NVIDIA is going to present their Pascal GPUs at GTC 2016 but it seems like we already have a hint at when the consumer variant will be launching as Benchlife reports that NVIDIA is prepping the GeForce GTX 1080 for launch in May.
The company is hosting its annual GPU Technology Conference from April 4th to 7th in San Jose, California, and we expect this will be a prime opportunity for CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and senior Nvidia graphics architects to show the international GPGPU developer community and the rest of the world the incredible quantum leap in performance that Pascal will offer compared to 28-nanometer Maxwell chips.
Nvidia is gearing up to launch its new Pascal GPU architecture this year. While early rumours pointed towards a Q1 2016 release it is clear that the timeline has shifted a bit. The latest unofficial word on the street is that Nvidia may launch the GTX 1080 in May, with the card prepped to use a fully enabled GP104 GPU core and 8GB of VRAM.
According to the Zauba database, the most recent shipment for the 699-2H403-0201-500 was February 5, 2016, originating from China with a value of $608 USD per unit. The most recent shipment for the 699-1H400-0000-100 was December 16, 2015, originating from China with a value of $668 USD per unit. The most recent shipment for the 699-1G411-0000-000 was February 26, 2016, originating from China with a fluctuating value between $606 and $751 USD per unit. The most recent shipment for the 699-12914-0071-100 was February 4, 2016, originating from China with a value of $810 USD per unit.
Two additional Nvidia Pascal graphics cards were spotted, with a value per unit of $1100 and $700. Additional details and information has been added after the sixth paragraph.
The second-biggest chip based on NVIDIA's upcoming "Pascal" architecture, the "GP104," which could let NVIDIA win crucial $550 and $350 price-points, will be a lean machine. NVIDIA will design the chip to keep manufacturing costs low enough to score big in price-performance, and a potential price-war with AMD.
A recent report form DigiTimes is claiming that AMD will be launching its Polaris GPUs in June. The Polaris architecture will be manufactured on Globalfoundries or Samsung’s 14nm FinFET processes and is equipped with its fourth-generation GCN architecture, and support for HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.3.