Wednesday, 18 May 2016

NVIDIA PowerPacked GeForce GTX 1080-Specs & Pricing Details Revealed

As the launch date creeping closer and closer more details about NVIDIA’s latest flagship, the Pascal-based GTX 1080 have been released. Now more information has emerged about the upcoming flagships from NVIDIA's stables. Here's what the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 has for you.

Nvidia's Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card provides a significant bump in graphics power compared to the 980, 980 Ti and Titan X cards, according to Polygon tests and data provided by the card maker.

For instance, the GTX 1080 running The Witcher 3 at maximum settings with HairWorks on showed about a 28 percent increase over the Titan X and 55 percent increase over the 980 while running at 2560x1440 resolution. The card delivers a 33 percent increase over the 980 Ti while running at 1920x1080 resolution.

NVIDIA aims to achieve a higher level of immersion by incorporating the system into their ecosystem. By basically tying everything together without the need for extra layers of code, NVIDIA VRWORKS AUDIO should achieve a higher level of synchronicity. NVIDIA VRWORKS AUDIO will involves interfacing with VRWORKS GRAPHICS and SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-PROJECTION for the visual elements. OPTIX for the audio elements and Physx for interactive elements within the game.

One of the more interesting new developments coming with the arrival of the 1080 is Ansel, Nvidia's reworked method for capturing in-game images. Ansel is designed to be your SLR camera inside the games you play. The software suite will allow you to pause a game, detach the camera to move it around, add filters and capture EXR, super high-resolution or even 360-degree images which can then be viewed in VR

And now for the much talked about Founder’s Edition cards. These are nothing but the reference cards that NVIDIA used to send out to their board partners. So they incorporate the GPU in its most nascent form. But nascent doesn’t mean featureless. The reference card have had excellent build quality till now.

The body is usually machined from a magnesium based alloy and the cooling fan is pretty sturdy. We’re assuming it’s BLDC. The heatsink for the GTX 1080 will feature a vapour chamber which is something we’ve only seen with premium cards so far.

The GTX 1080 Founders Edition will be priced at $699 which is $100 more than the MSRP that partners are bound to price their cards around. So you’re paying more for higher build quality and good overclocking capability