Nvidia May Be Revealing the GTX 1080 Next Week

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Nvidia May Be Revealing the GTX 1080 Next Week

The Nvidia GPU Technology Conference is next week (April 4), and according to a shipping manifest, it looks like the company will be showing off their newest flagship video card.

According to a report on WCCFTech, the newest Pascal chips are about to be shown off. While this report doesn't claim to know the branding for the new cards, a second report on Videocardz.com claims to have photos of the cooling shrouds for the new cards (photo shown above).

While there's no way to know if these photos are legit, the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 branding would be consistent with the progression Nvidia has used in the past. We'll have to wait until next week to see if they're accurate, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if the new Kepler-driven GPUs turn out to look just like this.

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Well it's two year since the 9XX series cards came out, so there had better be some new GPUs coming around the corner to make wallets bleed.

This round might be enough of a performance jump over my 7970 to make buy one, we'll see what the 1060/1070 are like.

1080? Is that going to be the price point too? :P

fix-the-spade:
Well it's two year since the 9XX series cards came out, so there had better be some new GPUs coming around the corner to make wallets bleed.

This round might be enough of a performance jump over my 7970 to make buy one, we'll see what the 1060/1070 are like.

If you upgrade rarely, better of going AMD. Their cards last much longer.

Charcharo:
If you upgrade so rarely, better of going AMD. Their cards last much longer.

I upgrade more when the performance jump justifies it than on a specific timescale. The 7970 was such a massive jump over the GTX570 it couldn't be ignored, but the ASUS triple slot 7970 runs so cool and can sustain such a big overclock that the 7XX/9XX and R9 whatever cards haven't really been that attractive.

If the 10XX cards have the same kind of performance as the 9XX cards for even less power I'll probably get one. The 7970's one weakness is that it needs a lot of juice, although still less than the 570 it replaced.

fix-the-spade:

Charcharo:
If you upgrade so rarely, better of going AMD. Their cards last much longer.

I upgrade more when the performance jump justifies it than on a specific timescale. The 7970 was such a massive jump over the GTX570 it couldn't be ignored, but the ASUS triple slot 7970 runs so cool and can sustain such a big overclock that the 7XX/9XX and R9 whatever cards haven't really been that attractive.

If the 10XX cards have the same kind of performance as the 9XX cards for even less power I'll probably get one. The 7970's one weakness is that it needs a lot of juice, although still less than the 570 it replaced.

Fair enough. I upgrade rarely (6 years) so to me longevity matters. The PC that is now my brother's with a GTX 760 is a major dissapointment compared to the old as hell ATI 5770 or the actually new R9 390.

Power Usage is never an issue to me though (despite me living in a hellhole country) but if need be, undervolting and FRTC allow the cards to be just as (if not more) efficient overall :P

Meanwhile I just got an EVGA 970 GTX super clocked.

kiri3tsubasa:
Meanwhile I just got an EVGA 970 GTX super clocked.

Same, I'm hoping with how the consoles are tech-wise that it'll be another 4 years before I really need to upgrade again. A good portion of games get made with them in mind so I don't think we'll see anything that can make a good card cry for a while.

kajinking:
Same, I'm hoping with how the consoles are tech-wise that it'll be another 4 years before I really need to upgrade again. A good portion of games get made with them in mind so I don't think we'll see anything that can make a good card cry for a while.

You'd think that wouldn't you? I hope you're right and that you'll be able to enjoy your purchase for years to come, but that's not how Nvidia likes to do things. As soon as they release new cards they tend to gradually over the next couple of months after release use drivers to gimp their old cards. I thought it was hilarious how GTX 960 was suddenly beating GTX 780 in almost all the benchmarks. Don't be surprised if their next mid-range card starts beating your high-end card.

They control over 80% of discreet GPU market so they can afford to take such risks with their own reputation. People don't seem to care anyway. Bottom line is you can't trust Nvidia. They're cunts of the worst order. I can't even count their lies anymore.

Adam Jensen:

You'd think that wouldn't you? I hope you're right and that you'll be able to enjoy your purchase for years to come, but that's not how Nvidia likes to do things. As soon as they release new cards they tend to gradually over the next couple of months after release use drivers to gimp their old cards. I thought it was hilarious how GTX 960 was suddenly beating GTX 780 in almost all the benchmarks. Don't be surprised if their next mid-range card starts beating your high-end card.

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I would throw in an another meme but I don't think the mods won't appreciate it.

Given how delicate coding drivers can be, it really hard to support that argument especially for how many and for how long they support the cards for. It was only 2-3 years ago they dropped support for Tesla.

