NVIDIA did what was widely anticipated. Last night on the eve of DreamHack, NVIDIA Ceo Jen-Hsun Huang took to stage to reveal the next generation graphic cards for PC gaming.
DreamHack was one of the largest BYOC (Bring Your own Computer) event in the world and it happened at the Austin Convention Center. Most of the attendees at the event were expecting a next generation graphic card. As to the expectation, the company unleashed the flagship GeForce graphic card for PC gaming and is slated to ship in the next few weeks, however, pricing information was not declared, notes Hot Hardware.
In the history of the company, NVDA +1.00% GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce 1070 could be counted as the single biggest gain in price/performance value proposition for gamers.
Recently, the company announced the Tesla P100 data center GPU, which was based on Pascal. The newly launched GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 are also built on 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. However, these cards are built for gamers and it has Micron’s next generation GDDRR5X graphics memory technology.
Forbes notes that both cards carry 8GB of memory and it runs on the 2.1GHz core clock and 5.5GHz memory interface.
Huang has also announced that both the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 will be a beast. It could run faster than the company’s previous generation graphic cards such as $1000 flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX Titan X. Both newly released card carry a price tag of $813 (US$599) and $514 (US$379) respectively.
When both cards hit test bench and if this all proves out, this will be marked as the best high-performance 3D graphics value proposition NVIDIA has provided for gamers after a very long time. The new cards offer high-quality performance at a drastically reduced cost. As said by the company, the $379 GeForce GTX 1070 would provide PC gamers more modest budgets a level of performance and it is likely many would have only dreamed of.