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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 to arrive in liquid cooled version at 2.5GHz

Anthony Garreffa | May 13, 2016 9:57 PM CDT

When NVIDIA revealed the GeForce GTX 1080, they used the Founders Edition card which sells for $699 and overclocked its GP104 GPU to 2.1GHz on the vapor chamber-cooled video card. We all suspected the AIB partners would have some insane models, and we were right.

There will reportedly be four versions of the GeForce GTX 1080: the Founder's Edition (reference edition), the normal AIB card (air cooled), the custom AIB card (air cooled) and then the custom AIB cards (watercooled). ZOTAC, Colorful, ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE and countless others will have some super-powered GTX 1080 video cards to show off, with the rumor that GIGABYTE's upcoming Xtreme Gaming GTX 1080 should reach 2.4GHz on the GPU, all in air - and if that's true, get ready to have your mind blown.

The tease of a liquid cooled GeForce GTX 1080 with its GPU clocked at 2.5GHz should be enough for anyone to be impressed, as it'll allow for 4K 60FPS gaming without a problem. We should expect a few AIB partners to have some insane designs, shown off at Computex 2016 in two weeks time.

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AMD's next-gen Polaris 10 GPU will offer 390X performance, under $299

Anthony Garreffa | May 13, 2016 9:03 PM CDT

We heard whispers just before the GeForce GTX 1080 unveiling that AMD would be pricing its Polaris 10-based Radeon video card at around $299, while providing 390X performance - and thanks to the spiffy 14nm FinFET process, it'll do so at half the TDP.

Considering that the Radeon R9 290X is a 290W card, we should expect the Polaris 10-based Radeon cards to do the same performance but at just 150W. We should expect the cards to fall somewhere between 110-135W depending on the GPU itself, and how many stream processors are enabled. It's similar to what we saw during the RTG event last December, but the bigger surprise is that it'll rock 'up to 8GB GDDR5(X)'. Will AMD use GDDR5X? We'll find out soon enough.

We should also expect the Polaris 10 cards to have 256-bit wide memory buses, which should see Polaris 10-based Radeon video cards competing directly against the GeForce GTX 1070 - and that's great. I was talking with AMD's Roy Taylor at their Capsaicin event during the Game Developers Conference, and he asked what I think they should do - and I said do exactly this. Hit the mainstream, and hit it hard. AMD can't compete against the discrete GPU market share with NVIDIA as they only have 20% of the market - but the mainstream market is more elusive, there are more units sold and more profits to be made. It's the bread and butter of video cards, and it looks like AMD is hitting that exact sweet spot.

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Colorful announces one of the first GeForce GTX 1080 video cards

Anthony Garreffa | May 12, 2016 11:22 PM CDT

Colorful has just announced one of the first GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, based on the reference (or is that now Founder's Edition) model.

Colorful's first GeForce GTX 1080 is based on the GP104 GPU with the usual 2560 CUDA cores, 1607MHz GPU clock (Boost of 1733MHz). We have 8GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 10GHz on the 256-bit memory bus. We should expect some serious speed from it, with some great overclocking headroom. But, Colorful has teased its custom design GeForce GTX 1080 for Computex, which has me beyond excited.

Colorful's GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame video card - beautiful!

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Leaked GeForce GTX 1080 benchmarks show it dominating Titan X, Fury X

Anthony Garreffa | May 12, 2016 7:32 PM CDT

While my GeForce GTX 1080 sits on my shelf about to be installed into my Core i7-5960X system for my review (now that I'm about to download the drivers) there are now some leaked benchmark numbers, courtesy of VideoCardz. Remember these are leaked benchmarks, we're just reporting on them. But, this is about what we expect to see from our results, too.

The GTX 1080 destroys everything else, including the Titan X, GTX 980 Ti and everything AMD has to throw at it - the Radeon R9 Fury X, R9 Fury and R9 390X. The GeForce GTX 1080 had its GP104-powered GPU sitting between 1860-1886MHz, thanks to GPU Boost 3.0. That chart though, wow - AMD must be looking at every single number now.

Not too long now, guys!

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ZOTAC teases its GeForce GTX 1080 PGF, with a modified PCB, and more

Anthony Garreffa | May 12, 2016 4:06 AM CDT

NVIDIA revealed its next-gen GeForce GTX 1080 video card last week, but if there's an AIB partner I'm excited to see release a custom version, it's ZOTAC. The latest leak on ZOTAC is of their GeForce GTX 1080 PGF, with PGF standing for Prime Gamer Force, and will be ZOTAC's most powerful series.

