NVIDIA’s GTX 1080: Double the performance, half the price

When it comes to building a PC, often the most money is spent ont he graphics card, and for good reason. A good graphics card is the main driver of a PC’s performance, because all other metrics have stopped making huge leaps several years ago. 

And when it comes to the  Graphics Card market, NVIDIA pretty much dominates the high end. It has more money, more sales and more powerful graphics cards than its competitors, AMD. More importantly, it also releases products faster.

And this time it has made a jump that is going to make it even more difficult for AMD to catch up: It has packed in the performance of two GTX 980s in SLI at a surprisingly low price of $599.

In fact, it is more powerful than the Titan X, which retails for more than double the price.

The GTX 1080 (Which is a name that is bound to confuse) can handle upto 9 teraflops (For comparison, the Titan X can handle 6.5 teraflops)  and has 8GB of VRAM.

NVIDIA  is targeting this card to the virtual-reality enthusiasts, claiming photorealistic graphics at high-frame rates specifically for virtual-reality.

A founder’s edition is also up for grabs at $699. The GPU will be releasing by the end of this month.

What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “NVIDIA’s GTX 1080: Double the performance, half the price”

      1. I was wondering this myself, but then I remembered that games are using more and more power these days, that I love maxing games, that I sometimes add graphics-improving mods, and that I’m obsessed with maintaining 60fps. Besides, there’s always that DSR thing if I REALLY wanted.

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