Nvidia has finally unveiled the first consumer cards from the new Pascal architecture, the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. The headline grabber here is definitely the 1080, which is said to be more powerful than the current Nvidia king, the Titan X. But things get more exciting, the new card will cost $599, almost half the cost of the Titan, whilst also being more power efficient.
Full specs of the 1070 have not been released yet, but for the 1080 check out the official Nvidia page. The 1080 will feature 8GB GDDR5X, a 1607MHz base clock, and a memory bandwidth of 320 GB/sec.
But what about those of us who don’t want to spend 600 dollars on a graphics card? Well if everything coming from Nvidia is ‘legit’, the $379 GTX 1070 will also outperform a Titan X (though it is unclear at the moment what exactly this means). At this price point, and with performance like that, these cards are literally going to fly off the shelves.
With G-Sync and 4k monitors having been around for a while now, and VR slowly starting to take off, these new cards could be the first to really take advantage of this.
The 1080 launches on May 27, and the 1070 June 10. Expect to hear more info and possibly see some exciting benchmarks as we get closer to launch. After a few card generations offering only marginal gains this launch has the potential to be huge, fingers crossed we won’t be disappointed.