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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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