GTX 1080 India Pricing And Availability Revealed
Nvidia has been teasing the new generation of graphics card from a long time now, under the name of ‘Pascal’. But this time around, Nvidia has geared up to push out the Pascals faster than before. GTX 1080 India pricing And availability has been revealed. Although, Pricing for the GTX 1070 is yet to be announced.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 “Founders Edition” will be available in India on May 27 for INR 63,250. It will initially be available from Asus, Zotac, MSI and Gigabyte, and subsequently with all manufacturers.From June first week onward, the cards would be available with Snapdeal, Flipkart, and Amazon, along with all key retailers across the country. People were waiting for GTX 1080 India, pricing and availability information to surface for a long time and it seems that they won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on the card.
As for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 “Founders Edition”, the cards will be available from 10th of June. Custom board cards from manufacturers will be available simultaneously by the end of June. Nvidia looks very eager on pushing out the cards as quickly as possible. Nvidia has a headstart this time around, and they can’t lose an opportunity to be a step ahead than AMD.
Pascal : A Total Gamechanger ?
Pascal offers massive leaps in performance, memory bandwidth and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell™ architecture. We have already seen what a single GTX 1080 is capable off. NVIDIA engineered the Pascal architecture to handle the massive computing demands of technologies like VR. It incorporates five transformational technologies:
- Next-Gen GPU Architecture. Pascal is optimized for performance per watt. The GTX 1080 is 3x more power efficient than the Maxwell Architecture.
- 16nm FinFET Process. The GTX 1080 is the first gaming GPUs designed for the 16nm FinFET process, which uses smaller, faster transistors that can be packed together more densely. Its 7.2 billion transistors deliver a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency.
- Advanced Memory. Pascal-based GPUs are the first to harness the power of 8GB of Micron’s GDDR5X memory. The 256-bit memory interface runs at 10Gb/sec., helping to drive 1.7x higher effective memory bandwidth than that delivered by regular GDDR5.
- Superb Craftsmanship. Increases in bandwidth and power efficiency allow the GTX 1080 to run at clock speeds never before possible — over 1700 MHz — while consuming only 180 watts of power. New asynchronous compute advances improve efficiency and gaming performance. And new GPU Boost™ 3 technology supports advanced overclocking functionality.
- Groundbreaking Gaming Technology. NVIDIA is changing the face of gaming from development to play to sharing. New NVIDIA VRWorks™ software features let game developers bring unprecedented immersiveness to gaming environments. NVIDIA’s Ansel™ technology lets gamers share their gaming experiences and explore gaming worlds in new ways.
GTX 1080 ARCHITECTURE
Nvidia’s new generation of cards are all powered by its new Pascal technology. Pascal replaces Maxwell, which was behind the GTX 900 Series and the Titan X. Nvidia’s headline claim about Pascal as a whole is that it’s three times more efficient than the previous generation, which is achieved via computing improvements and a new design and manufacturing process.
Pascal uses a 16nm (nanometer) process, where Maxwell used a 28nm process. This means Nvidia can fit a greater number of transistors (the bits responsible for doing the work) into a smaller space while consuming less power, which results in a more efficient and cooler running GPU.
In terms of clock speed the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 will sit at 1,607MHz, but is capable of boosting to 1,733MHz. This is a huge figure when you consider that the maximum boost speed of the GTX 980 was 1,216MHz.
All this is possible in a GPU that consumes only 15W more power than the GTX 980 (180W versus 165W), and operates at a lower maximum temperature (94oC versus 98oC).
Considering the GTX 1080’s greater efficiency, we’re likely to see the trend of using top-end Nvidia cards inside laptops to continue.
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