87points

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

83points

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming vs MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

Why is Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming better than MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor?

  • 26mm shorter
    114mmvs140mm
  • Has air-water cooling

Why is MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor better than Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming?

  • 1mm narrower
    279mmvs280mm

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General info

1.thermal design power (TDP)

180W

180W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

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18W

2.number of transistors

7200 million

7200 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

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136000 million

3.semiconductor size

16nm

16nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

AMD Radeon RX 570

1nm

4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3

3

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

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3

5.height

114mm

140mm

Best

Nvidia GeForce GT 520 (OEM)

68mm

6.width

280mm

279mm

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115mm

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Performance

1.pixel rate

114.2GPixel/s

102.8GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

208.4GPixel/s

2.GPU clock speed

1784MHz

1607MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

1784MHz

3.GPU memory speed

1302MHz

1251MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

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5505MHz

4.texture rate

285.4GTexels/s

257.1GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

521GTexels/s

5.floating-point performance

9.13TFLOPS

8.23TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

Best

Nvidia Titan V

110TFLOPS

6.shading units

2560

2560

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

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MSI Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC

51232

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Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

333GB/s

320GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

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2242GB/s

2.effective memory speed

10416MHz

10008MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.

Best

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14400MHz

3.memory bus width

256bit

256bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

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Sapphire Radeon Pro Duo

8192bit

4.RAM

8GB

8GB

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

32.77GB

5.version of GDDR memory

5

5

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

Best

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Twin Fan

6

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Ports

1.has a HDMI output
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.DisplayPort outputs

3

3

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

Best

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4

3.DVI outputs

1

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

Best

HIS Radeon RX 470 IceQ X2 Turbo

10

4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Best

AMD FirePro W9000

6

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Features

1.OpenGL version

4.5

4.5

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Asus Cerberus GTX 1070 Ti Advanced

12

2.DirectX version

12

12

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Colorful GeForce iGame RTX 2080 Ti Advanced OC

12.1

3.OpenCL version

1.2

1.2

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Best

XFX Radeon RX 550 Slim Single Slot 4GB

4.5

4.Supports 4K resolution
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

5.Supports multi-display technology
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

6.Supports 3D
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

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