NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 8 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 1080 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

46 %
Very Good score from 37 samples
Low uncertainty
Very Good
49th of 531
15th of 531
37 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

183 FPS average
136 FPS 10% low
117 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

158 FPS average
149 FPS 10% low
132 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

122 FPS average
92 FPS 10% low
85 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

126 FPS average
114 FPS 10% low
94 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (CUDA)

Geekbench (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
108 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
85 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
65 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
53 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
46 %
35 %


Core Clock 1607 MHz
Boost Clock 1733 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5X
Memory Size 8 GiB
Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth 312.79 GB/s
TDP 180 W
Floating Point Performance 8.87 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2016-05-27
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 110.9 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 277.3 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2560
Texture Mapping Units 160
Render Output Processors 64

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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