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GIGABYTE teases GeForce GTX 1080 'Xtreme Gaming' for Computex 2016

Anthony Garreffa | May 10, 2016 10:23 PM CDT

NVIDIA has blown away gamers across the world with its reveal of the GeForce GTX 1080 last week, but now we're hearing about partner cards and we're beginning to get super excited. Remember that we're actually giving away an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 'Founder's Edition' video card, and so much more in our global giveaway!

GIGABYTE has taken to its Xtreme Gaming Facebook page, teasing the above image and "Hey GIGABYTE Fans! We've got something coming! ;) Details coming soon". Quite the tease, considering that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition is already ridiculously fast. GIGABYTE makes some of the best custom video cards on the market, so we're pretty excited to see what they can do with the GTX 1080 - especially with its newly shrunken 16nm FinFET technology, super-fast GDDR5X and exciting new Pascal architecture from NVIDIA.

Since taking the position of reviewing video cards here at TweakTown, I've yet to get a GIGABYTE model into review. Hopefully this changes with the new generation cards, and we can begin getting in some samples. I was hanging out with Jay of JayzTwoCents on YouTube, and he was telling me how much he loves his GIGABYTE video cards, but I haven't gotten my hands-on any yet. Now is my time! Let's do this, GIGABYTE!

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GDDR5X goes into mass production, powering GeForce GTX 1080

Anthony Garreffa | May 10, 2016 8:54 PM CDT

Micron reached out to me over email today, ushering me into the knowledge that their exciting new GDDR5X memory has entered mass production. GDDR5X is the new memory powering the next-gen GeForce GTX 1080 video card that NVIDIA unveiled last week.

GDDR5X represents a huge leap in bandwidth, without having to shift over to the new HBM2 standard. GDDR5X provides 10Gbps of bandwidth, and when coupled with the 256-bit memory bus on the GTX 1080, results in 320GB/sec of memory bandwidth. Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA said at the GeForce GTX 1080 launch event: "This memory is so fast. It is so fast ... G5X, the fastest GDDR memory in the world".

We will see many partner cards based on the GTX 1080 at Computex, which kicks off in two weeks time.

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ZOTAC is the first to release the GeForce GTX 1080 video card

Anthony Garreffa | May 7, 2016 11:06 AM CDT

NVIDIA announced its GeForce GTX 1080 in the last 24 hours, with ZOTAC becoming the first AIB partner to release the GTX 1080 into the world.

The new GeForce GTX 1080 rocks the exciting 16nm FinFET-based GP104 GPU, 8GB of GDDR5X @ 10GHz, 2560 CUDA cores, and more. As for detailed specs, this is what you'll get:

We should expect the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 to hit shelves on May 27.

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NVIDIA announces its GeForce GTX 1080, as fast as GTX 980s in SLI

Anthony Garreffa | May 7, 2016 3:25 AM CDT

NVIDIA has just announced its new Pascal-based GeForce video cards, with the new GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 being unveiled a few hours ago in Austin, Texas.

We live-tweeted the entire thing, but now that I have some time in my hotel room to decompress, here's a quick rundown of what to expect from the new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. There are only a few differences between the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070, but boy is the GTX 1080 a freakin' monster.

NVIDIA has built the new GeForce 1000 series cards on the new 16nm FinFET process, with the new Pascal architecture making its debut in the consumer world alongside GDDR5X. GDDR5X is a huge improvement over GDDR5, arriving with a huge 10GHz clock speed - up from the 7GHz available from GDDR5. But what about tech specs?

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NVIDIA confirms the GeForce GTX 1080 cooler, kinda

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2016 12:56 PM CDT

We just reported on leaked benchmarks and details of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080, but now we have some better confirmation of the cooler on the Pascal-based video card.

NVIDIA has recently updated its GeForce website, providing a new background that teased the new GeForce GTX 1080/1070 cooler design. The new 'Polygonal' cooler succeeds the NVTTM design, which we've been posting about for a while now.

