GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980 vs 1080 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

8.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980  based on its noise and power.

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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
Slightly lower TDP 165W vs 180W Around 10% lower TDP
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 1,127 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 4,981 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 155.6 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,216 MHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 77.82 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 131.6 vs 83.5 Around 60% higher metro: last light framerate
Better sky diver factor score 516.48 vs 434.58 Around 20% better sky diver factor score
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

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

Crysis 3

Metro: Last Light

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Comments

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I can't see a huge difference. I think I will delay my upgrade from 980 until Volta is released.
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