NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
Price $ 459 $ 599 140 (31%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 83C 0 (0%)
Max Fan Noise 52dB 52dB 0.8 (2%)
Recommended Power Supply 530W 600W 70 (13%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 115 FPS 105 FPS 10.7 (9%)
Average 1440p Performance 85 FPS 76 FPS 9 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 51 FPS 46 FPS 4.8 (9%)
Memory 8 GB 12 GB 4 (50%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 67/100 13 (16%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX TITAN X 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 GTX 1080 .

Game Performance at selected quality settings

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117
100
2018 Fallout 76
145
138
2018 Hitman 2
113
108
2018 Just Cause 4
85
66
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
71
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
70
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
117
100
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117
91
2017 For Honor
156
121
2017 Project CARS 2
111
86
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134
104
2016 Overwatch
181
155
2016 Dishonored 2
81
63
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111
82
2015 Rocket League
456
353
2015 Need For Speed
126
98
2015 Project CARS
121
94
2013 Crysis 3
114
128
2013 Battlefield 4
157
120
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
313
242
2009 League of Legends
586
454

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98
84
2018 Hitman 2
74
70
2018 Just Cause 4
63
48
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
49
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
54
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
65
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
85
66
2017 For Honor
91
71
2017 Project CARS 2
78
61
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121
94
2016 Overwatch
125
107
2016 Dishonored 2
69
53
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77
58
2015 Rocket League
196
151
2015 Need For Speed
98
76
2015 Project CARS
93
72
2013 Crysis 3
73
85
2013 Battlefield 4
103
79
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
261
202
2009 League of Legends
326
252

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65
56
2018 Hitman 2
44
41
2018 Just Cause 4
33
25
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
24
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
41
35
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
45
2017 For Honor
46
35
2017 Project CARS 2
65
50
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
79
2016 Overwatch
64
55
2016 Dishonored 2
55
42
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
29
2015 Rocket League
91
71
2015 Need For Speed
65
50
2015 Project CARS
65
50
2013 Crysis 3
36
42
2013 Battlefield 4
75
58
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
235
181
2009 League of Legends
130
101

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

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 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of GTX TITAN X is simply ridiculous. With some tuning, the GTX TITAN X makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. For those on 1080p or even 1440p monitors, the GTX TITAN X is very expensive and there are better value choices in the short term. It is worth noting that the GTX TITAN X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX TITAN X 's 12288 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 2015 .

GTX 1080 vs GTX TITAN X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Board NumberPG413 SKU 0PG600
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W250 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Boost Clock1733 MHz1089 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price599 USD999 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 27th, 2016Mar 17th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size314 mm²601 mm²
GPU NameGP104GM200
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1GM200-400-A1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,000 million

Memory

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB12288 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
ROPs6496
Shading Units25603072
TMUs160192

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS6,691 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)209.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s104.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s209.1 GTexel/s

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addiebecome 3 weeks ago
Can anybody tell me which one is better?

Thanks
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creamedmax 3 weeks ago
Nothing major: My 6th machine.

4790 , G1.Sniper B6 Board , 16 GB of HYPER RAM, C70 case with smoked window mod, RMX850W , Cryorig H7 cooler , GTX 1080 EVGA ACX 3.0 Gaming
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pugsleyimprudent 3 weeks ago
I have a gtx 1080 and i was wondering
Are 2 gtx 1080's stronger or weaker than 1 titan x
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kittzero 3 weeks ago
What @Slumy_57 & @RobCrezz said. You're going to be at the mercy of SLI support in the games, & (unfortunately) the trend over the past couple of years is to let SLI support slide quite a bit (in a few games being so non-existent that SLI actually sees the performance drop).

