The NDA for NVIDIA’s GTX1080 has just been lifted and the first benchmarks for this brand new GPU have been released. According to reports from multiple sources, the GTX1080 is 30% faster than the GTX980Ti, and in some situations and can be up to 40% faster than NVIDIA’s previous high-end GPU.
For those interested in gaming in 4K, know that a single GTX1080 is not enough for 60fps. It appears that PC enthusiasts will need an SLI system in order to achieve something like that in all games.
Last but not least, there are no benchies for Quantum Break, something that really disappointed us. Quantum Break is perhaps the most demanding title available on the PC, so we were kind of hoping that someone would at least test it.
What’s also interesting here is that, based on NVIDIA’s very own benchmarks, we kind of came really close to the performance gap between the GTX1080 and the GTX980Ti. We were 10% above the real numbers, so we were not 100% accurate but still; our predictions were based on NVIDIA’s charts.
“The performance difference – according to a lot of benchmarks – between the GTX980Ti and the GTX980 is around 20-30%. Therefore, the GTX1080 can be – according to NVIDIA’s figures – up to 50% faster than the GTX980Ti in extreme situations (we expect an average of 40% performance boost).”
Regardless of that, NVIDIA’s latest GPU is the new king. And given the fact that Polaris 10 and 11 are aimed towards a mainstream market, we kind of expect to see NVIDIA dominating the high-end market. That is unless the rumours surrounding AMD’s Vega are true and the card hits the streets this October.