GTX 1080 with i7-6700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

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 .

 GTX 1080 with i7-6700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 522.0
Year 2016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB
Recommended Power Supply 530W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 114.3 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 83.5 FPS
Average 4K Performance 49.0 FPS
Memory 8 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.2
Series GTX 1080
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Overall Combination Score 80/100 Excellent

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1080 Ti, the GTX 1080 's price is getting more discount. NVIDIA ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1080, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1080 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 980 's 4 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 980, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5, Final Fantasy XV at 68 fps to 86 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 80 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Gears of War 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter: World at 62 fps to 64 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Forza Horizon 4 at 65 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon VII $ 699
71.2 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT $ 399
68.8 FPS
2018 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 $ 499
65.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
63.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
60.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
59.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
57.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
56.2 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
54.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
53.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
50.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
47.0 FPS

The GTX 1080 sits between the RTX 2060 SUPER and the RX Vega 64, falling slower than RTX 2060 SUPER by 0.3% and faster than RX Vega 64 by 4.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. The GTX 1080's performance in this game hovers around the 60fps mark. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RTX 2060 SUPER. It is a close call between the GTX 1080 and its rival RX Vega 64 by a small margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 1070 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 1080.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 $ 499
131.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
121.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
117.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon VII $ 699
113.7 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
111.1 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT $ 399
109.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
105.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
100.8 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X $ 999
100.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
99.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
96.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
91.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
89.0 FPS

The GTX 1080 sits between the RTX 2060 SUPER and the Radeon VII, falling slower than RTX 2060 SUPER by 3.4% and faster than Radeon VII by 2.9%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. The GTX 1080 averaged 117 fps in , topping the RX Vega 64 by a good margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 1070 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 1080.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon VII $ 699
112.5 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT $ 399
108.8 FPS
2018 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 $ 499
101.9 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
99.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
94.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
91.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
90.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
85.7 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
85.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
84.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
79.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
74.0 FPS

The GTX 1080 sits between the RTX 2060 SUPER and the RX Vega 64, falling slower than RTX 2060 SUPER by 3.3% and faster than RX Vega 64 by 1.1%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. It is a close call between the GTX 1080 and its rival RX Vega 64 by a small margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 1070 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 1080.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 $ 499
106.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
100.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
95.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
92.6 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon VII $ 699
91.2 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT $ 399
88.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
85.0 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
80.8 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
80.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
80.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
73.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
71.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X $ 999
70.0 FPS

The GTX 1080 sits between the RTX 2060 SUPER and the RTX 2060, falling slower than RTX 2060 SUPER by 5.3% and faster than RTX 2060 by 2.6%. It has a strong relative performance against every graphics card here. The GTX 1080 averaged 95 fps in , topping the RX Vega 64 by a good margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 AMD Radeon VII $ 699
156.3 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT $ 399
150.7 FPS
2019 AMD Radeon RX 5700 $ 349
137.6 FPS
2018 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 $ 499
126.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $ 499
125.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $ 399
123.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 $ 499
121.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 400
120.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 $ 350
114.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti $ 409
111.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti $ 279
105.4 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 $ 399
99.0 FPS

