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NVIDIA introduces GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards




NVIDIA has revealed two new graphics cards — the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.  They are the first consumer cards based on the company’s Pascal architecture which is more energy efficient and promises an exponential leap in terms of performance.

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During the event where it was introduced, NVIDIA’s CEO mentioned that the GTX 1080 is twice as fast as the GTX Titan X which is the current flagship. Not only that, it is also reported to be three times more power efficient.

Engadget also reports that it’s built with a new 16nm FinFET manufacturing process which adds to it being faster and able to save energy. Meanwhile, Ars Technica adds that the 1080 is running on a speedier Micron GDDR5X memory while the 1070 functions on a standard GDDR5 memory.

Other information includes pushing around 9 TFLOPS of performance for the 1080 and 6.5 TFLOPS for the 1070.

As for the pricing, the NVIDIA GTX 1080 will sell for $599 (approx. Php28K) after its launch on May 27 and the GTX 1070 will be at $379 (approx. Php18K) following its June 10 launch.

{Sources 1, 2}



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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