Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The most badass graphics card ever created

Hail to the new king of graphics cards, baby.

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Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal is another Ubisoft game, but running on the latest version of the long-respected Dunia engine that’s been underpinning the series for years now. We tested these GPUs with the game’s free 4K HD texture pack enabled.

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It scales well, though the Fiji GPU’s super-fast high-bandwidth memory gives AMD’s Fury cards an edge at higher resolutions. The tables turn at lower resolutions. At 4K/Ultra, the GTX 1080 offers a 78-percent performance increase over the GTX 980, and a 33-percent increase of the Titan X and Fury X.

Next page: Ashes of the Singularity and DX12

At a Glance
  • The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 is the first graphics card built using 16nm technology after GPUs stalled on 28nm for four long years. The performance and power efficiency gains are nothing short of astounding.

    Pros

    • Outrageous performance leap over GTX 980
    • Hugely power efficient
    • Attractive premium design
    • Numerous new features

    Cons

    • Doesn't blow away Radeon cards in heavily AMD-optimized games
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