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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 32% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 5% 0%
Genshin Impact 34% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 66% 65%
FIFA 21 66% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 36% 33%
Death Stranding 34% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The GTX 1080 has a 595 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 12.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1080. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1080 has a 595 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 34 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1080. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1080 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 1080 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 128.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6428 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 296 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1080.

The GTX 1080 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition requires 215 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 135 Watts more than the GTX 1080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 22.4 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 58.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

58.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 63.1 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

63.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 63.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 65.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

65.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 66.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

66.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 69.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

69.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 70.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

70.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 70.9 FPS on Control

Control

70.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 73.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 74.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

74.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 77.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 78.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

78.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 79.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

79.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 80.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

80.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 83.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

83.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 87.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

87.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 87.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

87.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 89.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

89.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 90.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

90.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 91.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

91.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 91.7 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

91.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 98 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

98 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 98.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

98.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 99 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

99 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 99.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

99.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 99.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

99.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 102 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

102 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 102.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

102.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 106.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

106.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 106.8 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

106.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 108 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

108 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 108.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

108.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 109.5 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

109.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 109.8 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

109.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 111.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

111.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 131.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

131.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 157.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

157.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 158.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

158.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 177.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

177.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 20.1 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 21.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

21.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 22.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

22.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 22.7 FPS on Control

Control

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 23.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 24.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 27.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 27.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 28 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 28.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 29.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 29.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 30.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 32.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 32.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 32.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 33.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

33.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 34.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

34.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 34.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

34.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 35.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 35.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 36.5 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 37.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

37.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 37.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

37.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 38.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 40.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 41.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

41.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 41.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 41.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 42.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

42.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 44 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

44 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 46 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

46 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 48.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

48.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 48.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 53.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 59.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 59.8 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 60.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

60.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 60.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

60.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 68.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

68.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 21.8 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 45.1 FPS on Control

Control

45.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 45.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

45.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 47.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 48.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 51.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

51.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 52.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

52.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 52.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

52.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 54 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 54.6 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

54.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 56.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

56.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 56.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

56.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 57.7 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 59.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

59.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 59.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 60.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

60.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 62 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 63.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 63.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

63.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 64.9 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

64.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 65.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

65.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 66 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

66 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 67.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 71.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

71.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 73.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 74.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

74.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 75.2 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

75.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 75.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

75.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 78.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

78.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 83.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

83.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

83.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 85.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

85.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 89.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

89.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 92.4 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

92.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 97 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

97 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 104.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

104.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 111.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

111.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 115.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

115.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition gets 117.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

117.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1721 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1860 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Jun 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.8
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
7.7
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1251 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320.3GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs256
Texture Rate275.4 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate110.1 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 EVGA FTW ACX 3.0 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1721MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1860MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 3.0 once again brings new and exciting features to the award winning EVGA ACX cooling technology. SHP 2.0 gives increased heatpipes and copper contact area for cooler operation, and optimized fan curve for even quieter gaming.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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