Even then, why wouldn't they give the majority of the support to newer cards? They add new features like Dynamic Super Resolution which was originally meant for the 970/980 but then got released for the other maxwell cards. It's 2016 and I'm still getting performance increases and bux fixes for the shoddy 750Ti.

Sorry mate, your argument is nothing but slander.

Mahorfeus:
1080? Is that going to be the price point too? :P

I think it represents the three full spins my head will do when they announce the MSRP.

What I am taking from this news is that we may see a price drop in AMD's line.

Mahorfeus:
1080? Is that going to be the price point too? :P

you jest, but for some manufacturers I really don't doubt it.

OT: cool, hopefully this brings more competition and better drivers/games for all.

kiri3tsubasa:
Meanwhile I just got an EVGA 970 GTX super clocked.

I was about to make that exact decision (upgrading from my 760) but now I'm considering holding off.

On the one hand, after doing a bit of digging it looks like GPUs don't typically get much cheaper during their useful lifespan, so my hopes to wait for say, a 1070 to release and the 970 to become much cheaper aren't all that likely.

On the other hand, by that same pattern, the 1070 may end up not being all that much more expensive than the 970 is now, so it makes very little sense to not buy that one instead.

But lastly, we probably won't see that particular card on the market before September either way, and I don't particularly want to wait that long.

Wut? 1080? No 4K?

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So they are going through with the 10XX scheme of naming things? i wonder how quick are they going to look on their old card names given that they used this scheme before adopting the ?XX scheme. Though it does really start with 40XX so they still got a few years to go.

Adam Jensen:
As soon as they release new cards they tend to gradually over the next couple of months after release use drivers to gimp their old cards. I thought it was hilarious how GTX 960 was suddenly beating GTX 780 in almost all the benchmarks. Don't be surprised if their next mid-range card starts beating your high-end card.

This has NEVER happened. And the reason 960 was beating 780 was because the benchmarks utilized features present in 9XX line that were not present in 7XX line of cards. You are basically complaining that they made a better card.

mad825:

Adam Jensen:

You'd think that wouldn't you? I hope you're right and that you'll be able to enjoy your purchase for years to come, but that's not how Nvidia likes to do things. As soon as they release new cards they tend to gradually over the next couple of months after release use drivers to gimp their old cards. I thought it was hilarious how GTX 960 was suddenly beating GTX 780 in almost all the benchmarks. Don't be surprised if their next mid-range card starts beating your high-end card.

I would throw in an another meme but I don't think the mods won't appreciate it.

Given how delicate coding drivers can be, it really hard to support that argument especially for how many and for how long they support the cards for. It was only 2-3 years ago they dropped support for Tesla.

Even then, why wouldn't they give the majority of the support to newer cards? They add new features like Dynamic Super Resolution which was originally meant for the 970/980 but then got released for the other maxwell cards. It's 2016 and I'm still getting performance increases and bux fixes for the shoddy 750Ti.

Sorry mate, your argument is nothing but slander.

Your 750 TI is one of the most popular Nvidia cards. Just like how the GTX 770 is suspiciously doing really good (even compared to the much more powerful 780 and 780 TI), your 750 TI wont be forgotten quite so easily. For now that is.

I was bitten (thrice technically) so I wont make that mistake again though.

Meh, it's WCCFTech so assume click-bait until proven otherwise.

Adam Jensen:

You'd think that wouldn't you? I hope you're right and that you'll be able to enjoy your purchase for years to come, but that's not how Nvidia likes to do things. As soon as they release new cards they tend to gradually over the next couple of months after release use drivers to gimp their old cards. I thought it was hilarious how GTX 960 was suddenly beating GTX 780 in almost all the benchmarks. Don't be surprised if their next mid-range card starts beating your high-end card.

They control over 80% of discreet GPU market so they can afford to take such risks with their own reputation. People don't seem to care anyway. Bottom line is you can't trust Nvidia. They're cunts of the worst order. I can't even count their lies anymore.

Also this! The moment Nvidia announces Pascal the 9xx series goes onto death watch. With the GTX970 3.5+ 0.5GB edition going to the top of that list.

Also to the OP, Nvidia's Kepler architecture was for the 6xx/7xx series, Maxwell 9xx and Pascal covers the 10xx. (Making your final sentence inaccurate)

Strazdas:
So they are going through with the 10XX scheme of naming things? i wonder how quick are they going to look on their old card names given that they used this scheme before adopting the ?XX scheme. Though it does really start with 40XX so they still got a few years to go.

Adam Jensen:
As soon as they release new cards they tend to gradually over the next couple of months after release use drivers to gimp their old cards. I thought it was hilarious how GTX 960 was suddenly beating GTX 780 in almost all the benchmarks. Don't be surprised if their next mid-range card starts beating your high-end card.

