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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 SLI GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 59% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 54% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 35% 0%
eFootball PES 2021 77% 65%
Genshin Impact 55% 30%
FIFA 21 77% 65%
Death Stranding 55% 30%
Watch Dogs Legion 57% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The GTX 1080 has a 481 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 225.9 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 481 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 61.6 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 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 GTX 1080 has 8192 MB more video memory than the GTX 980, 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 191.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1080 SLI has 5120 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 11978 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 1080 having 5254 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 980.

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 SLI requires 360 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 1080 requires 10 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1080 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 33 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 86.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

86.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 93.1 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

93.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 93.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

93.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 97 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

97 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 98.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

98.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 103 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

103 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 104.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

104.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 104.5 FPS on Control

Control

104.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 108.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

108.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 110.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

110.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 113.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

113.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 115.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

115.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 117.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

117.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 119.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

119.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 122.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

122.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 129.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

129.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 129.6 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

129.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 132.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

132.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 132.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

132.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 134.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

134.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 135.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

135.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 144.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

144.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 144.8 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

144.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 145.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

145.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 146.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

146.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 147 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

147 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 150.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

150.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 151.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

151.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 156.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

156.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 157.5 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

157.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 159.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

159.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 159.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

159.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 161.5 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

161.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 192.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

192.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 193.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

193.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 196.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

196.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 31.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 33.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

33.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 33.4 FPS on Control

Control

33.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 34.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 36 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

36 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 40.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 41 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 41.3 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 41.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 43.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

43.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 44 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 45.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

45.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 47.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 47.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 48.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

48.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 49.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

49.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 50 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

50 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 50.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

50.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 51.3 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

51.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 52.1 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 52.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

52.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 53.7 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 54.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

54.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 54.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

54.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 56.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

56.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 59.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

59.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 60.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

60.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 60.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 61.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

61.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 62.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 67.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

67.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 72.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

72.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 78.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 78.8 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

78.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 83.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

83.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 87.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

87.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 88.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

88.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 88.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

88.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 89.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

89.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 100.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

100.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 32.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

32.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 66.6 FPS on Control

Control

66.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 67.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

67.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 70.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

70.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 71.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

71.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 75.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

75.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 77.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

77.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 78 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

78 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 79.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

79.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 80.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

80.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 83 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

83 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 83.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

83.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 85 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

85 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 87.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

87.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 88.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

88.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 89.6 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

89.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 91.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

91.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 93 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

93 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 93.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

93.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 95.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

95.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 97.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

97.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 97.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

97.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 99.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

99.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 105.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

105.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 108.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

108.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 110.9 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

110.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 122.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

122.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 123.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

123.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 126.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

126.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 129.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

129.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 131.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

131.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 135.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

135.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 136 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

136 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 136.3 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

136.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 143.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

143.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 164.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

164.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 170.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

170.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 173.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

173.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI gets 180.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

180.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1607 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1733 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1 (x2)Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 May 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
9.9
3840x2160
9.1
green tick vs
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory16384 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1251 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth640.5GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick 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 Units5120vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units320vs256
Texture Rate514.2 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs128
Pixel Rate205.7 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 Power360 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 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 i7-6800K 6-Core 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 1080 put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for even more Energy Efficiency by using a 16nm FinFET Process and an Improved Version of the Delta Color Compression Algorithm, as well as the use of Second-Gen GDDR5X.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed P104-400-A1 which, together, offer 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 350W.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 25% Performance Boost over a Single GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 70% at 3840x2160.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend an Enthusiast Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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