That being said...the Titan X (Pascal) & GTX 1080Ti are more powerful than your current 1080 (http://www.techspot.com/review/1352-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti/), but the question is whether the extra performance is truly worth it. Techspot's review says that, on average, the 1080TI provides ~20-24% more performance than the 1080. That's technically true; although the increase at 1080p resolutions is technically only ~13%, that's primarily because DOOM has a 200FPS framecap; both the GTX 1080 & 1080Ti hit the cap at 1080p, & while the GTX 1080 doesn't quite make it there, it's fairly close (177FPS), while the 1080Ti is still capped at 200. On the opposite end, even with the extra performance there were still a couple of games (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided & Mafia III) where the 4K performance still isn't quite at the "single GPU" level, & even on some of the other games you're not going to max out your 4K/60Hz monitor (the 1080Ti only had 60+ FPS at 4K in 10 of the 19 games).

The biggest reason I can think of for possibly switching is to allow for smoother performance. That "20 to 24% improvement" figure pretty much holds true not only for the average FPS in the games but also the minimum FPS. When Techspot tested it, the GTX 1080Ti was able to maintain a minimum of 60FPS in all 19 games at 1440p, & 8 or 9 of the games at 4K (I say "8 or 9" because it was able to hit 59FPS minimum in Titanfall 2, which to me is close enough to include). So if your games aren't as smooth onscreen as you'd like, the 1080Ti will help out there.

That being said...

Unless you're going to sell your GTX 1080 & get some decent cash for it, buying a brand-new GTX 1080Ti just for a 25% performance improvement is basically just spending cash for bragging rights. If your system needs some improvements, the cash might be better spent on other parts.
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tuxkent 3 weeks ago
what graphics cards should I get. the titan x with pascal or 2 1080's for a 4k monitor.
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effortcreamy 3 weeks ago
1080 SLI will probably give you the best performance. This video shows a good comparison between them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWtqGNmWS3Y

That said, not every application supports SLI or multi-GPU, so be careful.
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gongwood 1 month ago
I have a titan x now, so buy second one?
Or sell one, buy a GTX 1080 with it.(can sell it for the price of a 1080)
And maybe buy a second one some time after?

Help appreciated
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teddymetal 4 weeks ago


It's a difficult call to make. After overclocks and such the difference between the 1080 and a Titan X/980Ti is what...15-20%? If you need the extra power from the 1080, I'd suggest selling your Titan X and picking up the 1080. If you can get another Titan X at the cost of a 1080 or less, then maybe running 2 in SLI will be worth it???


By the time the 1080Ti or next Titan comes out, your current card won't fetch as much if you want to sell it. I honestly wouldn't buy another Titan X for SLI.

I hear Nvidia wants to focus on 1080 SLI - they mentioned they want to do more focused attention to SLI configurations this generation, so maybe it would be best to drop the Titan X and get a 1080 now and a second one later.

I know someone that's dumping his 980 Ti, getting the 1080 and when the 1080 Ti comes out, he's dumping his 1080 for the Ti version. So, there's always this option as well.
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retractunderwear 1 month ago
I can get an used gtx titan x maxwell 12gb vram version for 350 euro's , or I could get a 1080 for around 400 euro's.

What is the best card for supersampling in VR ? Titan X or gtx 1080 ?
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rowdyerring 1 month ago
1080 is probably better. Titan X Maxwell has more VRAM but the architecture is older. Due to the newer architecture the 1080 will run games in general a lot more smoothly than a Titan X Maxwell.

To get into it, Titan X Maxwell has more CUDA cores by about 500 IIRC. However the 1080 has a much, much higher base clock which means the extra CUDA cores means pretty much nothing, since in games clock speed is everything. Titan X has 12GB of VRAM, but its memory speed is lower than the 1080 (7 Gbs vs 10 Gbs). Really that doesn't make too much of a difference in gaming, but as I said, faster clock speeds in games in better. The memory bandwidth between the two is negligible. The newer Pascal architecture means the 1080 will run more efficiently than Maxwell will, and more games will be optimized for Pascal over Maxwell. The only reason to take the Titan X Maxwell over the 1080 is if you're going to be using all of the extra VRAM, of which I doubt you will with VR.

