TR gerbils might be tired of all the Nvidia news since Friday's event, but here's another bit: those GTX 1080 graphics cards are one step closer to market now. Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, Galax, and Inno3D have all made announcements regarding Founders Edition (read: reference) GTX 1080 boards in one form or another. As we reported yesterday, the Founders Edition version of the new 10-series GeForce cards will be the first ones to ship.
Galax confirmed its incoming products with a Facebook posting teasing the #GTX1000series, while Inno3D has a product page up using Nvidia's images. Zotac at least has a model number and a bunch of pictures of its actual card. Gigabyte one-ups those manufacturers with a picture of its box. Meanwhile, EVGA trumps everyone else with a store page including pricing and e-mail notification options.
The listed specifications on these pages confirm a few of the things we've heard elsewhere, like the GTX 1080's 1607-MHz base clock and the inclusion of a backplate on the Founders Edition cards. Nobody's talking availability yet, but Jen-Hsun Huang said Founders Edition cards would become available May 27, so pre-orders should begin soon.
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