NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 rumored to have 8GB of GDDR5X, not HBM2

NVIDIA's purported GeForce GTX 1080 rumors begin, with it not using HBM2.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Mar 11 2016 4:20 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

When the rumors first started flying about NVIDIA's next-gen video cards, I was one of the first to say that the mid-range cards would not be using the super-fast HBM2 VRAM, but they would use GDDR5 (and it was later revealed, GDDR5X was on its way). Well now we're here again, with rumors on NVIDIA's purported GeForce GTX 1080.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 rumored to have 8GB of GDDR5X, not HBM2 | TweakTown.com

The GeForce GTX 1080 will be built from the GP104 GPU that NVIDIA should unveil at its GPU Technology Conference in April, where it should rock 8GB of GDDR5X. The new GDDR5X standard is capable of 14Gbps of bandwidth, compared to just 10Gbps from the current GDDR5 technology. We should expect the GeForce GTX 1080 to be unveiled next month, with a shipping date of somewhere in May/June.

NEWS SOURCE:benchlife.info

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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