EDIT: In real use even the 1070 is better than the Titan X Maxwell. The pure clock speed and efficiency of the Pascal architecture makes the difference.
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irritatedefeat 1 month ago
Excluding the GTX 1080 ti that may or may not come out, which would be better for gaming on a triple 4k monitor setup. is a gtx 1080 in sli enough or is it better to invest in 2 titan x pascal cards?
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lyricsdata 1 month ago
for 4K, 2 x titan X pascal it's obvious choice. but 3 x 4K, that might be overkill for any card and not all games support SLI or Xfire. So those 2 cards only gonna benefit you, if a particular game support SLI or Xfire
and I also saw some videos from CES 2017, which shows AMDs upcoming CPU(Ryzen) + GPU(Vega) goes up to 70 FPS in DOOM @4K max settings, if you can wait for AMDs products then should wait
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monsoonquirk 1 month ago
I have a GTX 980 TI and I am severely concerned about the frames per second that I will get in battlefield one. Should I upgrade to a 1080 or a GTX titan P, or should I just keep my 980 TI and wait for the benchmarks to come out?
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primppicalo 1 month ago
1) What MONITOR do you have?

A nice GSYNC monitor can give a really smooth gaming experience, no screen tear, at fairly low frame rates.

2) Concerned with GTX980Ti performance?
Considering a highly overclocked GTX980Ti is about the same as a GTX1080 then you wouldn't gain much.

3) WHY are you concerned?

4) What CPU do you own?

5) Even once BENCHMARKS are out, you can often get very similar visuals to the "Ultra" settings by tweaking settings while doing so at significantly LOWER frame rates.

That includes RESOLUTION. There's usually not much benefit visually going above 2560x1440. For some games, going above 1920x1080 (with suitable anti-aliasing) doesn't gain too much (it mostly has to do with the HUD text elements, textures used etc).
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effectivetelling 1 month ago
Hi, very soon I'm building a gaming PC and I'm stuck between 2 graphics cards these are the GTX 1080 MSI GAMING X or the Gigabyte Titan X. I would like to know what one is better for what you pay/value and for and what one is better for gaming.
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hammerlogger 1 month ago
I'd go with a 1080. You could pick up two 1080s for the price of a Titan X, and it isn't twice as powerful. I wouldn't go with a 1070 if you have the budget for a 1080, there's a significant enough difference in performance to justify the jump in price there.
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ancestorantarctic 1 month ago
Hello.

I know that the GTX 1080 is a faster and better card than the old maxwell titan x, but how does it look in the long run? GTX 1080 has 8GB VRAM while the Titan X has 12GB - which would be better to get? I guess it's worth mentioning that I will be playing on 1440p resolution 27 inch 144hz monitor.
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tungadalsepia 1 month ago
this video discuss VRAM usage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZwYsIMmuw
the topic is a bit different, but the content is exactly what you asking.
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trophybakery 1 month ago
what advantage does the 1080Ti have over the old Titan X Pascal 2016 ? would it be wise in switching to the old titan x pascal 2016 from a 1080ti ? is this titan x better in overclocking ? i am using a zotac 1080ti amp extreme core edition and my chip is soo bad at overclocking ... can the old titan x pascal be overclocked to reach new titan Xp 2017 ?
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wranglehyndburn 1 month ago
I have two GTX 1080s, and when there's a working SLI profile with a game, these cards power my 3440x1440 monitor (Acer X34) superbly.

The problem is when the SLI profile doesn't work - a single GTX 1080 doesn't quite cut it.

