“It’s insane,” Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang proudly proclaimed at the GeForce GTX 1080’s reveal, holding the graphics card aloft. “The 1080 is insane. It’s almost irresponsible amounts of performance… the 1080 is the new king.”

He wasn’t joking. The long, desolate years of stalled GPU technology are over, and this beast is badass.

A giant leap for GPU-kind

As wondrous as it is, the outrageous performance leap of the GTX 1080 (starting at $599 MSRP, $699 Nvidia Founders Edition reviewed) doesn’t exactly come as a surprise.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The most badass graphics card ever created