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At 4K, the GTX 1080 is again the only card capable of producing 60FPS without graphics settings compromise. Its lead is a formidable 23.1% over the 980 Ti. 1440p allows for 106FPS average and creates a gap of 22.3% over the 980 Ti reference, or 38.9% over the GTX 980.
This page initiates our game benchmarking for the GTX 1080. We do not include any Dx11-only games on this page, but we do provide comparative data between Dx11, Dx12, and Vulkan (where present) for tested games. Some of this data is presented as a percent change value or other unique values, like ms latency. These charts provide insight as to async compute performance and overall acceptance of new APIs by the hardware.
At 1440p, the GTX 1080's performance lead plants it at 98.3FPS, aided by the best low frametimes on our bench. The GTX 1080 is the most tightly timed card for frame delivery that we've ever tested. Against the predecessor GTX 980 non-Ti, performance gains are 30%. Against the 980 Ti, the performance difference is 13% again.
Here's the frametime chart with 1080p on High. Lower is better. AMD's crux is its Dx11 frame latency, which creates the stuttering seen in Dx11. The GTX 1080 has an unprecedentedly low 13.38ms average frametime.
Whether or not you have an HMD (head-mounted display) to play VR games or not, most people want to at least be able to play all their favorite games at high detail settings in Full-HD (1920X1080) anyway. It makes sense to build your next system to be VR-ready, it is the benchmark for when you are making your new system future-proof for the next few years to come. It takes a fair amount of grunt to power those two super-mini monitors for your eyeballs in the HMD at 90 FPS (frames per second)!
The flagship with 2560 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR5X (only available on the GTX 1080) video memory on the 256-bit interface running at 10GHz (effective) - this is a no-brainer, if the monstrous ROG Strix GTX 1080 can't power VR, nothing can! (we didn't forget about the Titan X, very few people have that kind of budget). Read reviews from HardOCP and TechPowerUp.
The new Polaris architecture on the ROG Strix RX 480 paired with 8GB of GDDR5 video memory and a great price make this a very enticing card as your next upgrade. The same DirectCU III cooling unit and AURA SYNC RGB lighting as the ROG Strix GTX 1080/70/60 make this a great alternative. Read the review from TechPowerUp here.
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The upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card has been confirmed by NVIDIA in a post on LinkedIn. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be aimed at the enthusiast market and there will be a special deal for GTX 980 Ti owners before launch.
It's no secret that NVIDIA is launching their brand new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. The product has been much talked about in the rumor mill for several months. The confirmation from NVIDIA comes in the form of a Job Posting over at LinkedIn which not only reveals the name of the card, but also the target market along with a special deal for GTX 980 Ti owners.
As you can see, GeForce GTX 980 Ti owners will get first spot in line for pre-orders of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. Step Up offers will also be applicable to GeForce GTX 980 Ti owners. We don't know yet if these will be offered exclusively by NVIDIA or other AIB partners would follow. EVGA has a step up program for their cards so it's to be expected that some (if not all) partners would offer similar deals.
There are some specs covered in leaks but I don't want to talk about them right now. What I would like to talk about is the fact that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card will be the second GeForce solution utilizing the NVIDIA GP102 GPU. The GeForce GTX Titan X (Pascal) is the fastest GeForce graphics card out but we saw with the GTX 980 Ti that custom solutions can perform similar or even best the similar GPU based Titan offering at a lower price.
AMD's Vega GPUs will be using HBM(2) and from the New Horizon event, we know that at least one variant which was showcased in game demos had 8 GB of VRAM (512 GB/s). NVIDIA on the other hand will feature GDDR5X memory on the GTX 1080 Ti (480 GB/s). The GDDR5X solution would close the gap between the cards which was wider on last gen (336 GB/s 980 Ti vs 512 GB/s Fury X).
Another thing that was interesting in the last generation was that both enthusiast offerings were priced similar at $650 US. If NVIDIA manages to launch their card first (say CES 2017) then we could see AMD price their solution around a similar range if they are confident with the performance of their Vega GPUs against NVIDIA's GTX 1080 Ti. Designing Vega GPUs with HBM2 isn't cheap so they might not take the aggressive pricing route as they did with Polaris cards. The Ti variants have historically been priced lower than Titan parts and that will be the same with 1080 Ti.
