The premium NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics cards were recently updated with a slight increase in memory speed. The recent specs upgrade will further make these graphics cards more popular among gamers, especially that the increase in clock speeds will not affect the graphics cards’ current price. In fact, the prices of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1060 have gone down compared to when they were first introduced in the market.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1060 are among the top choices of gamers when it comes to high quality gaming experience. For one, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is capable of supporting the latest game titles with virtual reality (VR) contents. The current generation of the NVIDIA graphics cards based on Pascal architecture have proven to beat their predecessors by doubling their performance. Unlike the previous generation of GTX cards, the GTX 1080 and 1060 are able to support the new gaming technologies that have been existing in new and upcoming video games.
The update on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 highlights an increased memory clock speed for each GPU model. The GTX 1080 now has 11Gbps clock speed, while the GTX 1060 now runs in 9Gbps speed. To recall, the first GeForce GTX 1080 was introduced with 8GB GDDR5X frame buffer, 10Gbps memory type speed and boost clock actual of 1733MHz. Aside from the 11Gbps memory bump, the newly-updated GeForce GTX 1080 specs and features remain the same.
To note, the 11Gbps clock speed of the NVIDIA GeForce 1080 now makes the graphics card closer to the performance of the high-end Pascal GPU, the recently launched GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
There have also been a considerable drop in the price of NVIDIA GeForce 1080, in spite of the recent specs improvements. The GeForce GTX 1080 was first launched with a selling price $600 for the Founders Edition, while the custom variants were sold at $599 each. One year after its release, the GTX 1080 now costs $499. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 consists of 2560 CUDA cores, and is based on FinFET architecture that allows huge uptick in clock frequency.
Meanwhile, the original GeForce GTX 1060 was first launched in two variants, the first one having 6GB GDDR5 frame buffer, while the other has 3GB GDDR5 frame buffer. The card’s initial memory type speed was 8Gbps, with 1708MHz Boost clock actual. The rest of the GTX 1060 specs still remain after the clock speed bump.