NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
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Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 5.0
GPU code name
GP104
 
Vega 10
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
20 April 2017
 
7 August 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
$699
Price now
$839
 
$246

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
2560
 
4096
Core clock speed
1607 MHz
 
1408 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
 
1668 MHz
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
12,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
180 Watt
 
345 Watt
Texture fill rate
277.3
 
427.0
Floating-point performance
8,873 gflops
 
14,336 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
282 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
GDDR5X
 
HBM2
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
2048 Bit
Memory clock speed
11008 MHz
 
1890 MHz
Memory bandwidth
352.3 GB/s
 
483.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.1.125
CUDA
6.1
 
-

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
33.1 Mh/s

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps

Less power hungry (180 vs 345 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooling

Somewhat newer (7 August 2017 vs 20 April 2017)
Cheaper ($246.00 USD vs $839.00 USD)
Wider memory bus (2048 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 2560)
Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 352.3 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)

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