MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X OC 11 GB Review – The Thunderous GeForce Gaming Graphics Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning XJune 2017
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X Benchmarks (DirectX 12)
Ashes of The Singularity
NVIDIA and AMD have been tweaking performance of their cards for Ashes of the Singularity since the title released. It was the first to make use of DirectX 12 API and the first to leverage from the new Async compute technology that makes use of the DX12 renderer to improve performance. Here, the GTX 1080 Ti deliver a good increase over the GTX 1080 at both 4K and 1440P resolutions. The AMD cards have had a slight edge with the title since launch and with Vega launched, we will be testing the title once again when we have a sample in our hands. Overall, the 1080 Ti Lightning X is the fastest in this title.
Battlefield 1 takes us back to the great war that was meant to end all wars aka World War 1. Using the latest Frostbite tech, the game does a good job at looking gorgeous in all ways possible. From the open world environments to the intense and gun blazing action, this multiplayer and single player FPS title is one of the best Battlefield to date.
The GeForce cards show a strong performance in Battlefield 1 with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti scoring over 100 FPS at 1440P and the latter delivering more than 60 FPS at 4K resolution while delivering maximum visual quality. AMD has also tweaked their performance in the title and GCN based cards now deliver good performance compared to their rivals. The 1080 Ti Lightning X is the fastest of the bunch when overclocked.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Humanity is at war with itself and divided into factions. On one end, we have the pure and on the other, we have the augmented. That is the world where Adam Jensen lives in and this is the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The game uses the next generation Dawn Engine that was made by IO interactive on the foundation of their Glacier 2 engine. The game features support of DirectX 12 API and is one of the most visually intensive titles that taxes the GPU really hard.
Here, the likes of the 1080 Ti are unable to reach 60 FPS on 4K but deliver around mid 40s (average) frame rate. We can most definitely increases the FPS by reducing a few visual settings but overall, 1080 TI Lightning packs a lot of power compared to the other cards in this game.
With the latest drivers, NVIDIA has managed to up the performance of their Pascal and Maxwell parts in Hitman (2016). The game has been a major win for AMD graphics cards that still show a strong gain in performance when switching over from DX11 to DX12 but NVIDIA is slowly catching up with their drivers game. Here, the GTX 1080 Ti delivers more than 80 FPS at the highest settings on 4K resolution. That's almost twice the FPS of Fury X.
Rise of The Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the most beautiful game that I have played recently and was patched to the DX12 API. The game features a wide variety of settings and we chose Very High, HBAO+ without any AA. The game managed to hit 60 FPS on the 1080 Ti at 4K and over 100 FPS at 1080P.