What is GTX 1080

GTX 1080

If you are searching for a new graphics card, while you are shopping confirm to check out GeForce GTX 1080. It is the recent offer from Nvidia, including GTX 1070 and the rumoured GTX 1060, and it is supposed to be the most influential option in the market because of the moment.

The GeForce GTX 1080 is fabricated with Pascal GP104 architecture that includes 16-nanometer transistor node. If you are observing the graphics processor industry carefully, you might already know that pains to go 20nm nodes have been unsuccessful, which has left the industry abandoned on 24 nm transistors for four years. This tells that the GTX 1080’s 16 nm transistor stand for progression of two full generations of GPUs and provides the GTX 1080 with a large enhance in the presentation.

As it is not sufficient, this new GPU also includes with 8GB of GDDR5x memory, which is a large and more enhanced version of the GDDR5 which became the benchmark in graphic cards. The GDDR5X runs at 10 Gbps ad move forwards the GTX 1080’s memory bandwidth to 320 Gbps, in spite of that truth that it has a 256 –bit bus elder GPUs also have.

The 16 nm transistor node and the GDDR5X unite to make the GTX 1080 which is a speed and powerful force to suppose with. When the new GPU IS contrasted with GTX 980 it becomes clearer, which runs on Maxwell architecture and said to be one of the best graphics cards for many years until now. Unsurprisingly GTX 1080 left its older sibling last in several types, including its 1607 MHZ base clock, 1733 MHZ GPU boost clock, 8873 GFLOPs, 110,000 MHz data rate, and 277.3 Gigatels per second texel fill rate.  The GTX 980 breaks behind with its 1216 MHz GPU boost clock, 7,000 MHz data rate, 1126 MHz base clock,  4981 GFLOPs, and 155.6 Gigatels per second texel fill rate.

The best thing about the GTX 1080 is that it is made to handle virtual reality technology. The new GPU a large investment made for the future plan due to VR headsets and VR games in the market.


Nvidia publicised the GeForce GTX 1080 on May 2016, and it’s extensively accessible nearly all over the world. It’s obtainable in both Founders’ Edition (which used to be called reference cards) plus non-Founders Edition units, and you can buy it directly from the GeForce website or from vendors such as Best Buy, Amazon, and newegg.com. Its cost starts at $699, while this can increase, of course, depending on the twists that manufacturers have completed on the PCB design.


As mentioned above, the GeForce GTX 1080 is built to be similar to virtual reality. But, there have been various reports that the card has compatibility problems with the popular VR headset HTC Viva. Nvidia has said that they’re seemed to be the issue, but they have till now not released any solution for it. Many users have tried to fix the problem with an adaptor to change the Vive’s HDMI port into a DisplayPort and make it similar in temperament with the GTX 1080.