NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Sounds Great, Can't Wait To Try It On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 6 May 2016 at 10:00 PM EDT. 60 Comments
NVIDIA --
Tonight was NVIDIA's big announcement that indeed was about the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1000 series.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 "Pascal" delivers on a slew of new technologies, offers an incredible 2144MHz GPU clock speed, is air-cooled with reportedly only 67C under load, and is said to be faster than two GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards in SLI. NVIDIA has reported to spending billions of dollars developing the Pascal architecture and these GPUs made on a 16nm FinFET process and utilizing GDDR5X memory.

A few more early details on this soft-launched GeForce GTX 1080 can be found via GeForce.com.

No Linux information out today, at least so far in the NVIDIA livestream. If it's like any past launches, NVIDIA Corp is usually kind enough to send over review samples to Phoronix for Linux testing, so stay tuned for Linux OpenGL/OpenCL/CUDA/Vulkan results upon the hardware availability. Of course, if you appreciate all of our Linux hardware testing, you can always join Phoronix Premium to help support all of our Linux hardware reviews and testing.

Stay tuned for more GTX 1080 and Pascal details.

Update: The GTX 1080 will carry a $599 USD MSRP and begin shipping 27 May. Some additional details here.
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