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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition Radeon R9 280X Crossfire
Hitman 3 11% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 37% 4%
FIFA 21 66% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 47%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 39% 7%
Resident Evil 8 32% 5%
Genshin Impact 32% 5%
Far Cry 6 1% 52%
The Medium 15% 31%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Crossfire.

The GTX 1080 has a 807 MHz higher core clock speed but 96 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the R9 280X. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1080 manages to provide 47.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 807 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 280X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 51.6 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 R9 280X, 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 R9 280X.

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 GTX 1080 has 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 280X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the R9 280X has superior memory performance.

The R9 280X has 255.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the R9 280X is massively better than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6210. The GTX 1080 having 2114 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R9 280X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 1080 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 280X. This means that the GTX 1080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 280X.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Crossfire requires 550 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 1000 Watts for the R9 280X. The R9 280X requires 370 Watts more than the GTX 1080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 280X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 21.7 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

21.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 53.7 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 56.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 56.5 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

56.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 57.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

57.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 63.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

63.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 64.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

64.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 67.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

67.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 68.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

68.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 68.9 FPS on Control

Control

68.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 71.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

71.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 72.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

72.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 74.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

74.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 75.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

75.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 77.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

77.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 78.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

78.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 80.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

80.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 85.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 85.4 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

85.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 87.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

87.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 87.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

87.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 88.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

88.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 89.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

89.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 95.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

95.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 95.4 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

95.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 96.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

96.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 96.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

96.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 96.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

96.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 99 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

99 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 99.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

99.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 103.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

103.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 103.8 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

103.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 104.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

104.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 105.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

105.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 106.4 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

106.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 106.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

106.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 108.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

108.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 127.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

127.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 152.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

152.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 154.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

154.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 172.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

172.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 15.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 19.5 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 20.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

20.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 21.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 22 FPS on Control

Control

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 22.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 22.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 23.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

23.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 24.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 26.7 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

26.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 27 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 27.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 28.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 28.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 29 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 30 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 31.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 31.2 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

31.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 31.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 32.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

32.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 33.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 33.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

33.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

34.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 35.4 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 36 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 36.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 37.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

37.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 38.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

38.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 40 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

40 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 40.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

40.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 40.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

40.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 41 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 42.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

42.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 44.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 46.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

46.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 47.5 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 51.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

51.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 57.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.1 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

58.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 66.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

66.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 21.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

21.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 38 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

38 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 42.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.9 FPS on Control

Control

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 44.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 46.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

46.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 47.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 49.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 51 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 51.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

51.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 52.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

52.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 53 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 54.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

54.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 55.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 56 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

56 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 57.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 59 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 63 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 64 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 64.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

64.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 65.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 69.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

69.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 71.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

71.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 72.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

72.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 73.1 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

73.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 73.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

73.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 76.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

76.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 80.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

80.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 81.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

81.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 83.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

83.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 86.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

86.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 89.8 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

89.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 94.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

94.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 101.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

101.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 108.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

108.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 112.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

112.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 114.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

114.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1657 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1797 MHzvs1000 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1GCN 1.1 Tahiti XTL (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date27 May 2016vs01 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs -
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.6
green tick vs -
3840x2160
7.6
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1251 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320.3GB/secvs576GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs256
Texture Rate265.1 GTexel/svs217.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate106 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs550 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs1000 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11.2
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1657MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1797MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
ARMOR 2X thermal design is equipped with two of the award winning MSI TORX fans. Thanks to the patented blade design, MSI TORX fans provide strong cooling performance while remaining incredibly silent.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 4% at 3840x2160.
Radeon R9 280X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 280X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 280X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 60% better than a single Radeon R9 280X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 280X. Expect this combination to draw up to 550 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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