6. Dark soul 3, Assassin's Creed: syndicate, Power consumption
Once again video quality for the Dark soul 3 to the highest level and measured fps in resolutions of Full HD, WQHD, 4K.
The highest FPS allowed by this game is 60fps, so both the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1080Ti GPUs easily reached this limit in both Full HD and WQHD. Their difference appeared under 4K, with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to return the 59fps, which is about 34% higher than the 44fps of GeForce GTX 1080's.
The Assassin's Creed syndicate remains a game title with a considerable GPU load, and in this test we selected the highest video quality preset. The GeForce GTX 1080 gave a smooth 57fps even at Full HD resolution, while the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti recorded 75fps under the same conditions.
Overall, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti exceeds the GeForce GTX 1080 by about 32% for full HD, 33% for WQHD and about 36% for 4K.
However, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti can maintain 60fps with the highest video settings enabled under Full HD, while the GeForce GTX 1080 can't.
We measured the power consumption of the system during the benchmarks with each GPU. Both idle and maximum power figures we recorded.
Our system's power consumption with the GeForce GTX 1080 installed under idle was 31W, and reached the 36W when we installed the new eForce GTX 1080 Ti.
The peak power comsumption during our benchmarks reached the 260 W with the GeForce GTX 1080 installed, and was less than 340W when we measured the performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. So the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was consuming about 30% more power.
In terms of power efficiency and at full GPU operating speeds, both the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1080Ti seems to have the same power efficiency. However, in cases where the GPU was not working at full speed i.e when our system's CPU limited the provided fps (VRMark's Orange Room, Dark Soul 3), the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was not power efficient at all.