Nvidia Preparing To Unleash Three Pascal GPUs In June - GTX 1080 Ti, 1080 And 1070

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 1:00 PM

Prepare your bank accounts, for the machinations of the various graphics card manufacturers are slowly falling into pace. While Nvidia has been busy dominating with the GTX 970 for the past 18 months, becoming the most popular graphics card with Steam users, it’s still coming up to two years old and gamers are clamouring for more. Pascal is of course the next generation, and it looks if Nvidia is making the necessary moves to launch no less than three Nvidia Pascal GPUs in June.

According to fresh reports, plans are in place for the first GeForce Pascal GPUs in June, following a full reveal at Computex in Taipei. These initial GPUs will be used for the successors to the GTX 980 and 980 Ti, and will likely be called GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti. This will then be followed by a more affordable graphics card, the GTX 970 follow-up; in all likelihood a GTX 1070. Thanks to the die shrink, which sees all Pascal GPUs manufactured using the 16nm FinFET process (down from 28nm), each card will be significantly faster and more efficient than its predecessor.

The news comes via Korean site Hardware Battle, which reports that production of GeForce GTX 970, 980, and 980 Ti graphics cards by Nvidia partners will be discontinued in June. Essentially that means no more high-end GTX 900-series graphics cards will be manufactured, paving the way for the arrival of Pascal.

Expected Graphics Card Pascal GPU Availability
GeForce GTX 1070 GP104-150 Late June
GeForce GTX 1080  GP104-200 Early June
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GP104-400 Early June

The rest of the details are basically guesswork at this stage, although we're expecting quite a leap in performance. Pricing details have yet to be announced, or indeed the existence of these graphics cards, but they are likely to be marginally more expensive than their current generation counterparts.

As ever it's still a case of wait and see, but the pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together for Nvidia's upcoming GPU plans.

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22:22 Apr-17-2016

Hey guys , my hd7870 fried due to lack of care from my side , but wanted to ask .Should I wait for pasal/polaris or should I buy a 280x now ?

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22:28 Apr-17-2016

IDK but if you could afford them i'd say wait for the upcoming GPUs but they could bottleneck your CPU but wait for them until they out

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22:29 Apr-17-2016

I hpe they wont be more than 250 dollars

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22:38 Apr-17-2016

In this article its says each card will be significantly faster and more efficient than its predecessor meaning the 980 and 980 Ti and they both cost 549-799 they dropped to 499-649 and i bet the newer ones will cost more so don't get your hopes up

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22:56 Apr-17-2016

It may take a couple of months but i think its definitely working. I am waiting without a GPU right here as well. Exactly in the same spot. I am targeting the R9 490 currently.

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05:29 Apr-18-2016

yes wait and buy pascal

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08:06 Apr-17-2016

My gpu will remain unchanged for at least one generation more, what I am looking forward is to see the announcement of the new shield tablet running the X1 chip, just f**ng release it, I need it!!

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02:11 Apr-18-2016

I was planning on changing my as soon as i can just for the hope of actual dx12. But dx12 turning out to be just another mantle so i'll probably wait. Unless they look really cool. I love my matix platinum's but i really love the reference coolers.

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22:10 Apr-18-2016

dude what are you talking about if you dont know what mantle actually does then dont just say another mantle which have nothing to do with direct x12 lol

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00:56 Apr-17-2016

I just hope that prices will make a bit more sense... gtx 970 was worse then 980 ti for about 30-35% but price on 980 ti was 100% higher.

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02:14 Apr-17-2016

Well I think it did make sense. 980 ti cost 50% more, but having 2 970s in SLI gives you similar performance as one 980 ti, and 2 970s cost around the same. Remember, the increase in performance gets smaller the more you spend. The price/performance ratio gets smaller and the price gets higher, it always been like that. We can't expect the performance to be static with price, a Bugatti Veyron would cost 10 times less if that were the case.

