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In search of awesome…

NVIDIA will be releasing their next graphics card flagships this month; the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 running on their new architecture “Pascal”, slated for May 27th and June 10th of 2016 respectively. Both cards are expected to transcend their current flagship, the GTX Titan X and latest card, the GTX 980 Ti. While indeed these cards have not reached consumer hands yet, NVIDIA’s launch event in Austin, Texas showed very promising performance that holds quite well with the specifications of these new graphics cards. Reported clockspeed for these cards were witnessed to run on clock speeds that current video cards can only achieve if overclocked and cooled with liquid nitrogen; now consumers will soon get these performances in the comfort of their homes without frostbite.

The video below showcases the GTX 1080’s performance running the newest game title, “DOOM” with VSync enabled running a smooth 60 frames per second — then disabling it, bursting the fps nearly 200 frames per second.

Compared to the GTX Titan X’s price range of ~$1,200, the GTX 1080/1070 will be more consumer-friendly; price and release detail below:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (May 27th): $599 (Regular), $699 (Founders Edition)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (June 10th): $379 (Regular), $449 (Founders Edition)

The “Founders Edition” seems to be their “FTW” (For The Win) editions — meaning the speeds on these cards runs higher than the regular editions.

There’s going to be alot of benchmark enthusiast waiting to get their hands on these cards, and that wait will end very soon. The EVGA and NVIDIA websites already have the GTX 1080 on their menus with an auto-notify feature ready for those closely anticipating.

The hype looks to deliver.
The nitty gritty details (directly from EVGA’s website):

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NVIDIA seems to have a new line of SLI bridges too. In terms of performance, it is said to bring performance greater than the previous generation of SLI bridges; caveat, current bandwidth limitations, only two cards are supported at this time because of the high bandwidth the new graphics cards are able to output. :

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Crysis on triple screen 4K anyone?

NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1070/1080 is simply…

awesome.