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Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Ti review

by on09 March 2017

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Far Cry 4

The Far Cry franchise has been around since 2004 when Crytek developed a commercial success of the first game in the series, leading to its acquisition by Ubisoft, and the eventual development of three sequels and six spin-offs all developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The latest installment in the series is another open world, action adventure first-person shooter that takes the player through the mountains and forests of fictional Himalayan country Kyrat to battle some seriously dangerous wildlife, and occasional enemy soldiers along the way. The game is based on Dunia Engine 2 and runs using the DirectX 11 API, making use of new ambient occlusion methods along with a wide range of complex geometry in rock formations and woodlands, foliage and fur shaders.

Results – 3840x2160p

far cry 4 4k benchmark gtx 970 1070 1080 1080 ti

In the default clock results at 4K, the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti gets an average of 33.2fps, followed by the GTX 1070 at 33.2fps, the GTX 970 SC at 21.5fps, and the GTX 1080 at 21.2fps. In this test, the GTX 1080 seems to perform lower than the GTX 1070, likely due to some temperature throttling as a result of a very warm radiator unit.

Results – 2560x1440p

far cry 4 1440p benchmark gtx 970 1070 1080 1080 ti

In the default clock results at 1440p, the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti gets an average of 94.3fps, followed by the GTX 1070 at 63.7fps, the GTX 1080 at 43.8fps, and the GTX 970 SC at 40.7fps. Once again, it appears that the GTX 1080 has trailed behind the 1070, and the only reasonable answer we can guess is because the card was running exceptionally hot and had to be thermally throttled down.

Results – 1920x1080p

far cry 4 1080p benchmark gtx 970 1070 1080 1080 ti

In the default clock results at 1080p, the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti gets an average of 106.4fps, followed by the GTX 1070 at 93.5fps, the GTX 1080 at 60.3fps and the GTX 970 SC at 59.4fps. It appears the GTX 1080 was throttled down once again due to high temperatures. Next time we will make sure to give the FTW Hybrid a proper mounting using the included fan rather than a Corsair case fan.


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