Compute Benchmarks

I always like to check out compute performance, especially with higher ends cards like the GTX 1080 Ti because even beyond gaming there are performance benefits for running a dedicated GPU. Typically I like to take a look at Folding at Home performance to see single and double precision results but there still seems to be an issue with the test running at all with the current Nvidia drivers. Because of that, I had to skip those tests and jump right into CompubenchCL. I started with the Video Composition benchmark that tests at what FPS the card can render video and the GTX 1080 Ti unsurprisingly dominated here with a score of 183.01 FPS. The GTX 1080 was 50 FPS lower and even the overclocked RX 480’s that performed really well in the past couldn’t keep up.

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In the Bitcoin mining test, the results were similar with an impressive 1431.7 MHash/s making the GTX 1080 Ti a good buy for data mining when looking for a single card. Cards like the RX 480 and GTX 1070 are still both better options. I did some quick math using pricing on Newegg and the breakdown of MHash per dollar spent is around 2.05 for the GTX 1080 Ti and as follows for a few other cards. The tiny GTX 1060 Superclocked from EVGA looks like the best overall value, but keep in mind you also have to figure how much each bench/motherboard/CPU costs as well when going with lower output cards in higher quantities.

GTX 1080 Ti 2.05/$

GTX 1080 2.16/$

GTX 1070 2.23/$

RX 480 8GB 1.33/$

GTX 1060 6GB 2.52/$

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