It's a big year if you're a PC gaming enthusiast. Alongside Intel's new Extreme Edition CPUs, both Nvidia and AMD have released new graphics cards. All price points from $300 to $1200 have been overhauled with new GPUs offering much-increased performance, more efficient power consumption and new VR-friendly feature-sets -- so here's how they all perform relative to each other.
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Video: Adam Savage from Mythbusters is a notorious geek -- he's one of the brains behind technology website Tested.com, and as well as having a background in special effects and fabrication, he's also worked as an animator and graphic designer. On the launch of its new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, Nvidia put Savage inside its physics-accelerated Funhouse virtual reality tech demo.
Nvidia's newest graphics card is -- again -- its most powerful, its most energy efficient, and its best for next-generation gaming in virtual reality and in Ultra HD resolutions. It's also surprisingly cheap internationally, and unsurprisingly expensive in Australia. But price aside, if you do happen to pick up a new GTX 1080-based card either from Nvidia or any of its manufacturing partners, you'll get yourself an extremely powerful and future-proofed card that also serves as a great bellweather for what will be a very important year in graphics technology.
Most of the specifications and performance-enhancing features of NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs, the GTX 1070 and 1080, are largely known by now. And we also know what the American prices of those chips will be.
But nobody knows precisely how much Aussies will be charged for the king of GPUs. And as it turns out, the answer is quite a lot.
When Nvidia's new, powerful and surprisingly affordable GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card was announced, the graphics chipmaker did something interesting: it said it would sell its own, premium Founder's Edition cards alongside the usual brands like Gigabyte, MSI and Asus. And you'll be able to buy them in Australia, too.
Nvidia has a new graphics card, and it is doubling down on virtual reality as the reason for hardcore gamers to upgrade their rigs. Several. Billion. Dollars went into R&D for this card -- it's faster than two GTX 980 cards in SLI, and it's even faster than the Titan X as well.
The new GeForce GTX 1080 also integrates new physics-based audio support, physically-accurate object manipulation using VR hand controllers, and a whole other bunch of goodies to entice you to part with your hard-earned dollars.
Nvidia just announced a crazy cheap new flagship graphics card: the GeForce GTX 1080, more powerful than two of last generation's GTX 980 cards in SLI. It also has a younger brother, too, the slightly less gutsy GTX 1070. What's more surprising than these cards' relative performance, though, is just how not expensive they are.