The hotly anticipated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is now official, marking a major leap in performance and efficiency with the introduction of the new Pascal architecture. How major? Take the ultra beefy and expensive Titan X graphics card from last year, slice its power demands from 250W to 180W, cut its price from $999 to $599, and then throw in a bit more performance on top. Virtual reality and multi-monitor gaming have also been foremost concerns in Nvidia’s Pascal development, and the graphics company has a super cool new technology to make both better, called simultaneous multi-projection.
GeForce GTX 1080 full specifications
2560NVIDIA CUDA® Cores
1607Base Clock (MHz)
1733Boost Clock (MHz)
10 GbpsMemory Speed
8 GB GDDR5XStandard Memory Config
256-bitMemory Interface Width
320Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
Yes – SLI HB Bridge SupportedNVIDIA SLI® Ready1
3.0NVIDIA GPU Boost™
12 API with feature level 12_1Microsoft DirectX
PCIe 3.0Bus Support
Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86OS Certification
7680×4320@60HzMaximum Digital Resolution1
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVIStandard Display Connectors
94Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
180 WGraphics Card Power (W)
500 WRecommended System Power (W)3
8-PinSupplementary Power Connectors
2 – DisplayPort 1.2 Certified, DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 Ready.
3 – Recommendation is made based on PC configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2 GHz processor. Pre-built system may require less power depending on system configuration.