Apple will unveil a redesigned MacBook Pro next month, as well as other Mac hardware, according to many reports on the matter. But the company may have even more interesting computers down the road, as it’s apparently partnering with Nvidia for ‘revolutionary’ new products.
Over the past several weeks, Nvidia and AMD have been attempting to one-up each other by launching increasingly affordable graphics cards. Nvidia struck first with the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. AMD followed with the $199 RX 480. Nvidia hit back days later with its own sub-$300 GTX 1060.
But after weeks of fighting over the low-end, it’s time to bring out the big guns.
It’s the summer of graphics cards, and reviews for Nvidia’s affordable GTX 1060 have begun to hit the internet. The GTX 1060 is actually the third graphics card that Nvidia has launched this year (along with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070), but this card carries the distinction of being the best deal of the bunch.
Two months ago, Nvidia unveiled two new graphics cards: the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070. They provided a significant power boost over the previous generation of GeForce cards at a fraction of the cost, but they were still a bit pricey for PC gamers with a strict budget. That’s where the GTX 1060 comes in.
According to PC Gamer, Nvidia is planning to release versions of its top-end 1000-series graphics cards that will work in gaming laptops. These aren’t some pansy, watered-down “M” version either: they’ll be the same chips as the desktop-grade 1080 and 1070, running at slightly lower power.
In other words, desktop-level graphics performance in a portable, battery-powered device. That would be big.
Earlier this month, Nvidia unveiled two new graphics cards that were both surprisingly cheap and incredibly powerful. We’ve already seen plenty of praise for the new flagship GTX 1080, but what about the more affordable GTX 1070? Can it provide a significant boost in performance at a fraction of the cost?
When Nvidia announced that it was launching the new GTX 1080 last weekend, it promised power far in excess of the flagship Titan X, but at a much lower price point. We now have more specs details as well as first impressions from a number of reviewers, and it looks like the claims are holding up.
Last Friday, Nvidia took the stage in Austin, Texas in order to unveil the exceptionally fast — yet surprisingly affordable — GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards. With its new Pascal architecture, Nvidia was able to produce cards that were even faster than its flagship Titan X GPU at a fraction of the cost.
Nvidia also took the opportunity to show off a demo of the upcoming Doom game using the GTX 1080, and the results truly spoke for themselves.
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