NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
GTX 1080 RTX 2060 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Price $ 459 $ 350 109 (24%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 72C 11 (13%)
Max Fan Noise 52dB 46dB 6 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 530W 500W 30 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 115 FPS 115 FPS 0.5 (0%)
Average 1440p Performance 85 FPS 80 FPS 5.2 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 51 FPS 47 FPS 3.5 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 87/100 7 (9%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 2060 to GTX 1080 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RTX 2060 .

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
137
129
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
60
54
2018 Final Fantasy XV
86
92
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
91
86
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117
111
2018 Fallout 76
145
140
2018 Hitman 2
113
109
2018 Just Cause 4
85
88
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
95
2018 Battlefield V
121
115
2017 Dawn of War III
108
117
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
90
88
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81
79
2017 Destiny 2
155
151
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
93
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
117
112
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117
139
2017 For Honor
156
162
2017 Project CARS 2
111
115
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134
139
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
81
77
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
75
71
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
89
86
2016 Doom
179
171
2016 F1 2016
124
120
2016 Hitman
123
109
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
134
133
2016 The Division
102
96
2016 Total War: Warhammer
109
107
2016 Battlefield 1
142
136
2016 Overwatch
181
174
2016 Dishonored 2
81
84
2015 DiRT Rally
163
172
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111
107
2015 The Witcher 3
104
96
2015 Rocket League
456
540
2015 Need For Speed
126
150
2015 Project CARS
121
126
2013 Crysis 3
114
107
2013 Battlefield 4
157
151
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
313
370
2009 League of Legends
586
695

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
79
72
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
43
2018 Final Fantasy XV
63
61
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
62
54
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98
89
2018 Fallout 76
101
90
2018 Hitman 2
74
68
2018 Just Cause 4
63
62
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
63
2018 Battlefield V
97
87
2017 Dawn of War III
86
77
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
67
62
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64
60
2017 Destiny 2
133
124
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
67
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
70
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
85
96
2017 For Honor
91
90
2017 Project CARS 2
78
77
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121
120
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
72
67
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
52
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
75
65
2016 Doom
125
111
2016 F1 2016
97
89
2016 Hitman
104
77
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
95
83
2016 The Division
73
66
2016 Total War: Warhammer
84
75
2016 Battlefield 1
103
97
2016 Overwatch
125
114
2016 Dishonored 2
69
68
2015 DiRT Rally
124
116
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77
70
2015 The Witcher 3
77
68
2015 Rocket League
196
221
2015 Need For Speed
98
110
2015 Project CARS
93
91
2013 Crysis 3
73
64
2013 Battlefield 4
103
94
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
261
294
2009 League of Legends
326
368

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
32
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
29
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
35
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
29
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65
60
2018 Fallout 76
56
50
2018 Hitman 2
44
40
2018 Just Cause 4
33
32
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
30
2018 Battlefield V
52
49
2017 Dawn of War III
45
40
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
40
36
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
34
2017 Destiny 2
67
62
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
39
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
41
37
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
66
2017 For Honor
46
45
2017 Project CARS 2
65
64
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
100
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
57
46
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
28
25
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
55
2016 Doom
66
58
2016 F1 2016
62
56
2016 Hitman
61
44
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
43
2016 The Division
41
36
2016 Total War: Warhammer
48
42
2016 Battlefield 1
56
52
2016 Overwatch
64
59
2016 Dishonored 2
55
54
2015 DiRT Rally
68
59
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
33
2015 The Witcher 3
45
39
2015 Rocket League
91
103
2015 Need For Speed
65
74
2015 Project CARS
65
64
2013 Crysis 3
36
31
2013 Battlefield 4
75
67
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
235
265
2009 League of Legends
130
147

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

With some tuning, the GTX 1080 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. In terms of memory, the GTX 1080 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2016 .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

With some tuning, the RTX 2060 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. In terms of memory, the RTX 2060 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

GTX 1080 vs RTX 2060 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
Boost Clock1733 MHz1560 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1410 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 2000
ProductionActiveReleased
Release DateMay 27th, 20162018

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
CUDA6.17.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²unknown
GPU NameGP104TU116
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 millionunknown

Memory

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit128 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
ROPs6432
SM Count2012
Shading Units25601536
TMUs160128

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
FP16 (half) performance138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)9,585 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS4,792 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)149.8 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s49.92 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s199.7 GTexel/s

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