The GTX 1080 sits between the RX Vega 56 and the RTX 2060 SUPER, falling slower than RX Vega 56 by 1.7% and faster than RTX 2060 SUPER by 0.8%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX Vega 56. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1080 has to offer as it averages 121 fps. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 1070 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 1080.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
105
117.0
2019 Anthem
67
75.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
99
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
118
131.6
2019 Metro Exodus
52
58.6
2019 World War Z
102
114.0
2019 Gears of War 5
76
85.3
2019 F1 2019
96
107.1
2019 GreedFall
86
96.4
2019 Borderlands 3
61
67.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
123
137.0
2018 F1 2018
104
116.6
2018 Far Cry 5
93
104.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
59.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
77
86.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
91.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
105
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
130
145.0
2018 Hitman 2
101
113.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76
84.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
82
91.2
2018 Strange Brigade
123
137.5
2018 Battlefield V
108
121.0
2017 Dawn of War III
97
108.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
81
90.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
81.0
2017 Shadow of War
95
105.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
73
82.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
126
140.8
2017 Destiny 2
139
155.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
85
95.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
105
116.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105
117.3
2017 For Honor
140
156.4
2017 Project CARS 2
99
110.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
120
134.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
73
81.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
75.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
80
89.4
2016 Doom
160
178.7
2016 F1 2016
111
123.6
2016 Hitman
111
123.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
120
134.3
2016 The Division
91
101.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
98
109.3
2016 Battlefield 1
128
142.4
2016 Overwatch
163
181.3
2016 Dishonored 2
72
80.8
2015 DiRT Rally
146
162.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
100
111.4
2015 The Witcher 3
93
103.9
2015 Rocket League
410
456.0
2015 Need For Speed
113
126.4
2015 Project CARS
109
121.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
199
221.5
2013 Crysis 3
102
113.6
2013 Battlefield 4
141
156.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
281
312.7
2009 League of Legends
527
586.3

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
87.1
2019 Anthem
47
59.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
85.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
88.6
2019 Metro Exodus
36
45.6
2019 World War Z
66
83.2
2019 Gears of War 5
49
61.9
2019 F1 2019
60
75.8
2019 GreedFall
55
69.7
2019 Borderlands 3
38
47.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
63
79.0
2018 F1 2018
74
93.0
2018 Far Cry 5
64
81.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
44.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
50
62.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49
62.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
78
98.0
2018 Fallout 76
80
101.0
2018 Hitman 2
59
74.0
2018 Just Cause 4
50
62.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
63.8
2018 Strange Brigade
76
95.8
2018 Battlefield V
77
97.0
2017 Dawn of War III
68
86.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
67.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
64.0
2017 Shadow of War
55
69.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
46
58.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
77
96.4
2017 Destiny 2
106
133.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
57
72.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
76.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67
84.7
2017 For Honor
72
91.2
2017 Project CARS 2
62
78.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
96
121.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
57
72.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
41
52.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59
74.5
2016 Doom
99
124.7
2016 F1 2016
77
97.2
2016 Hitman
82
103.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
76
95.1
2016 The Division
58
73.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
66
83.7
2016 Battlefield 1
82
102.9
2016 Overwatch
100
125.3
2016 Dishonored 2
55
69.1
2015 DiRT Rally
98
123.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
77.4
2015 The Witcher 3
61
77.2
2015 Rocket League
156
195.5
2015 Need For Speed
78
97.7
2015 Project CARS
74
92.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
143.3
2013 Crysis 3
58
72.5
2013 Battlefield 4
82
102.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
208
260.6
2009 League of Legends
260
325.8

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
52.0
2019 Anthem
22
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
45.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
43.7
2019 Metro Exodus
20
28.7
2019 World War Z
33
47.9
2019 Gears of War 5
27
39.1
2019 F1 2019
33
48.2
2019 GreedFall
20
28.7
2019 Borderlands 3
17
24.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.0
2018 F1 2018
41
59.1
2018 Far Cry 5
29
42.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
31.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
39
56.0
2018 Hitman 2
30
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
32.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
30.6
2018 Strange Brigade
36
52.1
2018 Battlefield V
36
52.0
2017 Dawn of War III
31
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
41.0
2017 Shadow of War
27
39.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
21
31.4
2017 Wolfenstein II
41
59.8
2017 Destiny 2
46
67.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
58.6
2017 For Honor
31
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
45
65.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
101.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39
56.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
28.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
42
61.1
2016 Doom
46
66.0
2016 F1 2016
43
62.1
2016 Hitman
42
61.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
34
49.4
2016 The Division
28
40.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
33
47.8
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.4
2016 Overwatch
45
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
38
54.7
2015 DiRT Rally
47
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
37.6
2015 The Witcher 3
31
45.4
2015 Rocket League
63
91.2
2015 Need For Speed
45
65.1
2015 Project CARS
45
65.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46
66.5
2013 Crysis 3
25
35.8
2013 Battlefield 4
52
74.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164
234.5
2009 League of Legends
91
130.3
GTX 1080 with i7-6700K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

