NVIDIA has brought its new graphics card GeForce GTX 1080 to stores as the Founders Edition, for 789 euro. The Founders Edition is the manufacturers reference design. Board partners are free to launch their own designs later on, which will then be a bit less expensive. GeForce GTX 1080 cards that aren't Founders Edition models will cost around 665 euro. PC gamers wanting to save some money on a new NVIDIA card with Pascal architecture can soon opt for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070. First benchmarks see the performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 somewhere between an Nvidia Titan X and GTX 1080.
So far, NVIDIA has only mentioned the US price for the new GeForce GTX 1070. Over the large pond, the Founders Edition of the card will cost 499 US dollars, without VAT. Thankfully NVIDIA has now finally shared the price for Europe. Over here in Germany, and in the rest of Europe too, the GeForce GTX 1070 will change hands for 499 euro, including VAT. The price is for the Founders Edition, as such board partners will also soon launch their own models, for a wee bit less.
Officially, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition be launched on 10 June 2016. The card uses the GP104 GPU based on the Pascal architecture, manufactured in the 16 nm process. Thee card offers 7,2 billion transistors. Clock rates of the GPU are 1,506 (base) and 1,683 (boost) MHz. The 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM is clocked at 2 GHz and connected over a 256 bit interface. Furthermore, the GTX 1070 packes 1,920 shaders, 120 texture units, 64 ROPs and naturally supports Microsoft's DirectX 12.
New WHQL driver
Parallel to NVIDIA's price announcement for the GeForce GTX 1070, the new driver 368.25 WHQL was released. The only innovation compared to the previous version 368.22 is support of the new GTX 1080 is supported. Otherwise, the driver primarily includes optimisations for the games "Overwatch", "World of Tanks" and "War Thunder" with it. The driver can be downloaded directly from NVIDIA .