Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Update

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Reviews abound for the new Nvida 1080 and 1070 video cards (for example: Engadget, Guru3d).

Here are some highlights that matter to us:

  • H.264 encoding 4K at 60Hz and decoding 4K at 120 Hz and 8K at 30Hz
  • HEVC encoding 4K at 60Hz and decoding 4K at 120 Hz and 8K at 30Hz
  • 10-bit HEVC encode and decode and 12-bit HEVC decode

This means that the above specs will trickle down to more affordable cards to use in a home theatre PC system.  10-bit 4K at 60Hz is the minimum standard we like as a future-proof specs that should last a person until 8K era.