ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti
vs
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC


GPU comparison with benchmarks

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti is based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (Maxwell 2.0) and has 6 GB GDDR5 graphics memory with a bandwidth of 337 GB/s.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC is based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Pascal) and has 8 GB GDDR5X graphics memory with a bandwidth of 320 GB/s.

GPU

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti has the GM200-310-A1 graphics chip installed, which is based on the Maxwell 2.0 architecture.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC is based on the graphics chip GP104-400-A1 / GP104-410-A1, which comes from the Pascal architecture.
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
GM200-310-A1 GPU Chip GP104-400-A1 / GP104-410-A1
Maxwell 2.0 Architecture Pascal
22 Streaming Multiprocessors 20
2816 Shader 2560
96 Render Output Units 64
176 Texture Units 160
0 Raytracing Cores 0

Memory

The graphics memory of the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti clocks at 1.753 GHz, which corresponds to a speed of 7.0 Gbps.

The graphics memory speed of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC is 10.0 Gbps and the clock speed is 1.251 GHz.

6 GB Memory Size 8 GB
GDDR5 Memory Type GDDR5X
1.753 GHz Memory Clock 1.251 GHz
7.0 Gbps Memory Speed 10.0 Gbps
337 GB/s Memory bandwidth 320 GB/s
384 bit Memory Interface 256 bit

Clock Speeds

The clock frequency of a graphics card determines the speed in connection with the graphics architecture.

1.000 GHz Base Clock 1.657 GHz
1.076 GHz Boost Clock 1.797 GHz
Avg (Game) Clock
Yes Overclocking Yes

Thermal Design

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti is powered by 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin connectors. The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of the graphics card is 250 W.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC has 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin PCIe power connectors that supply it with energy. The manufacturer specifies the TDP of the card as 180 W.

250 W TDP 180 W
-- TDP (up) --
91 °C Tjunction max 94 °C
1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin PCIe-Power 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 8-Pin

Cooler & Fans

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti is equipped with a total of 1 Radial main fans.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC has 2 Axial main fans that cool the GPU and memory.

Radial Fan-Type Axial
1 x 65 mm Fan 1 2 x 100 mm
-- Fan 2 --
Air cooling Cooler-Type Air cooling
0 dB Noise (Idle) dB
-- Noise (Load) --

Connectivity

Up to 4 screens can be operated with the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC supports the operation of a maximum of 4 monitors.

4 Max. Displays 4
2.2 HDCP-Version 2.2
1x HDMI v2.0 HDMI Ports 1x HDMI v2.0b
3x DP v1.2 DP Ports 3x DP v1.4
1 DVI Ports 1
-- VGA Ports --
-- USB-C Ports --

Featureset

With the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti it is possible to operate a screen with a maximum resolution of up to 4096x2160 pixels.

The maximum supported resolution of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC is 7680x4320 pixels.

4096x2160 Max. resolution 7680x4320
12_1 DirectX 12_1
No Raytracing No
No DLSS / FSR Yes
No LED lighting LED No LED lighting

Supported Video Codecs

The support and acceleration of certain video codecs can have a positive impact on the lower energy consumption and less waste heat from the graphics card.

Decode / Encode h264 Decode / Encode
No h265 / HEVC Decode / Encode
No AV1 No
Decode VP8 Decode
No VP9 Decode

Dimensions

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti is connected to the system via PCIe 3 x 16 lanes and requires 2 PCIe-Slots space in the housing.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC needs the space of 2 PCIe-Slots in the case and has a PCIe 3.0 x 16 Lanes interface.

267 mm Length 296 mm
111 mm Height 144 mm
40 mm Width 43 mm
2 PCIe-Slots Width (Slots) 2 PCIe-Slots
-- Weight --
PCIe 3 x 16 GPU Interface PCIe 3.0 x 16

Additional data

The ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti has been manufactured with a structure width of 28 nanometers since Q2/2015.

The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC came on the market in Q2/2016 and will have a structure width of 16 nanometers manufactured.

-- Part-no 80NSJ6DHL4EK
Q2/2015 Release date Q2/2016
739 $ Launch Price 599 $ (Reference)
28 nm Structure size 16 nm
-- Documents data sheet

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Benchmark results

3DMark Benchmark (DirectX, Raytracing)

3DMark is a benchmark program that determines the performance of certain components of a computer and then reports the performance as a numerical value.

Time Spy Extreme Graphics score

Port Royal (Raytracing)

Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5 is a visually stunning game that is ideal as a graphics card benchmark. We test the game with maximum details on Windows 10.

3840x2160 (2160p)

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC
8 GB GDDR5X
41 fps (avg)

2560x1440 (1440p)

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC
8 GB GDDR5X
78 fps (avg)

1920x1080 (1080p)

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC KFA2 GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC
8 GB GDDR5X
110 fps (avg)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL, Vulkan, Metal)

Geekbench 6 is a cross-platform benchmark for main processors, which also carries out 3 different graphics benchmarks and outputs them in the form of a numerical value.

Geekbench 6 - OpenCL

Geekbench 6 - Vulkan

FP32 Performance (Single-precision TFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in TFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second.

FP32 (TFLOPS)

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