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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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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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