NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1080 sales 27 May 2016 at a recommended price of 599 USD. This is high-end Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 10 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5. An additional 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 180 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 68.28 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1080's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
31.73
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 May 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
599 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
679.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1080's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
2560
 
Core clock speed
1607 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
 
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
Texture fill rate
277.3
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
8,873 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
500 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
10 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
320 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
DP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GPU Boost
3.0
 
VR Ready
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
Multi-Projection
+
 
Multi Monitor
+
 
Ansel
+
 
Virtual Reality
+
 
ShadowWorks
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1080. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
68.28
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
448259.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
128826.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
16623.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
21411.50
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
30784.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
53598.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
269.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
3026
 
 
Passmark
12186
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
22180
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1080. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
1045 Mh/s
 
 
Decred / DCR (Decred)
3.09 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
27.63 Mh/s
 
 
LBRY Credits / LBC (Lbry)
0.32 Gh/s
 
 
Siacoin / SC (Sia)
2.28 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.48 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
470 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
77.45
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
128.00
 
medium / 1080p
91.30
 
high / 1080p
70.10
 
ultra / 1080p
47.20
 
4k / 2160p
17.60
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
101.00
 
medium / 1080p
93.00
 
high / 1080p
91.00
 
ultra / 1080p
78.00
 
4k / 2160p
40.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
168.00
 
medium / 1080p
165.00
 
high / 1080p
160.00
 
ultra / 1080p
145.00
 
4k / 2160p
40.10
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
200.00
 
medium / 1080p
120.00
 
high / 1080p
110.00
 
ultra / 1080p
62.60
 
4k / 2160p
42.80
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
163.00
 
medium / 1080p
138.00
 
high / 1080p
105.00
 
ultra / 1080p
94.90
 
4k / 2160p
44.70
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
130.00
 
medium / 1080p
123.00
 
high / 1080p
113.00
 
ultra / 1080p
96.70
 
4k / 2160p
33.90
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
519.00
 
medium / 1080p
313.00
 
high / 1080p
212.00
 
ultra / 1080p
176.00
 
4k / 2160p
59.80
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
189.00
 
medium / 1080p
158.00
 
high / 1080p
144.00
 
ultra / 1080p
133.00
 
4k / 2160p
46.40
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
200.00
 
medium / 768p
193.00
 
high / 1080p
162.00
 
ultra / 1080p
147.50
 
4k / 2160p
70.65
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
90.10
 
medium / 768p
73.50
 
high / 1080p
66.10
 
ultra / 1080p
66.70
 
4k / 2160p
65.20
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
ultra / 1080p
53.65
 
4k / 2160p
33.85
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
121.00
 
medium / 768p
113.00
 
high / 1080p
96.00
 
ultra / 1080p
82.00
 
4k / 2160p
47.30
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
175.00
 
medium / 768p
171.00
 
high / 1080p
145.00
 
ultra / 1080p
148.50
 
4k / 2160p
64.25
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
154.00
 
medium / 1080p
141.00
 
high / 1080p
125.00
 
ultra / 1080p
106.50
 
4k / 2160p
49.50
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
296.00
 
medium / 768p
293.00
 
high / 1080p
284.00
 
ultra / 1080p
196.00
 
4k / 2160p
108.50
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
244.00
 
medium / 768p
201.00
 
high / 1080p
131.00
 
ultra / 1080p
112.00
 
4k / 2160p
50.00
 
The Division (2016)
ultra / 1080p
98.50
 
4k / 2160p
49.85
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144.00
 
medium / 768p
144.00
 
high / 1080p
144.00
 
ultra / 1080p
142.00
 
4k / 2160p
62.00
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
148.00
 
medium / 768p
140.00
 
high / 1080p
110.00
 
ultra / 1080p
73.50
 
4k / 2160p
46.70
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
128.00
 
medium / 1080p
105.00
 
high / 1080p
91.00
 
ultra / 1080p
48.00
 
4k / 2160p
30.40
 
Dota 2 (2015)
low / 720p
128.15
 
medium / 768p
103.50
 
high / 1080p
102.15
 
ultra / 1080p
99.80
 
4k / 2160p
129.00
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
high / 1080p
147.00
 
ultra / 1080p
129.00
 
4k / 2160p
55.50
 
GTA V (2015)
high / 1080p
151.00
 
ultra / 1080p
83.00
 
4k / 2160p
72.55
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
159.00
 
medium / 768p
165.00
 
high / 1080p
134.00
 
ultra / 1080p
122.00
 
4k / 2160p
62.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
209.50
 
4k / 2160p
83.50
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
79.20
 
4k / 2160p
55.75
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
200.00
 
medium / 768p
200.00
 
high / 768p
200.00
 
ultra / 1080p
176.00
 
4k / 2160p
90.00
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
179.00
 
medium / 768p
176.00
 
high / 768p
138.00
 
ultra / 1080p
100.00
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
272.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 from AMD is Radeon R9 Fury, which is slower by 16% and lower by 21 positions in our rating.

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