MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Review: Page 6 of 10

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:00am

Synthetic Testing & Performance

Futuremark 3DMark

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you're gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a desktop gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark designed specifically for your hardware.

We’ll start out with the long-running, DirectX 11 based Fire Strike. The full Version of Fire Strike has 3 test levels, Fire Strike at 1080p, Fire Strike Extreme at 1440p, and Fire Strike Ultra at a GPU crushing 4K

Time Spy is Futuremarks latest DirectX 12 based Test Suite and starts out at 1440p. Recently, Futuremark unveiled Time Spy Extreme which is designed to test the latest monster multi-threaded machines at 4K.

 

Futuremark VRMark

The performance requirements for VR games are much higher than for typical PC games. So if you're thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, wouldn't you like to know that your PC is ready for VR?

VRMark includes two VR benchmark tests that run on your monitor, no headset required, or on a connected HMD. At the end of each test, you'll see whether your PC is VR ready, and if not, how far it falls short.

Orange Room Test - The Orange Room benchmark shows the impressive level of detail that can be achieved on a PC that meets the recommended hardware requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If your PC passes this test, it's ready for the two most popular VR systems available today.

Blue Room Test - The Blue Room is a much more demanding test. It's ideal for benchmarking the latest graphics cards. With its massive 5K rendering resolution and spectacular volumetric lighting effects, the Blue Room sets the bar for future hardware generations.

We can see that MSI’s GTX 1080 Gaming X Trio is more than capable here, spitting out a staggering 223 FPS average in the orange room means it will handle the most popular VR solutions at full tilt. Even better, the Blue Room test, rendered at a crushing 5K resolution (5120x2880) still manages a very playable 68.9 FPS, meaning you are set for tomorrows VR tasks as well. For reference, 4K resolution is ~68.98.3 Million pixels, 5K resolution is 14.7 Million pixels, the Gaming X Trio is no slouch, That’s over a BILLION pixels per second!

 

Unigine Heaven

Heaven Benchmark is a GPU-intensive benchmark that hammers graphics cards to the limits. This powerful tool can be effectively used to determine the stability of a GPU under extremely stressful conditions, as well as check the cooling system's potential under maximum heat output.

The benchmark immerses a user into a magical steampunk world of shiny brass, wood, and gears. Nested on flying islands, a tiny village with its cozy, sun-heated cobblestone streets, and a majestic dragon on the central square gives a true sense of adventure. An interactive experience with fly-by and walk-through modes allows for exploring all corners of this world powered by the cutting-edge UNIGINE Engine that leverages the most advanced capabilities of graphics APIs and turns this bench into a visual masterpiece.

The Gaming X Trio manages an impressive 4308 score here with a snappy 171 Frames Per Second.

 

Unigine Superposition

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system. Check your rig in stock and overclocking modes with a real-life load! Also includes interactive experience in a beautiful, detailed environment.

A lone professor performs dangerous experiments in an abandoned classroom, day in and day out. Obsessed with inventions and discoveries beyond the wildest dreams, he strives to prove his ideas.

Once you come to this place in the early morning, you would not meet him there. The eerie thing is a loud bang from the laboratory heard a few moments ago. What was that? You have the only chance to cast some light upon this incident by going deeply into the matter of quantum theory: thorough visual inspection of professor's records and instruments will help to lift the veil on the mystery.

In Unigine’s Latest benchmark, the Gaming X Trio does quite well, turning in the above scores, the 4K running an average of 71.5 FPS, and the painful 8K still chugging along at a workable 32.2 FPS.

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