Benchmarks: Thief, Watch Dogs
Gaming at 1080p in Thief with anti-aliasing disabled allowed the GTX 480 to deliver 30fps, making the GTX 580 just 10% faster at 33fps. The GTX 680 offered huge gains over the GTX 580 at 48% faster -- we suspect the 1536MB memory buffer was creating a bottleneck for the GTX 580.
The GTX 780 was 24% faster than the GTX 680, while the GTX 780 Ti was 11% faster than the GTX 780. Finally, the GTX 980 offered 18% more performance than the GTX 780 Ti.
Increasing the resolution to 2560x1600 limited both the GTX 480 and GTX 580 to just 15fps due to their small 1536MB memory buffer. As a result, the GTX 680 was 100% faster than the GTX 580.
Watch Dogs is another new demanding game and here we see that the old GTX 480 does quite well with 36fps at 1080p, though keep in mind again that anti-aliasing is disabled. The GTX 580 was good for 43fps, making it 19% faster than the GTX 480. The GTX 680 was 44% faster than the GTX 580 and the GTX 780 was 26% faster than the GTX 680.
The GTX 780 Ti was 14% faster than the GTX 780 and the GTX 980 was another 16% quicker. Increasing the resolution to 2560x1600 blew out most of the margins, the GTX 580 for example now outpaced the GTX 480 by 32% while the GTX 680 is 60% faster than the GTX 580. The GTX 980 however is now just 8% faster than the GTX 780 Ti.