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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition

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

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 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 Armor 8GB Edition can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

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

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 946 games in the list.

A GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a good frame rate when running Days Gone on Ultra - 72 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Forza Horizon 5 which is 55 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 51 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Days Gone to see how the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a reasonable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 144 FPS, Medium: 113 FPS, High: 76 FPS and Ultra: 55 FPS. Next we looked at Forza Horizon 5 which we predict will be playable with a 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 39. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition, this is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 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 Armor 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
100 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition was released on 27 May 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P104-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
277 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
111 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
1251MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth
320.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1607 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 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
9.4
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GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
ARMOR 2X thermal design is equipped with two of the award winning MSI TORX fans. Thanks to the patented blade design, MSI TORX fans provide strong cooling performance while remaining incredibly silent.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080.

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