New Build (The Compromise): CPU - i7 9700K @ 5.1Ghz Mobo - ASRock Z390 Taichi RAM - 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 @ 3466 14-14-14-30 1T GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 1080 TI Cooler - Corsair h100i Pro SSDs - 500 GB 960 EVO + 500 GB 850 EVO + 1TB MX300 Case - Coolermaster H500 PSU - EVGA 850 P2 Monitor - LG 32GK850G-B 144hz 1440p OS - Windows 10 Pro.
I have a couple of case badges on my front panel, and one sticker on the rear panel of my Level 10 GT, but the badges are discrete (on such a busy looking case) and the sticker cant be seen at all unless I move the PC)
Star of the show is ASUS' triple-fan STRIX/DirectCU III cooler. Sat on top of the 180W-rated (by default) GTX 1080 GPU, the extended and widened DC3 cooler should have no problems taming the core's thermal energy with relative ease.
Given that 2016 has been the year of RGB-ify everything, it should come as no surprise that the A8G STRIX GTX 1080 is fully ASUS AURA compatible. There are a number of lighting sections on the card itself, including the eye-catching ROG logo cut into the backplate, and different activation colours and modes can be selected to suit your preference.
Compared to the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition, ASUS' ROG STRIX A8G card is both longer and wider. It is easy to see which card should have the better cooling capacity per unit of noise simply by looking at the heatsink size, number of fans, and the fan diameters.
The ASUS ROG STRIX A8G GTX 1080 makes a strong start in the 3DMark tests. Our comparison charts put it almost level with Gigabyte's factory-overclocked GTX 1080 G1 Gaming, both of which are a notable improvement over the reference-clocked GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.
Gigabyte's slightly higher boost clock for GTX 1080 G1 Gaming puts it ahead of the ASUS ROG STRIX A8G when running at 1080p. But once the demand is ramped up to 1440p and 4k, ASUS' card is able to etch out a couple of minor victories.
With that said, performance between the two custom-cooled GTX 1080s is very close at all rendering resolutions and ASUS' option is able to out-muscle the GTX 1080 FE by a couple of FPS across-the-board.
As expected, there is basically no performance difference between the ASUS ROG STRIX A8G and Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 options in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. ASUS' card is faster than the reference-clocked GTX 1080 FE, though the lead slims substantially as the resolution is cranked.
Worth noting is the performance that AMD hardware puts in with Deus Ex, given its Gaming Evolved background. Fury X isn't completely blasted out of sight by the Pascal cards, but if you want a clean 1080p60 Ultra IQ showing, the GTX 1080 is a solid option.
GTA V has a slight preference for the ASUS STRIX A8G GTX 1080 over its Gigabyte G1 Gaming competitor. The long GTA V benchmark run plays into the hands of ASUS' model as the card is slightly more able to hold its maximum boost clock speeds over extended periods of time (which is important for real-world gaming sessions).
But again, you aren't going to notice a performance difference between the factory-overclocked ASUS or Gigabyte cards. More importantly, both cards are a FPS-or-two quicker than the GTX 1080 FE out-of-the-box.
Power consumption numbers for the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 A8G are positive. For its small performance improvement over the GTX 1080 FE, the STRIX A8G requires an additional 10-20W of power under a gaming load. The STRIX A8G is also about 10W less power-hungry than Gigabyte's marginally higher-clocked G1 Gaming GTX 1080.
You could probably get away with powering an overclocked Core i7-6700K and ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 A8G gaming system using a good quality 450W PSU (not that we'd necessarily recommend it). That really is a testament to the power efficiency of Nvidia's Pascal GPU architecture.
The triple-fan DirectCU III cooler does an excellent job at taming the GTX 1080 GPU. Its cooling performance is better than the Gigabyte G1 Gaming card's and only the liquid-cooled AMD Fury X is able to offer lower temperatures in our testing comparisons.
Was the difference in noise output between ASUS' GTX 1080 and the offering from Gigabyte noticeable Barely. The ASUS card was quieter but not by a game-changing level, compared to Gigabyte's offering. 1e1e36bf2d