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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1080 SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming.

GeForce GTX 1080 SLI is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 1000 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title FIFA 22 and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 510 FPS, Medium: 401 FPS, High: 270 FPS and Ultra: 193 FPS. We proceeded to look at Dying Light 2 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a good 79 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

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 SLI performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at FIFA 22 and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 389 FPS, Medium: 306 FPS, High: 206 FPS and Ultra: 147 FPS. We then checked the performance on Dying Light 2 to see if that runs well. It was good with a 60 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI we get the impression that it is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI in your PC? A top gaming graphics card choice, the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI will not need to be upgraded for at least 3+ years of AAA gaming at top graphics settings

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1080 SLI? 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 SLI.
FPS System Benchmark
155 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1080 SLI was released on 27 May 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1080 SLI
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P104-400-A1 (x2)
Process
16nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
555 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
222 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$1199
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
16384MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1251MHz
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth
640.5GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB (x2)
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
360 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
100
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GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 1080 put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for even more Energy Efficiency by using a 16nm FinFET Process and an Improved Version of the Delta Color Compression Algorithm, as well as the use of Second-Gen GDDR5X.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed P104-400-A1 which, together, offer 5120 Shader Processing Units, 320 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second-Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 350W.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 25% Performance Boost over a Single GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 70% at 3840x2160.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend an Enthusiast Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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