Nvidia has just announced their new series of graphics cards, the GTX 10xx series, including the GTX 1080 and 1070 on the 6th of May 2016
Both new GTX cards boasting to overtake the performance lead of Nvidia’s Titan X, their current Flagship card, while giving us consumers a price cut on performance.
While the Titan X RRP’d for $1000USD the superior GTX 1080 will come in at $699USD and the comparable 1070 will rock a $449USD price tag, essentially a slash of over 50% for the same performance. Just to give you a quick idea, the 1080 has been said to deliver the equivalent performance of 2 GTX 980s, Nvidia’s previous generation card, running in SLI(combined) mode.
What makes these new cards interesting however is that they utilise a new architecture known as “Pascal” which is noted to boast superior speeds while reducing power consumption. Pascal architecture up until this stage has basically only been used in super-computing and this will be one of the first consumer applications.
The 1080 will be hitting shelves on the 27th of May while the cheaper 1070 has been relegated to June 10th. All dates and prices so far have been announced for the US, but I wouldn’t expect Australia to be too far behind nor the cards too more expensive than conversion+GST.
For the price and performance and Nvidia’s stella history these cards are going to be hard to beat. I’m certainly excited to see what AMD competes with and whether or not they’ll be able to keep up with Nvidia’s performance and competitive price point.
What do you think of the new cards? Will you be picking one up? I know I’m tempted.