NVIDIA Pascal Thread


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May 12, 2006
NVIDIA Pascal Reviews

- Geforce GTX 1080 (Founder's Edition)

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HardwareCanucks said:
From a raw framerate producing standpoint its impossible not to be impressed with the GTX 1080. Rather than towing the usual conservative inter-generational line of 15-20% increases that keep buyers of the last architecture’s flagships content, it demolishes preconceptions. Against the GTX 980 Ti, a card that launched for $649 and just until recently was considered an ultra high end option the GTX 1080 actually looks like a viable upgrade path, particularly when overclocked. That’s something that could have never been said about the GTX 780 Ti to GTX 980 metric. Not only does it offer 35% higher (on average) framerates than NVIDIA's erstwhile flagship but it does so while consuming less power.

TechPowerup said:
NVIDIA's new Pascal GP104 processor, which powers the GeForce GTX 1080, is a true marvel in silicon engineering. The new card is faster than any single GPU card we've seen to date, but also includes tons of new technologies and efficiency improvements.
When looking at the performance of this new powerhouse, we see it perform twice(!) as well as the GTX 970 when averaged over our test suite at 4K resolution. Compared to NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti, the performance uplift is about 30%, and the GTX 1080 is not even the highest-end card NVIDIA will release on Pascal. Against AMD's R9 Fury X, the GTX 1080 is over 30% faster as well. GTX 970 SLI, which is an excellent value proposition, is also conclusively beat, and at lower pricing. This means that with one quick swoop, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 has obsoleted everything in the high-end market.

TweakTown said:
The GeForce GTX 1080 is the most exciting video card in years, blending the new 16nm FinFET process and next-gen Pascal architecture into an amazing mix of GPU technology. Right behind those two exciting factors of the GTX 1080 is the 8GB of GDDR5X that NVIDIA has used on the GTX 1080 alone, with the GTX 1070 powered by the cheaper, slower GDDR5 technology.

All three of these technologies are infused together for the GeForce GTX 1080, a card that not only has more performance than every other single-GPU video card on the market, it uses far less power. We have a card on our hands that used just 230W of power, which I have to highlight as incredible, compared to the Titan X and its 315W and the Radeon R9 Fury X with its 300W of power consumption.

- Geforce GTX 1070 (Founder's Edition)

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- Geforce GTX 1060 (Founder's Edition and Custom)

Geforce GTX 1060

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- Overall Performance


- Efficiency and Underclocking

The competing cards' power consumption is now on the x-axis, and frame rate replaces clock rate on the y-axis. Using the graph's horizontal lines as a reference, we come away with the realization that Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 requires 61W to achieve 130 FPS at 1920x1080, whereas the AMD Radeon RX 480 needs 139W for the same frame rate in spite of its adjusted voltage. In order to average 90 FPS at 2560x1440, the GeForce GTX 1060 draws just under 62W, whereas the Radeon RX 480 comes in at 146W.

- Overclocking

In terms of overclocks, pushing the fan and power targets to their respective max settings in EVGA Precision, I was able to boost the GPU core and memory offsets by 190MHz and 600MHz, respectively. This resulted in a 14 percent performance boost, which is quite impressive. Surprisingly, the card wasn’t blisteringly loud running at its max 3,200rpm, either.

- Conclusion

Features aside, performance is what matters most to gamers. In seven of our nine benchmark titles, the 1060 is faster than AMD’s Radeon RX 480; it’s slower in AotS and Hitman. Averaging out the percentage differences between them, GeForce GTX 1060 is about 13.5% quicker at 1920x1080 across our suite. Its advantage slips to 12.5% at 2560x1440. Is that going to give you access to a higher resolution? Nope. The 1060 excels at 1920x1080 and can certainly handle 2560x1440, a lot like the GeForce GTX 970, Radeon R9 390, and RX 480. But the most you can hope for beyond those cards is a little less compromise on the detail settings at QHD.

- Models Available at Launch

A wide variety of cards are due to hit today, from most of the major players. The list of cards launching today include...

