We were told PC gaming is dead numerous times, but PC gaming is kicking as strong as ever . The new Geforce GTX 1080 is a statement to that claim.
The new GPU from Nvidia offers unparalleled performance for the gaming market, but also other markets that harness graphical prowess for their designs.
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said “largest GPU endeavor, largest chip endeavor, largest processor endeavor, in the history of humanity,” He added that the R&D budget for the new card was “several billion dollars” over the span of more than two years. “I’m pretty sure you can go to Mars [for that],”.
Other industry professionals also gave their take on the new graphics behemoth.
“We took scenes from our Paragon game cinematics that were designed to be rendered offline, and rendered them in real time on GTX 1080,” Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, said in a statement. “It’s mind-blowing and we can’t wait to see what developers create … in the world of games, automotive design, or architectural visualization — for both 2D screens and for VR.”
“Our first Pascal gaming GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080, enables incredible realism in gaming and deeply immersive VR experiences, with dramatically improved performance and efficiency,” Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of Nvidia’s PC business, said in a statement released on the company’s website on Friday. “It’s the most powerful gaming GPU ever built, and some of our finest work.”
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, creators of EVE: Valkyrie said. “The card promises to be the ultimate graphics card for experiencing EVE: Valkyrie,”
At $599, compared to the GTX Titan at $999, but with more power, this looks to be a steal for those venturing into high performance GPUs.
Getting your hands on one shouldn’t take too long. The GeForce GTX 1080 will be available in stores and online May 27, 2016.
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