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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 1080
Red Dead Redemption 2 36% 34%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 9%
Borderlands 3 33% 30%
Need For Speed Heat 36% 34%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 71% 70%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 13% 9%
The Outer Worlds 47% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 9%
FIFA 20 66% 65%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080.

The GTX 1080 has a 101 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GeForce GTX 1080. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 16.2 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 101 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 1080 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 6.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 1080 were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 1080 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 1080 has 3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is marginally better than the GeForce GTX 1080.

Both the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 1080 have 2560 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GTX 1080 has 16.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 6.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a slightly faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1080. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

87 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

The Witcher III

93 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 124.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

124.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

83.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

75.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

68 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

82 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

101.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

131.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

96.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

82.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

58.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

96 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

97.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

97.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

176 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

58 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

109 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

132.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

62.8 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

Battlefield V

111.7 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

The Division 2

77.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

104.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

60.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

143.3 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 66.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

66.1 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 56.7 FPS on Control

Control

56.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

108 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 119 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

119 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

78.3 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

The Witcher III

67.4 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 90.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

90.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

59.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

48 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

42.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

119.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

100.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

74.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

80.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

110 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

59.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

46.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

103 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

77.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

48 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

Battlefield V

100.7 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

The Division 2

64.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

74.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

53 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

100.3 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 57.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

57.1 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 35.8 FPS on Control

Control

35.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

81.9 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 94.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

94.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

30.6 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

The Witcher III

43 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Crysis 3

46 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

33.4 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

33.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

25 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

38 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

66 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

38.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

33.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

37.3 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

61.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

24.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 36.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

36.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

45.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

20.9 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

Battlefield V

49.7 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

The Division 2

33.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

57.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

49.6 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 25.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

25.5 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 16.8 FPS on Control

Control

16.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 52.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

52.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1708 MHzvs1607 MHz
Boost Clock1847 MHzvs1733 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 May 2016vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
9.7
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9.5
3840x2160
7.7
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7.4

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1263 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth323.3GB/secvs320.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs160
Texture Rate273.3 GTexel/svs257.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate109.3 GPixel/svs102.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 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 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRMs.

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 1080 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate GeForce GTX 1080 can be over 25% Faster than GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 4K. In Fact, even the Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is easily topped.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect a performance boost ranging between 20% and 30%, over GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
As of May 2016, GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest single Graphics Card available.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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