NVIDIA surprised everyone with refreshed GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics cards, ramping up the 8GB of GDDR5X on the GTX 1080 up to 11Gbps, the same speed the 11GB of GDDR5X is clocked at on the even faster GTX 1080 Ti. As for the GTX 1060, NVIDIA pushed the 6GB of GDDR5 RAM up from 8Gbps, to 9Gbps - an even stronger competitor to the lukewarm Radeon RX 580 from AMD that was just released.
NVIDIA's surprise shift with the upgraded GeForce GTX 1080 and its 8GB of GDDR5X being clocked up to 11Gbps was a strange move, but there's definitely a nice performance bump - and when you mix this with custom GTX 1080 8GB 11Gbps cards, we have a pretty decent offering between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti.
MSI was the first AIB partner to get one of the new GTX 1080 8GB 11Gbps graphics cards to my GPU labs here in Australia, with their MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X+ 8G. It retains the awesomely-styled Twin Frozr VI cooler, with tweaked clocks on the GPU and the faster 11Gbps GDDR5X RAM.
There are two different GTX 1080 11Gbps graphics cards that MSI offers, with the GTX 1080 Gaming X+ 8G being the fastest of the two. To be confusing, MSI names them both GTX 1080 Gaming X+ 8G, but there's a fairly large difference between them:
Here's the chart for the five different GTX 1080s that MSI makes, with the Gaming X+ 8G becoming the best GTX 1080 that MSI makes. The previous Gaming X 8G has the same GPU clocks, with 1708/1847MHz on base/boost, respectively. But, the older Gaming X 8G has its 8GB of GDDR5X at the 'old' clocks of 10Gbps, while the new Gaming X+ 8G has its 8GB of GDDR5X at 11Gbps.
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- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
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