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)
PRICING: You can find the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming retails for $950 at Amazon.
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