I'm wondering if I can sell one of my GTX 1080s, and pair the remaining one with the new Titan?
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firefoxbarnaby 1 month ago
No, they are not the same base chip. You can only SLI identical cards.
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giantenvoy 1 month ago
I'm currently looking to upgrade my current GPU (GTX 980s SLI), and either looking to get 2 1080ti's for around 00-1400 or run a single GPU with theTitan XP for 00. What would you guys recommend??? I'm pretty set with Nvidia cards, and with all the problems SLI has been causing in games lately, I'm not sure if I want to stay on board or move to a single GPU.
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hoodenfood 1 month ago
A single 1080Ti offers 98% of the XP's performance for about half the cost...; that being said, someone will get two XPs and SLI them anyway, as some have more money than sense...
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vireodrove 1 month ago
I was given a EVGA SC Titan X maxwell with corrupted fan bios that EVGA said they had no fix for so they said. Fan ramps up to 100% on PC start up and was looking at adding a water block to get around the cooling. But was seeing if it's even worth it compared to buying a 1080. The 1070 ti has also dropped as an option. I'm looking at only gaming at 1440p @ 144.
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gongwood 1 month ago
the Titan X M is just a bit slower than GTX 1080.
If you already have it, just get slap a liquid cooling on it. with something like G12+ some AiO you can do it for under 100$.
with a more nicely looking EK Fluid Gaming it will cost above 200$ but will cool the CPU as well.
Custom loop for GPU only will be around 250-400 depending on your components choice.
any of the above options, including the full custom loop for your PC will be cheaper and have practically the same performance as if you'd get the GTX 1080
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balearicventricle 1 month ago
I was just wondering, I have a Titan X and will be getting the GTX 1080 on June 10th, 2016. My question is, are the GTX Titan X and the GTX 1080 SLI compatible with each other? Thanks

PCD-R
(^That's my handle)
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agreecost 1 month ago
No. Only game you can use them together with is Ashes of Singularity.
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addiebecome 1 month ago
Hey guys as you've seen from the title im looking for some advice between these 3 choices...

Recently got an i7 6700k its the best processor for gaming (as i saw from a linus video) and yeah my system is ready for a card upgrade...

So what do you think i should get a titan x, 2 1080s in sli or should i wait for hbm2 from amd ...

I will focus on 4k 60 fps without any compirmise
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tactiletheme 1 month ago
1080 sli in my opinion, or wait for the 1080 Ti (basically cheaper Titan X pascal)
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dryeastward 1 month ago
I'm about to buy a new system but I cannot decide between the EVGA GTX 1080 SC card and the Titan X card. At the moment I only play 1080 resolution but at the end of the year I will probably get a 4k monitor. I want to future proof my system if that is even possible lol. Also while using the Titan X at 1080 resolution until I get the 4k monitor would that cause any issues at all? Any help will be greatly appreciated
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hangoverneedles 1 month ago
The Pascal Titan X is your best option as it can manage 60FPS at 4K with Ultra settings in pretty much any game. It will dominate 1080p as well. However keep in mind Nvidia will probably release a GTX 1080 Ti which should provide similar game performance at much lower cost.

You should also consider GTX 1080 2-way SLI. Cost should be roughly the same or slightly higher than a single Titan X but will actually perform quite a bit better. Of course SLI has some issues (main of which is lack of support in some games) but generally games that could actually need SLI at high resolutions such as 4K always have SLI support.

EDIT: Oh yeah and your system will look awesome with 2 cards in it.
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charityanchor 1 month ago
I'm currently using 2 GTX 1080 in SLI but since SLI performance has been a disappointing experiencing, I'm thinking about a single card solution.

I've read that the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti is going to be very close to the Titan X Pascal in performance and it will even have a faster base clock speed.

Since I will be using just ONE card I've got to have the fastest between those two. Should I buy now the Titan X Pascal or wait for the 1080 Ti and choose an overclocked one so I could get the same or even better performance than the Titan X Pascal.

