The NVIDIA GTX1080 is the new GPU king, first benchmarks released, up to 40% more powerful than the GTX980Ti

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.

As we can see, the GTX1080 is reported to be 40% faster in games like The Witcher 3 and HITMAN.


In other games, like Shadow of Mordor, Fallout 4 and Ashes of the Singularity, the performance difference between the GTX1080 and the GTX980Ti is 30%.

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.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email