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.
As 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).
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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.
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Let’s head for our conclusion.