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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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