GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GeForce GTX 1080
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5XDESKTOP
Release date: 27 May 2016
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Jun 2015
GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    122%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    134%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1080

34% higher gaming performance.
70 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 980 Ti .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Pascal), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Maxwell), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce GTX 1080

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1080

The GeForce GTX 1080 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (103 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1080GeForce GTX 980 Ti
GPU NameGP104 (GP104-400-A1)vsGM200 (GM200-310-A1)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size314 mm²vs601 mm²
Transistors7,200 millionvs8,000 million
Shaders2560vs2816
Compute Units20vs22
Core clock1607 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs64vs96
TMUs160vs176

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1080GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1251 MHz
10008 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs6144 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1080GeForce GTX 980 Ti
TDP180 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date27 May 2016vs2 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    102.80 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    96.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    257.10 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    176.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    320.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    337.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    8228.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    30160
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    24560

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    186
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    146

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    120
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    98

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    124
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    90

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    108
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2018

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    111
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    121
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    87

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    127
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    100

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    89
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    176
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    141

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2017

Ultra quality,TTA,Melbourne,DirectX11,Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    134
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    98

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    134
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    125

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    110
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    110
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    110
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    144
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    102

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    90
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    159
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    113

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    107
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    91
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    58
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    99
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    143
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    115

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    133
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    104

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    91
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    121
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    132
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    103

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    127
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    95

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    105
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    125
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    98

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    108
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    97
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    88

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    85
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    109
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    158
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    118

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

High Quality Mode, 8 millon samples, 2xMSAA, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    88
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    85
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    84
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2018

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    84
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    94
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    66
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    112
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    91

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2017

Ultra quality,TTA,Melbourne,DirectX11,Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    105
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    103
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    84

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    81
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    84
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    80
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    93
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    71
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    114
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    86

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    81
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    58
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    45
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    129
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    99

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    68
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    93
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    74

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    90
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    62
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    90
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    67

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    95
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    74

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    91
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    69

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    82
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    96
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    72

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    79
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    81
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    58
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    79
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    48
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    49
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2018

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    51
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    54
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    40
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    59
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    47

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2017

Ultra quality,TTA,Melbourne,Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    64
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    57
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    45
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    44
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    58
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    70
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    38
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    46
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    33
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    55
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    57
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    53
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    40

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    48
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    52
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    44
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    32
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    48
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1080
    42
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    32

FPS (higher is better)