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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 30% 36%
Genshin Impact 24% 30%
FIFA 21 62% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 27% 33%
eFootball PES 2021 62% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 23% 29%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 33% 38%
Marvel's Avengers 28% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 9% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition.

The GTX 1070 has a 405 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 136 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1070. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 104.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1070. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1070 has a 405 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1070. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 46.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1070. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1070 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 1070 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 GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 192.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1070, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1070.

The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1070 is 4461 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 2263 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1070.

The GTX 1070 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1070 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1070 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 200 Watts more than the GTX 1070 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 19.5 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 51.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

51.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 51.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

51.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 54.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

54.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 55.1 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

55.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 55.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 57 FPS on Control

Control

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 58.3 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

58.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 60.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

60.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 60.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 63.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

63.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 64.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

64.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 65.2 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

65.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 67.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

67.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 73.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 76.7 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

76.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 77.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 77.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

77.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 77.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 77.6 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

77.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 77.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

77.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 81.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

81.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 84 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

84 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 85.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

85.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 86.7 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

86.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 86.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

86.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 93.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

93.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 94.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

94.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 95.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

95.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 96.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

96.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 97.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

97.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 99.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

99.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 102.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

102.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 104.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

104.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 110.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

110.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 110.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

110.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 120.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

120.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 144.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

144.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 161.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

161.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 16.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 17.5 FPS on Control

Control

17.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 18.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 18.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

18.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 22.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

22.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 23.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

23.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 23.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 24.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 24.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 24.4 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 26.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 27.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 27.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

27.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 28 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 28.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 28.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

28.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 28.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 29.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 29.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

29.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 30 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 30.3 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

30.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 30.8 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

30.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 31 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 33.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 33.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

33.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 34.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 35.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

35.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 36.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

36.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 37.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

37.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 38.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

38.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 42.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

42.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 44.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 47.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

47.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 49.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

49.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 51.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

51.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 52.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

52.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 55.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 59 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 19 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 36 FPS on Control

Control

36 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 36.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 39.9 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 40.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

40.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 40.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

40.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 41.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 43.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

43.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 44.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 47.6 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 48.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

48.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 49.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 50.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

50.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 50.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

50.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 51.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 53.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

53.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 54.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 55 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 55.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

55.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 56.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

56.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 57.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 57.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 61.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 61.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

61.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 62.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 64.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

64.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 66 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

66 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 72.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

72.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 72.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

72.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 75.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

75.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 75.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 77.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

77.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 79.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 80.7 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

80.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 84.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

84.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 96.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

96.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 100.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

100.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition gets 102.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

102.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1531 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1721 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-200-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date10 Jun 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.1
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
7.1
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.3GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB 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 Units1920vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs256
Texture Rate183.7 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate98 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 Power150 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 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 i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Aero OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1070, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1506MHz to 1531MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1721MHz, instead of 1683MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI AERO graphics cards are equipped with a brand new black & silver design, crafted from premium materials. The sleek new looks will fit great in almost any build.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1070. This goes up to 4% at 3840x2160.
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
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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