It is very likely that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 to be announced by NVIDIA tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped people from leaking ‘real’ benchmark numbers ahead of the corporations special event. The fine folks over at VideoCardz is reporting that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 will have 8GB of GDDR5X memory and an unknown number of CUDA cores. The site is reporting that the GDDR5X memory is clocked at 5,000MHz with an effective clock of 10,000 MHz!. This puts the memory bandwidth somewhere around 320 GB/s assuming that it is 256-bit wide. Guessing clock speeds and performance metrics is always fun, but leaked benchmarks are more exciting and VideoCardz has those as well.
One of the leaked benchmarks results is FireStrike Extreme (2560×1440 resolution) and it shows an unknown card running with an 1860MHz core clock speed. The unknown card that is believed to be a GeForce GTX 1080 finished the benchmark with a score of 8,959 points. This is higher than most retail NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti video cards using the ‘older’ Maxwell GPU architecture. We test with a different processor and platform, but we hit ~8700 points with the Zotax GeForce GTX 1080i Amp Extreme! Edition video card. The good news is that the GeForce GTX 1080 is expected to cost less than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, so the price versus performance value is about to go way up for NVIDIA fans. The GeForce GTX 1080 versus GeForce GTX 980 Ti comparison that we are looking forward to most is going to be on DX12 game titles. We can’t wait to hear about the new hardware support for DX12 features like Async Compute on real game titles. 3DMark numbers are fun, but let’s run some DX12 games and see where the really important differences lie. You also can’t forget about VR as this will be the first video card launch for NVIDIA where VR performance is going to matter. How will all the reviewers begin taking VR performance into consideration? GeFo