Foreign media Digital Foundry brought a comparative performance test of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 faced with the GeForce GTX Titan X, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and the Radeon R9 390X. In this comparison GeForce GTX 980 Ti is missing, which was until now the high-end gaming graphics card of the company. In the gaming segment GeForce GTX 980 Ti is obviously more attractive fit if we compare it with a GTX Titan X in terms of price and performance.
The first performance test is done on a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p), where all graphics cards are running games on average 60 FPS at max setting, except the GTX 780 Ti. It is clear that the 200 FPS on DOOM is an isolated case.
At a 2K resolution, GeForce GTX 1080 is still performing better than all its competitors in this race, while the GeForce Titan X loses 50% of tests compared to the Radeon R9 Fury X, something we are sure that would not happen with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The GeForce GTX 1080 not only earn 100%, but in every game it makes sure to run @60 FPS on 2560 x 1440 pixels, so it is ideal for an excellent gaming experience.
The “Master Race” resolution, now in the race GeForce GTX 1080 disappoints us the GPU is still not able to run games @60 FPS in all 10 tested games. The best performance, we showcased in the Ashes of the Singularity with 53.7 FPS followed by the Rise of the Tomb Raider to 48 FPS. GeForce GTX Titan X at 4k resolution wins in almost 60% of tests.
GeForce GTX 1080 showcase great performance with low power consumption, although not impressive as NVIDIA signed as the power consumption difference between the GTX Titan X and 1080 in these tests was only 58W (361W vs. 303). The GeForce GTX 1080 is manufactured under 16nm FinFET but it is still facing the same temperature problem we have already seen yesterday. Yesterday in TechPowerUp test, the GPU was running at 83 ° C, and in Digital Foundry reached 85 ° C indicating that to lower the temperature we must have to increase the fan speeds (loud noise).
On the other side of note, if you willing to Overclock GeForce GTX 1080, it is never advisable to buy a reference graphics card due to High temperatures and limited OC. In the mid-June custom models will arrive with higher quality components and also custom Heatsinks will decrease the temperature by more than 30 ° C and all this with further increase the frequencies.