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Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ASUS ROG STRIX 11GB GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 84%
eFootball PES 2020 66% 18%
The Division 2 16% 104%
Metro: Exodus 16% 104%
Doom Eternal 53% 15%
Borderlands 3 42% 41%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16% 104%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 23% 89%
Watch Dogs Legion 42% 41%
FIFA 20 67% 19%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ASUS ROG STRIX 11GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 532 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960 Ti. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 253.6 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 Ti has a 532 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 960 Ti. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 72 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 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960 Ti, and so the GTX 1080 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960 Ti.

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 9216 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 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 264.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 960 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ASUS ROG STRIX 11GB has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 Ti is 1809. The GTX 1080 Ti having 5845 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 960 Ti.

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

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ASUS ROG STRIX 11GB requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 960 Ti. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 80 Watts more than the GTX 960 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 Ti 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

99.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

40.9 FPS

The Witcher III

126.5 FPS

The Witcher III

51.9 FPS

Crysis 3

149.6 FPS

Crysis 3

61.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

104.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

43 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

91.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

37.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

92.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

38 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

122.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

50.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

158.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

64.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

116.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

47.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

99.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

40.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

70.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

98.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

117.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

48.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

117.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

48.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

283.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

116.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

72.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

82.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

33.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

131.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

53.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

159.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

65.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

75.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

31 FPS

Battlefield V

157.7 FPS

Battlefield V

64.7 FPS

The Division 2

93.3 FPS

The Division 2

38.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

126.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

51.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

72.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

100.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

41.4 FPS

The Witcher III

81.1 FPS

The Witcher III

33.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

21.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

143.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

58.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

120.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

49.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

51.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

124 FPS

Far Cry 5

50.9 FPS

The Division 2

98.8 FPS

The Division 2

40.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

26.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

36.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

15.1 FPS

The Witcher III

55.6 FPS

The Witcher III

22.8 FPS

Crysis 3

46.8 FPS

Crysis 3

19.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

36.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

14.9 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

40.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

16.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

22.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

36.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

15.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

74.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

30.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

42.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

17.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

45.9 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

18.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

13.4 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

46.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

19.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

40.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

16.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

44.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

18.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

74.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

30.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

34.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

14.2 FPS

Metro: Exodus

29.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

12.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

44.2 FPS

Far Cry 5

18.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

55.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

22.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

25.2 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

10.3 FPS

Battlefield V

72.8 FPS

Battlefield V

29.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

68.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

28.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

14.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

21.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1582 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P102Maxwell GM204-200-KD
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date05 Mar 2017vs31 Oct 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
10
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3840x2160
8.1
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GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1388 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth488.6GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs96
Texture Rate354.4 GTexel/svs100.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs64
Pixel Rate139.2 GPixel/svs67.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 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 Processor-Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The Asus ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture. Architecture It equips a GPU Codenamed P102, which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 28 SM units activated, offering 3584 shader processing units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. GPU The central unit runs at 1518MHz and goes up to 1632MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of Fast 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 550W PSU with two available 8-pin power connectors. Performance The Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ROG STRIX performance is capable of 2017 AAA gaming at high graphics settings across all games. This GPU will deliver strong frame rates at 4K on any game at high graphics levels. System Suggestions GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160 (4K). We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.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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