The landslide of GeForce GTX 1080 announcements continue, with ZOTAC showing off their new cards, Inno3D and now Palit. Palit has unveiled their new GTX 1080 GameRock card, telling us that they want to 'rock'n'roll your game'.
What does Palit bring to the GeForce GTX 1080 table? We have 0dB tech fan, a honeycomb bracket, optimized air flow, TurboFan Blade and two 10cm fans. We have 8+2-phase PWM, dual BIOS, and RGB lighting on the Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock card.
Not only that, but the company has unveiled their GeForce GTX 1080 Super JetStream, which excites me as the GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream was one of the most impressive cards from the GTX 900 series last year.
ZOTAC has just unveiled their new AMP! and AMP! Extreme variants of the GeForce GTX 1080, with both cards including some nice cooling technology improvements over the already impressive GTX 900 series cards.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! cards feature Spectre, a new lighting system that allows gamers to customize the colors and feel of their gaming experience with mood lighting, which is all done through ZOTAC's FireStorm software.
Not only that, but the AMP! Extreme cards will push out some serious performance, with the triple-fan IceStorm cooling technology mixed with the EKO Fan system, promising up to 30% increased airflow compared to the traditional fans.
While the GeForce GTX 1080 is a monster, we have so much excitement for the GTX 1080 Ti as that will be a true beast. Well, it looks like the GTX 1080 Ti has been leaked, on ZOTAC's website.
The super-awesome Paul from Paul's Hardware showed me a tweet on his Twitter, with Mark Pontifex or @delivered4U posting "Poss Zotac GTX 1080 Ti performance leak on their website". It's an interesting tease, so should we expect the GTX 1080 Ti to be revealed imminently?
Inno3D has just unveiled one of the most beastly GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, with their take on the GP104 looking quite good.
We have the iChill GTX 1080 HerculeZ X3 and the Herculez X4 video cards, which the company will be debuting at Computex 2016. Inno3D's iChill GTX 1080 HerculeZ X4 is such a crazy card, it features an additional fan that will provide additional heat dissipation from the VRM section.
Both cards feature 1 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin PCIe power connector, but the power side of things is 6+1 phase. We will be hands-on with these cards at Computex 2016, so be sure to check back soon!
The leaks continue on the GeForce GTX 1080 partner cards, with news of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme and ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 ROG STRIX cards both being somewhat detailed earlier today. Now it's time for GAINWARD.
The GAINWARD GeForce GTX 1080 Phoenix has been teased, with a completely redesigned cooler which has dropped from three fans to two. The fans are bigger, which has made the card wider, but that should allow the card to keep nice and cool, with the fans spinning at lower RPM. The shroud has three colors: black, red and gold, and it sure does look great. We're looking forward to getting our hands-on one soon!
ZOTAC has had the curtain peeled back on its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme card, and now it's time for ASUS to tease its new ROG STRIX GTX 1080.
We should expect ASUS to tease it right before Computex 2016 kicks off next week, but we don't know what to expect whatsoever. ASUS never ceases to impress when it comes to its ROG STRIX video cards, but will it be enough to topple what ZOTAC has been pushing out in the last couple of years? As ASUS says 'the future looks bright'.
It looks like it's leakathon for the AIB partner GeForce GTX 1080 cards, with HotHardware reporting that EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 is on its way, and it looks absolutely amazing.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 features the latest ACX 3.0 cooling technology from the company, with dual ball bearing fans, a massive heat sink array, a full length backplate, and some vented accents. All in all, it's shaping up to be the best looking EVGA card yet (at least in my opinion). But what about performance? HotHardware reports that the new GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 was "practically silent - even under load".
The site adds that "temperatures were a non-issue", and while the card was under low the GPU temperature "hovered in the high 70C-80C range". I'm now more excited than ever to get my hands-on this bad boy!
It looks like ZOTAC is preparing to blow us all away once again with their take on NVIDIA's exciting new GeForce GTX 1080 video card. VideoCardz is reporting on the latest leak, teasing the new GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme from ZOTAC.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 video cards will feature IceStorm fans with Carbon ExoArmor, PowerBoost, FREEZE and Spectra technologies. Spectra is new, with it arriving as a lighting system that allows users to change the LED illumination elements on the card, which are the strips along the top, and bottom of the card. The FREEZE tech allows the fans to turn off when the card sits in idle.
The new GTX 1080 AMP! series cards feature a custom backplate, with the PCB being modified completely, allowing for 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. We don't know how much ZOTAC has done under the hood when it comes to clock speeds, but we're excited beyond words to see what ZOTAC can do. The company impressed us greatly with the GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, so I have large expectations of what the GTX 1080 cards will be.
Right now, we only know that the Tesla P100, GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 exist, but we know NVIDIA will have a full top to bottom family of Pascal-based video cards in the future. Well, the developers of AIDA64 have just helped us out, revealing the PCI device IDs of the "whole list of Pascal SKUs".
There's quite a few cards listed, and to be honest, many more than I thought. Just in the GP100 range, we have 19 cards - these cards will manifest their way into the Quadro, Tesla and GRID products. In the GP102 range, which is where we should expect the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Titan X successor and other high-end SKUs we have 11 cards. Moving down to the GP104, which is the GPU used on the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards, there's 15 different SKUs.
The mid-range market will be filled with Pascal cards, with the GP106 powering 9 different SKUs while the GP107 should tackle 7 SKUs, leaving the GP108 for a single SKU. We should expect NVIDIA to ramp up towards the bigger announcements, where I'll think we'll see concentrated marketing efforts for the GTX 1060 (and I'm expecting GTX 1060 Ti) as well as the GTX 1080 Ti and the Pascal-based Titan X successor.
AMD is expected to launch its mid-range Polaris 10 GPU very soon, with leaked benchmarks showing it beats the GTX 980 from NVIDIA, and falls short of the HBM1-powered R9 Fury.
But when the cards are in Crossfire, performance truly shines, with Titan X level performance, and it trails just behind the new Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 that NVIDIA unleashed recently. The new benchmarks show the 3DMark graphics score of the new cards, which seem very promising so far.