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 64.70 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1080's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
29.32
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 May 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$767
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 7
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
10 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
320 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
+
 

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

64.70

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

394688

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

124291

3DMark Fire Strike Score

16054

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

21272

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

29443

3DMark Vantage Performance

53598

Unigine Heaven 3.0

269

Unigine Heaven 4.0

3026

Passmark

12449

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.

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 3 positions in our rating.

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about GeForce GTX 1080, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.