Prices On The Current Pascal GTX 1080 & 1070 Reduced
At the launch event of the GTX 1080 Ti, NVidia not only launched a powerful graphics card. But also reduced prices on the current Pascal lineup. Including the GTX 1080 as well as the GTX 1070. Both of these cards were launched back in May 2016.
Considering it’s been almost a year, since the launch of the Pascal lineup. Both of the graphic cards have aged well. With both of them, being still one of the competitive priced cards on the market. And if that wasn’t enough, NVidia further reduced the prices on both of these graphic cards. Making them one hell of a deal.
NVidia GTX 1080 is now being sold for $499. The card is equipped with 2560 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The base clock on the GTX 1080 is 1607 MHz while the boost clock is around 1733 MHz. But in real world use the card always exceeds the mentioned boost clock. The interesting part about the GTX 1080 aside from the price reduction is an improved memory. The new card will now have a faster G5X memory. That operates at 11 GB/s now, offering a bandwidth of 352 GB/s.
The price on the GTX 1070 has also been reduced, with an MSRP of $349. Making it even more of a value deal, than it was before. GTX 1070 also comes with 8 GB of GDDR5 and is a direct competitor to Nvidia’s old champ, the GTX 980 Ti. Aside from that GTX 1060 does not see any reduction in price. But the new GTX 1060 will now run at a faster memory speed of 9 GB/s, offering a bandwidth of 216 GB/s.
Overall Nvidia has strategically priced their old line of Pascal GPU’s. Even at their currently reduced prices, Pascal cards not cheap. But considering the performance they offer, you can’t deny the price point. All the above mentioned prices are also applicable on third party manufactured cards like MSi, ASUS etc.