NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X Difference
Title NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
Price $499 $999 500 (67%)
Release Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Temperature 83 C 83 C 0 (0%)
Max Noise Level 51.6 dB 52.4 dB 0.8 (2%)
Minimum Power Supply 530W 600W 70 (12%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Bottleneck FPS Loss -11.3 FPS 0 FPS 11.3 (-200%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 106.5 FPS 120.9 FPS 14.4 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 76.9 FPS 84.1 FPS 7.2 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 44.5 FPS 47.5 FPS 3 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 12 GB 4 (40%)
Overall (GPU + CPU + Settings) Score 77/100 57/100 20 (30%)

Our Verdict: The price of GTX TITAN X is ridiculous. Upgrading from GTX 1080 to GTX TITAN X is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is from 30%-50% or more to justify The purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1080.

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings

1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
145
138
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117
100
2018 Hitman 2
113
108
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
167
143
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
70
2016 Overwatch
259
222
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111.4
82.4
2013 Battlefield 4
156.8
119.9
2013 Crysis 3
113.6
127.7

2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98
84
2018 Hitman 2
74
70
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
109
93
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
54
2016 Overwatch
179
153
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
79
58.2
2013 Battlefield 4
102.8
78.7
2013 Crysis 3
72.5
85.2

3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65
56
2018 Hitman 2
44
41
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
58
50
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
30
2016 Overwatch
92
79
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
62.6
47.5
2013 Battlefield 4
74.9
58.3
2013 Crysis 3
35.8
42.1

Questions and Answers

  • Question: Hey all,
    Quick question, and I haven't been able to locate this particular answer through various searches:
    I currently have an EVGA Titan X, and while watching the E3 shows I got wondering if it would be beneficial to upgrade. From what I've gleamed from benchmark charts, it would appear that the GTX 1080 would be an upgrade, but what I'm having a hard time telling is if it would be a worthwhile upgrade. Sure I could wait till the next model, but then I could wait for the next model after that...and so on and so forth. Lets be honest....we all love getting that new video card.

    At this point, would you consider the 1080 to be a viable, worthwhile update from the Titan X?
    At it's current price point, getting a second one to SLI later down the road is not out of the question either. I'd just like to hear what other people have to think.

    Thanks again y'all!

    Answer: Well last year I had bothe the titan X and gtx 1080 with a ryzen 1600, here is my firestrike results for both
    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/12563659
    https://www.3dmark.com/fs/12488703

    In all fairness I would not switch from a titan X to a gtx 1080. Both graphics cards are fully capable of pumping the FPS maxed out at 1080p even 1440p. The titan X has comparable performance to the 1070 which I also have tried https://www.3dmark.com/fs/9530767 . The main let down for the titan x is that if you are using the reference cooler it will throttle a little bit reaching higher temps and cause it to dip in FPS in games. Not to many but enough to make it fall behind the 1070 as such. The perfomance gain to me would be negligible, I would hold the horse and see what Nvidia have to bring in the upcoming months as I am certain that what ever they have to offer say 1180, will be somewhat considerablately more powerful than Tx and worth the jump.

    So my two cents is pretty much don't worry about upgrading as of yet, you most likely wont notice the differenceand not worth while. When or if the 11 series hits and as speculated costing to much that would be a good time to purchase a reduced 1080ti if budget holds ( as when I got a 980 ti for £270 new when 10 series launched.)

  • Question: Hi everyone,

    I am getting my HTC Vive soon and I need to upgrade my GPU from a GTX 1060, because it seems like supersampling makes a HUGE difference in image clarity and crispness.

    Which card will be good for supersampling and will the upgrade from a GTX 1060 be justified?
    I don't have the money for a Titan X pascal though, so this is out of the question.

    Maybe should I wait for the 1080Ti? But I don't want to spend more than about 750$ on a GPU anyway.

    And last but not least-do you really think I should invest so much money just for supersampling?
    Because the GTX 1060 can handle VR very well.

    Thanks!

    Answer: The 980ti released at 9 I believe, the Ti version will most definitely be released march-april around the same time as Vega, as the coolers for the 1080ti have already been unofficially released, as seen here, which shows a Gigabyte Aurus cooler on an undisclosed graphics card launching 'soon'.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MAqmXYhECM&feature=youtu.be&t=221

  • Question: I have a titan x now, so buy second one?
    Or sell one, buy a GTX 1080 with it.(can sell it for the price of a 1080)
    And maybe buy a second one some time after?

    Help appreciated

    Answer:
    Benab3 said:
    Hey,

    Personally, what I would do and what I have actually done ( I had a 980 Ti ). Is to wait for the Next Titan or 1080 Ti.
    Even though the 1080 is a better performer than the Titan X, TBH I wouldn't say it is worth the upgrade.


