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Nvidia announces GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 GPUs for high-performance

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TEXAS — Nvidia has formally announced its next generation GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs.

Nvidia founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on Friday night unveiled its first high performance consumer graphics cards based on its Pascal architecture: the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.

According to Nvidia, its new GTX 1080 card is speedier and less expensive than its present first class card, the $1,000 Titan X, and it’s approximately three times as power efficient, as well.

While the GTX 1080 will offer a powerful alternative to the already formidable GTX 980, the GTX 1070 is set to replace the value-for-money GTX 970 card.

The impressive Titan X is expected to lag behind the new GTX 1080, according to insiders from the company. Both graphics cards will bring a significant performance increase to the table, and sport unrivalled power efficiency.

The GTX 1080 is the “largest GPU endeavor, largest chip endeavor, largest processor endeavor, in the history of humanity,” said NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. He added that the R&D budget for the new card was “several billion dollars” over the span of more than two years. “I’m pretty sure you can go to Mars [for that],” he said.

Graphics cards based on the GTX 1080 will be available worldwide on May 27, with an official starting price of $599 while GTX 1070 cards will go on sale June 10 starting at $379. There will also be “founders’ editions” of both cards, promising extreme overclocking, for $699 and $449 respectively.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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