and deeply immersive VR experiences, with dramatically improved performance and efficiency. It's the most powerful gaming GPU ever built, and some of our finest work."

    Five Marvels of Pascal
    NVIDIA engineered the Pascal architecture to handle the massive computing demands of technologies like VR. It incorporates five transformational technologies:

    • Next-Gen GPU Architecture. Pascal is optimized for performance per watt. The GTX 1080 is 3x more power efficient than the Maxwell Architecture.
    • 16nm FinFET Process. The GTX 1080 is the first gaming GPUs designed for the 16nm FinFET process, which uses smaller, faster transistors that can be packed together more densely. Its 7.2 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency.
    • Advanced Memory. Pascal-based GPUs are the first to harness the power of 8GB of Micron's GDDR5X memory. The 256-bit memory interface runs at 10Gb/sec., helping to drive 1.7x higher effective memory bandwidth than that delivered by regular GDDR5.
    • Superb Craftsmanship. Increases in bandwidth and power efficiency allow the GTX 1080 to run at clock speeds never before possible -- over 1700 MHz -- while consuming only 180 watts of power. New asynchronous compute advances improve efficiency and gaming performance. And new GPU Boost™ 3 technology supports advanced overclocking functionality.
    • Groundbreaking Gaming Technology. NVIDIA is changing the face of gaming from development to play to sharing. New NVIDIA VRWorks™ software features let game developers bring unprecedented immersiveness to gaming environments. NVIDIA's Ansel™ technology lets gamers share their gaming experiences and explore gaming worlds in new ways.

    "We were blown away by the performance and features of the GTX 1080," said Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games. "We took scenes from our Paragon game cinematics that were designed to be rendered offline, and rendered them in real time on GTX 1080. It's mind-blowing and we can't wait to see what developers create with UE4 and GTX 1080 in the world of games, automotive design, or architectural visualization -- for both 2D screens and for VR."

    VRWorks: A New Level of Presence for VR
    To fully immerse users in virtual worlds, the enhanced NVIDIA VRWorks software development kit offers a never before experienced level of "VR presence." It combines what users see, hear and touch with the physical behavior of the environment to convince them that their virtual experience is real.

    • 2x VR Graphics Performance: VRWorks Graphics now includes a simultaneous multi-projection capability that renders natively to the unique dimensions of VR displays instead of traditional, 2D monitors. It also renders geometry for the left and right eyes simultaneously in a single pass.
    • Enveloping Audio: VRWorks Audio uses the NVIDIA OptiX™ ray-tracing engine to trace the path of sounds across an environment in real time, fully reflecting the size, shape and material of the virtual world.
    • Interactive Touch and Physics: NVIDIA PhysX® for VR detects when a hand controller interacts with a virtual object, and enables the game engine to provide a physically accurate visual and haptic response. It also models the physical behavior of the virtual world around the user so that all interactions -- whether an explosion or a hand splashing through water -- behave as if in the real world.

    NVIDIA has integrated these technologies into a new VR experience called VR Funhouse.
    "GeForce GTX 1080 promises to be the ultimate graphics card for experiencing EVE: Valkyrie," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. "We are looking forward to bringing NVIDIA's new VRWorks features to Valkyrie to take the game's visuals and performance to another level."

    Ansel: Capturing the Artistry of Gaming
    NVIDIA also announced Ansel, a powerful game capture tool that allows gamers to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible.

    With Ansel, gamers can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction and from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can capture screenshots at up to 32x screen resolution, and then zoom in where they choose without losing fidelity. With photo-filters, they can add effects in real time before taking the perfect shot. And they can capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing in a VR headset or Google Cardboard.

    Availability and Pricing
    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 "Founders Edition" will be available on May 27 for $699. It will be available from ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, NVIDIA. Palit, PNY and Zotac. Custom boards from partners will vary by region and pricing is expected to start at $599.

    The GeForce GTX 1080 will also be sold in fully configured systems from leading U.S.-based system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming and Velocity Micro, as well as system integrators outside North America.

    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 "Founders Edition" will be available on June 10 for $449. Custom boards from partners are expected to start at $379.

    More information on the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 is available at www.geforce.com.

    Ansel will be available in upcoming releases and patches of games such as Tom Clancy's The Division, The Witness, Lawbreakers, The Witcher 3, Paragon, No Man's Sky, Obduction, Fortnite and Unreal Tournament.


    Source: A Quantum Leap in Gaming: NVIDIA Introduces GeForce GTX 1080 | NVIDIA Newsroom


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  2.    07 May 2016 #2
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    If it gives the performance it claims, the price is very reasonable.
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  3.    08 May 2016 #3

    I'm definitely upgrading to the 1070.
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  4.    08 May 2016 #4
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    That's cool.
    It's been a LONG time since the last series upgrade!
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  5.    08 May 2016 #5
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    If benchmarks line up with what they're claiming, the 1080 may be a day 1 purchase for me, assuming I can find it in stock.
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  6.    08 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    If it gives the performance it claims, the price is very reasonable.
    I guess that depends on which Pascal card (1070-1080, 1080 Founders Edition), whether you have U.S. dollars to spend (I don't) and a consideration of what the price/performance might be for newer technology (a 1080TI or Volta/Vega) which should be available early next year.

