Benchmarks: Battlefield 4, Metro Redux, Sleeping Dogs
Battlefield 4 will also be 3 years old later this year, however it is a game we still rely on for benchmarking due to its popularity and impressive graphics. At 2560x1600 the GTX 1080 was 30% faster than the GTX 980 Ti which averaged 77fps opposed to 100fps.
The GeForce GTX 1080 was 29% faster than the GTX 980 Ti at 2560x1600 with an average of 75fps in Metro Redux. This had the GTX 1080 performing some 63% faster than the GTX 980, 97% faster than the GTX 780 Ti and 121% faster than the GTX 780.
Again it was over 4x faster than the now 6-year-old GTX 480 which averaged just 17fps.
Sleeping Dogs is a game we used quite a bit for benchmarking as it was extremely demanding on the GPU. The GTX 480 and GTX 580 with their limited 1.5GB memory buffer get completely decimated at 2560x1600. The GTX 680 faired considerably better, though with an average of just 26fps it didn't exactly provide playable performance. The GTX 680 picked up the pace at 1920x1080 and was very fast at 1366x768.
Looking at the top of the pack we find the GTX 1080 leading the GTX 980 Ti by a healthy 38% margin, the GTX 1080 was also 90% faster (!) than the 980. At 2560x1600 the GTX 1080 was almost 9x faster than the GTX 480 and over 4x faster at 1366x768.