EVGA GTX 1060 edition: $249
EVGA GTX 1060 Superclocked (SC) Edition: $259
ASUS Turbo Edition: $249
PNY GeForce GTX 1060: $259
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G: $289
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming 6G: $279
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor 6G OC: $259
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GT: $249
Gigabyte GV-N1060G1 GAMING-6GD $289
Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP 6GB: $279
ZT-P10600A-10L ZOTAC GTX 1060 Mini 6G: $249

- Linux

So if you are serious about an open-source driver, definitely go for the Radeon RX 480 but for those who want a Linux desktop that "just works" regardless of a binary-only driver, the GeForce GTX 1060 offers much better performance and power efficiency and all of the other leading features of Pascal.

Geforce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti

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NVIDIA Pascal News


- 12/02

NVIDIA Pascal GPU Presentation Dates - GP104 launching in Q3-2016

BitsandChips @ Translate said:
Our source has informed us of the possible presentation of graphics cards lineup based on the various facets of the architecture of NVIDIA Pascal.

April 2016 - GTC: Tesla (GP100)
June 2016 - Computex: GTX 1080 (GP104) & GTX 1070 (GP104)
4Q 2016 - GP106 & GP107
4Q 2016 or 1Q 2017 - Titan (GP100)
1Q / 2Q 2017 - GP108 (GM108 rebrand ?)

It begins in April, with the Tesla board, based on GPU GP100, and dedicated to the HPC market. 'S Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have already announced that they will make extensive use. The first dedicated to the consumer market cards, will be those with GPU GP104, always produced with FF16 node ++ TSMC. They should be submitted to COMPUTEX in Taipei, but the market should start only from 3Q 2016 ( As anticipammo ). Later will be presented the lower-end cards, and the Titan range top.


- 19/02

Nvidia Pascal graphics cards due between May and June; AMD Polaris GPUs expected Q3

Nvidia's new range of graphics cards, codenamed Pascal, will 'most likely' launch this summer.

That's according to a senior source from within the UK tech channel, who said that although rumours suggest the first high-end GP100 Pascal GPU will arrive as early as April, it will most likely launch in May or June.

The source told PCR anonymously: "You can maybe expect to see something new from Nvidia as early as late April, but most likely in the May or June period - it may even be a month earlier or later. Then something from AMD will be following afterwards.

"A high-end Pascal card will launch first, but not a flagship Pascal."

The rest of the Pascal cards are expected to arrive shortly after the initial high-end GPU.

UK distributor Entatech expects both Nvidia's Pascal and AMD's Polaris cards to launch around Q3 this year, and is excited about how they can grow the PC gaming market as a whole.

...."We're hearing Nvidia will launch their cards first and AMD's will likely be a soft launch afterwards.'' Typical AMD!


- 24/02

Pascal-based GM204 & GM206 successors set to launch shortly after Computex

Sweclockers @ Translate said:
When the introductions are supposed to take place so far has been shrouded in mystery, but now vBulletin reveal that Nvidia has set his sights on the summer. More specifically, the company intends to announce the architecture Pascal for consumers at Computex 2016, which focused primarily will be on gaming notebooks.

The plans may be subject to change. According to the same data are ambiguities around when Pascal is ready, then Nvidia encountered problems. The goal is to launch sharply in mid-June, but the likelihood that the launch window will be moved to later described as great.

As the focus of the launch of Pascal is expected to be on laptops, it's probably not about GP100 - the next monster circuit with an assumed number of transistors on the whole 17 billion . Instead, it is probably an outright replacement for GM204 and GM206, which is used by the Geforce GTX 965M up to the GTX 980th


- 04/03

NVIDIA Pascal “Mobility GeForce” GPUs Arriving in Mid-June – Pitched For Back To School Season

According to information posted by Sweclockers, it is suggested that NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs will be arriving in mid-June for mobility platforms. Knowing that AMD will also have Polaris based GPUs ready for Mid-2016, it will be good to see more options to select from on notebook platforms. NVIDIA and AMD will be eyeing the Back to School season for the wide availability of their next generation GPUs in notebooks so retail availability by mid of June is a must.

