Graphics card manufacturer nVidia has revealed the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 both of which are based on its Pascal architecture.
The GTX 1080 will launch on the 27th May and retail for $599 (~£450) while the GTX 1070 will release on the 10th June and will retail for $379 (~£450).
While the price points are higher than the previous generation, nVidia claims that the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 are significantly faster than its current flagship cards, the Titan X and the GTX 980 Ti which retail for almost double the new cards starting price. It even makes the claim that it is faster than a dual-SLI 980 setup.
The cards are also purported to be three times as energy efficient as the Titan X.
The energy saving and performance boost come from the Pascal architecture with a TSMC 16nm FinFET manufacturing process combined with GDDR5X memory with 10Gbps memory clock on the GTX 1080, which will push around 9 TFLOPS of performance, and GDDR5 memory on the GTX 1070.
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