Nvidia GTX 1080 Launching May 6th

The new PASCAL-based cards from Nvidia rumors keep on coming. Last week we had a leaked picture of the GTX 1080. This week we have strong rumors of the official announcement and confirmation of the cards specification. This is what we know so far:

  • Rumors are there will be an Editor’s only Event on May 6th will full dissemination of the card specifications. Nvidia has at least two SKUs ready.
  • Reviews are expected to go live within a few weeks after that (Mid-May)
  • The cards will have a hard launch at Computex 2016 with market Availability in June
The two SKUs ready for the launch are expected to be the 1080 8GB GDDR5X and GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5.

MaxwellMaxwell GPU SKUPascal GPU SKUBoardDate
Nvidia Geforce GTX 980TiGM200-310-A1GP104-400-A1Reference and AIBEarly June
Nvidia Geforce GTX 980GM200-400-A1GP104-200-A1Reference and AIBEarly June
Nvidia Geforce GTX 970GM200-200-A1GP104-150-A1AIB OnlyMid June
Assuming the card is set to replace the current 980 then we can expect prices around $550. If however it is scheduled to replace the 980Ti, then prices could be $650 or higher. I hope the card will replace the 980, and a 1080Ti will come later.

Those of you still waiting for your delayed Rift this timing may work out well if you've also been holding out on a new video card.

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