Which GPU would you choose? Thank you!
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playtimelearning 1 month ago
Well really depends if you think the Titan XP is worth it for that extra memory.
It's also quite hard to tell without the 1080ti being out, we guess that it's going to be like the 980ti but we cant be certain. Nvidia could even release the card and charge more than the titan

Also Im not completely sure on the rumoured release date of the 1080ti but I would guess that it would be used against anything AMD releases when they release something. I mean why not keep selling the Titans instead.
Personally I would go the 1080ti if it is like the 980ti, a Titan X for a cheaper price
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FALSEfluid 2 months ago
With the trickling of reviews for the new Titan X coming in, it seems that the new Titan X is pretty beastly! Delivering 20% to 40% better performance than the 1080. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/73148-nvidia-titan-x-12gb-performance-review.html
Anyways, my current setup is 2 1080 ASUS STRIX running in SLI. I just purchased a Titan X, and i'm thinking about returning the 1080's due to the uncertain future for SLI. What would u guys do in my dilemma?
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grabbanked 1 month ago
Im using custom fan curve now and getting 50 degree mostly. If i really puah card to its absolute max i get 75 to 82 degree. Louder but who cares when gaming. Btw doom 4k vulcan it smashes 112fps max. Ive tested every game for 4k and crysis 3 is only one still need to drop to 2x msaa max setting to hit 45 to 65fps instead of 35 to 55fps 8x.
These cards on afterburn can oc at around +220 to +225mhz to around 2032mhz and +350 to +375 on clock memory speeds to around 5300 to 5400 before crashing out. True beast of a card
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lyricsdata 2 months ago
So I've been thinking for some time of upgrading my card (MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X) into possibly a Ti strictly for the reason of me wanting to keep up on the best stuff.

Now I've seen that they're releasing this new Titan and I'm wondering if it's time to move in that direction for complete future-proofing, or is it worth it to begin with?

I've never had a card in my system that wasn't a MSI with the Frozr system so the only other thing I'd be worried about is temps? If that is a factor as well.

Do I stay with what I have, or should I look into this new beast card?
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muscleacceptor 1 month ago
The 1080ti. Given past practices it'll be less than a year before they release a new version of the titan at 00 with even better performance. It's just not a good investment. The 1080ti is a better buy as it has similar performance to the titan XP and probably the Titan Xp as well but costs 500 less than either.
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hoodenfood 2 months ago
Hi everyone,

I am getting my HTC Vive soon and I need to upgrade my GPU from a GTX 1060, because it seems like supersampling makes a HUGE difference in image clarity and crispness.

Which card will be good for supersampling and will the upgrade from a GTX 1060 be justified?
I don't have the money for a Titan X pascal though, so this is out of the question.

Maybe should I wait for the 1080Ti? But I don't want to spend more than about 750$ on a GPU anyway.

And last but not least-do you really think I should invest so much money just for supersampling?
Because the GTX 1060 can handle VR very well.

Thanks!
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whispersbrain 1 month ago
The 980ti released at 9 I believe, the Ti version will most definitely be released march-april around the same time as Vega, as the coolers for the 1080ti have already been unofficially released, as seen here, which shows a Gigabyte Aurus cooler on an undisclosed graphics card launching 'soon'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MAqmXYhECM&feature=youtu.be&t=221
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sconnynepalese 2 months ago
Before you tell me to wait for GTX 1080 Ti, to be honest I doubt we would see GTX 1080 Ti. Because the gap in between GTX 1080 and Titan X Pascal is too small for GTX 1080 Ti to fit in.

If you have some evidences of possibility for Nvidia's next card to be release soon, please post it here.

I'm still on the fence about getting GTX 1080 SLI or Titan X Pascal. I know that GTX 1080 SLI will perform even better than Titan X Pascal but I don't really want to deal with SLI config because of lack of SLI support among the games.

I would like to have reference card aka Founder Edition which GTX 1080 SLI will run me 1,400 dollars while Titan X Pascal will cost me 1,200 dollars.

Your thought?
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unsubtlerapadash 2 months ago
Titan X Pascal is 30% faster than GTX 1080 ..