According to the report, NVIDIA has internally disclosed a shipping date of 16th June to their partners for Pascal mobility GPUs. The products would be announced and put on display at Computex 2016 before that which starts in first week of June. In regards to the naming scheme of the new Pascal chips, we have no confirmation on hints. Since the last cards used the GeForce 900 series branding, one would suggest that NVIDIA will use the GeForce 1000 series naming for the new cards but that might not be the case. After the GeForce 9 series cards, NVIDIA jumped to the 200 series nomenclature, since this is the end of the GeForce 900 series, NVIDIA could introduce a new branding for their cards.


- 10/03

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 launching in May, GDDR5 / GDDR5X instead of HBM2

Bench-life @ Translate said:
Long awaited NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 finally have further information exposure.

The new generation of NVIDIA GPU codenamed Pascal degree will be center stage in the first half of 2016, which GP104, which is GeForce GTX 1080 will be determined debut in May. Not too surprisingly, then, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will be April GTC event, announced Pascal products.

Although the news has been mentioned, Pascal will import HBM2 memory, but the latest data show, GP104 is the GeForce GTX 1080 This card will remain GDDR5, or a faster GDDR5X memory, and memory capacity is 8GB in size. Of course, we can expect higher order GP100 appear, and this is expected to bring HBM2 GPU memory.

...Not too surprisingly, then, PCIe 8 PIN, DisplayPort x 2, HDMI x 1, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 shipping time DVI x 1 output will be May 27, which is the eve of the Computex 2016. Of course, NVIDIA will start a public way for partners to sell the card, as you want to select various homemade card, it may have to wait until after July.


- Pascal products being announced in April @ GTC
- TSCM 16nm FinFET
- Geforce 'GTX 1080' debuting in May
- Reference model Geforce 'GTX 1080' including PCIe 8 PIN, DisplayPort x 2, HDMI x 1 shipping/launching May 27th
- Custom OEM models available after July
- GTX 1080 sports 8GB of GDDR5 / GDDR5X
- GP100 is using HBM2 as expected
- NVIDIA using Samsung's HBM2 (Hynix for AMD)

- 18/03

NVIDIA Pascal 3DMark 11 Performance Entries Spotted – Potential GTX 1080, GTX 1070 & GTX 1060 Benchmarks


- 31/03

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 to be replaced by Pascal with GDDR5X at Computex

SweClockers @ Translate said:
A new generation of GPUs from AMD and Nvidia is imminent. For the latter it is about the architecture Pascal, the successor to today's Maxwell, to be manufactured on a 16 nanometer technology from TSMC. Both points are expected to lead to both higher performance, better energy efficiency.

Previously SweClockers has been able to uncover that Nvidia is aiming for a launch of Pascal for laptops at Computex 2016, which takes place May 31. Now it appears that the plans would include desktops as well, however, neither the highest or lower performance segment will be included which many first predicted.

According to information for SweClockers, Nvidia launches a primarily direct replacement for the Geforce GTX 970 and GTX 980. A source also claims that the first wave should include a replacement for the GTX 980 Ti, however, the performance in terms similar to the GTX Titan X will remain available a foreseeable future.

Another detail is that the graphics cards use memory standard GDDR5X, a further development of GDDR5. The first generation will clear rates of 10 and 12 Gbps, from 7 Gbps used in GTX 970 and GTX 980. Together with a 256-bit memory bus, this would provide bandwidth 320 and 384 Gb / s, in line with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 390X.

That Nvidia is aiming at Computex could be interpreted as their partner gets free reign to demonstrate self-designed solutions in place. Whether that happens remains a mystery, as several partner manufacturers have not yet received any chips by Nvidia or even had access to the full specifications. It could mean that graphics cards will initially only with Nvidia's reference design.

- Uncertainties about the naming
In previous leaks have been coming graphics cards appeared as the Geforce GTX and 1070 GTX 1080, which is in line with Nvidia's current naming scheme. Rumors suggest that the company abandon the GTX prefix and instead combine the Roman numeral X (10) with the Arabic which is the standard today - such as Geforce X80.

