MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aero OC HDMI 3xDP 11GB vs. Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+ 2xHDMI 2xDP 8GB

Support for multiple graphics cards
Yes
No
Multi-GPU technology
SLI, SLI HB
DirectX
12.0
12.0
OpenGL
4.5
4.6
Operating system
Linux, Windows 7, FreeBSD, Windows 8, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 7, Windows 10
Vulkan
1.1
1.1
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
DisplayPort version
1.4
1.4
Number of DisplayPort outputs
3 ​
2 ​
Type of DisplayPort connector
Standard
Standard
DVI
No
No
HDMI
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0b
2.0b
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
2 ​
Type of HDMI connector
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Other connectors
VGA outputs
0 ​
0 ​
Length
269 mm
306 mm
Number of slots
2 ​
2.5 ​
Features
VR ready
VR ready, Backplate
Aftermarket cooler (non reference cooler)
Yes
Yes
Cooling
Active
Active
Number of fans
1 ​
3 ​
Semi-passive (passive at low efficiency)
Yes
Yes
Factory overclocked
Yes
Yes
Graphics processor
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Radeon RX 5700 XT
Low profile
No
No
PCI Express channels
x16
x16
PCI Express version
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 4.0
Unified Shading architecture
Yes
Yes
Unified Shaders
3584
2560
Maximum resolution
7680x4320
5120x2880
Number of supported monitors
4 ​
4 ​
Memory acceleration
No
No
Memory bandwidth
484.7 GB/s
448 GB/s
Memory capacity
11GB
8GB
Memory interface
352 bit
256 bit
Memory speed (Effective frequency)
11016 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory type
GDDR5X
GDDR6
Release year
2017
2019
Supplementary power connector
1x6+1x8-pin
2x8-pin
Boost mode
Yes
Yes
Processor speed (Boost)
1620 MHz
2010 MHz
Processor speed
1506 MHz
1770 MHz