Here's what the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 looks like

New GPU expected to include 8GB of either GDDR5X or GDDR5 RAM
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A Baidu user has published what it claims to be a photo of Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

Towards the end of March, Hexus reported on leaked images of the GTX 1080 and 1070 cooler shrouds, showing a pair of angular, polygonal metallic designs.

Now the same publication has stumbled across the Baidu post, revealing a photo depicting what looks like the same cooling shroud but in a ‘much more finished state’.

The casing appears to be silver and black, equipped with a fan, and featuring a plastic cover for the heatsink.

Best guesses for the 1080’s specs so far include a Pascal GP104-200 GPU manufactured on 16nm TSMC process, and 8GB of either GDDR5X or GDDR5 RAM on a 256-bit bus, which would provide around 12Gbps memory speed.

The graphics card is seen sitting on top of a blue folder, which, if it’s a standard size containing A4 paper, it’ll make the 1080 around 30cm long.

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In other Nvidia news, the firm has recently unveiled more details about its Tesla P100 GPU, which it is calling ‘the most advanced datacenter PGU ever built’.

Nvidia has also announced this month that it is joining forces with HP to deliver VR workstations for professionals. The new HP Z Workstation are Nvidia VR Ready and comes with Quadro professional GPUs.

Last month, the firm launched its GameWorks software development kit 3.1, which introduced three graphics techniques.

The three new GameWorks rendering techniques for lighting and shadows include NVIDIA Volumetric Lighting - an advanced lighting technique that simulates how light behaves as it scatters through the air and atmosphere. NVIDIA Volumetric Lighting was first introduced in the video game Fallout 4.

Image via Baidu user 350189197

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