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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming Review - A Massive Surprise

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 18, 2016 1:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

This is our new section for video card reviews, with DX12 and VR becoming a huge deal over the course of the last 12 months. We have just a handful of DX12 tests right now, so expect this section of the site and our reviews to grow considerably over the coming months.


The same goes for VR, where we have both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in house now. We will be testing VRMark for now, which is in Preview form, as well as our thoughts on VR gaming on the HTC Vive with the new GeForce GTX 1080 video card.



DirectX 12 Performance


For now, we've been testing Ashes of the Singularity and Hitman in DX12, but we will soon be using 3DMark's new Time Spy benchmark. Time Spy is the latest DX12 benchmark with some impressive visuals, and it'll be joining our GPU reviews very, very soon.

















Overclocking Adventures - Surprising Results


I didn't expect to get much out of the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming, as it only has a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, but I was pleasantly surprised with the overclock on the GP104 GPU. I was able to hit 2050MHz (or so) boost on the GPU, which is pretty damn impressive. It wasn't stable in everything, but I found a sweet spot at around 1980-2000MHz.


The additional performance was welcomed, as you can see in our 3DMark FireStrike benchmarks:




3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p





3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p





3DMark Fire Strike Ultra - 4K (3840x2160)



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