Performance Charts

Performance summary chart

The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW stock and overclocked vs. the reference Founders Edition and vs. the Fury X

All results except for Firestrike are expressed in average fps (in Bold) and also generally in minimum fps (where they make sense, in smaller font italics next to the averages).  The stock EVGA factory overclocked GTX 1080 FTW performance results are in Column 1, the reference Founders Edition is in the second column (in black text), our user-overclocked EVGA GTX 1080 FTW is in the third, and the last column shows Fury X stock results.

Here are our results of 26 games and 1 synthetic test.  An Asterisk (*) means that there are some real issues with the visuals.


Chart-3As you can see, the factory-set EVGA overclock brings a decent performance increase over the Founders Edition and our additional overclock of +55MHz to the core and +100MHz to the memory generally brings another small increase showing there is good scaling with overclocking.  However, we would caution against memory overclocking and recommend that each end user test it out for themselves since in a few games, overclocking the memory even by a small amount may degrade performance.

The main summary chart: The Big Picture

This main summary chart is what we call, “The Big Picture” since it places our three test cards into a much larger 13-configuration test bed. Driver revisions for each card are noted on the chart.  An “X” means the benchmark was not run, while “NA” means the benchmark could not be run or completed. And an Asterisk (*) means that there are some real issues with the visuals.  All results except for Firestrike are expressed in average fps (in Bold) and also generally in minimum fps (where they make sense, in smaller italics next to the average results).

Make sure to open this chart in another window or in a separate tab for better readability.


What we can take away from the results generally is that the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW is the fastest single GPU video card – period!  Overall, it edges out the Founders Edition and it is significantly faster than the Fury X.

When we compare the $600-$650 Fury X against the $679 EVGA GTX 1080 FTW, the value to performance gap may even widen further in favor of the GeForce.  And the EVGA FTW  card is generally faster than the reference Founders Edition which costs $20 more!  As an added bonus, the GTX 1080 FTW is the quietest card of all tested including the Fury X which is very quiet indeed.  And the FTW runs much cooler than the Founders Edition.

UPDATED 06/23/16 – If you would like to watch the video using these same benchmarks on Youtube, Please check out TechofTomorrow.

Let’s head for our conclusion.


  1. Thanks for the review, quick question though regarding power consumption. I got this card because it was the only non-FE card available and my concern is that I didn’t realize the higher power consumption due to the overclock on the card. Is there a way via PrecisionX that you can set a power consumption target so that it doesn’t exceed the TDP of the FE version? Basically, I don’t need nor want an extra 2-4 FPS at the expense of the electrical bill cost esp when it’s near 18 cents per kilowatt hour (power+delivery charge+taxes+state/city fees), which it looks like it cost over 55 Watts for an extra 2-4 FPS in certain cases. Is that possible?

    • You’re welcome!

      You can set your own clocks in PrecisionX to whatever you like – i.e. underclock it to match the Founders Edition clocks, or even lower. You can also lower the Power Target. You can find your own “sweet spot” for clocks versus gaming performance with a little experimentation.

      Here’s a suggestion for a very useful tool that may be able to save you money since you are in an area with high electricity costs:

      They often go on sale for under $25, and you can see exactly how much electricity you are using.

      • Great, thank you for the info — I also contacted EVGA and they said to set the power target to 90% to reach a max TDP of 180 Watts.

    • a bit late but i use this card with the visio M series. 65 inch

      It ummmm…

      There is no way i could describe it to you. But once you see it. You cannot unsee it.

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