Test Configuration

Test Configuration


Test Configuration – Hardware

  • Intel Core i7-8700K (HyperThreading and Turbo boost is on to 4.6GHz for all cores; Coffee Lake DX11 CPU graphics).
  • EVGA Z370 FTW motherboard (Intel Z370 chipset, latest BIOS, PCIe 3.0/3.1 specification, CrossFire/SLI 8x+8x)
  • HyperX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB, dual channel at 3333MHz)
  • TITAN XpStar Wars Jedi Order Collector’s Edition, stock clocks, supplied by NVIDIA
  • GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 8GB, stock clocks, supplied by NVIDIA
  • 240GB HyperX SSD, supplied by Kingston/HyperX
  • 2TB Toshiba 7200 rpm HDD for storage
  • EVGA 1000G 1000W power supply unit
  • EVGA CLC 280mm CPU water cooler, supplied by EVGA
  • Onboard Realtek Audio
  • Genius SP-D150 speakers, supplied by Genius
  • Thermaltake Overseer RX-1, full tower case supplied by Thermaltake
  • ASUS 12X Blu-ray writer
  • Monoprice Crystal Pro 4K

Test Configuration – Software

–Nvidia’s GeForce 388.33 WHQL drivers were used for all cards  High Quality, prefer maximum performance. 
–VSync is off in the control panel.
–AA enabled as noted in games; all in-game settings are specified with 16xAF always applied
–All results show average frame rates including minimum frame rates shown in italics on the chart next to the averages in smaller font.
–Highest quality sound (stereo) used in all games.
–Windows 10 64-bit Home edition. All DX11 titles were run under DX11 render paths, ten DX12 titles are run under the DX12 render path, and two Games use the Vulkan API (and 1 game also uses the OpenGL path)
–Latest DirectX
–All games are patched to their latest versions at time of publication.
–MSI’s Afterburner, latest version used for NVIDIA cards.
–OCAT, latest version
–Fraps, latest version

20 PC Game benchmark suite & 4 synthetic tests


  • Firestrike – Basic & Extreme
  • Time Spy DX12
  • VRMark Orange Room
  • VRMark Blue Room

DX11 Games

  • Metro: Last Light Redux (2014)
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Witcher 3
  • DiRT Rally
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Battlefield 1
  • Resident Evil 7
  • For Honor
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Prey
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Destiny 2

DX12 Games

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Ashes of the Singularity
  • Hitman
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided
  • Total War: Warhammer II

Nvidia Control Panel settings:


Please note, Multi-display options are no longer available.  We used MSI’s Afterburner to set the GeForce cards’ Power and Temperature targets to their maximum.  

Calculating Percentages

There are two methods of calculating percentages.  One is the “Percentage Difference” that we originally used to compare the GTX 1080 versus the TITAN X, and the other is “Percentage Change” which we are using now to show the performance increase of a TITAN Xp over a GTX 1080 Ti.

For the percentage change, we mean the increase in framerates between a GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1070 Ti SLI divided by the absolute value of the original value in FPS, multiplied by 100.  Percentage change may be expressed by the algebraic formula: ( ΔV / |V1| ) * 100 = ((V2 – V1) / |V1|) * 100

Let’s check out our Performance Summary chart followed by our preliminary conclusion.