GTX 1080 in SLI will give you around 80% more but only in games that take advantage of SLI ...

so GTX 1080 SLI is better than TITAN X Pascal but not in all games ..

you can see the GTX 1080 SLI performance in games here

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080_SLI/4.html

see next pages for other games , to know which benefit from SLI

GTX 1080 ti will come .. and will be around 9
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vireodrove 2 months ago
Hey all,
Quick question, and I haven't been able to locate this particular answer through various searches:
I currently have an EVGA Titan X, and while watching the E3 shows I got wondering if it would be beneficial to upgrade. From what I've gleamed from benchmark charts, it would appear that the GTX 1080 would be an upgrade, but what I'm having a hard time telling is if it would be a worthwhile upgrade. Sure I could wait till the next model, but then I could wait for the next model after that...and so on and so forth. Lets be honest....we all love getting that new video card.

At this point, would you consider the 1080 to be a viable, worthwhile update from the Titan X?
At it's current price point, getting a second one to SLI later down the road is not out of the question either. I'd just like to hear what other people have to think.

Thanks again y'all!
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fridaytribune 2 months ago
Well last year I had bothe the titan X and gtx 1080 with a ryzen 1600, here is my firestrike results for both
https://www.3dmark.com/fs/12563659
https://www.3dmark.com/fs/12488703

In all fairness I would not switch from a titan X to a gtx 1080. Both graphics cards are fully capable of pumping the FPS maxed out at 1080p even 1440p. The titan X has comparable performance to the 1070 which I also have tried https://www.3dmark.com/fs/9530767 . The main let down for the titan x is that if you are using the reference cooler it will throttle a little bit reaching higher temps and cause it to dip in FPS in games. Not to many but enough to make it fall behind the 1070 as such. The perfomance gain to me would be negligible, I would hold the horse and see what Nvidia have to bring in the upcoming months as I am certain that what ever they have to offer say 1180, will be somewhat considerablately more powerful than Tx and worth the jump.

So my two cents is pretty much don't worry about upgrading as of yet, you most likely wont notice the differenceand not worth while. When or if the 11 series hits and as speculated costing to much that would be a good time to purchase a reduced 1080ti if budget holds ( as when I got a 980 ti for £270 new when 10 series launched.)
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walruschokehold 2 months ago


I am trying to decide if I should upgrade to a GTX 1080 or if I should keep what I've got SOLELY for the purpose of getting something better than I have already. Please let me know if what you see above would considered to be decent graphics settings or if there is a way that I can get something better. I currently have a GTX Titan X but is a GTX 1080 a better card, or no?

Also (above image from CPU-Z) isn't my MHz rating on the card supposed to be much higher than what is listed?


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This is what I'm seeing right after just having ran the CPU-Z software. It seems like the speed is really low but I don't known if that is how it should be.
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subhelicopter 2 months ago
The 135MHz is not the final clock sped. It's before the base and boost speeds are factored in and before the magic that is GPU Boost is even considered. That's why it seems wrong, because it's not the final result.

Anyways, the GTX 1080 runs at a much higher clock speed, has much better floating point performance (useful for 3D modeling and rendering of effect-heavy videos at 4K and above), has a higher texture rate, and offers much faster memory. On the other hand, the Titan X has a lot more Render Output Processors, has more Texture Mapping Units (although fills texture slower than the GTX 1080 due to lower clock speed), has 4GB more VRAM and offers more shading units.

The GTX 1080 is the clear winner here, able to render large scale objects faster and able to achieve higher framerates in games. I feel that I should also mention that the performance of the GTX 1080 comes at a much lower TDP of 180 watts, 70 watts lower than the 250 watts the Titan X consumes.
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peshawarkiss 3 months ago
Hi, I have a gaming pc but I have two GTX 970's, which are currently fine to use and good for gaming but I have a bad monitor. I am buying a new one with a higher refresh rate (1440p or 4k res, still deciding) and I want to get a new graphics card that can easily handle either of these resolutions and high refresh rate (such as 144hz). I would like to know if the GTX 1080 or Titan X pascal is more powerful and which one will give me the best experience.
I would also like to know if I should get 2 1080's instead of a pascal, or if 2 1070's is better than one 1080, etc, etc...

