NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Released in 2016, the GeForce GTX 1080 is a GPU from NVIDIA. According to our GPU Benchmark, this GPU is a very good card for gaming with a score of 46%.
The GeForce GTX 1080 has 8 GiB of GDDR5X memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 312 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 256 bits. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.
In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1080 GPU core runs at a frequency of 1607 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1733 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.
As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 1080 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 has a TDP of 180W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.
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