Friday, May 6th 2016
NVIDIA announced its next-generation GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Based on the "Pascal" architecture, this chip is built on the 16 nm FinFET process. It uses GDDR5X memory at 10 GHz (GDDR5-effective) clock speed. NVIDIA announced major improvements to the VRM that drives graphics cards, that increases switching efficiency. NVIDIA announced that the GeForce GTX 1080 is faster than a GeForce GTX 980 SLI, and a GeForce GTX TITAN X. The air-cooled GTX 1080 runs at a very high clock speed or 2.11 GHz, with 10 GHz memory clocks, at a temperature of 67 degrees C. Available on May 27, it's priced at $599.