Zotac is the first to introduce their GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition (ZT-P10800A-10P) graphics card. The said graphics card is basically the reference design (a.k.a. Founders Edition) from NVIDIA, based on the latest Pascal GPU. The new Zotac GTX 1080 features 2560 CUDA cores with 8GB GDDR5X memory running on a 256-bit memory bus. Continue below.
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Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition (ZT-P10800A-10P)
The new Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition boast a base clock speed of 1607MHz with a boost clock speed of 1733MHz. Its memory clock speed is set to run at 1000MHz. The new GTX 1080 is said to be faster than a GTX 980 SLI and faster than a TITAN X. It’s also optimized for VR performance that offers the lowest latency and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets.
Aside from its impressive performance, the Zotac GTX 1080 Founders Edition has a 180W power consumption and you only need a 500W power supply for it to fully work. The previous generation Maxwell GPUs (GTX 900 series) were already power efficient, but the new Pascal graphics card takes power efficiency into a new level.
The Zotac GTX 1080 Founders Edition has 3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b and 1x DL-DVI for its output connectors. It also supports 12 API feature level 12_1 and OpenGL 4.5.
In addition, there are reports saying that the new GTX 1080 Founders Edition is limited up to 2-way SLI only. This means the said graphics card may no longer support 3 or 4-way SLI, at least for the Founders Edition.
The said graphics card will start to go on sale this coming May 27, 2016 and will have a suggested retail price of $699.
Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Specifications
|GPU||GeForce GTX 1080|
|Video Memory||8GB GDDR5X|
|Engine Clock||Base: 1607 MHz
|Memory Clock||10000 MHz|
|Display Outputs||3 x DisplayPort 1.4
|Multi Display Capability||Quad Display|
|Recommended Power Supply||500W|
|DirectX||12 API feature level 12_1|
|Slot Size||Dual Slot|
|Supported OS||Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista|
|Card Length||266.7mm x 111.15mm|
|Accessories||Dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe adapter|
|Driver Disk||User Manual|