Friday May 13, 2016

What Makes NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 So Fast?

The crew at VR World think they have a pretty good handle on what makes NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 so fast. Definitely good reading, hit the link to read the full article.

Stock GTX 1080 is clocked at 1.66 GHz, with Turbo Boost lifting it to 1.73 GHz. Founders Edition includes overclocking-friendly BIOS to raise the clocks to at least 2 GHz, and the presentation showed the chip running at 2.1 GHz. The main limiting factor for the overclocking beyond 2.2 GHz is 225 Watts, which is how much the board can officially pull from the power circuitry: 75 Watts from the motherboard and 150 W through 8-pin PEG connector. However, there are power supply manufacturers which provide more juice per rail, and we’ve seen single 8-pin connector delivering 225 W on its own.