Money isn't too much of an issue in this situation. Thanks.

If you need to explain anything in depth I am more than happy to listen but I desperately want advice so I don't make a mistake.

P.S - Also I am not an expert on graphics cards and I do not know what SLI or Ti is (yes I know it's really sad to hear, I am embarrassed), I just want the best I can possibly get out of gaming.

TLDR: What is the best graphics card(s) for 144hz and 2k+ resolution? And should I get multiple?
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foderntider 3 months ago
It's surprising to see that you have 2 970's but have no idea what SLI is...

SLI is the technology that let's you use two GPUs at the same time. You would HAVE to enable SLI in order to make use of both of your 970's. If you never enabled it via drivers, then your second 970 was a complete waste.

Ti doesn't have any meaning, it's just a nomenclature thing to distinguish that it's the more powerful version of a GPU (EG 980ti).

In your position, I would choose Titan X Pascal. 970 SLI is roughly 980ti performance, which is in turn roughly 1070 performance, so upgrading from 970 SLI's to a 1080 is not that different from going to Titan XP in terms of $/FPS_increase.

I'd pair Titan XP with 1440p screen. 1080 is currently not great for SLI (1440p SLI scaling is pretty bad, but 1080 SLI doesn't have enough framerate on 4k to 'mask' any microstutter you may run into).
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awokepogo 5 months ago
Okay so I have been reading a few threads on the Titan X Pascal vs the GTX1080.
I have built a general purpose PC that is in my living room. The idea was to future proof as best I can, bearing in mind the fluid nature of PC tech. I will be surfing, watching 4k movies and TV shows, Gaming on latest games and some futures games like Star Citizen. I also have a HTC Vive and am expecting as better developed titles are released I will be using more and more. PC consists of Intel i7 6700k, Asus Maximus Extreme VIII, Samsung M.2. 950 pro,
32gb G.SKILL TridentZ Series F4-3200C, In Win Open Frame black gold, Raijintek Triton 140mm AIO Water Cooling "later changed to Thermaltake RGB Fan 240 mm & EVGA SuperNova P2 750W Platinum. Finally I currently have a GTX 980 strix on loan from my son. He has my old 970. He wants his strix back My question is this GTX 1080 or Titan X Pascal? Now this were I find lots of diverging opinions. Some people say get a second card, example say 2x 1070, others say go with a GTX 1080 and then others still say if money if no issue go for the Titan X Pascal as it gives the most future proofing. So for me I'm not trying to break new bench marking ground. I want a superior system for both gaming 4k at 60FPS + all ultra settings and watching movies in 4k. My understanding is that SLI is not going to make gaming experience any better as there is hardly any support for it and is getting less. Furthermore the current generation of VR does not support multi GPU cards. I believe the GTX1080 ti is due to drop soon. So question may turn into 1080 vs Titan X. Last generation the Ti sucker punched the TX, could that be the case again. There is also the question of the TX's heat profile which I'm lead to believe could be problematic for ultra 4k 60fps+ and may require a water cooled sleeve of some kind. Alright then maybe the answer is a water cooled Titan X? Anyone care to offer some advise?
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acutenesspace 4 months ago
I would wait for the 1080ti. If you want 4k ultra settings the 1080 isn't going to get 60 fps in the latest games and certainly won't in the future. It is pretty safe to assume that the 1080ti will equal the Titan in gaming performance will less vram and a few hundred dollars cheaper. Another bonus will be that third party suppliers will most likely offer cards with much better coolers than the reference as well as factory overclocked cards.
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