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. 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" (26.7 cm). 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 180 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 71.25 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1080's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
50.29
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 May 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$439.99
 
of 4403.52 (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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
Texture fill rate
277.3 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
8,873 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
10 GB/s
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
320 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmark 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
69.21
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
394688
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
124291
3DMark Fire Strike Score
15853
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
20770
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
29064
3DMark Vantage Performance
53598
Unigine Heaven 3.0
269
Unigine Heaven 4.0
3026
Passmark
12332
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
22180

Mining hashrates

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
 
 
Siacoin / SC (Sia)
2.28 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.48 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
470 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
327
 
medium / 1080p
285
 
high / 1080p
199
 
ultra / 1080p
146
 
4k / 2160p
46
 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
130
 
medium / 1080p
123
 
high / 1080p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
97
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
296
 
medium / 768p
293
 
high / 1080p
284
 
ultra / 1080p
173
 
4k / 2160p
109
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 1080.

high / 1080p
151
 
ultra / 1080p
83
 
4k / 2160p
73
 

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 1080.

ultra / 1080p
210
 
4k / 2160p
84
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
recommended GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Counter-Strike: GO on GeForce GTX 1080.

ultra / 1080p
272
 

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
165
 
medium / 1080p
145
 
high / 1080p
130
 
ultra / 1080p
126
 
4k / 2160p
43
 

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 670
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
138
 
medium / 1080p
118
 
high / 1080p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
107
 
4k / 2160p
43
 

Forza Horizon 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Forza Horizon 4 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
171
 
medium / 1080p
140
 
high / 1080p
137
 
ultra / 1080p
112
 
4k / 2160p
65
 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
144
 
medium / 1080p
123
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
4k / 2160p
27
 

Monster Hunter World

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Monster Hunter World on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
109
 
medium / 1080p
101
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
89
 
4k / 2160p
27
 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
131
 
medium / 1080p
108
 
high / 1080p
104
 
ultra / 1080p
95
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

Ark Survival Evolved

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Ark Survival Evolved official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 7870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ark Survival Evolved on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
128
 
medium / 1080p
91
 
high / 1080p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
101
 
medium / 1080p
93
 
high / 1080p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
78
 
4k / 2160p
40
 

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
168
 
medium / 1080p
165
 
high / 1080p
160
 
ultra / 1080p
117
 
4k / 2160p
40
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
200
 
medium / 1080p
120
 
high / 1080p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
4k / 2160p
43
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
163
 
medium / 1080p
138
 
high / 1080p
105
 
ultra / 1080p
95
 
4k / 2160p
45
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
519
 
medium / 1080p
313
 
high / 1080p
212
 
ultra / 1080p
176
 
4k / 2160p
60
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
189
 
medium / 1080p
158
 
high / 1080p
144
 
ultra / 1080p
133
 
4k / 2160p
46
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
200
 
medium / 768p
193
 
high / 1080p
162
 
ultra / 1080p
148
 
4k / 2160p
71
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
90
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 
4k / 2160p
65
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 1080.

ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
121
 
medium / 768p
113
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
82
 
4k / 2160p
47
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
175
 
medium / 768p
171
 
high / 1080p
145
 
ultra / 1080p
137
 
4k / 2160p
64
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
154
 
medium / 1080p
141
 
high / 1080p
125
 
ultra / 1080p
107
 
4k / 2160p
50
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
244
 
medium / 768p
201
 
high / 1080p
131
 
ultra / 1080p
112
 
4k / 2160p
50
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 1080.

ultra / 1080p
99
 
4k / 2160p
50
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
144
 
ultra / 1080p
142
 
4k / 2160p
62
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
148
 
medium / 768p
140
 
high / 1080p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
74
 
4k / 2160p
47
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 720p
128
 
medium / 1080p
105
 
high / 1080p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
30
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 1080.

high / 1080p
147
 
ultra / 1080p
127
 
4k / 2160p
56
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
159
 
medium / 768p
165
 
high / 1080p
134
 
ultra / 1080p
122
 
4k / 2160p
62
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 1080p
192
 
ultra / 1080p
171
 
4k / 2160p
67
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 1080.

high / 1080p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
79
 
4k / 2160p
56
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
235
 
medium / 768p
194
 
high / 1080p
167
 
ultra / 1080p
162
 
4k / 2160p
111
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
275
 
high / 1080p
161
 
ultra / 1080p
124
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 768p
200
 
ultra / 1080p
176
 
4k / 2160p
90
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 1080.

low / 768p
179
 
medium / 768p
176
 
high / 768p
138
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1080 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 1080.

ultra / 1080p
265
 

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 RX Vega, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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