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03:38 Apr-17-2016

no friend gtx 970sli is 17% better than gtx 980ti so gtx 970sli will give more performance than gtx 980ti with same performance

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08:32 Apr-17-2016

It depends on the sli scaling in the particular game. They are pretty similar over all but it can go either way depending on the game. Nvidia are clever with their pricing, If a card performs the same as another in x2 sli it will cost twice as much.

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13:06 Apr-17-2016

It also depending on graphics and resolution too. Games like GTA V, Watchdogs and Arkham Knight all uses around 5-5.5GB vRAM when maxed out on 4k (no MSAA), while FarCry 4 use almost 4.8GB vRAM with similar settings. As you know 970 SLI will still has only 4GB vRAM, so on max settings on 4k it will struggle compared too 980 ti, because it has only 4GB vRAM. So it is wrong to say that 970 SLI are 17% better. You can push a 980 ti futher than 970 SLI because of the memory.

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09:37 Apr-19-2016

yes you are right 93MiChr.gtx 980ti has 6gb vram while gtx 970sli has 4gb.


so if a game needs more than 4gb ram then gtx 980ti will win

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19:23 Apr-17-2016

Price is not based in performance but in technology, making a GTX980ti is much more difficult than make a GTX970, many fine tuning to get safe temp and stable speed.

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16:49 Apr-16-2016

I guess i still have 100 of years to catch up guys. Me from the Past with a Potato Pig i mean Rig Bye

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07:05 Apr-16-2016

do you think after this release nvidia will drop prices for gtx 970 and gtx 960

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07:46 Apr-16-2016

they won't produce the 980ti 980 and 970 anymore already by the end of this/next month, so by the end of the year you might get a discount, soon the card will be unavailable. http://bit.ly/1r1yqVl

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09:26 Apr-16-2016

no they will not make gtx 900 series after gtx 1080.they only make one series at a time.

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01:47 Apr-16-2016

the gtx 1070 better be better than the 980 ti. At the moment the 970 and 980ti differ 31% performance wise (according to GD). I really think the 1070 should give a 30%+ performance compared to the 970. I fear this will not be the case.

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19:29 Apr-17-2016

Wrong logic, Nvidia will discontinue 900 series then the 1000 series need to fill the gap to keep the market share, same way 900 series was not plain above than 700 series.

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21:33 Apr-15-2016

My 780M still plays games amazingly, I want it to not so I have the excuse to get a new laptop!

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11:33 Apr-20-2016

go like this: if it plays good for you, don't change it. My 970 is currently doing that for me, I'm going to consider changing it only when I'm not satisfied with its performance anymore.

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04:12 Apr-21-2016

Same here, we pretty much have the same gpu and I love mine. I wonder when the new laptop ones will be coming out though?

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20:08 Apr-15-2016

Brb, going to look got a job.

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01:00 Apr-18-2016

Holy sh*t. Just realised my English here. This what happens when you're drunk and decide to go on the internet.

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09:07 Apr-18-2016

explains a lot.

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11:37 Apr-20-2016

ive seen worse, even with sober people :P

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16:51 Apr-28-2016

sometimes i read some of the stuff i wright without proofreading on this site and just shake my head. i have no excuse.

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03:08 Apr-21-2016

Lmfao xD This gave me a great laugh lol

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13:18 Apr-15-2016

I like my gtx 980, but i guess a gtx 980ti will be best tbh.

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00:30 Apr-15-2016

I'm fine after just stepping up to a GTX 970 from a 960.
With all the hype on Pascal, I expect them to be good.
Hopefully NVIDIA can fix the current driver issues however as that has been the single biggest problem.

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01:40 Apr-16-2016

I have horrific issues with the new drivers as well I get 10 fps on trackmania turbo on cold boot.On warm boot it seems to be fine the frame rate. The issue was there in all my games I had to perform a system recovery for the older drivers.