- Pascal for laptops and desktops launching at Computex
- GDDR5X (@ 256-bit? for 320-384 GB/s) - in line with GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 390X
- Not entry level nor highest performance (enthusiast) parts expected
- Direct replacement for Geforce GTX 970 & GTX 980 parts, which hints at GP104
- First wave of Pascal cards should include a replacement for Geforce GTX 980 Ti, similar performance to the Geforce Titan X - GP104 offering similar performance to GM200 at more affordable price points?
- Several partners haven't received chips by Nvidia, some don't even know the full specifications yet
- Possibly only NVIDIA refecence design available at launch
- To be named Geforce X instead of Geforce G 1000


- 05/04

NVIDIA Announces Tesla P100 Accelerator - Pascal GP100 Power for HPC


Today at their 2016 GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA announced the first of their Pascal architecture powered Tesla cards, the Tesla P100. The P100 is the first major update to the Tesla HPC family since the launch of the first Kepler cards in late 2012, and represents a very sizable performance increase for the Tesla family thanks to the combination of the smaller 16nm manufacturing process and the Pascal architecture.

Powering the Tesla P100 is a partially disabled version of NVIDIA's new GP100 GPU, with 56 of 60 SMs enabled. GP100 is a whale of a GPU, measuring 610mm2 in die size on TSMC's 16nm FinFET process and composed of 15.3B transistors. It is remarkable in and of itself that NVIDIA and TSMC are in volume production of such a large 16nm die at this time, as everything else we've seen with a confirmed size is at best one-quarter of this size. GP100 is being produced on TSMC's Chip-On-Wafer-On-Substrate technology, with this line apparently being used for putting the GPU and HBM2 DRAM stacks on the same interposer...


- 07/04

Pascal graphics card to launch at Computex 2016 and enter mass shipments in July

Nvidia is ready to announce its Pascal graphics cards at Computex 2016 from May 31-June 4, with graphics card players including Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI) showcasing their reference board products, according to sources from graphics card players.

The graphics card players will begin mass shipping their Pascal graphics cards in July and they expect the new-generation graphics card to increase their shipments and profits in the third quarter, the sources noted.

Nvidia initially plans to reveal GPUs including GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 at Computex 2016 and has already begun to clear inventory of its existing GPUs to prepare for the next-generation products.

...Meanwhile, AMD has prepared Polaris-based GPUs to compete against Nvidia's Pascal; however, the GPUs will be released later than Nvidia's Pascal and therefore the graphics card players' third-quarter performance will mainly be driven by demand for their Nvidia products.


- 12/04

NVIDIA plans three GP104 SKUs in June


According to the report, NVIDIA has plans to replace all three most popular high-end GeForce cards in one month. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti would be replaced by GP104-400 based product, which would be available in reference and custom design. Meanwhile GeForce GTX 980 would also be succeeded by GP104-200 graphics card and also available in custom designs. Lastly, GP104-150 would be AIB-only version with performance close to GTX 970.

It remains unclear how NVIDIA is planning to name cards based on Pascal GP104, but we might be looking at GTX 1080/1800/1070/1700 models.

Most importantly though, this rumor is yet another confirmation of new NVIDIA graphics cards coming in June. With strong possibility NVIDIA might allow its add-in-board partners to showcase new models at Computex. Hopefully AMD and their partners will be ready as well.


- 19/04

GP106-based Geforce VGAs set to launch between August and September

This summer, Nvidia's architecture Pascal will make its way to consumers. First graphics chip will be GP104, to be used for the successor to the Geforce GTX 970, GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti. Then it's time for GP106 to replace the bestseller Geforce GTX 960.

Reportedly Nvidia will focus on the upper performance segment before going down in lower price ranges. There's not a fixed date for the launch of the GP106 so far, but it should happen between August and September.

GP106 succeeds current the GM206, which was launched with the GeForce GTX 960 and later the GTX 950. In this context it is interesting to note that the last versions of these cards were released without requiring additional power supply. The same can apply to graphics cards based on the GP106, which with a new architecture and manufacturing process (16 nanometers) is predicted to become more energy efficient...


- 22/04

Geforce GTX 1080 / GTX 1070 possible price revealed

According to what taiwanese insiders revealed (do not know the dealers or partners), GTX1070's public version will sell for NT $ 19990, while GTX1080 will sell for NT $ 27990.