This has NEVER happened. And the reason 960 was beating 780 was because the benchmarks utilized features present in 9XX line that were not present in 7XX line of cards. You are basically complaining that they made a better card.

Pardon me. Not 780 but 780Ti. So it's even worse. Keep living in your fantasy land where a $200 mid range card is beating a year older $600-$800 card because the new one has super magical new features.

Adam Jensen:

Pardon me. Not 780 but 780Ti. So it's even worse. Keep living in your fantasy land where a $200 mid range card is beating a year older $600-$800 card because the new one has super magical new features.

Nothing magical about it, they changed the architecture, added a lot of features and released a new series with that. Said features help perform in tasks that utilize them, for example the 9XX cards are multiple times better at tesselation thus exessive tesselation will not slow them down, but it slows down 7XX cards. GPU performance is far more than double-precision FLOPS.

Still waiting to see a card that can hit that performance-to-dollar sweetspot that the 295x2 hit at this time last year. It may be unavailable for anywhere below $1400 now but I bagged one for just over $600 a year ago and it's still ranked pretty high in single-card setups. Only getting edged out by dual core machines that could be considerably more expensive is not a negative in my book.

Charcharo:

Your 750 TI is one of the most popular Nvidia cards. Just like how the GTX 770 is suspiciously doing really good (even compared to the much more powerful 780 and 780 TI), your 750 TI wont be forgotten quite so easily. For now that is.

I was bitten (thrice technically) so I wont make that mistake again though.

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3D mark results

Oh look, two cards that were released on the same day doing exactly as expected. damn it! Why isn't the 780 doing 2x as better than the 770!?!

There are some advantages to the 770 that being it has a higher clock speed in general when compared to the 780. Pro tip, you should at least provide evidence with your accusation otherwise....Well it's a accusation built upon lies.

mad825:

Charcharo:

Your 750 TI is one of the most popular Nvidia cards. Just like how the GTX 770 is suspiciously doing really good (even compared to the much more powerful 780 and 780 TI), your 750 TI wont be forgotten quite so easily. For now that is.

I was bitten (thrice technically) so I wont make that mistake again though.

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3D mark results

Oh look, two cards that were released on the same day doing exactly as expected. damn it! Why isn't the 780 doing 2x as better than the 770!?!

There are some advantages to the 770 that being it has a higher clock speed in general when compared to the 780. Pro tip, you should at least provide evidence with your accusation otherwise....Well it's a accusation built upon lies.

Meh:
http://www.babeltechreviews.com/nvidia-forgotten-kepler-gtx-780-ti-vs-290x-revisited/view-all/

*Looks at current DX12 benches as well*

Such is life. The more you learn the more of a jaded asshole you become. At least you are happier than I am.

**Also 3DMark ... *Sigh***

Rad Party God:
Wut? 1080? No 4K?

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This was funny, well done. :)

Jesus, and here's little old me still plugging away on an AMD HD6970. God I feel old :P

Charcharo:

Meh:
http://www.babeltechreviews.com/nvidia-forgotten-kepler-gtx-780-ti-vs-290x-revisited/view-all/

*Looks at current DX12 benches as well*

Such is life. The more you learn the more of a jaded asshole you become. At least you are happier than I am.

**Also 3DMark ... *Sigh***

You're so funny...What were we talking about again? I know one thing for sure that we weren't talking about Nvidia vs ATI. And DX12 benchmarks is just all for show until actual DX12 compatible GPUs are out. Just because DX12 support DX11 cards doesn't mean you'll get results that reflect the capability of the card nor will you get the full features of DX12 ,it's all very ambiguous.

Oh by the way, A quote from that article of yours

It is clear that Nvidia has not neglected Kepler

Thank you for supporting my argument.

mad825:

Charcharo:

Meh:
http://www.babeltechreviews.com/nvidia-forgotten-kepler-gtx-780-ti-vs-290x-revisited/view-all/

*Looks at current DX12 benches as well*

Such is life. The more you learn the more of a jaded asshole you become. At least you are happier than I am.

**Also 3DMark ... *Sigh***

You're so funny...What were we talking about again? I know one thing for sure that we weren't talking about Nvidia vs ATI. And DX12 benchmarks is just all for show until actual DX12 compatible GPUs are out. Just because DX12 support DX11 cards doesn't mean you'll get results that reflect the capability of the card nor will you get the full features of DX12 ,it's all very ambiguous.

Oh by the way, A quote from that article of yours

It is clear that Nvidia has not neglected Kepler

Thank you for supporting my argument.

