The battle for high-end GPU market has been pretty exciting this last few month, as the 4K gaming monster that is the Nvidia GTX 1080 hit the market. Now the BIOSTAR enter the market with their own GTX 1080, offering up the usual hardware for those who prefer to support the brand.
The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1080 is built using a 16nm FinFET process technology and the GP104 GPU sporting 2560 CUDA cores and runs with a base core clock of 1607Mhz. Featuring GPU Boost 3.0, the new BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1080 can run up to 1733Mhz and features 8GB of GDDR5X video memory connected a 256-bit bus interface. Outputs on the card include HDMI, DVI, and Display Port.
Instead of using a custom cooler, Biostar opted to use the Founder’s Edition cooler employed on numerous other new GeForce GTX 1080s. Unfortunately, this will make it harder for the company itself to differentiate. However, Biostar does have its own custom GPU coolers, which it uses on high-end graphics cards sold in other parts of the world, so it’s possible we could still see a custom cooled version of the GeForce GTX 1080 from Biostar.
The card features NVIDIA’s gamer-inspired cooler intended to keep the card running at optimal temperatures while the keeping noise levels to a minimum. The GTX 1080 has a rated TDP of only 180W while still delivering 3 times the performance of previous graphics card from earlier generation.
The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1080 will have an MSRP of USD $799 and it should be hitting retailers very soon.