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 72.20 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1080's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
61.36
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP104
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 May 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$469
 
of 4095.95 (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 (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
 
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
Texture fill rate
277.3
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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 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
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
10 GB/s
 
of 14000
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
+
 

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
70.76
 
 
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
12308
 
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 (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
0.72
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
138
 
medium / 1080p
118
 
high / 1080p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
107
 
4k / 2160p
43
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
327
 
medium / 1080p
285
 
high / 1080p
199
 
ultra / 1080p
146
 
4k / 2160p
46
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
144
 
medium / 1080p
123
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
4k / 2160p
27
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
128
 
medium / 1080p
91
 
high / 1080p
70
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
101
 
medium / 1080p
93
 
high / 1080p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
78
 
4k / 2160p
40
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
168
 
medium / 1080p
165
 
high / 1080p
160
 
ultra / 1080p
117
 
4k / 2160p
40
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
200
 
medium / 1080p
120
 
high / 1080p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
4k / 2160p
43
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
163
 
medium / 1080p
138
 
high / 1080p
105
 
ultra / 1080p
95
 
4k / 2160p
45
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
130
 
medium / 1080p
123
 
high / 1080p
113
 
ultra / 1080p
97
 
4k / 2160p
34
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
519
 
medium / 1080p
313
 
high / 1080p
212
 
ultra / 1080p
176
 
4k / 2160p
60
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
189
 
medium / 1080p
158
 
high / 1080p
144
 
ultra / 1080p
133
 
4k / 2160p
46
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
200
 
medium / 768p
193
 
high / 1080p
162
 
ultra / 1080p
148
 
4k / 2160p
71
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
90
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
66
 
4k / 2160p
65
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
34
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
121
 
medium / 768p
113
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
82
 
4k / 2160p
47
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
175
 
medium / 768p
171
 
high / 1080p
145
 
ultra / 1080p
137
 
4k / 2160p
64
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
154
 
medium / 1080p
141
 
high / 1080p
125
 
ultra / 1080p
107
 
4k / 2160p
50
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
193
 
medium / 768p
175
 
high / 1080p
135
 
ultra / 1080p
121
 
4k / 2160p
48
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
296
 
medium / 768p
293
 
high / 1080p
284
 
ultra / 1080p
173
 
4k / 2160p
109
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
244
 
medium / 768p
201
 
high / 1080p
131
 
ultra / 1080p
112
 
4k / 2160p
50
 
The Division (2016)
ultra / 1080p
99
 
4k / 2160p
50
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
144
 
ultra / 1080p
142
 
4k / 2160p
62
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
148
 
medium / 768p
140
 
high / 1080p
110
 
ultra / 1080p
74
 
4k / 2160p
47
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
128
 
medium / 1080p
105
 
high / 1080p
91
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
30
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
high / 1080p
147
 
ultra / 1080p
127
 
4k / 2160p
56
 
GTA V (2015)
high / 1080p
151
 
ultra / 1080p
83
 
4k / 2160p
73
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
159
 
medium / 768p
165
 
high / 1080p
134
 
ultra / 1080p
122
 
4k / 2160p
62
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
ultra / 1080p
210
 
4k / 2160p
84
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
high / 1080p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
79
 
4k / 2160p
56
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 768p
200
 
ultra / 1080p
176
 
4k / 2160p
90
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
179
 
medium / 768p
176
 
high / 768p
138
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
ultra / 1080p
265
 
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
ultra / 1080p
272
 

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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