The folks at VideoCardz picked it up and have the picture above. It's a sweet looking design, which reminds me of a racecar for some reason - and that is really getting my engine going.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 leaked benchmarks tease 8GB RAM at 10GHz

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2016 12:50 PM CDT

NVIDIA is expected to unveil its next-gen GeForce GTX 1080 video card in the next 48 hours, with the latest rumor being quite exciting indeed - the GTX 1080 will reportedly rock 8GB of GDDR5X, at an insane 10GHz.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 leaked benchmarks tease 8GB RAM at 10GHz

As it stands, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti has 6GB of GDDR5 (no X) at 7GHz. The last rumors stated the new card would hit 8GHz, but 10GHz provides around 320GB/sec of memory bandwidth - if the GTX 1080 keeps its 256-bit memory bus. If it's knocked up to 384-bit, well - then we should be very excited.

Not only that, but there are now leaked benchmarks teasing 3DMark 11 performance. The new GeForce GTX 1080 performed well in the 3DMark 11 Performance test at 720p, scoring 27,683 points - comparing this to overclocked GTX 980 Ti cards which score between 23,000 and 25,000 - that's not too bad at all. It's not the insane jump people were expecting, but this is the GTX 1080 and not the bigger GTX 1080 Ti that will find its way to reality in the future.

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Radeon 16.5.1 driver includes big Forza performance increases

Sean Ridgeley | May 5, 2016 8:20 AM CDT

Monday's NVIDIA drivers prepared you for the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex beta which launches later today, and now AMD's drivers are doing the same.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.1 features up to 27% better performance in the highly anticipated racing title than what you'd see with 16.4.2 when using the R9 Fury X. If you don't own a Fury X, other cards should see similar increases.

As for known issues, AMD notes game crashes and launch failures caused by its overlay, so try disabling it for now if you've been experiencing this behaviour. Another big one is flickering in Witcher 3 while using Crossfire; with any luck it will be fixed next driver release.

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NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce teased with 'Order of 10' mystery

Anthony Garreffa | May 3, 2016 6:00 AM CDT

NVIDIA's big reveal of its next-gen GeForce video cards is just days away, with the company teasing select members of the press with its 'Order of 10' mystery. What is the 'Order of 10' mystery you ask? Well, it's a teaser and countdown to the GeForce 1000 series reveal.

First off, some tech press received a mystery box that led them to the site orderof10.com, with a hexagon image with each side the equivalent of a piece puzzle. The site could be accessed by entering a code from the triangle that is found inside of the box, which was also sent to tech sites. The box has a '10' logo embedded on the front, with a single triangle with the code found inside.

GamersNexus found another link that led to a reveal countdown that ends on Friday, May 6. This is the day that NVIDIA will reportedly unveil its next-gen cards, but the puzzle is an interesting piece of marketing. The six pages on the site were: Collision, Structure, Circles, Compute, Vision, and Astronomy. Each puzzle leads to the next, solving the entire mystery.

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Polaris is exciting, but will this be the GPU we're looking for?

Jeff Williams | May 2, 2016 11:12 PM CDT

There's a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the upcoming Polaris P10 and P11 GPUs, as there rightfully should be. This marks a sort of subtle change in direction for AMD for some time. If rumors are true about the size and relative expected raw power of these two chips, then neither represent a true successor to Fiji, but will instead be a faster an far more power efficient Hawaii, which still continues to grow its performance with additional driver releases.

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But that doesn't necessarily mean an end to the "Big" Polaris debate, nor does it mean we won't be seeing the all-out performance infused chip that holds back nothing. It just means that AMD has found an underserved market at, perhaps, lower price-points that don't quite have the stuff to power good VR experiences and that might also be power hungry beasts. So what did they do? From the reports that we've been hearing, it seems like they aim to take on that mainstream market from the bottom up, potentially having completely new Polaris based cards in all segments.

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AMD is aiming at the VR market with its Polaris-based video cards

Anthony Garreffa | May 2, 2016 2:48 AM CDT

With both AMD and NVIDIA set to unveil their next-gen consumer video cards in the next month, AMD's position on VR is being solidified.

According to AMD's Corporate Vice President, Alliances, Content & VR, Roy Taylor, said that Polaris is being aimed at VR gaming PCs. With the minimum PC specs for VR kicking off with the Radeon R9 290, AMD has a great position in front of itself to nail VR gaming with Polaris.

AMD is trying to offer a great card for VR, and the upcoming Radeon R9 490X (which it should arrive as) will be a hugely popular card. We should expect 30-50% more performance over the R9 390X thanks to the new 14nm FinFET process, the new Polaris architecture and the possible use of GDDR5X.

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