Nvidia GTX 1070 vs 1080 – 2019 Benchmarks & Comparisons
? I recently retested both the Nvidia GTX 1070 and 1080 graphics cards to compare against the 2070 in previous videos, but figured it would also be worthwhile doing an updated comparison between the 1070 and 1080 to see how theyre going going into 2019. Lets quickly. Take a look at how the 1070 and 1080 actually differ in terms of specs. Note that things like clock, speed and power will vary between specific cards. These are just the reference specs for each model.. Important differences. To take note of are that the 1080 has more cuda cores higher base and boost clock speeds and more and faster memory, so an improvement in most aspects. For the testing Im using the EVGA 1080 FTW2 and the Galax 1070 EC. Both come overclocked out of the box, so expect different results with different cards. Although Ive only seen differences of a few FPS myself., The system that Im testing with has an AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU in an MSI X470 Gaming, Pro Carbon motherboard running at stock speeds, along with 16GB of T Force Night Hawk CL16 memory from Team Group running at Ddr4 3200 in dual channel. Check the links in the description for details on all of the components as well as for up to date, pricing. The same Windows version and Nvidia drivers were used for the testing and with all games, Ive only tested at max settings. As for most titles, these should be more GPU bound and help us see the differences.
So with that in mind, lets get into the results.. Fortnite was tested with the same replay file at epic settings, and this game saw one of the biggest performance improvements going from 1070 to 1080 graphics. At 4K and 1440p. The 1 low result from the 1080 was even above the average frame rate of the 1070.. With a 1080p resolution, the average frame rate with the GTX 1080 was 31 better than the 1070 and then just a little lower at 1440p and 4K in this test. Overwatch was tested in the practice range so that I can easily repeat the same test run and There was less of a difference between the two in this game, although the 1 low from the 1080 was still ahead of the 1070s average frame rate at 4K and 1440p, but realistically still perfectly playable on either card at 1440p and epic settings. At 1080p. There was a 20 improvement to average FPS with the GTX 1080, a 24 improvement at 1440p and then a 28 improvement at 4K. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer as its easier to consistently reproduce the test run and even at max settings. I found either card could play the game well at 1440p or below. With a 1080p resolution. The GTX 1080 was getting average frame rates 20 higher than the 1070 22 higher at 1440p and then 31 better at 4K.. Csgo was tested with the ulletical benchmark and there was less of a difference between the 1080 and 1070 in this game, and this game saw the lowest increase with the 1080 out of all games tested.
, There was far less of a change between the 1 low results At all 3 resolutions, and then in terms of average frame rates, there was just a 9 improvement at 1080p 8 improvement at 1440p and 11 improvement at 4K. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark, and the improvements here were also on the lower side Compared to most of the other games tested, although even at max settings and with a 4K resolution, the 1070 was still able to average above 60 FPS in this test. At 1080p. The GTX 1080 was averaging 18 higher than the 1070 22 better at 1440p and 25. Better at 4K. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested with the built in benchmark and some nice improvements are seen here with the 1080. This game saw the largest percentage improvement at 1440p and 4K out of all games tested. At 1080p. The GTX 1080 was getting 26 better average frame rates than the GTX 1070 31, better at 1440p and 32, better at 4K., Far Cry 5 was tested with the built in benchmark and both were able to get above 60 FPS at 1440p or below in this test. With max settings., There wasnt as big of a difference with this game compared to others. The 1080 was performing 9 better at 1080p, 23, better at 1440p and 27, better at 4K. Assassins, Creed Odyssey was tested with the built in benchmark, and this game saw lower improvements with the GTX 1080 compared to most of the other games that were tested.
. The frame rates at ultra high settings arent that great as this doesnt seem to be a very well optimized game, although at the same time I dont think it needs a high frame rate to play. At 1080p, there was a 16 improvement with the GTX 1080 over The 1070, in average frame rate a 20 improvement at 1440p and a 24 improvement at 4K. PUBG was tested using the same replay and at 1440p, even with ultra settings. The 1070 was almost able to average 60 FPS in this test, though, of course expect much better. With lower settings. With a 1080p resolution, the GTX 1080 was scoring 24 higher than the 1070 in average FPS and then almost 29 better at both 1440p and 4K. Watch. Dogs 2 is a fairly resource intensive game, but I can play it perfectly. Fine with a solid 30 FPS average, so 4K, with the 1080, even maxed out, actually mostly went ok for me and then perfectly fine with either card at any other resolution and settings. At 1080p, the GTX 1080 was giving us average frame rates 16 higher than the 1070 20 higher at 1440p and 28 higher at 4K., The Witcher 3 was tested with Hairworks disabled, but ultra settings are still pretty intensive compared to the other settings in this game.. Despite this, though, even at 1440p, both graphics cards were able to average above 60 FPS. At ultra settings. With a 1080p resolution, the GTX 1080 was getting average frame rates 30 higher than the 1070 28 higher at 1440p and 27 higher at 4K.
So one of the only games to lower the gap at higher resolutions. Shadow of War was tested with the built in benchmark at ultra settings and once again there were some fair improvements. Seen with the 1080 graphics.. There was a 24 improvement at 1080p, 25, better at 1440p and then 28 better at 4K. In terms of overall improvement over all of the games tested at max settings with a 1080p resolution on average, the 1080 is performing 20 better than the 1070, although we can See there is quite a big difference between the various games. At 1440p. On average over the same games. The 1080 was now performing 23 better than the 1070, but again it really varies depending on the specific game.. On average, we expect the performance gap to widen at higher resolutions, because higher resolutions are more GPU bound.. Finally, at 4K the 1080 was now on average, 26, better than the 1070 in these games. But again, this really varies based on the specific game and were seeing the biggest difference here as 4K gaming is much less CPU dependent. Its worth, noting that the newer 20 series did introduce newer features like ray tracing and DLSS. However, at the time of recording both features are pretty scarce in games, but this should in theory, change over time, and hopefully the technologies see further improvements, as at the moment both still feel like they should be in BETA.. I havent tested overclocking here as results.
Arent guaranteed and will vary between hardware based on what overclocks you can get, although, as both are pre overclocked cards, well likely only see a small difference of a few FPS.. Now, for the final difference, the price. I suggest, checking updated prices using the links in the description as prices will change over time. At the time of recording new 1080s seem to be going for around 500 to 550 USD on Amazon, while the 1070 is around the 400 price point, but youve also got the option of paying even less with the second hand market and, of course, prices will vary between region.. You can do your own math, based on the prices you find, but if were going from a 400 GTX 1070 to 500, 1080 thats 25, more money for the GTX 1080, which seems reasonable. When considering, we saw a 23 improvement on average at 1440p., So which graphics card, would you pick the 1070 or 1080 When it comes down to it? I think either card is still capable of giving you a great gaming experience going into 2019.. If youve already got a 1070, I dont think theres that much benefit in upgrading to a 1080. Today it still gives decent FPS in most games up to you. If you want more, of course, if you sell the 1070 theres, not too much of a price difference for some fair gains., If youre buying today realistically neither are 4K cards, but both are able to give good 1440p performance even with max settings tested here, you could Of course, get even higher frame rates at lower settings.
. If I was buying today Id probably go the 1080, which is pretty much what I did around a year ago when I bought it new. I only got the 1070 second hand just for benchmarking.. Let me know which card youd pick down in the comments and dont forget to subscribe for more comparisons and tech.