The newest Pascal architecture card sports 2432 CUDA cores (up from 1920 on the 1070), a 1607 MHz base and 1683 MHz boost clock, and 8GB of GDDR5, 256-bit, 8Gbps video memory. It has a DisplayPort 1.4 port - certified for 1.2, but 1.3/1.4 ready -, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI ports, can output to a maximum of 4 displays, and caps off at a resolution of 7680 x 4320 - with a 60Hz refresh rate.
In terms of other features, it's HDCP 2.2 compliant, as well as VR, GameStream, G-Sync, Ansel and SLI-ready. Specifically, it supports Nvidia's SLI-HB (High-bandwidth) bridges, Nvidia's GPU Boost 3.0, OpenGL 4.5, DirectX 12, the Vulkan API, and is compatible with both PCIe gen 2 and gen 3 buses.
The two slot card has a TDP of 180W, requires an additional 8-pin power connector - like a fair few of the modern cards - and is Windows 7 through 10, Linux, and FreeBSD x86 certified.
Perhaps most importantly, it's priced at $449, and is available for pre-order now from Nvidia's website, with the official launch slated for November 2nd. If you'd like to pick it up from other retailers, you can grab it from either BestBuy, Amazon, B&H, NCIX or Newegg. Be warned though that you'll spend more, from $469 all the way to $699, depending on the retailer and third-party graphics card vendor you choose.
Do keep in mind that if you want to order through the Nvidia website, there's a limit of two cards per customer at this moment. At least there's free shipping.
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