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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition run games
13 Aug 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 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. 985 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition shows us that Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip is getting a strong result of 83FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 20 returning a strong 203FPS while another game on our list is the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is getting 69frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition ran FIFA 20 to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 349 FPS, Medium: 291 FPS, High: 213 FPS and Ultra: 155 FPS. Another game tested was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, L: 138FPS, M: 109FPS, H: 73FPS, U: 52FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which returned L: 166FPS, M: 131FPS, H: 88FPS, U: 63FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition PC gaming is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 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 OC 8GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB, as it can run 998 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
102 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition was released on the 27 May 2016
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 88.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

88.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 94.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

94.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 85 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

85 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 69.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

69.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 83.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

83.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 97.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

97.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 179.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

179.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 59.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

59.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 113.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

113.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 57.8 FPS on Control

Control

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 110.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

110.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 126.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

126.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 77.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

77.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 104 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

104 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 134.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

134.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 98.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

98.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 84.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

84.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

60 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 99.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

99.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 99.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

99.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 111.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

111.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 135.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

135.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 64.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

64.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 79 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

79 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 107 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

107 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 146.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

146.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 67.4 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

67.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 121.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

121.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 48.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 65.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

65.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 36.5 FPS on Control

Control

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 79.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

79.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 68.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

68.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 92.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

92.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 121.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

121.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 102.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

102.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

61.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 76.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

76.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 81.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

81.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 112.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

112.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 47.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 105.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

105.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 79 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

79 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 48.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 102.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

102.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 76.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

76.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 54.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 102.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

102.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

58.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 83.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

83.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 96.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

96.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 46.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

46.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

34.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 25.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 38.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 67.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

67.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 36.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 29.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 29.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 50.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

50.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 17.1 FPS on Control

Control

17.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 45.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 31.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

31.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

34.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 31.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 38.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 39.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 38 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

38 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 62.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

62.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 25.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

25.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 37.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 46.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

46.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 21.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 34.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

58.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 30.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 50.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

50.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 26 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 54 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

54 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P104-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
288 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
115 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2560
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1251 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth
320.3GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1657 MHz
Boost Clock
1797 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 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 1657MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1797MHz, instead of 1733MHz.


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
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 4% at 3840x2160.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 63% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65% 35%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 97% 70%
Cyberpunk 2077 60% 11%
FIFA 20 75% 66%
Need For Speed Heat 64% 35%
The Outer Worlds 81% 46%
Borderlands 3 58% 32%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 86% 39%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 88% 11%
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