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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) GeForce GTX 970 4GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 43% 7%
Halo: Reach 82% 66%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43% 7%
Borderlands 3 40% 13%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 22% 47%
FIFA 20 70% 43%
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 47%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 34% 23%
eFootball PES 2020 61% 27%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 74% 51%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 430 MHz higher core clock speed and 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 970. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 222.3 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 430 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 970. This results in the GTX 1080 Ti providing 71.4 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 970, 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 970.

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 7168 MB more video memory than the GTX 970, 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 260 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 970, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970 4GB has 1664. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 7654 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970 is 2646. The GTX 1080 Ti having 5008 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 970.

The GTX 1080 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 970. This means that the GTX 1080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 4GB requires 145 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 1080 Ti requires 75 Watts more than the GTX 970 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 970.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 60.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

60.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 70.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

70.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 78.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

78.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 81.3 FPS on Control

Control

81.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 81.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

81.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 84.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

84.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 84.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

84.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 94 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

94 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 98.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

98.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 104.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

104.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 106.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

106.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 112 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

112 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 115.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

115.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 115.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

115.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 115.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

115.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 119.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

119.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 119.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

119.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 120.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

120.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 121.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

121.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 122.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

122.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 128.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

128.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 129.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

129.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 130.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

130.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 147.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

147.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 163.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

163.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 177.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

177.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 27.5 FPS on Control

Control

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 29.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 29.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 31.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 32.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

32.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 34.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 38.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 38.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

38.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 39.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

39.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 39.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

39.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 40.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

40.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 40.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

40.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 45 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

45 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 45.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

45.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 46.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 47.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 52.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

52.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 52.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 54.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

54.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 56.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

56.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 57.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

57.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 57.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

57.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 57.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

57.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 58.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

58.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 68.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

68.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 69.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

69.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 71.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 72.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

72.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 81 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

81 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 53.5 FPS on Control

Control

53.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 54.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

54.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 55.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 56.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

56.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 57.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 63.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

63.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 68.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

68.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 68.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

68.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 71.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

71.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 75.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

75.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 83.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

83.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 84.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

84.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 87.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

87.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 90.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

90.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 90.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

90.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 92.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

92.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 94.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

94.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 96.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

96.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 97 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

97 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 98.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

98.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 102.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

102.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 104.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

104.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 104.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

104.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 109.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

109.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 126 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

126 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gainward Founders Edition 11GB (China) gets 142.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

142.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1480 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1582 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P102Maxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 Mar 2017vs19 Sep 2014
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
9.9
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
7.4
3840x2160
7.9
green tick vs
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1376 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth484.4GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs1664
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs104
Texture Rate331.5 GTexel/svs109.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs56
Pixel Rate130.2 GPixel/svs58.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs145 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition (China) is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture. It is identical to the Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition except created for the Chinese market. 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 1480MHz and goes up to 1582MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5X memory, through 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 available 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. Performance The Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition (China) 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 970 4GB is a high-end Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture. Its relatively low release price and mind-blowing performance made it an extremely competitive product. Read below to know more.

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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-A1 which has 13 SM activated and thus offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 56 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1050MHz and goes up to 1178MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

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

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan and is identical to the one seen on GeForce GTX 770. The Card is known to run cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 95ÂșC.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 145W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Release Price
Pricing is lower than the one seen on its predecessors - $329.99 and makes it an extremely competitive product.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 970 4GB is over 25% faster than its predecessor and even beats GeForce GTX 780 in about 10%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 970 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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