Nvidia has officially confirmed that it will be holding a “special event” this Friday the 6th of May, coinciding with reports that it would be officially unveiling two new Pascal graphics cards this week. While previous reports indicated that this event may be for press only, it turns out that Nvidia will be holding its own public livestream on Twitch.tv/Nvidia, so everyone can see it for themselves. On top of that, some benchmark results for the GTX 1080 appear to have leaked.
On the eve of Nvidia's announcement, some 3DMark11 and FireStrike Extreme benchmark results for the GTX 1080 have been posted online by videocardz, confirming 8GB of GDDR5X memory and giving us a rough idea of what the GP104 is capable of.
3DMark 11 is rendered at 1280×720, the GTX 1080 garnered up a graphics score of 27,683, which is a bit faster than some GM200 cards. In Firestrike Extreme, which is rendered at 2560×1440, the GTX 1080 got a graphics score of 10,102, while a GTX 980Ti would typically score around 8,700 points. Going off of these numbers, it would seem that the GTX 1080 will be replacing the 980Ti with stronger performance.
That said, these are early numbers and we don't know if the card will perform just as well in games so there is still a lot left for us to find out once these cards make their way into the hands of reviewers.
KitGuru Says: It seems that everyone will be finding out about the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 at the same time tomorrow. Will you be tuning in for the livestream? What do you think of the leaked GTX 1080 benchmark results?