    Seems there is now a $100 U.S. premium on an overclockable Pascal. So looking at the 1080 Founders Edition that $699 U.S. is $900 Canadian. I have never seen CDN prices as a straight conversion, always seem to be priced higher. It wouldn't surprise me if that overclockable 1080 goes o the market for $1,200 CDN, after 16% sales taxes.

    The 1080 standard edition is expected to be no faster than an overclocked 980TI. The overclocked 1080 is expected to be 15% faster than an overclocked 980TI. We will have to wait for the real game benchmarks but see these comments from the guru 3D forums:

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    Used 980TI's will soon be flooding the market at very reasonable prices. That's also something to consider especially since a 1080TI or Volta should be coming next year. As one member on the Guru forums put it:

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    For me, that's $1,200 on a card that might age like milk! I find the purchase of a video card a very personal decision. There is no right or wrong, it's what your needs are and what makes you happy. I would simply suggest to anyone to do their research, knowing what's available and what may be coming, if you can wait. Additionally, I haven't seen much about how the 1070-1080 is handling Async Compute or any additional Direct X 12 feature level. The 1080 Founders Edition did, however, perform very well in Tomb Raider (DX12) from Nvidia's presentation.

    Smart move for me would likely be a used 980Ti, a 1070 or even a Polaris 10 and/or to wait to see what's available in 2017. Not saying I'll do that because gaming is about fun.

    Generally, however, I find $1,200 for even a high end video card a bit much. My winter car cost me less than that and causes me no problems whatsoever, no stutters no driver crashes and no blank windows 10 start screens
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  7.    08 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialkone View Post
    Smart move for me would likely be a used 980Ti, a 1070 or even a Polaris 10 and/or to wait to see what's available in 2017. Not saying I'll do that because gaming is about fun.
    I had money earmarked for a new GPU anyway this month, so I'm at the point of deciding between getting a second 980Ti for SLI or going with the 1080. There's so much unknown right now, since reviewers are under NDA, that anything like those Guru3D posts are really just educated guesses. Rumor is that the NDA lifts on the 17th, so hopefully we'll know for sure soon. Personally, I'm leaning towards just selling my current 980Ti and going with the single 1080, just because of all the funkiness I've had with SLI in the past.
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  8.    08 May 2016 #8
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    Ya, no way I will be going with a multi gpu configuration. Not clear to me how many DX12 games will support it and I certainly won't pay $1,200 times two.

    Indeed we need to see real world gaming benchmarks. This slide, however, from Nvidia was impressive. That's benching the founder edition.

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    Did you see the 1080 founder edition running Epic's Paragon demo? It was running at 2.1GHZ and the 5X memory was running at 5.5GHZ. All this at 67 degrees celcius. That's insane.

    I assume if you move from a 980TI it will be the 1080 Founders Edition. Nice. I have to see numbers and reviews as well. Who knows, maybe I'll join you. Don't you think going with a second 980TI is a little boring . Besides, based on recent history, that second card will be sound asleep in most DX12 titles.
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  9.    08 May 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialkone View Post
    I assume if you move from a 980TI it will be the 1080 Founders Edition. Nice. I have to see numbers and reviews as well. Who knows, maybe I'll join you. Don't you think going with a second 980TI is a little boring . Besides, based on recent history, that second card will be sound asleep in most DX12 titles.
    I'm looking at the Founder's Edition, but I've never been a big fan of the reference model style. I may hold out for a nice EVGA 1080 with an ACX cooling system on it. Yeah, another 980Ti would be a bit boring. It's pretty funny that Nvidia chose this month, right when I'm getting ready for another GPU, to release their new cards. It's almost serendipitous. hahaha
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  10.    08 May 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialkone View Post
    I guess that depends on which Pascal card (1070-1080, 1080 Founders Edition), whether you have U.S. dollars to spend (I don't) and a consideration of what the price/performance might be for newer technology (a 1080TI or Volta/Vega) which should be available early next year.

    Seems there is now a $100 U.S. premium on an overclockable Pascal. So looking at the 1080 Founders Edition that $699 U.S. is $900 Canadian. I have never seen CDN prices as a straight conversion, always seem to be priced higher. It wouldn't surprise me if that overclockable 1080 goes o the market for $1,200 CDN, after 16% sales taxes.
    If you are going by performance and the 1080 is twice as fast as a Titan X at roughly $500 less money, that's a good deal. Whether it is, in fact, twice as fast as the Titan, time will tell. The Titan X is around $1150 (US) right now. The reference model 1080 is supposed to be around $650 from what I've seen. So, the 1080 sounds like a good deal to me. I am not saying I intend to buy one. I am going to wait and see, and also may just wait for the 1080 TI and see what it's like. I'm in no hurry, and doubt I would buy the reference model anyway. My 980 Classified does everything I need right now anyway. I'm not in a hurry and can tell you I won't be a day 1 purchaser. But, if I can get twice the performance for close to half the price, I consider that a good deal.
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