So this week has been mostly filled with information on the AMD 500 series launch but today Nvidia taking the NDA off of their updated GTX 1080’s that were introduced at the same time as the GTX 1080 Ti. The new GTX 1080’s now have 11Gbps memory, just like the 1080 Ti. MSI sent over the GTX 1080 Gaming X+ for me to check out so today I’m going to run it through our recently refreshed test suite and see how it compares to the GTX 1080 Ti and the original GTX 1080 as well. Being an aftermarket card it should run cooler and quieter than the two Founders Editions that I tested, but how does it all translate to in game performance. I test at 1080p, 1440p, and 4k to see just how they all compare.

Product Name: MSI GTX 1080 11Gbps Gaming X+ 8G

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE



Graphics Processing Unit

NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080


PCI Express x16 3.0

Boost / Base Core Clock

1847 MHz / 1708 MHz (OC Mode)

1822 MHz / 1683 MHz (Gaming Mode)

1733 MHz / 1607 MHz (Silent Mode)

Memory Size (MB)


Memory Type


Memory Interface


Memory Clock Speed

11110 MHz (OC)

11010 MHz (Gaming / Silent)


DisplayPort x 3 (Version 1.4) / HDMI (Version 2.0) / DL-DVI-D

Virtual Reality Ready


Digital Maximum Resolution

7680 x 4320

Maximum Displays


HDCP Support


DirectX Version Support


OpenGL Version Support


Multi-GPU Technology

SLI, 2-Way

Power Connectors

6-pin x 1, 8-pin x 1



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