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GTX 1080 Ti Vs RX 5700 XT: Gaming Benchmarks

In this comparison we will be taking a closer look at the GTX 1080 Ti vs RX 5700 XT based on their performance, specs and architectural differences.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Rated: 8.5/10

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Rated: 9/10


Pros And Cons

FeaturedPros Cons
GTX 1080 ti✅ Applaudable performance. 
✅ Generous 11 Gb Vram.
❌ Old architecture.
RX 5700 XT✅ Budget Friendly. 
✅ Longer driver support.
❌Slightly slow in terms of 1% lows.

Key Takeaways
  • During my testing, the RX 5700 XT ended up performing 1.55% better than the GTX 1080 Ti on 1440p resolution. 
  • Better thermals were observed throughout the benchmark on the RX 5700 XT. 
  • At launch price, the GTX 1080 Ti is approximately 54.64% more expensive than the RX 5700 XT. 
  • In my recommendation, the RX 5700 XT is a better pick out of the two for your rig in 2023.

Comparison Table

Technical SpecsAMD RX 5700 XTNVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti 
GPU NameNavi 10GP 102
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0Pascal
Transistors10,300 million11,800 million
CUDA Cores25603584
Tensor CoresNoneNone
RT CoresNoneNone
TMUs160224
ROPs6488
Memory Bus256 bit352 bit
Memory Speed448.0 GB/s484.4 GB/s
Launch Price$399$699
Release DateJul 7th, 2019Mar 10th, 2017

Architectural Details

  1. Process Node: The RX 5700 XT leverages a modern 7nm process node, highlighting its advanced manufacturing, in contrast to the GTX 1080 Ti’s 16nm process node, representing an earlier technology.
  2. Clock Speed: Furthermore, the RX 5700 XT showcases a Base Clock of 1605 MHz and a Boost Clock of 1755 MHz, indicating its potential for efficient and high-performance operations. Conversely, the GTX 1080 Ti maintains a Base Clock of 1481 MHz and a Boost Clock of 1582 MHz.
  3. VRAM: With 8GB of GDDR6 memory, the RX 5700 XT handles data with agility, while the GTX 1080 Ti boasts a larger 11GB GDDR5X VRAM capacity, enhancing its memory-intensive capabilities.
  4. TDP: In addition, the RX 5700 XT demonstrates power management efficiency with a 225W TDP, whereas the GTX 1080 Ti exhibits a slightly higher 250W TDP, which could influence power consumption considerations.
  5. Supported Technologies: Lastly, the RX 5700 XT employs FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) for enhanced image quality and performance, while the GTX 1080 Ti lacks an equivalent technology in its arsenal.

In today’s graphics card comparison, we have two very old-school GPUs that tend to have aged like a fine wine over the last few years. Our competitors for today are Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Vs Radeon RX 5700 XT. Keep reading to find out which one is better suited for your rig.


GTX 1080 Ti Vs RX 5700 XT: Gaming Benchmarks

Testing Rig

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Cyberpunk 2077 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In my testing, the 5700 XT delivered an average of 51.2 fps in Cyberpunk 2077. In contrast, the 1080 Ti was only 5 frames behind, providing an average of 46.1 fps.
  • The 1080 Ti managed to maintain 38 fps in terms of 1% lows, while the 5700 XT lagged behind by 8 frames, registering 30 fps.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Horizon Zero Dawn 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • I did not observe any difference in the average FPS of both GPUs in Horizon Zero Dawn. Both competitors comfortably ran the game at an average of 80 fps.
  • However, when it came to 1% lows, there was a notable difference, with the 1080 Ti taking the lead by a margin of 10%. It managed to maintain an average of 63 1% low fps, while the 5700 XT lagged slightly behind, averaging nearly 57 fps.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Hitman 3 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In my testing, the 5700 XT was providing 9.5% more frames in Hitman 3. It delivered a total of 110 fps on average in this title, while the 1080 Ti, in contrast, struggled to reach triple digits and maxed out at 100 fps.
  • Once again, the 1% lows presented a different picture, with the 1080 Ti taking the lead by a substantial margin of 22%. It achieved 76 1% low fps, while the 5700 XT lagged behind with 61 1% low fps, trailing by a significant 15 frames.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Shadow of the tomb raider 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Shadow of the tomb raider 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In the case of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the 1080 Ti regained the lead from the 5700 XT with a margin of 4.5%. The 5700 XT maintained an average of 64 fps, while the 1080 Ti took the lead with an average of around 90 fps, 4 frames ahead.  
  • Interestingly, the 1% lows showed no difference this time, as both GPUs provided identical numbers. On average, they both delivered 71 1% low fps.  

