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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB

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9.9
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How well can the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB 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 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB. 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 991 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB can run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 156 FPS, Medium: 123 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 2042 is predicted to return a reasonable 59 FPS 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 predict the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a reasonable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 119 FPS, Medium: 94 FPS, High: 63 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. Another game researched was Battlefield 2042 with predictions of L: 119FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 63FPS, U: 45FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on FIFA 22, wih estimates revealing L: 290FPS, M: 228FPS, H: 154FPS, U: 110FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB we get the impression that it is more than capable at running this screen resolution. 1440p Ultra across almost all modern games is going to be fairly standard with this GPU. We would consider moving this hardware up to 4K screen resolutions for PC gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB? 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 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB.
FPS System Benchmark
116 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB was released on 05 Mar 2017
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P102
Process
16nm
TMUs
224
Texture Rate
354 GTexel/s
ROPs
88
Pixel Rate
139 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
11264MB
Memory Speed
1376MHz
Memory Bus
352bit
Memory Type
GDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth
484.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1480 MHz
Boost Clock
1582 MHz
Power
Max Power
220 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
9.9
Approved

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Lightning X 11GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X edition is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture. Architecture It equips a GPU Codenamed P102, which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 28 SM units activated, offering 3584 shader processing units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. GPU The central unit runs at 1480MHz and goes up to 1582MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5X memory, through 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1376MHz. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 550W PSU with available 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. Performance The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X performance is capable of 2017 AAA gaming at high graphics settings across all games. This GPU will deliver strong frame rates at 4K on any game at high graphics levels. System Suggestions GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160 (4K). We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ Jon ]