Over the last few days I've been testing MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G graphics card, the first custom GTX 1080 Ti that I've received, and man is it a monster.
Before our full review of the card (which is very close now), I thought I'd write up a quick overview of the card - so we can see the 4K performance for now, and the rest of the review in much more detail soon. The card looks awesome, with a revised Twin Frozr VI cooler and a 2.5-slot design that houses a thicker heat sink and cooling system.
For now, this is the 4K results of the MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G, something I thought I'd share before the full review. Also, a few shots of the card - as it really does look great.
Performance wise, MSI has a monster in its hands with the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G. Just check out these results:
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra (4K)
3DMark has been a staple benchmark for years now, all the way back to when The Matrix was released and Futuremark had bullet time inspired benchmarks. 3DMark is the perfect tool to see if your system - most important, your CPU and GPU - is performing as it should. You can search results for your GPU, to see if it falls in line with other systems based on similar hardware.
Heaven - 4K
Ubisoft's latest installment in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series is Ghost Recon Wildlands, an open world tactical shooter with some of the best graphics on the market, with Ubisoft Paris using a modified version of the AnvilNext engine.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the best looking games on the market, a truly gorgeous game - and a wonder to benchmark. The team at Crystal Dynamics made a very scalable PC game that plays really well testing graphics cards. We've got DX11 and DX12 results in one here, showing the slight strengths of running DX12 mode.
Far Cry Primal is a game built on the impressive Dunia Engine 2 with wide open, beautiful environments. It might look stunning, but the performance is actually quite good - but most cards will be stressed at 1440p, and especially so at 4K and beyond.
You can buy Far Cry Primal at Amazon.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is one of the most graphically intensive games we test, with Monolith using their own Lithtech engine to power the game. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.
Metro: Last Light Redux comes from developer 4A Games, making the Redux version of Metro: Last Light the 'definitive' version of the game. Redux had a fresh coat of paint on the already impressive 4A Engine, and it really pushes our GPUs to their limits.