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03:24 Apr-17-2016

Indeed. NVIDIA seems to be rushing them out. I rolled back to 362.00, the last truley stable driver.
I was also having fps issues, however after rolling back performance was restored.
I like NVIDIA, I really do but they really need to get their act together.

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09:57 Apr-14-2016

Good News :)

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08:50 Apr-14-2016

Meh i am going to wait till they come out with a GTX 1150 just cause i just got my card not that long ago and would be pointless to get a new gen already.

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23:05 Apr-13-2016

I don't believe this.
Because 1080 Ti is expected to wait with HBM 2.
And 1080 and 1070 would both come with GDDR5X

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07:36 Apr-14-2016

The type of memory doesn't matter the overall bandwidth does, so people should stop caring

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10:37 Apr-14-2016

Either way, no one's gonna stop caring. The anticipation of the new GPUs is too high.

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22:40 Apr-13-2016

Nope... I think this information is inaccurate. From what I have heard the 1080ti will not launch until November when the next Titan card launches(both with HBM2). Most likely we will see a 1070 & 1080 only in June followed by a 1050 & 1060 in August.

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16:34 Apr-14-2016

Hope you are right

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22:15 Apr-13-2016

Sigh. looks blankly at at my newly purchased MSI GTX 970 and a grey moth flying out of my empty wallet. O.o

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04:41 Apr-15-2016

know the feeling but personally wouldn't regret any 970 lol, think its gonna stay a good card :)

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16:49 Apr-13-2016

Will this be the hbm2 cards or GDDR5X ones? I am confused..

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17:30 Apr-13-2016

Hbm2 and GDDR5X wont be till 2017(rumoured), lets just keep our fingers crossed though.

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17:45 Apr-13-2016

hbm2 should be on next titan gpu i belive gtx 1080 ti its going to be gddr5x

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18:58 Apr-13-2016

so it went from them saying al hmb2 cards to only 1080 ti and titan are hbm 2 and now titn is hbm2 while 1080 ti is gddr5x. come on

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19:33 Apr-13-2016

it was pretty much confirmed from nvidia that we are going to see hbm 2 later this year so this only leads to next titan since titan is going to be relised late this year

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16:42 Apr-13-2016

Looks from this like the 1080 ti will use the same gpu as the 70 and 80 rather than the titan :(

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16:07 Apr-13-2016

but is there any actual specifications or benchmarks yet?


and damn 980 ti discontinued already? I got save up for a second one

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16:42 Apr-13-2016

I think gtx 980ti will be slightly better than gtx 1070 as gtx 780ti is slightly better than gtx 970.


what do you think friend?

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17:29 Apr-13-2016

if the 1070 will be nearly as good as a 980ti with the price of a 970 IM IN

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17:46 Apr-13-2016

sure not its going to match 980 i belive 980 ti is alot more powerfull then 980

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18:01 Apr-13-2016

nVidia won't give 980 ti performance for 970 price, that's 50% off. Won't happen, If 1080 gets remarkably better it will probably be more expensive then 980 ti too.

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15:59 Apr-13-2016

So. Does anyone has the idea that the 1080 ti variant will come with HBM (for which i am waiting) or it will have a GDDR5X like the 1080 and 1070?

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16:26 Apr-13-2016

If 1080 Ti has GDDR5 I'll wait for the new Titan

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16:34 Apr-13-2016

I have the same concern because i don'y wanna buy a GDDR5X card so i am hoping that the TI Variant with HBM because the Titan HBM card will have a 1000+ $ price tag

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21:38 Apr-13-2016

i was planning to go SLI for this go around so if i buy a titan its not that much different price wise... I hope

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15:06 Apr-13-2016

To,
TEAM RED & GREEN.


Sub.
Regarding new CPUs & GPUs.


We're waitng for 14nm & 16nm CPUs & GPUs.
Get them on the shelf ASAP.


Yours,
CPU & GPU Buyers

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