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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming - The Best VR Graphics Card?

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 2, 2016 6:46 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


GIGABYTE's new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming graphics card has some great gains on NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition in our DX12 testing, as you can see below.


















Overclocking Adventures - 2.1GHz Boost


I expected to hit around 2100MHz boost on the GPU with the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming, and I did - just. My sample was stable at 2090MHz and provided a nice boost in performance over the already great factory overclock.


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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