The first renders of ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 1080 PGF are here, with a huge illuminated backplate, which can be controlled through the new app. A custom PCB looks to be featured, with it being much wider than the reference design, and you can even see the OC+ module at the end of the card like the company's awesome Extreme video cards. But what can all of this additional cooling do? Well, that's where the next image comes into play.

ZOTAC is refreshing its FireStorm overclocking utility, where you can control both cards in SLI, apply 'Z-Elves' presets, and change the animations of the GTX 1080 LEDs. But, look at the overclock on the 8GB of GDDR5X - it's hitting 5650MHz (11.3GHz) with bandwidth of 361GB/sec over its 256-bit memory bus.

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NVIDIA's new SLI HB bridge pictured, GTX 1080 supports 2-way SLI only

Anthony Garreffa | May 12, 2016 1:35 AM CDT

With the reveal of the GeForce GTX 1080 behind us, VideoCardz is reporting that they have images of the new GeForce GTX SLI HB bridge that was unveiled last week.

You might remember NVIDIA unveiled a new High-Bandwidth SLI bridge that has much more going on inside of it than previous SLI bridges. The new bridge "doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Delivering silky-smooth gameplay, it's the best way to experience surround gaming - and it's only compatible with the GeForce GTX 1080".

The tallest connector has just 4 fingers, which means it'll work with only two GTX 1080s in SLI. While an EVGA employee has confirmed that the new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 video cards only work in 2-way SLI.

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Inno3D announces its GeForce GTX 1080, includes 3DMark and VRMark

Anthony Garreffa | May 11, 2016 11:33 PM CDT

Inno3D has unveiled their GeForce GTX 1080, which comes in a nice custom box and will include 3DMark, VRMark and even a mouse mat in the box.

We should expect Inno3D to show off its new GeForce GTX 1080 video card at Computex 2016, teasing its new GP104 core and 8GB of new GDDR5X RAM which is clocked at a huge 10GHz.

As for technical specifications:

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The 'Ultimate NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080' discussion with JayzTwoCents

Anthony Garreffa | May 11, 2016 9:29 PM CDT

During the recent NVIDIA Editor's Day, we were introduced to the new GeForce GTX 1080 video card, but after the event (which was under NDA) I sat down with some of the biggest tech YouTuber's to talk about the new GTX 1080.

In the video above, JayzTwoCents used Luke from Linus Tech Tips' video as Luke cut it down to a few minutes of our discussion. This chat between us (which was shot at like 3am) was over an hour long, and so many people asked for the full discussion and here it is. It was a glorious thing to sit with these awesome guys, so check out the discussion between us - the video goes for 31 minutes, so go get a snack and a drink!

JayzTwoCents

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NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 pictured, naked, with its PCB exposed

Anthony Garreffa | May 11, 2016 7:30 PM CDT

The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is already a ridiculously beautiful card, but when it's naked and has its PCB exposed, I can't help but twitch with awe.

The NVIDIA PG413 board has 5+1 power phase, which is more than the 4+1 system on the GTX 980, but less than the GTX 980 Ti with its 6+2 phase power. The PCB on the GTX 1080 is very similar to the GTX 980 rather than the GTX 980 Ti, as both cards share 8 memory module layout per side. There's a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, but NVIDIA has left room for another so that AIB partners can go crazy.

There are two SLI fingers on the GeForce GTX 1080 that will handle the new SLI HB (High-Bandwidth) bridge, too.

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AMD rumored to move Vega up to October, has NVIDIA scared them?

Anthony Garreffa | May 11, 2016 5:51 PM CDT

AMD seems to be in a spot of trouble right now, with NVIDIA revealing its new GeForce GTX 1080 video card, and then the rumors that AIB partners won't have Polaris-based cards to show off at Computex 2016. Well, it has gotten worse, with the company reportedly dragging its next-gen Vega GPU into October 2016, from early 2017.

Why? Most likely because its Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 offerings aren't enough to beat NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 - so they'll need to bring in the big guns to combat it, without considering NVIDIA has its HBM2-based GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X successor to reveal in the near future. Vega was promised for early 2017 on the latest roadmap unveiled during their Capsaicin event, where it will be a flagship GCN 4.0-based beast with HBM2 and an unknown amount of stream processors and other technology.

Polaris 10 won't be that special, as the company has said it'll be a 'mainstream part' which will most likely not be able to beat the GeForce GTX 1080 - as I said in my editorial here. The Radeon R9 390X is still a ridiculously good card, and the Fury X won't be replaced with a Polaris-based offering anytime soon. Polaris 10 should be able to match the GTX 1070, but at a price of $299 which is what we've heard from multiple sources in the industry now. The GTX 1070 is priced at $379, so the mid-range fight is going to be a good one for consumers and gamers.

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