ASUS has announced two new graphics cards that will be available under the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti custom models, with the upgraded GTX 1080 and GTX 1060. The new GeForce GTX 1080 rocks 8GB of GDDR5X, clocked at 11Gbps compared to 10Gbps on the original GTX 1080 - while the GTX 1060 has its 6GB of GDDR5 clocked up to 9Gbps, compared to 8Gbps on the original GTX 1060.
The new ASUS GTX 1080 8GB 11Gbps Strix OC will rock the triple-fan DirectCU III cooling setup from ASUS, with a 2-slot design, and 8+2-phase power with 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.
ASUS hasn't revealed the GPU clock speeds for its new Strix card just yet, but it will be launching mid-April.
NVIDIA's revamped GeForce GTX 1080 is nearly here, with an injection of speed into the already fast 8GB of GDDR5X, throwing its speed up to 11Gbps from the now 'stock GTX 1080' and its 10Gbps.
Both MSI and ASUS have teased their new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards with the faster GDDR5X @ 11Gbps, with MSI showing off its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus. The refreshed GTX 1060 with its 6GB of GDDR5 clocked at 9Gbps, compared to the previous 8Gbps chips on the 'stock GTX 1060'.
ASUS has come out swinging with their new GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Edition, rocking 8GB of GDDR5X @ 11Gbps and a triple-fan cooler.
AMD isn't just attacking the high-end graphics card market with its upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, but it will be refreshing its Radeon RX 400 series of cards with the new Radeon RX 500 series.
Now we have some photos of the purported Radeon RX 580 and RX 570, both without their coolers on. The Radeon RX 580 engineering sample features a new PCB design, with AMD surely making improvements over the not-so-great PCB on the Radeon RX 480, which created headlines with its power issues - that were quickly fixed with updates from AMD.
The new Radeon RX 580 features a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, which should let the RX 580 clock higher than the RX 480, offering 10-15% more performance. We should see AMD ship the Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5.
GIGABYTE has unveiled 3 new custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, under both the GIGABYTE and AORUS brands, led by the flagship AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G.
The new AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G is overclocked to 1632/1746MHz, while offering a 'gaming mode' profile that will clock the GPU at 1607/1721MHz, but we all know GPU Boost 3.0 will clock them closer to 2GHz in real-world scenarios. GIGABYTE overclocks the 11GB of GDDR5X on the AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G, from its default clocks of 11Gbps, to 11.45Gbps in OC mode, and 11.23Gbps in gaming mode.
GIGABYTE also provides 2 x DVI ports, and a total of 3 x HDMI 2.0 ports (one on the back, two on the other end of the card for VR setups), and 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. The GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G requires 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors, with a 12+2-phase power system.
MSI might have its monster GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X coming soon, but the cheaper Aero and Armor models are coming with some slight differences. They'll still boast the power of the GP102 with its 3584 CUDA cores, and 11GB of GDDR5X @ 11Gbps, but the cooling tech will not be as good as the Twin Frozr VI cooler on the Gaming X model.
MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aero uses the reference PCB, with a black/green design and a blower-style cooler. MSI will have two different models, with slightly tweaked GPU clocks: with the stock model clocking in at 1480/1582MHz for base/boost respectively.
The overclocked model has its base/boost clocks at 1506/1620MHz, respectively.
Colorful has teased its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with its new high-end iGame series teased with a new cooler design called "Shark Bioinics", which features 3 x 92mm fans.
The card itself glows with red light thanks to the various LEDs around the cooling shroud, and if you remember - Colorful is stepping outside of the realm of 'normal graphics cards' and slapping a damn LED on top of the iGame GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
Colorful's exciting LCD on the iGame GTX 1080 Ti will feature current GPU clock speeds, GPU usage, GPU temperature, and the status of the fans.
MSI has made its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card official, with a proper tease at card with its spruced up cooler both on, and off - as well as the technical specifications, so we have some GPU and VRAM clock speeds to share.
MSI will be offering its usual three overclocking modes: Silent, Gaming, and OC modes. Silent Mode sees the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X clocked at 1480/1582MHz on the GPU, and 11000MHz on the 11GB of GDDR5X. Gaming Mode ramps up the GPU clocks to 1544/1657MHz, with the GDDR5X clocks at 11016MHz (16MHz overclock), while the OC Mode clocks the card at 1569/1683MHz, and the GDDR5X at 11124MHz.
The card doesn't look as long as usual, with MSI doing some great work on the custom PCB on the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X.
AMD hosted its Tech Summit in China recently, with CEO Lisa Su announcing their mid-range Ryzen 5 availability, with demos and more on show. There were some new details released on Radeon RX Vega, and because I foolishly had a night off from work - I missed this story, but here it is!
Scott Herkelman, the former General GeForce Manager at NVIDIA and now VP of AMD took the stage, with his segment concentrated solely on Radeon RX Vega. We now know that Radeon RX Vega will definitely come in both 4GB and 8GB variants, both running the new HBM2 memory that should hopefully pave the way for various improvements. HBM2 uses far less space on the PCB, so we should expect shorter cards that are magnitudes faster than the Radeon RX 480.
On stage, Herkelman said that Radeon RX Vega with either 4GB or 8GB will drive all of your games - as there are different technologies like High Bandwidth Cache inside of the Vega NCU that help out drastically. 4GB of HBM2 can act much larger than its physical amount of RAM - up to terabytes if required. This means we could see a RX Vega with 4GB of HBM2, but maybe performing close to the memory bandwidth of what NVIDIA offers on the GTX 1080 Ti with its 11GB of GDDR5X. Remember, there's also 7 variants of Radeon RX Vega coming.
The big stress for new GPU architectures and the latest and greatest graphics cards, like NVIDIA's fresh GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega - are the new APIs in Vulkan and DirectX 12. Futuremark has just announced that there is a new API Overhead test that replaces Mantle with Vulkan - with the API Overhead feature test running DX11, DX12, and Vulkan.
Futuremark explains in its press release: "The 3DMark API Overhead feature test measures API performance by making a steadily increasing number of draw calls. The result of the test is the number of draw calls per second achieved by each API before the frame rate drops below 30 FPS. The purpose of the test is to compare the relative performance of different APIs on a single system. The API Overhead feature test is not a general-purpose GPU benchmark, and it should not be used to compare graphics cards from different vendors. For more details, please read the 3DMark Technical Guide".
The new API Overheard test is available for 3DMark Advanced and Professional Edition, with the standalone versions of 3DMark requiring a manual update. The Steam versions will update automatically, just like my test beds all have - but the new API Overhead test is not available for the 3DMark Basic Edition, or the Steam demo.
Manli is showing off their upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with a blower-style fan. It has the same tech specs as the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition from NVIDIA, with the same 11Gbps of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps.
Manli GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Blower specifications:
- Product Name Manli GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
- Model Name M-NGTX1080TI/5RIHPPP
- Chipset Name GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- CUDA Cores 3584
- Memory Configuration 11GB GDDR5X
- Memory Interface 352bit
- Base Clock / Boost Clock 1480 / 1582MHz
- Memory Clock 11010MHz
- Bus Type PCI-Express 3.0
- Cooling Design Heatsink with Blower Fan
- Display Output HDMI 2.0b + 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
- Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin & 1 x 8-pin
- Box Dimension 321 x 170 x 90mm Main