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla ended up running better at the 5700 XT, as it provided 12% more frames in that. It gave an average frame rate of 69 FPS. The 1080 Ti, at the same time, was 8 frames behind at 61 FPS. 
  • The game did appear to run smoother on the 1080 Ti, as it was ahead in 1% lows by a margin of 18.18%. 1% lows yielded by the RX 5700 XT were around 35 FPS. Contrary to that, the 1080 Ti was giving us an average of 37 1% low FPS.   

Returnal

Returnal (Next Gen Patch) 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Returnal (Next Gen Patch) 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • I observed that Returnal performed better on the 1080 Ti with a margin of 16.66%. On average, I found that the 1080 Ti managed to provide 52 fps. In contrast, the 5700 XT struggled, dropping below 50 fps and averaging around 44 fps.
  • The disparity in 1% lows became more significant, with a whopping 23% advantage in favor of the 1080 Ti. The 5700 XT delivered 1% lows of around 27 fps, while the 1080 Ti pulled ahead with an average of 34 1% low fps.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus (Next Gen Patch) 1440p benchmark - Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
Metro Exodus (Next Gen Patch) 1440p benchmark – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  • In my final benchmark for today, I observed that the 1080 Ti took the lead, performing 4.8% better in Metro Exodus. It delivered an average of 63 fps, while the 5700 XT was not far behind, providing a solid 60 fps gaming experience.
  • There was a bigger difference in 1% lows, approximately 18.75% in favor of the 1080 Ti. It maintained an average of 35 1% low fps, whereas the 5700 XT maxed out at 29 fps and could not provide more for some reason. 

Overall Gaming Performance 

FeaturedGTX 1080 TiRX 5700 XT
Average FPS70.3 📈71.45 📈
1% lows51.28 📉44.3 📉
Winner: AMD's RX 5700 XT

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT outperformed the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Ti by 1.55% in terms of average FPS. In terms of 1% lows, the advantage shifted significantly in favor of the GTX 1080 Ti by around 14.6%


Editor`s Note
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Both our competitors today are known for their ability to age like a fine wine. However, for longevity, we would recommend the RX 5700 XT over the 1080 Ti, since it came afterward, so chances are it will have longer driver support.

– Abde Manaf


Thermal Efficiency 

GameRX 5700 XT (°C)GTX 1080 Ti (°C)
Cyberpunk 207762🌡️70🌡️
Horizon Zero Dawn65🌡️70🌡️
Hitman 366🌡️74🌡️
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider64🌡️71🌡️
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla64🌡️69🌡️
Returnal62🌡️70🌡️
Average Temperature63.83🌡️70.66
Winner: RX 5700 XT

Throughout the benchmark, the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti consistently ran hotter than the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. On average, it operated at a temperature that was 9.66% higher than that of the Radeon RX 5700 XT.


Pricing And Availability

GPUMSRPCurrent Price
RX 5700 XT💲399💲169
GTX 1080 Ti 💲699💲250
Price Difference 55%38.6%

At launch price, the RX 5700 XT is easily the better bang for the buck out of the two. It is roughly 55% cheaper, while the performance difference is negligible. So, if we look at the cost-per-performance ratio, the RX 5700 XT is a head with a clear margin.


RX 5700 XT Vs GTX 1080 Ti: Which One Would I Recommend?

GTX 1080 Ti: I would recommend going for the GTX 1080 Ti if you find a killer deal on it. It has a massive 11 GB VRAM, which means it can still handle the majority of today’s unoptimized titles very well. 

RX 5700 XT: I would recommend RX 5700 XT if you need longer driver support and newer architecture. It was released two years later than the GTX 1080 Ti, so it is ahead in both these aspects. It is also a better bang for the buck since it costs significantly less, while the performance is on par with the GTX 1080 Ti. The 8 GB VRAM may seem a little underwhelming in 2023, but it is still enough for even some of the most demanding titles at the 1080p resolution.

From as long as my memory serves, the RX 5700 XT and GTX 1080 Ti were the best GPUs both AMD and Nvidia had to offer for the longest time. In my personal opinion, they both are very capable GPUs that aged very well. However, which one I would recommend would come down to your use case.


Frequently  Asked Questions

Which one is better for gaming?

During my testing, the RX 5700 XT ended up performing 1.55% better than the GTX 1080 Ti on 1440p resolution. 

Which is better bang for the buck?

RX 5700 Xt is a better bang for the buck as it was released for much cheaper while performing roughly the same as a 1080 Ti.

Which GPU is better for a warmer climate?

RX 5700 XT is better if you live in a warmer climate, as it ran consistently cooler during my testing.


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