In comparison, here's Geforce GTX 980 Ti and Geforce GTX 980 in Newegg.tw:
www.newegg.com.tw/item?itemid=533505 - NT $ 27000
www.newegg.com.tw/item?itemid=129836 - NT $ 20000

And US Newegg.com:

An educated guess:
- Geforce GTX 1080: $649
- Geforce GTX 1070: $499

New GP104 Die Photo(s)

GP104-200-A1 (Geforce GTX 1070)



- 28/04

NVIDIA Editors’ Day 2016

We’ve confirmed this information with three independent sources (Jen-Hsun, Jen-Hsun doppelganger and Elon Musk). NVIDIA Editors’ Day 2016 will take place next week in USA. It’s a special event for reviewers and technology enthusiasts who are invited for a briefing about new graphics cards. During this day NVIDIA will inform the press about new Pascal-based graphics cards.

Our sources claim that two graphics cards will be unveiled. So this should probably mean GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 showcase.
We are avoiding the term ‘announcement’ as it remains unclear if the event will be live streamed for public audience or its content will be disclosed later when NDA lifts. Normally NVIDIA tends to call public events as ‘press conferences’, so it is unlikely we will be seeing official confirmation of this Pascal event.

The last major Editors’ Day took place in 2014, a week before Maxwell GM204 announcement. So this should give you a perspective on when to we expect GeForce Pascal cards (I’m thinking maybe second or third week of May).


- 29/04

Rumor: Nvidia Pascal launched at Computex, and will go on sale in June
Geforce GTX 1080/1070 can be found in stores within a month!

Nvidia is preparing a press conference in early May, where new Pascal family is detailed faced a sharp launch in time for Computex, then even graphics cards will be on store shelves.

According to sources in the graphics card market is the green camp winner in the first round of next-generation graphics cards. Nvidia reportedly already scheduled a press conference in the United States where at least the international media already received invitations. The press event that will be dedicated to presenting new Nvidia Geforce Pascal family will be held early in May.

Shortly after Nvidia is expected to deliver data and test samples of its new Geforce models to the media to start their testing and evaluations before a sharp launch is said to be laid in time for technology trade fair Computex in Taiwan. The goal is to technology media to have time to complete the tests and reviews before traveling to the fair.

- Partner cards in stores in June
As revealed earlier rumors, Nvidia launched Geforce Pascal with its own reference brief but graphic card manufacturers are said to invest fully in their own custom-made models. Graphics cards with proprietary circuit boards, maffigare cooler and more lavish components will be available in stores just one week after the official launch. It also testified that the video cards are already virtually completed and that manufacturers are now preparing the delivery of their cards to distributors and retailers. Something as indicated by previous leaks where a graphics card with GP104-400 graphics circuit most likely identified come from a customized video card model from MSI. [...]


According to NordicHardware:
- Press event in early May, detailing the cards (Editor's Day?)
- Sharp launch in time for Computex, with retail availability
- Data and test samples with reviewers shortly after the press event
- Reviews ready in time for Computex
- Custom VGAs available only one week after official launch
- Work on the VGAs is almost done, now preparing delivery to distributors and retailers

- 05/05

First NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 3DMark Benchmarks

I think the most interesting detail about GTX 1080 is the new memory. NVIDIA has finally used 8GB ram for its flagship card. It’s no longer an exclusive to mobile solutions. Additionally, the GDDR5X modules are clocked at 2500 MHz (which is shown as 5000+ MHz in 3DMark). However the effective clock is 10000 MHz, which means the bandwidth is somewhere around 320 GB/s (assuming it’s 256-bit wide). On the GPU side we have a huge improvement in terms of frequencies. It is said that GTX 1080 can boost up to 1.8 GHz, with base clock around 1.6 GHz. At the time of writing we are not able to confirm the exact reference clock. For such reason I decided to avoid making comparison charts, so this post will essentially tell you what GTX 1080 is capable of and nothing more.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB — 3DMark11 Performance
Like always, we are only looking at graphics score. 3DMark11 Performance preset is rendered at 1280×720 resolution. GeForce GTX 1080 scores 27683 points, which is still above overclocked GM200 cards (~23-25k). Worth noting 3DMark11 is not showing correct GPU clocks, however the new driver already supports GTX 1080 by its name.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB — 3DMark FireStrike Extreme
The second benchmark we have is from FireStrike Extreme, which as you probably already know is rendered at 2560×1440 resolution. This is actually the first benchmark where you will see 1.860 GHz clock. In this scenario GTX 1080 is faster than typical overclocked GTX 980 Ti (~8700 points). However if we compare it GTX 980 Ti running at almost the same frequency (1.8GHz with LN2 cooling), GTX 1080 is actually much slower clock to clock (link).


