Nvidia GTX 1080 benchmark tells us why it’s the best value for money card on the planet!
Nvidia has finally blessed us with its Pascal based gpu, i.e. Nvidia GTX 1080 and the lineup will continue with GTX 1070, GTX 1060 and GTX 1050. Let’s talk a little about it before we dive into Nvidia GTX 1080 benchmark.
Long time ago, gamers and tech enthusiasts used to talk about Nvidia GTX 1000 series which was certain to bring new architecture, new features and new tech to handle upcoming VR games and movies.
The time has come and Nvidia has finally announced its first graphics card in the blissful lineup of GTX 1000 series.
Ironically, just to prove everyone wrong, Nvidia is calling it GTX 10 series, so that they can call their new series a perfect 10. Anyways, all jokes aside, here are some tidbits about the card.
- It is the First Pascal based GPU, GP104 architecture.
- It is being manufactured with 16nm FinFet process.
- It was announced on 6 May 2016, but was in the buzz for about 6 months.
- Manufacturers have already received their instructions and the card should be available in the market by 24 May 2016.
- Nvidia is also going to sell this card as Founder Edition’s card, with a little higher price tag. More details are available in Price Comparison section.
- Currently, Nvidia GTX 1080 outperforms every other card on the planet for any game and VR (virtual reality) supported games look brilliant with stable frame rates.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Specs
|GPU Engine Specs:|
|Nvidia CUDA Cores||2560|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1607|
|Boost Clock (MHz) – Boost 3.0||1733|
|Memory Speed||10 Gbps|
|Standard Memory Config||8 GB GDDR5X|
|Memory Interface Width||256-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)||320|
|Max Digital Resolution||7680 x 4320 @60Hz|
|Display Connectors||DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI|
|Multi Monitor (Nvidia Surround)||Yes|
|Nvidia SLI||Yes – SLI HB Bridge|
|Nvidia GPU Boost||3.0|
|Microsoft DirectX||12, 12.1 (Feature Level)|
|OS||Windows 7 – 10, Linux, FreeBSDx86|
|Temperature and Power:|
|Max GPU Temperature (in C – Celsius)||94|
|Power (W – Watt)||180 W|
|Recommended System Power (SMPS) (W – Watt)||500 W|
Computer Specs for Nvidia GTX 1080 Benchmark
|Monitor||ASUS ROG PG278Q Swift 27″ G-Sync|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 5960X 3.0 GHz|
|RAM||Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16GB|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition|
|Hard Disk (SSD)||Samsung 850 Pro 256GB|
|OS||Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit|
As you can see, we have used a machine that is dripping with power. So, you will not see any bottleneck issues and the figures will be accurate to the last count.
Games Selected for Nvidia GTX 1080 Benchmark (Ultra-Max Settings – at 1080p)
- GTA V
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Fall Out 4
- Project Cars
- Quantum Break
- Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone
- The Division
- Far Cry Primal
- Dying Light: The Following
Games to be Added Soon
- Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
- Dark Souls III
- Total War Warhammer
- XCOM 2
Chart of FPS (Frames per Second) (Resolution – 1920 X 1080)
You might have noticed that I tested the games at age old resolution of 1920X1080, when most games support 2k to 4k resolution. I agree and our hardware was more than capable of handling it.
We did test it on 2k and 4k resolutions as well and here’s a little mathematics that you can apply to get an idea. For 2k resolution, we got 75% of what we got for 1080p and for 4k resolution, we got 30% to 40% of 1080p.
We’ll include a per game breakdown later on in this article. Till then, watch the videos embedded below and image what your games would look like if they have Nvidia GTX 1080 to power them.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Benchmark – YouTube Videos
Disclaimer: Following videos belong to their respective uploaders. They have been shared for two reasons:
- To diversify the hardware.
- To see how others are having fun with the latest Pascal based entry.
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