As if on cue, a leak has surfaced showing the 3DMark 11 scores of the upcoming so-called Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card. Interestingly, this would be the first time Nvidia has made a flagship (non-Titan) consumer-grade graphics card with 8GB of VRAM.
Before we get any further, it’s worth mentioning that the memory bus clock showed on both the 3DMark 11 benchmarks for the GTX 1080 is inaccurate. According to VideoCardz, it’s supposedly estimated to be somewhere in the region of 2500MHz – assuming that the GTX 1080 ships with the GDDR5X memory standard of course.
In addition, the core clock reading of the GTX 1080 on both the 3DMark 11 benchmarks shows two different readings: 570MHz and 1860MHz. Surprisingly, when one looks closely at the driver name listed on one of the 3DMark 11 benchmarks, it clearly states “Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080”; this further solidifies the Pascal-based graphic cards naming convention rumours.
Regardless, when benchmarked using the 3DMark 11 Performance 1.0 test, the GTX 1080 scored a P19005 (27,863); meanwhile, on the Fire Strike Extreme 1.1 test, the graphics card managed to hit a score of 8,959. Of course, both these results are significantly better compared to the GTX 980 Ti.
That aside, Nvidia is rumoured to be unveiling both the Pascal-based GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 tomorrow (more on that here). This means that the official benchmarks of both graphics cards should be released in the coming weeks. Until that happens though, take this one with a pinch of salt and a dash of excitement.