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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 972.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Star Citizen will get 84 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition, Back 4 Blood getting 84 FPS and Battlefield 2042 getting 45 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Star Citizen might perform on it leading us to predict a good set of FPS results. These were, Low: 169 FPS, Medium: 133 FPS, High: 90 FPS and Ultra: 64 FPS. We then checked out Back 4 Blood which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 169FPS, M: 133FPS, H: 90FPS, U: 64FPS. And another popular game was Battlefield 2042 that returned L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition, this is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
104 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition was released on 27 May 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P104-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
296 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
118 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$719
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
1263MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth
323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1708 MHz
Boost Clock
1847 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
97
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GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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.

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