NVIDIA dialed the look of the GeForce GTX 1080 up to '10' with the first consumer Pascal-based GeForce video card, using a redesigned vapor chamber and fan for cool and quiet operation. NVIDIA morphed the design of the cooler into a slick-as-hell looking polygonal shroud (which looks just awesome in person, and even pictures) as well as a backplate being used for heat dissipation. It doubles as a premium look for the card, providing huge overclocking headroom and super-quiet operation while gaming.
Now, let's take a look at, and around the GeForce GTX 1080 video card.
The front of the GeForce GTX 1080 is where all the action is, with the polygonal shroud and GTX 1080 branding. To the right, we have the blower-style fan which will be excellent for multi-GPU systems.
On the back of the card, NVIDIA has made the backplate smaller and stamped in some more GeForce GTX 1080 branding to the right. I seriously love the design of the card, front and back - but the back especially looks slick.
On top of the GeForce GTX 1080, we have the usual GeForce branding and one of the most impressive things about the new GP104-powered video card: a single 8-pin PCIe power connector! Yes, only one of them!
Display connectivity stays the same, with 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI and 1 x DVI.
The GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest video card NVIDIA has ever made and it is the fastest single GPU in the world. It's a tour de force of technology, craftsmanship, and magical pixie dust. We have nine TFLOPs of performance, 8GB of insanely fast GDDR5X memory, 2560 CUDA cores, and a 16nm FinFET GPU that is insanely fast; something you'll see in a few pages time during our benchmarks.
We also have 64 ROPs, 160 TMUs, and 257 GTexels/s of texture fillrate power. The GPU is clocked at 1607MHz by default and has a Boost clock of 1734MHz. There's a tremendous opportunity to overclock the GTX 1080, but I'll be leaving that to an entirely separate article, as it deserves its own time, love, and care.
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