Product Comparison: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080


General Specifications
Brand
Gigabyte
Gigabyte
Model
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1080
Origin
China
China
About the Product
GeForce GTX delivers the fastest perfomance, with the most advance gaming technologies (NVIDIA GameWorks) and the best gaming ecosystem (GeForce Experience).
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 windforce OC video card power by the new NVIDIA pascal architecture. Integrated with 8GB gddr5x 256bit memory, windforce 3x with blade fan design. Supports up to 8K display at60Hz.
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
8 GB
8 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1771 MHz
1797 MHz
Memory Bus Width
256 bit
256 bit

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • Turned my MacBook Pro mid 2012 into a gaming machine, with one script and this box. 10/10 would buy again, 1080 was released the day after I bought this.
  • Definitely worth every penny! Connected it to my MacBook Pro with Touchbar and am getting flawless 60fps performance on games such as Forza Motorsport 7 at Ultra under retina resolution and Ultrawide 1080P resolution.
  • Worked like a charm. Going from a 660 TI to this card, was a huge step to having a modern card. All of my games run on ultra quality, without issue.
  • Works great with Mass Effect Andromeda and other new graphically intense games
  • Some of the best performance you can get for the money.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC Graphics Cards (GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD)
  • The Nvidia 1080 is an excellent graphics card and brings 4k and VR gaming to the average consumer. Though still pretty expensive, especially with crypto currency miners inflating the price, it's much cheaper than the previous generation Titan X and more powerful.
  • Amazing performance from this card so far. My only issue is that one of the fans was stuck due to the X frame and the wire was touching the same fan.
  • I live-stream and play a lot of video games and this card handles it extremely well and my computer does not get hot even when running AAA games (like Overwatch) on High settings and live streaming to Twitch (in 1080p) at the same time (hits between 53{min}-70'C{max}).
  • Guaranteed Satisfaction. I upgraded to this gpu from an ASUS GTX950-2G, which is also a great video card, and the difference in performance is beyond words. First of all, the delivery was done properly and in time, with great packaging.
  • In really intense gaming scenes especially long ones like a 15, to 20 min boss fight it runs a little hot 80c+ non oc but messing with the oc controls that can be remedied.
Size & Weight
Height
1.45 in.
1.6 in.
Width
11 in.
11 in.
Depth
5.16 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
4.1 lbs.
3.31 lbs.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Features
Processor Type
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070
GeForce® GTX 1080
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
8008 MHz
10010 MHz
API Supported
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
Cooling System
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System
WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System
Extras
Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan, Composite heat-pipes, AORUS Graphics Engine, Digital max resolution 7680x4320, Max Monitors Supported: 4, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, One-click Super overclocking
Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan, Composite heat-pipes, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, Stylish Metal Back Plate, One-click Super overclocking, Smart Power LED indicators

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

What customers say about "Features"
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • Fast, easy to install, not terribly loud, good controls over fan and lights in the software, good overlocking software
  • Great LEDs (although one LED light is out/dimmer)
  • The other issue is the coil whine. Maybe it's just the nature of the beast, but the occasional whine gets a little annoying sometimes.
  • Clocks higher than advertised easily. like all 1070s
  • The loudest coil whine I have ever had on a card. My bro has a MSI version of this card and there is no coil whine. It's very loud on this card
  • Did not come with anything but the card and driver disk. Not that I needed them, but would some cables or Install instructions been too much?
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC Graphics Cards (GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD)
  • Lighting is a nice touch but can be difficult to sync with other peripherals
  • I'm driving three 27" 1920x1080p monitors via Nvidia's 3D Surround technology and I still get amazing frame rates in all the games I play. This card replaced two GTX970's running in SLI.
  • The GeForce 1080 GTX is based on pascal technology which means, in laymen terms, it's ALOT FASTER than anything else on the market at the price point.
  • Lackluster lighting options; lights on card also look pretty dim
Connectivity
Interface
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Output(s)
DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8G REV2.0 Graphic Cards (GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD REV2.0)
  • My laptop didn't have thunderbolt enabled but it did support it. Had to do a bios update then install the TB3 drivers. After that I connected the eGPU and everything worked.
  • If you are using an XPS, the first plug-in attempt will result in the book telling you the card isn't supported. Try to connect again and the card will work.
  • Works perfectly on Dell XPS 15, with a score of 8.7 on Steam VR; the USB ports on the back don't seem to work reliably if you connect more than 1. Have connected the mini-display port to the TV from the AORUS. The led lights are pretty cool as well.
  • One note for everyone out there you will need two 8-pin power connections on your PSU to get this one to run. I had an 4x4 and a 6 pin on the PSU I ordered for my last build 5 years ago, so I had to go get a new PSU since I didn't have a 6 to 8 pin adapter.
  • Most of the time it does not connect, but when it does it works great as intended. Only reason for 2 stars is the headache caused when I bring this to a LAN and have to spend an hour and a half getting it to connect.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC Graphics Cards (GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD)
  • Easy to use clock to 2038 MHz no software needed.
  • IT IS AMAZING! It's connected to a Samsung 65" 4k TV. I play StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft and FPS at 60hz is well into the 100's with high graphics settings.
  • This is connected to 1440p/144hz/G-Sync and 4k/60hz/10bit displays. I did the usual benches with GTA V, WItcher 3, ROTTR, Mordor, and yes even Batman AK.
  • Only thing wrong is the installation cd came in way blank. Literally nothing on it. Was kinda funny when I realized it was empty. Not really a big deal I just went on Gigabyte's website and downloaded all the software from the G1 page.
  • Obvious problems with the card as confirmed by other reviewers. DVI-D connection will not connect to my monitor. HDMI works fine for connection to tv however I get no signal from the DVI-D
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, RoHS
CE, RoHS


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