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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX Vega 8 GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 186% 33%
Hitman 3 272% 13%
Resident Evil 8 186% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 162% 39%
FIFA 21 44% 66%
Grand Theft Auto VI 303% 6%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 153% 41%
Genshin Impact 186% 33%
Far Cry 6 314% 3%
The Medium 257% 16%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.

The GTX 1080 has a 777 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX Vega. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 198.8 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 777 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX Vega. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 79.5 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 RX Vega was released over a year more recently than the GTX 1080, and so the RX Vega is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1080.

The GTX 1080 has 4096 MB more video memory than the RX Vega, 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 RX Vega has 35.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the RX Vega is noticeably better than the GTX 1080.

The Radeon RX Vega 8 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 841 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 5542 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 RX Vega.

The RX Vega transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RX Vega is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run but there is no entry for the RX Vega. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the RX Vega and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the RX Vega. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX Vega.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 69.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 5.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

5.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 48.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 2.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

2.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 23.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed931 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1011 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureVegaPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date28 Feb 2018vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.9
vs green tick
10
1600x900
8
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
6.2
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
4.6
vs green tick
9.7
3840x2160
3.1
vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs8192 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus1024 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2560
Actual Shader Performance40%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs160
Texture Rate74.5 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-180 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Grand Theft Auto Vvs
Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview Radeon RX Vega M GL is a dedicated Graphics processor found in Intel's Desktop 8th Gen G-Series CPUs. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed Vega M which offers 20 Compute Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 931MHz and goes up to 1011MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU utilises its own onboard HBM2 memory. Radeon RX Vega M GH has 4GB of second-generation High Bandwidth Memory, clocked at 1.4Gb/s. Sat on a 1024-bit memory interface, this provides total memory bandwidth of 179.2GB/s. Performance The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050. Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools. System Suggestions We recommend 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon RX Vega M GH.Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cool. TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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