Gigabyte just announced that they are adding to new GPUs to their AORUS Xtreme line up. Which will include the recently launched GTX 1080 with the faster 11Gbps memory and the GTX 1060 with the faster 9Gbps memory. Aside from that there is barely any different between the regular and the updated graphics cards.
If you don’t know the regular GTX 1080 was launched last year. Which runs at a speed of 10Gbps compared to the new 11Gbps. While the old GTX 1060 runs at a memory speed of 8Gbps compared to the new 9Gbps speed. Overall only the memory speed was increased on both the cards. Where base and boost clocks remain the same on both the cards. Compared to their old Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme editions. But Gigabyte did includes two HDMI ports on both the AORUS Xtreme GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 this time around.
This can help a lot of users that want to directly connect their VR headset, directly to their graphics card. Where one HDMI port can be used as display while the other for VR-Link. Which is said to be a better way of running VR according to VideoCardz.
In terms of specs the AORUS Xtreme GTX 1080 comes with a base and boost clock of 1784MHz and 19936MHz respectively. Where the GPU consists of 2560 CUDA cores, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. While the card is equipped with 8GB VRAM with 256-bit bus rate. On the other hand the AORUS Xtreme GTX 1060 comes with a base and boost clock of 1632MHz and 1860MHz respectively. Where the GPU consists of 1280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. While the card is equipped with 6GB VRAM with 192-bit bus rate.
We would always recommend getting top of the line graphics cards like these. Instead of going for the stock version. Because graphics cards with a cooler like this, always offer better performance with lower temps.
Via : techstunt