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GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1080 has a core clock frequency of 1607 MHz and a GDDR5X memory frequency of 1251 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It features 2560 SPUs, 160 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this specific model. It features 2816 SPUs along with 176 Texture Address Units and 96 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1080 21942 points
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 17120 points
Difference: 4822 (28%)

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1080 553 Sol/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 425 Sol/s
Difference: 128 (30%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 22 Mh/s
GeForce GTX 1080 20 Mh/s
Difference: 2 (10%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1080 180 Watts
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 250 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (39%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti should be 3% quicker than the GeForce GTX 1080 in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 336000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1080 327680 MB/sec
Difference: 8320 (3%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1080 will be quite a bit (more or less 46%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 257120 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 176000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 81120 (46%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1080 is the winner, but not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1080 102848 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 96000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6848 (7%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2016 June 2015
Code Name GP104-400 GM200
Memory 8192 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1607 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 10008 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 327680 MB/sec 336000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 257120 Mtexels/sec 176000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 102848 Mpixels/sec 96000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 2816
Texture Mapping Units 160 176
Render Output Units 64 96
Bus Type GDDR5X GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7200 million 8000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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