With the introduction of VR Technology and the great interest the general public has shown in it, it was inevitable for graphics companies to begin development on the next generation of graphic cards that would be able to support the new standards of gaming and entertainment.
While most companies in this space have just started to hint about this new generation of graphics technology, Nvidia on the other hand has already unveiled their contender for this new market.
Developed through the hard work of thousands of people and billions of dollars in R&D, the GeForce GTX 1080 is claimed by the company to be the world’s most advanced gaming GPU which can support high end gaming for VR devices, Curved Monitors, 4K TV’s as well as Multi-Screen gaming setups.
Giving this graphics card it’s amazing capabilities is the Nvidia Pascal Architecture, which is already being used in the DGX-1 Supercomputer as well as the Drive PX 2 in-car computer.
Apart from the special architecture, the GTX is also the first gaming GPU that has an 8GB GDDR5X memory, with a clock speed of over 1700MHz. Since the design of the chip is smaller than usual, it also helps cut down the power consumption to just 180 Watts, without compromising on quality.
In layman’s terms, the performance of this graphic card is twice as fast and three times as efficient when compared to the Titan X, which is the current benchmark in graphics cards.
You will be able to purchase the “Founders Edition” of this graphic card at $699 from May 27th. If you think you can’t afford that price point, then you can settle for the inferior version called the GTX 1070, which will cost you $449 and will be available from June 10.
It goes without saying that this is the start of a new war in gaming graphics, and we can’t wait to see how the other companies respond to this challenge. Till then, keep gaming.