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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1607
  • Max video memory 8 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory type GDDR5X
  • Memory clock speed 10 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 915
  • Max video memory 4096 MB (2048 MB per GPU) GDDR5
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 179$
Games supported 78%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating71269
Place by popularity75no data
Value for money32.397.24
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)Kepler (2012−2018)
GPU code namePascal GP104GK104
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date6 May 2016
(6 years old)
3 May 2012
(10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$599 $999
Current price$394 (0.7x MSRP)$179 (0.2x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, 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. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores25601536
CUDA cores25603072
Core clock speed1607 MHz915 MHz
Boost clock speed1733 MHz1019 MHz
Number of transistors7,200 million3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)180 Watt300 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature94 °Cno data
Texture fill rate277.3234 billion/sec
Floating-point performance8,873 gflops2x 3,130 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 supportPCIe 3.0PCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)11.0" (27.9 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot2-slot
Recommended system power (PSU)500 Wattno data
Supplementary power connectors8-pinTwo 8-pin
SLI options++

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5XGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount8 GB4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5
Memory bus width256 Bit512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
Memory clock speed10 GB/s6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth320 GB/s384 GB/s
Shared memory-no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsDP 1.42, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVITwo Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2
Multi monitor support+4 displays
HDMI+Yes (via dongle)
HDCPno data+
Maximum VGA resolutionno data2048x1536
G-SYNC support+no data
Audio input for HDMIno dataInternal

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Rayno data+
3D Gamingno data+
GPU Boost3.0no data
3D Vision Liveno data+
VR Ready+no data
Ansel+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (11_0)
Shader Model6.45.1
OpenGL4.54.2
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.1.126
CUDA++

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1080 39.28
+176%
GTX 690 14.21
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 1080 15413
+176%
GTX 690 5577

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms GeForce GTX 690 by 176% in Passmark.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1080 21409
+62.7%
GTX 690 13160

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms GeForce GTX 690 by 63% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 1080 54453
+417%
GTX 690 10541

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms GeForce GTX 690 by 417% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1080 65453
+337%
GTX 690 14979

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms GeForce GTX 690 by 337% in GeekBench 5 Vulkan.

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1080 51531
+320%
GTX 690 12263

GeForce GTX 1080 outperforms GeForce GTX 690 by 320% in GeekBench 5 CUDA.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 690. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1045 Mh/s 156 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred) 3.09 Gh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 27.63 Mh/s no data
Siacoin / SC (Sia) 2.28 Gh/s no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 470 Sol/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD128no data
1440p79no data
4K58no data

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 65−70 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 92 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70 no data
Battlefield 5 166 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 134 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70 no data
Far Cry 5 118 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 111 no data
Forza Horizon 4 140 no data
Hitman 3 120−130 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 80−85 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 96 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 108 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 83 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70 no data
Battlefield 5 142 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 113 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70 no data
Far Cry 5 113 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 108 no data
Forza Horizon 4 137 no data
Hitman 3 120−130 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 80−85 no data
Metro Exodus 74 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 53 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 98 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 74 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 63 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 65−70 no data
Battlefield 5 123 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70 no data
Far Cry 5 104 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 98 no data
Forza Horizon 4 112 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 81 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 70−75 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 74 no data
Hitman 3 70−75 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55 no data
Metro Exodus 45 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 35 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 64 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 49 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 40−45 no data
Battlefield 5 98 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 30−33 no data
Far Cry 5 77 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 82 no data
Forza Horizon 4 93 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35 no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42 no data
Hitman 3 35−40 no data
Horizon Zero Dawn 27−30 no data
Metro Exodus 28 no data
Red Dead Redemption 2 21 no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32 no data
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 56 no data
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 33 no data
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27 no data
Battlefield 5 53 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14 no data
Far Cry 5 42 no data
Far Cry New Dawn 47 no data
Forza Horizon 4 65 no data
Watch Dogs: Legion 18−20 no data

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 39.28 14.21
Recency 6 May 2016 3 May 2012
Cost $599 $999
Memory bus width 256 512
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 1536
Memory bandwidth 320 384
Chip lithography 16 nm 28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 180 Watt 300 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1080

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 by AMD is Radeon RX 6600, which is slower by 3% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 690 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 690 from AMD is Radeon HD 7990, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 690:

Radeon R9 380 111.82
GeForce GTX 690 100

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