A few weeks ago Nvidia unveiled its brand new GTX 1080 graphics card for the next generation of graphically intense programs. Nvidia is claiming that this GPU is, in some ways, better than its other the top GTX Titan X graphics card. After looking at some bench mark tests, the results are amazing!
The innards of the GeForce GTX 1080 are very impressive with a new type of GPU architecture, 8GB of GDDR5X, 2560 Nvidia CUDA cores, a base clock of 1607MHz and a boosted 1733MHz memory interface of 256 bit. It’s also VR ready and can run with Windows 7 to 10, as well as on Linux and freeBSDx86. It can handle a maximum temperature of 94°C and whopping maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320 also known as 8k and this would be running at 60Hz or 60fps.
Interestingly enough, all of this power comes at the cost of very little power, the card only drawing 180 watts of electricity, whereas Nvidia’s GTX 980 TI and GTX Titan X draws 250 Watts, so a massive improvement on power consumption.
On benchmark tests of the new GeForce GTX 1080 have been extremely promising, especially with Direct X12. Running the fairly recent Rise of the Tomb Raider game the results are astonishing. See for yourself below, in the official GeForce test findings:
The same results can be found when testing a brand new game, Ashes of the Singularity, a massive RTS that requires a lot of graphical power to process all of the onscreen textures on hundreds of units. The power that this card boasts is, as we mentioned and as you can see, amazing!
The benchmark machine that was used had this list of components.
- Intel Core i5-6400 CPU (Skylake)
- ASUS Z170-A Motherboard
- Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
- VisionTek GO Drive 120GB SSD
- Western Digital Black 1TB HDD
- Corsair RM1000 Power Supply