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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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

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

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 972 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 52 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition, Dying Light 2 predicted to get 52 FPS and Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 52 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 105 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. We then checked the performance on Dying Light 2 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

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? 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 OC 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
102 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition was released on 27 May 2016
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
9.7
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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.

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