Product Comparison: MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080


General Specifications
Brand
MSI
Gigabyte
Model
GTX 980TI (V323-001R)
GeForce GTX 1080
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Get Game Ready with GeForce® GTX. GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.
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
6 GB
8 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1279 MHz
1797 MHz
Memory Bus Width
384 bit
256 bit

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

What customers say about "Key Specs"
MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI GAMING 6G Graphics Card (V323-001R)
  • Everything about this card far exceeded my expectations. It's quiet, runs cool(without liquid cooling system), and my god is it Powerful. This card is a straight up beast, able to handle anything you throw at it with max settings, 60fps, and 1440p QHD.
  • I am blown away by the performance of this card.
  • It's a GTX 980 TI... it will run literally anything at high FPS max graphics (with an appropriate CPU, of course)
  • Such a looker and by george is it a fast GPU. Really though, this thing is rediculously quite even under massive loads. It handles almost any game you can throw at it exceptionally well.
  • Love it, runs league of legends at 800 fps and that's all I wanted.
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
1.57 in.
1.6 in.
Width
10.59 in.
11 in.
Depth
5.51 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
2.35 lbs.
3.31 lbs.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Features
Processor Type
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980Ti
GeForce® GTX 1080
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
7010 MHz
10010 MHz
API Supported
Microsoft DirectX 12 API, OpenGL4.4, VR Ready
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA G-SYNC, AIRFLOW CONTROL, SuperSU PIPE
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
Cooling System
TWIN FROZR V coolers
WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System
Extras
Max Monitors Supported: 4, Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz
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

MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

What customers say about "Features"
MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI GAMING 6G Graphics Card (V323-001R)
  • Runs perfectly, really quiet. Though I have been getting an error message whenever I open up a web browser or anything fullscreen. Driver issue I assumed, it won't go away even after updating the drivers.
  • Runs cool and quiet. Comes factory clocked quite high. Not the fastest 980 TI out there, but absolutely the best 980 TI on the market when considering noise, temperatures, and speed as a total package. The near-silent fans alone make this card worth buying.
  • I bought this card to replace two loud and hot reference amd cards and this was the best choice. The card is very strong and very quiet.
  • Fans turn off when not in use, greatly reducing passive noise levels
  • The back of the card is a heavy metal plate for great protection (and looks)
  • Runs a little hot. I average about 78-81 Degrees C, When I'm Maxing out games like Witcher 3 or BF4.
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)
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
What customers say about "Connectivity"
MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI GAMING 6G Graphics Card (V323-001R)
  • The dust covers for the connection slots are a nice touch as well, though they are a hard plastic, so not sure how long they'll "stay" put. If you're looking at getting a TI this one definitely delivers.
  • I have 3 monitors connected to this plus a TV. Driving games are the most noticeable change on 3 monitors and is something that has to be experienced. Every game recommends the highest settings and even on 3 screens it doesn't slow this card down.
  • Only 1 HDMI port... though, I suppose Display Port should be preferable these days, but my monitors don't support it, so...
  • Only one HDMI output not a problem until you try to play project cars on oculus and it won't display in vr. Have to do a work around for that .
  • Runs slightly hot when you require it to push multiple displays with differing refresh rates, but otherwise zero complaints after owning it a few months.
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
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE, RoHS
CE, RoHS

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