In the lab: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card

— 9:04 AM on May 17, 2016

Morning, folks. As you may have already seen elsewhere on the web, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 review embargo lifted this morning. To get the bad news out of the way first, we won't be publishing our usual in-depth review today. With that said, we do have a GTX 1080 in our labs now, and we'll be working around the clock to get the card tested and dissected as soon as we can. Given the results we're seeing from other sites, the numbers should be well worth the wait. In the meantime, here's the GTX 1080 Founders Edition card in the flesh:

Under that spiffy cooler is a GP104 Pascal GPU. That chip has 2560 stream processors running at a cool 1607MHz base clock and a 1733MHz boost speed. The card has a 256-bit path to 8GB of GDDR5X memory running at 10GT/s. GP104's 7.2 billion transistors are laid down using TSMC's 16-nm FinFET process. We're really excited to put this next-gen graphics chip through its paces, to put it mildly. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience as we get our review ready.

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