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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 38% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 31% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 2% 0%
eFootball PES 2021 66% 65%
Genshin Impact 32% 30%
FIFA 21 66% 65%
Death Stranding 32% 30%
Watch Dogs Legion 34% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The GTX 1080 has a 545 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 20.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1080. 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 545 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 37.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1080. 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 GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB 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 128.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6255 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 469 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 1080.

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 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB requires 300 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 1080 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 50 Watts more than the GTX 1080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1080.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 21.8 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 57.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

57.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 61.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

61.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 61.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 64 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 65 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 68 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

68 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 68.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

68.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 69 FPS on Control

Control

69 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 71.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

71.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 72.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

72.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

75.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 76.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

76.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 77.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

77.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 78.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

78.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 81 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

81 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 85.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 85.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

85.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 87.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

87.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 87.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

87.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 88.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

88.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 89.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

89.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 95.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

95.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 95.6 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

95.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 96.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

96.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 96.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

96.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 97 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

97 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 99.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

99.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 100.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

100.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 103.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

103.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 103.9 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

103.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 105.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

105.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 105.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

105.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 106.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

106.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 106.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

106.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 108.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

108.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 128 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

128 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 152.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

152.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 154.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

154.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 172.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

172.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 19.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 20.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

20.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 21.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

21.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Control

Control

22.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 22.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 23.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

23.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 26.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

26.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 27.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 28.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 28.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 29 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 30 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 31.2 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

31.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 31.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 31.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 32.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 33.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

33.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 34.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

34.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 34.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 35.5 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 36.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 36.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 37.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 39 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 40.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

40.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 40.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 40.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

40.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 41.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

41.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 44.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 47 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 47.6 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 52 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

52 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

58.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

58.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

58.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 66.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

66.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 21.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

21.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 43.9 FPS on Control

Control

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 44.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 46.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

46.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 47.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 49.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

49.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 51 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 51.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

51.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

52.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 53.1 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

53.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 54.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

54.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 55.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 56.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

56.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 57.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 59.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

59.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 60.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 61.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 61.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

61.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 63.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

63.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 64.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

64.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 64.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

64.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 65.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

69.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 71.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

71.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 72.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

72.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 73.2 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

73.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 73.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

73.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 76.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

76.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 81 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

81 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 81.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

81.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

83.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 86.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

86.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 90 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

90 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 94.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

94.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 101.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

101.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 108.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

108.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 112.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

112.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 114.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

114.4 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1671 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1810 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Jul 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
9.7
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
7.6
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1251 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320.3GB/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 Units2560vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs256
Texture Rate267.4 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate106.9 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 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/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1671MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1810MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU III Technology with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes: Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5.7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7.4% 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
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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