The review embargo for the upcoming GTX 1080 has dropped, and benchmarks for Nvidia’s new flagship card have come flying in.
As expected the results seem positive so far, although the cards perhaps don’t quite reach the benchmarks set by Nvidia.
Below are a few select quotes from some respected hardware reviewers and accompanying benchmarks, videos and screenshots:
“Looking at the raw specifications then, GTX 1080 does not disappoint.
Though we’re looking at fewer CUDA cores than the GM200 based GTX 980 Ti or Titan, NVIDIA’s significant focus on clockspeed means that GP104’s 2560 CUDA cores are far more performant than a simple core count would suggest.
The base clockspeed of 1607MHz is some 42% higher than GTX 980 (and 60% higher than GTX 980 Ti), and the 1733MHz boost clockspeed is a similar gain.
On paper, GTX 1080 is set to offer 78% better performance than GTX 980, and 47% better performance than GTX 980 Ti. The real world gains are, of course, not quite this great, but they’re also relatively close to these numbers at times.”
“As it stands, while it’s not the revolution Nvidia might have you believe it is, the GTX 1080 is the most powerful gaming graphics card you can buy, a slick slice of silicon that’s an obvious upgrade for anyone rocking a 700-series card or older.
Next time, though, Nvidia, when the inevitable 1080 Ti or Titan rolls around to fend off some madcap AMD release, can we make sure it finally plays 4K games at 60FPS?”
“No, it won’t max out every single game at 3840×2160 with smooth playable frame rates. Don’t expect a single-GPU card to be able to smoothly max out 4K until at least Nvidia’s Volta architecture arrives, which looks to be around 2018.
Regardless, the GTX 1080 offers a new single-card performance standard at great value.”
“If you’re a gamer looking for something that will handle 4K gaming at nearly maxed out quality, the GTX 1080 is the card to get.
Or if you want a GPU that has at least a reasonable chance of making use of a 1440p 144Hz G-Sync display, or a curved ultrawide 3440×1440 100Hz display, again: this is the card to get. It delivers everything Nvidia promised, and there’s likely room for further improvements via driver updates—this is version 1.0 of the Pascal drivers, after all.”
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