Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review (incl. SLI): faster card for the same price

Titan X made obsolete by new GTX 1080 Ti



Based on the Performance Score, we can make a comparison with other cards. It becomes rather obvious at what resolutions you gain performance. Let's start with the current-generation cards. The percentages show how much the GTX 1080 Ti is faster, compared to these other cards

  GTX 1080 GTX 1070 RX 480
Full HD Medium 5,8% 15,9% 51,3%
Full HD Ultra 11,1% 27,8% 81,9%
WQHD Medium 15,1% 36,7% 80,5%
WQHD Ultra 21,7% 48,7% 117,6%
Ultra HD Medium 22,5% 46,1% 103,7%
Ultra HD Ultra 29,2% 61,8% 143,8%
Average 17,5% 39,5% 96,5%

The GTX 1080 Ti is a good deal faster than the GTX 1080 - the average difference is 17.5%. This might not look like a lot, but that is in part due to the card not being faster at resolutions where the GPU is not the bottleneck. In Ultra HD Ultra, the GTX 1080 Ti is 29.2% faster, and in WQHD Ultra and Ultra HD Medium a little more than 20%. Compared to the GTX 1070, the difference is 39.5% on average, and 61.8% in Ultra HD Ultra. Finally, the GTX 1080 Ti is on average almost twice as fast as the RX 480, with significantly more than a 100% performance boost in Ultra HD Ultra and WQHD Ultra!


  t.o.v. R9 Fury X t.o.v. GTX 780
Full HD Medium 40,8% 98,4%
Full HD Ultra 53,6% 177,5%
WQHD Medium 51,5% 139,1%
WQHD Ultra 67,4% 213,2%
Ultra HD Medium 54,7% 172,8%
Ultra HD Ultra 78,0% 312,9%
Average 57,7% 185,7%

Compared to the high-end cards of previous generations, the performance increase is even greater. The GTX 1080 Ti is 57.7% faster than the R9 Fury X. Compared to the GTX 780 (don't forget that it was based on the high-end GK110 GPU) the gain is amazing: depending on the resolution it can be more than 300%. In part this is because the DirectX 12-support in Kepler simply was not very good.

These data make it obvious that almost all the performance boost is at resolutions of WQHD and higher. In Full HD, most of these older cards suffice, especially if you do not insist on 144 Hz gaming. 


two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

GP102, 3584 cores, 1481 MHz, 11264 MB, 352 bit, DirectX 12 fl 12_1, PCI-Express 3.0 x16

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SLI

GP102, 3584 cores, 11264 MB, 352 bit, DirectX 12 fl 12_1, PCI-Express 3.0 x16

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