NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
vs
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
GTX 1080 RX Vega 64 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Price $ 549.0 $ 399.0 150 (27%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 86C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB 56.3dB 4.7 (9%)
Recommended Power Supply 530W 645W 115 (22%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 113.7 FPS 105.1 FPS 8.6 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 83.7 FPS 78.9 FPS 4.8 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 49.7 FPS 46.7 FPS 3 (6%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 4.8 0.4 (9%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 6.3 0.3 (5%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.0 $ 10.7 0.7 (7%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 84/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX Vega 64 to GTX 1080 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX Vega 64 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
117.0
119.0
2019 Anthem
75.4
69.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
110.5
102.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
131.6
125.7
2019 Metro Exodus
58.6
56.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
137.0
135.0
2018 F1 2018
116.6
130.2
2018 Far Cry 5
104.0
106.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
59.8
57.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
86.2
77.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
91.0
90.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117.0
91.0
2018 Fallout 76
145.0
134.8
2018 Hitman 2
113.0
105.0
2018 Just Cause 4
84.7
80.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91.2
87.1
2018 Battlefield V
121.0
125.0
2017 Dawn of War III
108.2
110.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
90.0
65.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81.0
55.0
2017 Shadow of War
105.8
104.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
82.1
77.3
2017 Wolfenstein II
140.8
170.2
2017 Destiny 2
155.0
129.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95.0
73.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
116.9
91.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117.3
112.0
2017 For Honor
156.4
149.4
2017 Project CARS 2
110.8
105.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134.2
128.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
75.0
82.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
89.4
85.7
2016 Doom
178.7
188.5
2016 F1 2016
123.6
105.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
109.3
101.6
2016 Battlefield 1
142.4
140.9
2016 Overwatch
181.3
142.1
2016 Dishonored 2
80.8
77.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111.4
83.7
2015 Rocket League
456.0
435.8
2015 Need For Speed
126.4
120.8
2015 Project CARS
121.2
115.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
312.7
298.8
2009 League of Legends
586.3
560.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
87.1
90.0
2019 Anthem
59.8
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
85.8
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
88.6
84.7
2019 Metro Exodus
45.6
43.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
79.0
88.0
2018 F1 2018
93.0
101.1
2018 Far Cry 5
81.0
84.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44.0
43.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62.7
55.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
62.0
61.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98.0
77.0
2018 Fallout 76
101.0
97.0
2018 Hitman 2
74.0
69.0
2018 Just Cause 4
62.5
59.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
63.8
61.0
2018 Battlefield V
97.0
95.0
2017 Dawn of War III
86.0
91.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
67.1
59.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64.0
53.0
2017 Shadow of War
69.8
70.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
58.1
57.3
2017 Wolfenstein II
96.4
117.7
2017 Destiny 2
133.0
110.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72.0
56.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76.3
59.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84.7
80.9
2017 For Honor
91.2
87.1
2017 Project CARS 2
78.2
74.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121.2
115.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
52.2
56.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74.5
71.6
2016 Doom
124.7
139.1
2016 F1 2016
97.2
98.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
83.7
77.7
2016 Battlefield 1
102.9
107.7
2016 Overwatch
125.3
98.0
2016 Dishonored 2
69.1
66.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77.4
59.4
2015 Rocket League
195.5
186.8
2015 Need For Speed
97.7
93.4
2015 Project CARS
92.5
88.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
260.6
249.0
2009 League of Legends
325.8
311.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
52.0
48.0
2019 Anthem
32.5
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45.5
42.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
43.7
41.7
2019 Metro Exodus
28.7
27.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.0
38.0
2018 F1 2018
59.1
61.0
2018 Far Cry 5
42.0
45.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31.0
30.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34.6
31.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33.0
31.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65.0
51.0
2018 Fallout 76
56.0
53.0
2018 Hitman 2
44.0
40.0
2018 Just Cause 4
32.6
31.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.6
29.3
2018 Battlefield V
52.0
53.0
2017 Dawn of War III
45.1
50.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39.9
38.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41.0
34.0
2017 Shadow of War
39.9
42.1
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
31.4
29.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
59.8
69.4
2017 Destiny 2
67.0
55.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41.0
32.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40.6
32.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
58.6
56.0
2017 For Honor
45.6
43.6
2017 Project CARS 2
65.1
62.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
101.6
97.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
28.2
30.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61.1
59.2
2016 Doom
66.0
73.4
2016 F1 2016
62.1
64.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
47.8
45.3
2016 Battlefield 1
56.4
59.0
2016 Overwatch
64.4
50.4
2016 Dishonored 2
54.7
52.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37.6
31.1
2015 Rocket League
91.2
87.1
2015 Need For Speed
65.1
62.2
2015 Project CARS
65.1
62.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.5
224.1
2009 League of Legends
130.3
124.5

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core i7-6700K

With some tuning, the GTX 1080 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. In terms of memory, the GTX 1080 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 / Core i7-7700K

It is worth noting that the RX Vega 64 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX Vega 64 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that RX Vega 64 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2017 .

GTX 1080 vs RX Vega 64 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
Board NumberPG413 SKU 0D05001
Length10.5 inches 267 mm11 inches 279 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W295 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
Boost Clock1733 MHz1536 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1200 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective945 MHz 1890 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Vega (RX Vega)
Launch Price599 USD499 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 27th, 2016Aug 7th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
ArchitecturePascalGCN 5.0
Die Size314 mm²510 mm²
GPU NameGP104Vega 10
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1Vega 10 XT (215-0894200)
Process Size16 nm14 nm
Transistors7,200 million12,500 million

Memory

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s483.8 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit2048 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XHBM2

Render Config

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
ROPs6464
Shading Units25604096
TMUs160256

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 RX Vega 64
FP16 (half) performance138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)25,166 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS12,583 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)786.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s98.30 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s393.2 GTexel/s

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