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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 734 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960 Ti. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 184.6 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 734 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 47 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 less than a year after the GTX 960 Ti, 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 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 960 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 95.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the GTX 960 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6691 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 Ti is 1809. The GTX 1080 having 4882 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960 Ti.

The GTX 1080 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960 Ti. This means that the GTX 1080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 960 Ti. The GTX 1080 requires 160 Watts more than the GTX 960 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960 Ti.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

40.9 FPS

The Witcher III

51.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

43 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

37.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

38 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

50.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

64.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

62.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

103.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

48.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

48.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

249.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

116.3 FPS

Battlefield V

64.7 FPS

The Witcher III

22.8 FPS

Crysis 3

19.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

14.9 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

16.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

30.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

17.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

18.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

13.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

18.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

65.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

30.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.5 FPS

Battlefield V

29.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1784 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1936 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Maxwell GM204-200-KD
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date27 May 2016vs31 Oct 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
9.8
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3840x2160
7.8
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1251 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320.3GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs96
Texture Rate285.4 GTexel/svs100.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate114.2 GPixel/svs67.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12
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 i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1784MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1936MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU III Technology with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes: Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 8% at 3840x2160.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB is an upcoming high-end Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache 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 equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-KD which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.
Recommended CPU-Intel Core i7-3770S 4-Core 3.1GHz
Intel Core i5-7600 3.5GHz
AMD FX-9370
Intel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
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