Benefit of using higher frequencies will definitely make GTX 1080 faster than most high-end cards out of the box. However is this a better product in all scenarios? Will be just as fast in games? How does it perform at 4K? Will VR performance be satisfying? Well, we don’t have answers to these questions yet, but we will keep digging.


- Some stock (and OCed) Geforce GTX 980 Ti and Fury X results, for reference:

Almost ~30% faster than Geforce GTX 980 Ti at stock clocks.

- 06/05/2016

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Announcement



'Most efficient and advanced architecture NVIDIA has ever created'
'Energy efficiency goes hand in hand with performance - "Moore's Law is running out of steam'
'R&D budget was several billion dollars - Several thousand people have been working on it for over two years'
'The Pascal family is going to be pretty amazing'

'Geforce GTX 1080 - The New King: 16nm FinFET, GDDR5X 10 Gbps, 9 Teraflops, $599 ($699 Founders Edition), available May 27th'
'All games were running north of 60 FPS on a Geforce GTX 1080'
'Faster than 2x Geforce GTX 980 in SLI'
'Considerably faster than Geforce GTX Titan X'
'GTX 1080 should be around 25% faster than GTX 980 Ti, using NVIDIA's numbers'
'Irresponsible amounts of performance'
'2x perf and 3x efficiency vs Titan X wheb using Pascal's special features'

'Geforce GTX 1070 - 16nm FinFET, GDDR5 8 Gbps, $379 ($449 Founders Edition), 6.5 Teraflops, available June 10th'
'Faster than Geforce GTX Titan X'

- Geforce GTX 1080 Specifications
GPU Engine Specs:
2560 NVIDIA CUDA® Cores
1607 Base Clock (MHz)
1733 Boost Clock (MHz)
Memory Specs:
10 Gbps Memory Speed
8 GB GDDR5X Standard Memory Config
256-bit Memory Interface Width
320 Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
Runs aircooled at 2,114 GHz - 65-67 °C.
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI Standard Display Connectors
Graphics Card Dimensions:
4.376" Height
10.5" Length
2-Slot Width
Thermal and Power Specs:
94 Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
180 W Graphics Card Power

The official clocks of the GTX 1080 are listed as 1733 Mhz, but the demo that was shown on the Nvidia special event was actually running at a cool 2.1 Ghz. And that too on an air cooler! This means that the demo was actually running almost 23% higher than the official boost clock (which is already 40% higher than Maxwell by the way).

...NVIDIA’s new SLI HB bridge doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture. Delivering silky-smooth gameplay, it’s the best way to experience surround gaming—and it’s only compatible with the GeForce GTX 1080.

...Unfortunately NVIDIA has not yet disclosed detailed specs of GeForce GTX 1070. It is only said that it has 6.5 TFLOPs performance and that it’s faster than TITAN X. Assuming it has similar clocks to GTX 1080, then it should have around 2048 CUDA cores.

NVIDIA Internal Benchmarks

Introducing the GeForce GTX 1080. Gaming Perfected.

- 10/05

Pascal Secrets: What makes NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 so fast?

In our initial talks with Nvidia and their partners, we learned that the GeForce GTX 1080 is coming to market in several shapes:

GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Air Overclocked Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 Liquid Cooled Edition

Stock GTX 1080 is clocked at 1.66 GHz, with Turbo Boost lifting it to 1.73 GHz. Founders Edition includes overclocking-friendly BIOS to raise the clocks to at least 2 GHz, and the presentation showed the chip running at 2.1 GHz. The main limiting factor for the overclocking beyond 2.2 GHz is 225 Watts, which is how much the board can officially pull from the power circuitry: 75 Watts from the motherboard and 150 W through 8-pin PEG connector. However, there are power supply manufacturers which provide more juice per rail, and we’ve seen single 8-pin connector delivering 225 W on its own. Still, partners such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Galax, GigaByte, MSI are preparing custom boards with 2-3 8-pin connectors. According to our sources, reaching 2.5 GHz using a liquid cooling setup such as Corsair H115i or EK Waterblocks should not be too much of a hassle.

