Nvidia officially unveiled its 16nm cards running on Pascal architecture, the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. According to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the cards are the “largest GPU endeavor, largest chip endeavor, largest processor endeavor, in the history of humanity.”
Both cards offer significant performance gains over current-gen Maxwell offerings, with the GTX 1080 putting out 9 teraflops, with 8GB of Micron’s new GDDR5X video memory on-board. The GTX 1070 offers 6.5 teraflops of performance and has 8GB of GDDR5 video memory.
As for when you can get your hands on the cards, the GTX 1080 will be available starting May 27. The card will cost $599, and there’s a Founder’s Edition that features a new cooler design that will set you back $699. The GTX 1070 is the more affordable option at $379, and the card will also offer a Founder’s Edition variant for $449. The GTX 1070 will be available starting June 10.
If you’re undecided over the investment, just know that the $379 GTX 1070 outmatches the $1,000 Titan X.