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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition.

The GTX 1080 has a 358 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2080 Ti, but the RTX 2080 Ti has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the RTX 2080 Ti exhibits a 93.9 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 358 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2080 Ti, but the RTX 2080 Ti has 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1080. As a result, the RTX 2080 Ti exhibits a 9.5 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 RTX 2080 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 1080, and so the RTX 2080 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1080.

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 RTX 2080 Ti has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 1080, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 Ti has 292.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI has 4352 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is 7116 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The RTX 2080 Ti having 733 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1080.

The RTX 2080 Ti transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RTX 2080 Ti is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI requires 260 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The RTX 2080 Ti requires 80 Watts more than the GTX 1080 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 2080 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1080.

Can I Run It

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Grand Theft Auto V

207 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

The Witcher III

262.8 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

Crysis 3

310.8 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

217.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

189.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

192.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

254.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Battlefield 1

328.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

242 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

206.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

146.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

205.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

244.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

243.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

588.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

150.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

272.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

331.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

Battlefield V

327.6 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

262.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

150.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

76.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

The Witcher III

115.4 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

Crysis 3

97.3 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

75.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

83.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

115.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

76.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

153.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

88.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

67.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

96.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

84.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

93.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

153.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

149.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

91.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

114.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

Battlefield V

151.2 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

142.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

73.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1350 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1635 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU102-300A-K1-A1Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth616GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 6144 KB green tick vs 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4352vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units272vs160
Texture Rate367.2 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs64
Pixel Rate118.8 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power260 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the top RTX 20 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed TU102 which has 4352 Shader Processing Units, 272 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1350MHz and goes up to 1545MHz in Boost mode. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 285W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.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.

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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-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Intel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
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