Search for performance lead the company to remove as much legacy options as possible, and you can no longer connect the GTX 1080 with an analog display. D-SUB15 is now firmly in the past, and you cannot make the connection work even if you use a 3rd party adapter. The rest of connectors include a 144Hz-capable DVI, three DisplayPort 1.4 and a single HDMI 2.0B connector.

GeForce GTX 1080 has the memory clocked at 2.5 GHz but we do expect some of the samples clocking at 2.75-3.5 GHz (11-14 Gbps). That would raise the available bandwidth from 320GB/s to 352-448 GB/s and we do expect to see extreme overclockers pushing the memory even more. If Micron adopts 10nm process for GDDR5X, we’ll get to 4 GHz clock / 16 Gbps rather sooner than later.


- 14/06

Nvidia GP102 Titan coming soon

Despite AMD is telling the world that the $649.99 Geforce 1080 is too expensive, Nvidia partners insist they can sell as many cards as Nvidia can supply. Now there is a faster version coming, based on GP102 even bigger graphics chip. We don’t have many details about GP102 other than it is fast enough for Nvidia to call it Titan. There is a chance that there will be a Geforce GTX 1080 Ti branding but our sources are telling us that Titan is more likely.

Boutique vendors including Origin PC, Maingear, Falcon Northwest, Velocity micro and a few others tell us they cannot get enough of the high end cards, as this is what their customers want. Now with the fade out of the original Titan and the fact that Geforce GTX 1080 is faster than the original Titan card, there is a space for a new card.

We expect that the card will sell for $999 and people are willing to pay for it. Our sources are confident that this is a really big chip, much bigger than the GP104 with its 314 square mm and yet smaller than gigantic GP100 used for Pascal supercomputer cards. This is a bigger Pascal based chip, manufactured using TSMC's 16nm FinFET process with more Cuda cores enabled compared to the GP104 and Geforce GTX 1080.

This is not a HBM 2.0 card, as far as we know, the card will use GDDR5X memory. If it does even a bit better than the Geforce 1080, which was the most successful high end selling product in more than a decade, then Nvidia will be laughing all the way to the bank.


- 12/07

July 7th updates from NVIDIA:

- GTX 980-level performance, twice the energy efficiency in VR
- Average 15% faster and 75% more efficient than closest competitor
- GP106 GPU, 120W, $249 MSRP ($299 special limited Founder's Edition)
- 1,280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps, and a boost clock of 1.7GHz
- Founder's Edition can be easily overclocked to 2GHz with single 6-pin power
- Founder's Edition will be available at nvidia.com, custom boards from ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac on sale July 19th
- Reviews July 19th at 14:00 BST / 15:00 CET


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 official performance leaked


Geforce GTX 1060 6GB listed in US stores ($259)

6GB model is already available for pre-order in the US, for $259 and $263:


Geforce GTX 1060 6GB OC - 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme & Ultra Results

Fire Strike Extreme Graphics Score: 6517
Fire Strike Ultra Graphics Score: 3116

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Oct 10, 1999
Nooooooooooooooooooooo!...Oh wait I could care less.

Probably going back to AMD this go around if the offerings are compelling enough to entice a purchase. Not really into gaming currently but it's nice to have the option.

steve wilson

Senior member
Sep 18, 2004
Thanks for the info... I'm waiting on the 1080gtx (or what ever they will name it) for the oculus rift. The timing will be pretty much perfect.


Junior Member
Feb 12, 2016
An 8GB GP104 in June would be nice if true.

gddr5x is not in production. either it will be gddr5 or hbm2 or it wont be mid 2016.

But the "GTX 1080" ( GP104 ) wouln't have a lot more memory like 20GB+ as it will be the high end?