GTX 1080 Specifications

GTX 1080 Board Design

Board NumberPG413 SKU 0
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP180 W

GTX 1080 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1733 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective

GTX 1080 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000
Launch Price599 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateMay 27th, 2016

GTX 1080 Graphics Features

CUDA6.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

GTX 1080 Graphics Processor

ArchitecturePascal
Die Size314 mm²
GPU NameGP104
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1
Process Size16 nm
Transistors7,200 million

GTX 1080 Memory

Bandwidth320.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5X

GTX 1080 Render Config

ROPs64
SM Count20
Shading Units2560
TMUs160

GTX 1080 Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is the latest flagship GPU from NVIDIA, based on the company's Pascal architecture, targeted at hardcore gamers.
And the verdict is…well, it's close enough to call it a draw. ... Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review Pascal and the GTX 1080 deliver more performance and features, with greater efficiency. See ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition Review. Trending Today. ... The Verdict. Nvidia's new Pascal GPU exceeds expectations and has literally no competition in the upper echelon of GPU ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 – Performance and benchmark results Testing methodology Our test bench represents a fairly standard enthusiast gaming PC, with the following components in use.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 architecture Back in 2016, the GTX 1080 was a showcase for Nvidia’s Pascal GPU architecture, which introduced the company’s 16nm FinFET process.
But prices for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti—Nvidia’s powerful, previous-gen flagship—have started relaxing in recent weeks after spending most of 2018 inflated by wild cryptocurrency demand.
Nvidia will work with their usual AIB (add-in board) partner cards—Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, Zotac, etc.—to offer GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards.
The GeForce GTX SLI HB bridge doubles the available transfer bandwidth of the last-generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Count on silky-smooth gameplay for the best surround gaming—only with NVIDIA TITAN Xp and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 1080, and 1070 graphics cards.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 vs 980 Mike Jennings September 17, 2016 12:00 pm. Nvidia’s GTX 1080 is the world’s most powerful consumer GPU. A couple of years ago, the same could be said of the GTX ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 vs 1080 – Specs and Technology The two GTX cards share the same architecture, but they’re designed for different scenarios. The range-topping GTX 1080 is built for 4K ...

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noggsboom 8 months ago
980 TI to GTX 1080 ? is it worth it?
is it worth upgrading? no VR , maybe 4 K setup.
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crapulousmixture 1 day ago
@whispersbrain 2080 is an upgrade ;)
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neogenedealt 8 months ago
Personally, im keeping my 980 ti hybrid. I dont see any need to upgrade since it maxes 60 fps on all of my games at 1440p. I'd wait to see benchmarks tomorrow then make your decision.
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stararticle 8 months ago
GTX 1080 or TITAN
Can anybody tell me which one is better?

Thanks
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stressvanquish 8 months 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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barbonboxy 8 months ago
is a GTX 1080 Worth 30$ over the 1070ti ?
should i go with the gtx 1080 if its costs 30$ more than the 1070ti ?
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servicesdicing 8 months ago
, if it's a comparative model cooling wise then yes absolutely.
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fridaytribune 8 months ago
GTX 1080 (normal) vs titan x pascal
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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midnightweird 8 months ago
Nvidia geforce gtx titan x (pascal) or 1080 sli
what graphics cards should I get. the titan x with pascal or 2 1080's for a 4k monitor.
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gongwood 8 months ago
MSI GTX 1080 or ASUS GTX 1070 Ti ROG Strix?
Looking for whats best and for longevity.
1080 cost just a tad more than the 1070 ti here.
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