GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980 vs 1080 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

9.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,064 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 4,358 GFLOPS Around 90% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 11,973 vs 9,645 Around 25% better PassMark score
Significantly higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 136.2 GTexel/s Around 90% higher texture rate
Much better video composition score 145.38 frames/s vs 39.7 frames/s Around 3.8x better video composition score
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 68.1 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,216 MHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 8,194 vs 5,116 More than 60% better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 91.98 vs 76.22 More than 20% better fire strike factor score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 168.7 vs 116.35 Around 45% higher bioshock infinite framerate
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 980 vs 1080

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980
212.26 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
1,041.63 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980
107.19 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
236.53 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980
3,710.56
GeForce GTX 1080
3,717.62

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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