I say that because i saw in many news that pascal would have a big increase in VRAM and i think a saw too a nvidia news saying it would be the first VGA to officially handle 4K@60.
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Apr 22, 2012
But the "GTX 1080" ( GP104 ) wouln't have a lot more memory like 20GB+ as it will be the high end?

I say that because i saw in many news that pascal would have a big increase in VRAM and i think a saw too a nvidia news saying it would be the first VGA to officially handle 4K@60.

GP100 is high end and will most likely field 16GB.

They'll be at Computex in June according to the OP, won't be available for sale until Q3.

True, but at least everything should be known by then.


Diamond Member
Mar 25, 2008
I do not believe GP107 will be launching so far after GP104 and GP100. GM107 came 6 months before GM204 and has been selling like wild fire in laptops ever since.

I think we will get GP104 and GP107 in Q3, late September.


Jun 15, 2015
My inner nerd hasn't been this excited for a new lineups of cards in a long time! Looking forward to seeing what AMD and Nvidia can do with the new nodes.

el etro

Golden Member
Jul 21, 2013
Nvidia launching 16FF+ products one year later about the new node is available: don't makes sense;

Nvidia launching its biggest GPU first on a one year node(the 16FF+): Made all make sense.

So foundries finally dominated FF manufacturing, raising the yelds to levels that can attend not only the highest volume or highest margin markets. 14FF/16FF will live more than 28nm will live in the mainstream.


Golden Member
Nov 11, 2006
This sounds suspiciously like the speculative Ascii.jp roadmap. I wonder if that's their "source".


Platinum Member
Aug 19, 2001
Need a rumour tag in the title, I think. An Italian site with a source is worthy of discussion, but not authentication.


Apr 8, 2002
My inner nerd hasn't been this excited for a new lineups of cards in a long time! Looking forward to seeing what AMD and Nvidia can do with the new nodes.

Same, 28nm has been long in the tooth for a while.


Junior Member
Feb 12, 2016
This doesn't seem accurate. The Tesla GPUs are supposed to have 32GB HBM2, but HyniX/Samsung are only producing 4GB stacks (16GB max) right now which leads me to believe the first GP100 chip released will be the Titan, not Tesla.


Golden Member
Jul 5, 2013
Need a rumour tag in the title, I think. An Italian site with a source is worthy of discussion, but not authentication.
Why is that? I cant believe we are seeing these kind of arguments in 2016.


Platinum Member
Aug 19, 2001
I'd expect a Nvidia press announcement to have this same title, but not a rumour. It's why WCCFTech articles generally have the website name or a rumor tag.

See an example title.

I apologize if this is interpreted as thread crapping. But as I said I'm all for discussion of rumours. It also is policy to cite the source in the title: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=225737
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Golden Member
Nov 22, 2012
So what's what here? Will there be a 1080 and a 1080Ti with a generational performance difference like 980 and 980Ti?


Platinum Member
Aug 19, 2001
More Pascal info today:

WCCF Tech: http://wccftech.com/nvidia-pascal-graphics-cards-spotted/

Four Nvidia Pascal Graphics Cards Spotted In The Wild

All four Nvidia graphics boards in question are described as “COMPUTER GRAPHICS CARDS”. However, all four carry very similar per unit values and as such we could be looking only at the circuit boards and not necessarily graphics cards but there’s really no way of telling for sure.

All four boards start with the same 699 serial number and the earliest record of a board carrying that serial number appears in December. So we know that we’re looking at Nvidia graphics boards that are new and did not exist at any point before December.

The 1H400, 1G411 and 2H403 units are all derivatives/variants of the same basic board , while the 12914 board is distinctly different. So what we have here looks very much like three evolutionary iterations with the first three boards. This is especially likely because there’s no overlapping between the three. One board shows up and it’s followed by another with no recurrence of the previous board.

There’s no way of knowing for certain whether these are GP100 or GP104 boards as of yet.


Golden Member
Jul 24, 2010
So nowhere a single mention of GP102?
If the best Pascal we get this year in consumer space is GP104, then i am mightily disappointed. Should have bought 980Ti before Christmas after all.