Last night, NVIDIA unveiled its upcoming GeForce GTX 1000-series, based on its new 16nm Pascal architecture. The GTX 1080 launches May 27th for $600, while the GTX 1070 will arrive on June 10th for $380.
You can read about the cards in much more detail from these sources:
We do not have any real benchmarks from independent reviewers, so we are relying on NVIDIA’s own info for now. The company promises to deliver double GTX 980 performance with the 1080, and better-than-980-Ti performance with the 1070. These are very promising numbers, and may or may not be true. It might be that NVIDIA’s performance claims only apply to VR games, or very specific DirectX 12 titles. Or, it may be true that NVIDIA did manage to double performance in a single generation.
What we do know is that the new cards are power efficient, using only one power connector. So, the increased performance is not coupled with a major increase in power consumption, which is great news.
Meanwhile, AMD is also expected to launch their new generation of graphics cards sometime in the next few months.
Once the new NVIDIA cards launch, we’ll be adding them to the Logical Increments parts guide. Stay tuned!