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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Red Dead Redemption 2 36% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36% 43%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 22%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 71% 74%
Need For Speed Heat 36% 43%
The Outer Worlds 47% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 22%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 41% 47%
Borderlands 3 33% 40%
FIFA 20 66% 70%

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

The GTX 1080 has a 228 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 1080 Ti, but the GTX 1080 Ti has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the GTX 1080 Ti exhibits a 58.2 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 228 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 1080 Ti, but the GTX 1080 Ti has 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the GTX 1080 Ti exhibits a 20.9 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 Ti was released less than a year after the GTX 1080, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 Ti has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 1080, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 161.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654. The GTX 1080 Ti having 1271 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti requires 220 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 40 Watts more than the GTX 1080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 Ti may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

105 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

The Witcher III

118 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

Crysis 3

143.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

100.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

87.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

86 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

97 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

118 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

152.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

112 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

68 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

108 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

113 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

112.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

242 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

69.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

126.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

153.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

72.7 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

Battlefield V

135 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

The Division 2

89.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

121.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

69.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

165.8 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

Gears 5

76.5 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

Control

76.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

125 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gets 137.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

137.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

90.6 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

The Witcher III

78 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

Crysis 3

104.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

68.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

61.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

137.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

116.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

49.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

86.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

93 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

127.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

69.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

53.6 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

119.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

89.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

55.5 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

Battlefield V

116.5 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

The Division 2

81 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

86.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

116.1 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

Gears 5

66 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Control

48.9 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

94.8 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gets 109.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

109.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

54.9 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

The Witcher III

65.7 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Crysis 3

58 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

43.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

38.8 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

33 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

83 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

46 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

44.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

38.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

43.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

28.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

42.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

53.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

24.2 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

Battlefield V

64 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

The Division 2

39 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

66 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

57.4 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

Gears 5

29.5 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

Control

23.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

58 FPS

F1 2019

61.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1708 MHzvs1480 MHz
Boost Clock1847 MHzvs1582 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Pascal P102
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 May 2016vs05 Mar 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.7
vs green tick
10
3840x2160
7.7
vs green tick
7.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs11264 MB
Memory Speed1263 MHzvs1376 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs352 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth323.3GB/secvs484.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs3584
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs224
Texture Rate273.3 GTexel/svs331.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs88
Pixel Rate109.3 GPixel/svs130.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs220 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 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 i7-6900K 8-Core 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs3840x2160

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 Ti is the top 1000 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

Architecture
The Pascal architecture aims for twice as much Performance as the Maxwell Architecture and introduces support for second gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed P102-300-A1 which has 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1480MHz and goes up to 1584MHz, in Boost mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 11.2GB frame buffer of second gen GDDR5X memory, through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1376MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with 2 power connectors, a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.
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