    It's a difficult call to make. After overclocks and such the difference between the 1080 and a Titan X/980Ti is what...15-20%? If you need the extra power from the 1080, I'd suggest selling your Titan X and picking up the 1080. If you can get another Titan X at the cost of a 1080 or less, then maybe running 2 in SLI will be worth it???


    By the time the 1080Ti or next Titan comes out, your current card won't fetch as much if you want to sell it. I honestly wouldn't buy another Titan X for SLI.

    I hear Nvidia wants to focus on 1080 SLI - they mentioned they want to do more focused attention to SLI configurations this generation, so maybe it would be best to drop the Titan X and get a 1080 now and a second one later.

    I know someone that's dumping his 980 Ti, getting the 1080 and when the 1080 Ti comes out, he's dumping his 1080 for the Ti version. So, there's always this option as well.

  • Question: I have a gtx 1080 and i was wondering
    Are 2 gtx 1080's stronger or weaker than 1 titan x

    Answer: What @Slumy_57 & @RobCrezz said. You're going to be at the mercy of SLI support in the games, & (unfortunately) the trend over the past couple of years is to let SLI support slide quite a bit (in a few games being so non-existent that SLI actually sees the performance drop).

    That being said...the Titan X (Pascal) & GTX 1080Ti are more powerful than your current 1080 (http://www.techspot.com/review/1352-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-ti/), but the question is whether the extra performance is truly worth it. Techspot's review says that, on average, the 1080TI provides ~20-24% more performance than the 1080. That's technically true; although the increase at 1080p resolutions is technically only ~13%, that's primarily because DOOM has a 200FPS framecap; both the GTX 1080 & 1080Ti hit the cap at 1080p, & while the GTX 1080 doesn't quite make it there, it's fairly close (177FPS), while the 1080Ti is still capped at 200. On the opposite end, even with the extra performance there were still a couple of games (Deus Ex: Mankind Divided & Mafia III) where the 4K performance still isn't quite at the "single GPU" level, & even on some of the other games you're not going to max out your 4K/60Hz monitor (the 1080Ti only had 60+ FPS at 4K in 10 of the 19 games).

    The biggest reason I can think of for possibly switching is to allow for smoother performance. That "20 to 24% improvement" figure pretty much holds true not only for the average FPS in the games but also the minimum FPS. When Techspot tested it, the GTX 1080Ti was able to maintain a minimum of 60FPS in all 19 games at 1440p, & 8 or 9 of the games at 4K (I say "8 or 9" because it was able to hit 59FPS minimum in Titanfall 2, which to me is close enough to include). So if your games aren't as smooth onscreen as you'd like, the 1080Ti will help out there.

    That being said...

    Unless you're going to sell your GTX 1080 & get some decent cash for it, buying a brand-new GTX 1080Ti just for a 25% performance improvement is basically just spending cash for bragging rights. If your system needs some improvements, the cash might be better spent on other parts.

  • Question: I can get an used gtx titan x maxwell 12gb vram version for 350 euro's , or I could get a 1080 for around 400 euro's.

    What is the best card for supersampling in VR ? Titan X or gtx 1080 ?

    Answer: 1080 is probably better. Titan X Maxwell has more VRAM but the architecture is older. Due to the newer architecture the 1080 will run games in general a lot more smoothly than a Titan X Maxwell.

    To get into it, Titan X Maxwell has more CUDA cores by about 500 IIRC. However the 1080 has a much, much higher base clock which means the extra CUDA cores means pretty much nothing, since in games clock speed is everything. Titan X has 12GB of VRAM, but its memory speed is lower than the 1080 (7 Gbs vs 10 Gbs). Really that doesn't make too much of a difference in gaming, but as I said, faster clock speeds in games in better. The memory bandwidth between the two is negligible. The newer Pascal architecture means the 1080 will run more efficiently than Maxwell will, and more games will be optimized for Pascal over Maxwell. The only reason to take the Titan X Maxwell over the 1080 is if you're going to be using all of the extra VRAM, of which I doubt you will with VR.

    EDIT: In real use even the 1070 is better than the Titan X Maxwell. The pure clock speed and efficiency of the Pascal architecture makes the difference.

GTX 1080 vs GTX TITAN X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Board NumberPG413 SKU 0PG600
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W250 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Boost Clock1733 MHz1089 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price599 USD999 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 27th, 2016Mar 17th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size314 mm²601 mm²
GPU NameGP104GM200
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1GM200-400-A1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,000 million

Memory

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB12288 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
ROPs6496
Shading Units25603072
TMUs160192

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 GTX TITAN X
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS6,691 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)209.1 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s104.5 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s209.1 GTexel/s