3DMark is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our [FutureMark’s] most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.
We run 3DMark Fire Strike (1080p), Fire Strike Extreme (1440p) and Fire Strike Ultra (4K).
In theory the ASUS ROG STRIX 11Gbps GTX 1080 should be faster than MSI’s GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus as it has an extra 12MHz of frequency on the core. However, across a number of benchmarks it fell behind while in others it lead the way.
Clearly the actual effective GPU core clock varies by some margin which leaves the two rival graphics cards performing very closely to each other.