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|Processor||Xeon E5-1680 v2 @ 4,3GHz|
|Motherboard||Sabertooth X79 (BIOS 4801 + NVMe mod + uCode update)|
|Cooling||Thermalright Venomous-X (w/LGA 2011 kit) + 2x Delta PWM Push-Pull|
|Memory||8x A-Data Xtreme 2000X 2GB (1868MHz CL22.214.171.124 CR2T @ 1,65V)|
|Video Card(s)||ASUS GTX 1080 (FE)|
|Storage||Samsung SM961 256GB NVMe, RAID0 2x WD10EZEX (1TB), HGST HUS726060ALE610 (6TB)|
|Case||NZXT Tempest (Nanoflux/PWM fans only, some w/LEDs)|
|Audio Device(s)||ASUS Essence ST Deluxe 7.1|
|Power Supply||Seasonic X-760 (760W)|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64|
Fermi was LATE to the party.Fermi was released about the same time as AMD 5xxx series of GPUs, which still do not support DX12, fwiw.
AMDs 5870/5850 were on market for half a year, before first Fermi was released (September 2009 vs. March 2010).
So, a fair comparison would be between it and Radeons of HD 6000 series.
Still, Radeons can't have DX12 support because doing it for VLIW5/4 based architectures is too expensive and not necessary at this point from AMD point of view.
I'm really glad NV added DirectX 12 to Fermi, because it means you don't need a PCI-e 3.0 GPU to have it