Founder edition is not pushing a rival “own-brand”
Nvidia is seeing some muttering from its partners over the release of its GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition.
1000 Geforce GTX 1080 at launch
OcUK, the Overclockers UK has sold more than 1000 Radeon RX 480 cards at launch. Although to be fair to Nvidia, the etailer added that they also managed to shift 1000 Geforce GTX 1080 cards on their launch too [so much for the rumour that Nvidia sampled only small volume to the etailers.ed]
May be an optimization issue
On Tuesday, AMD unveiled Radeon RX 480, the first graphics card in its tenth-generation Radeon lineup, based on 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture, and already some critics have claimed that some aspects of the benchmark are not giving an accurate presentation of CrossFireX performance when tested against Nvidia's high-end Geforce GTX 1080.
Founders Edition also available
On Friday, ASUS took the wraps off its latest Geforce 10 series graphics cards based on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture and specifically designed with gamers and hardware enthusiasts in mind. The company’s new ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards are now available, with the ROG Strix option offering an impressive 1.94GHz Boost clock in OC Mod, trailing ahead most of the competition so far.
Limited supplies at least until week after Geforce GTX 1070 launch
On Friday, most of Nvidia’s add-in board partners made announcements of their customized Geforce GTX 1080 graphics cards and their sales of the Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, a new name for Nvidia’s new “reference card” with reference clockspeeds, only this time with an upgraded vapor chamber cooling unit.
Founders Edition means "reference clockspeeds with an upgraded heatsink"
With the launch of Nvidia’s Geforce Pascal lineup this week beginning with Geforce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, some members of the press and enthusiast PC community have been silently unsure about the actual differences between Nvidia’s reference card designs and the alternative Founders Edition models that will cost an extra $70 and $100, respectively.
2x performance, 3x power efficiency of Geforce GTX Titan X
Today at DreamHack in Austin, Texas, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off the Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1070, the company’s first consumer-focused Geforce Pascal GPUs.
Looks real enough
As Nvidia's next-generation Geforce graphics cards are scheduled to launch sometime around Computex 2016 show in June, it does not come as a surprise to see a couple of leaks including the latest one which shows the Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card.