It means just that. DX12 cards can and do make use of the API well enough... you know several such games already exist right? Sure one is broken, one is bad, and the other ones is a strategy game (so few people will play it... unfortunately... "PCMR" plebeians...) but it exists.

Yes, it is not completely forgotten. I guess. My GTX 760s were a sub-optimal investment and I learned my lesson. Interestingly, the R9 290X simply does better nowadays than the 780 TI overall. That was also in the article.

I'm not really following the clusterfuck in this comment thread but my 2gb 770 has been surprisingly powerful for what it is. Runs a lot of things much better than I feel like it should given the system requirements.

So Nvidia only revealed the Tesla P100, a professional supercomputer card. No sign of any Geforce gaming cards yet. People are saying that Nvidia and AMD will probably paper launch their new gaming cards at Computex 2016 in May.

GP104 = GTX 1070 & 1080, GP106 = GTX 1060 & 1050

Polaris 10 = R9 490x, 490, 480x, 480, Polaris 11 = R9 370x, 370, Laptop GPUs

AMD's Fury successor, Vega 10, and Nvidia's Titan/980Ti successor, GP100, won't be released until Q1 2017 at the earliest.

Higgs303:
So Nvidia only revealed the Tesla P100, a professional supercomputer card. No sign of any Geforce gaming cards yet. People are saying that Nvidia and AMD will probably paper launch their new gaming cards at Computex 2016 in May.

GP104 = GTX 1070 & 1080, GP106 = GTX 1060 & 1050

Polaris 10 = R9 490x, 490, 480x, 480, Polaris 11 = R9 370x, 370, Laptop GPUs

AMD's Fury successor, Vega 10, and Nvidia's Titan/980Ti successor, GP100, won't be released until Q1 2017 at the earliest.

I wonder how close to announcement the new cards will actually be released. Really itching to upgrade but it just seems like this gen is perpetually "almost here".

It's a little weird to have a video card labeled 1080 when 1080 is also a standard video output. I'm sure this card will be able to handle higher resolutions too so it's weird to have a name belying inferior video output.

Lightknight:
It's a little weird to have a video card labeled 1080 when 1080 is also a standard video output. I'm sure this card will be able to handle higher resolutions too so it's weird to have a name belying inferior video output.

This is true, and I'm rather surprised if these images are real simply because I'd have expected them to do something else for that reason alone.

That said, when it comes to the naming scheme of a gpu vendor, I don't think they really have anything to worry about. Enthusiasts know the naming scheme and what it means, and/or know the specs of the cards. These people won't be misled.

On the other end of the spectrum Average consumers are just going by whatever it recommended to them, maybe benchmarks and pricepoints. GPUs are far enough outside common knowledge that I highly doubt many people will look at "Geforce GTX 1080" and think "1080? That sucks!" Rather, it'll be a complete blank and they'll be going by whatever the local nerd suggests.

Jadak:

Lightknight:
It's a little weird to have a video card labeled 1080 when 1080 is also a standard video output. I'm sure this card will be able to handle higher resolutions too so it's weird to have a name belying inferior video output.

This is true, and I'm rather surprised if these images are real simply because I'd have expected them to do something else for that reason alone.

That said, when it comes to the naming scheme of a gpu vendor, I don't think they really have anything to worry about. Enthusiasts know the naming scheme and what it means, and/or know the specs of the cards. These people won't be misled.

Yeah, just weird.

On the other end of the spectrum Average consumers are just going by whatever it recommended to them, maybe benchmarks and pricepoints. GPUs are far enough outside common knowledge that I highly doubt many people will look at "Geforce GTX 1080" and think "1080? That sucks!" Rather, it'll be a complete blank and they'll be going by whatever the local nerd suggests.

I'm not sure about that. I'm betting this will catch at least a few people who know just enough about video output to be dangerous. Don't know if it will be enough to warrant skipping the number though. My concern would be with late adopters thinking that the card is from the time where 1080 output was normal.

008Zulu:
What I am taking from this news is that we may see a price drop in AMD's line.

Which is why I just cursed myself for ordering a new PC yesterday.

Then again, you always have that with computer hardware. Its turnover rate is just too damn high.

I've been running a 570 just fine for a while. Smooth, 50+ framerate in pretty much everything. The blessing and curse of cross development, although the curse seems to be far more prevalent.

Games are just not pushing the technological envelope anymore. Back when the Radeon 9800 came out or when Crysis was released, you could justify the expense for the sake of a new experience. But no one is doing that these days.

I mean, shit, we have multi-core processors, GIGAbytes of RAM, and solid state hard drives, and we still have games that look & play like Half-Life 2 with higher resolution textures (yet somehow manage to suck down every resource they can).

Call me when there's news, because it's been 2004 going on twelve years.

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