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 $ 549.0 $ 329.0 220 (40%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 72C 11 (13%)
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB 45.6dB 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 +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 113.7 FPS 112.7 FPS 1 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 83.7 FPS 78.6 FPS 5.1 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 49.7 FPS 46.2 FPS 3.5 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 3.1 1.3 (30%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 4.5 1.5 (25%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.0 $ 7.6 2.4 (24%)
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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
117.0
120.0
2019 Anthem
75.4
69.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
110.5
102.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
131.6
127.8
2019 Metro Exodus
58.6
56.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
137.0
128.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
59.8
54.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
86.2
91.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
91.0
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117.0
111.1
2018 Fallout 76
145.0
139.8
2018 Hitman 2
113.0
108.8
2018 Just Cause 4
84.7
87.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91.2
94.6
2018 Battlefield V
121.0
114.6
2017 Dawn of War III
108.2
117.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
90.0
87.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81.0
78.7
2017 Destiny 2
155.0
150.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95.0
92.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
116.9
111.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117.3
138.9
2017 For Honor
156.4
162.1
2017 Project CARS 2
110.8
114.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134.2
139.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
81.2
76.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
75.0
71.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
89.4
85.5
2016 Doom
178.7
171.0
2016 F1 2016
123.6
119.6
2016 Hitman
123.4
108.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
134.3
132.9
2016 The Division
101.6
96.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
109.3
107.4
2016 Battlefield 1
142.4
135.9
2016 Overwatch
181.3
173.5
2016 Dishonored 2
80.8
83.8
2015 DiRT Rally
162.9
171.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111.4
107.3
2015 The Witcher 3
103.9
96.4
2015 Rocket League
456.0
540.2
2015 Need For Speed
126.4
149.7
2015 Project CARS
121.2
125.6
2013 Crysis 3
113.6
106.9
2013 Battlefield 4
156.8
151.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
312.7
370.4
2009 League of Legends
586.3
694.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
87.1
91.0
2019 Anthem
59.8
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
85.8
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
88.6
86.0
2019 Metro Exodus
45.6
44.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
79.0
71.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44.0
43.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62.7
60.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
62.0
54.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98.0
89.3
2018 Fallout 76
101.0
90.4
2018 Hitman 2
74.0
68.4
2018 Just Cause 4
62.5
61.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
63.8
63.1
2018 Battlefield V
97.0
87.1
2017 Dawn of War III
86.0
76.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
67.1
62.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64.0
59.5
2017 Destiny 2
133.0
123.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72.0
67.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76.3
69.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84.7
95.5
2017 For Honor
91.2
90.1
2017 Project CARS 2
78.2
77.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121.2
119.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
72.1
66.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
52.2
46.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74.5
65.4
2016 Doom
124.7
111.4
2016 F1 2016
97.2
89.3
2016 Hitman
103.5
76.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
95.1
83.2
2016 The Division
73.2
65.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
83.7
74.9
2016 Battlefield 1
102.9
96.7
2016 Overwatch
125.3
114.2
2016 Dishonored 2
69.1
68.2
2015 DiRT Rally
123.5
116.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77.4
69.6
2015 The Witcher 3
77.2
68.4
2015 Rocket League
195.5
220.5
2015 Need For Speed
97.7
110.2
2015 Project CARS
92.5
91.4
2013 Crysis 3
72.5
64.1
2013 Battlefield 4
102.8
93.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
260.6
294.0
2009 League of Legends
325.8
367.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
52.0
48.0
2019 Anthem
32.5
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45.5
42.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
43.7
42.4
2019 Metro Exodus
28.7
27.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.0
32.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31.0
28.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34.6
35.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33.0
28.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65.0
59.5
2018 Fallout 76
56.0
49.6
2018 Hitman 2
44.0
39.7
2018 Just Cause 4
32.6
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.6
30.2
2018 Battlefield V
52.0
48.5
2017 Dawn of War III
45.1
39.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
39.9
36.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41.0
34.2
2017 Destiny 2
67.0
61.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41.0
38.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40.6
37.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
58.6
66.2
2017 For Honor
45.6
45.0
2017 Project CARS 2
65.1
64.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
101.6
100.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
56.6
45.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
28.2
24.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61.1
54.5
2016 Doom
66.0
57.9
2016 F1 2016
62.1
55.7
2016 Hitman
61.0
44.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49.4
43.0
2016 The Division
40.8
36.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
47.8
42.0
2016 Battlefield 1
56.4
52.1
2016 Overwatch
64.4
58.7
2016 Dishonored 2
54.7
54.0
2015 DiRT Rally
68.4
58.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37.6
32.7
2015 The Witcher 3
45.4
39.0
2015 Rocket League
91.2
102.9
2015 Need For Speed
65.1
73.5
2015 Project CARS
65.1
64.3
2013 Crysis 3
35.8
30.9
2013 Battlefield 4
74.9
66.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.5
264.6
2009 League of Legends
130.3
147.0

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core i7-6700K

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

It is clear that the RTX 2060 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. 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 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W160 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
Boost Clock1733 MHz1680 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1365 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, 2016Jan 7, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
CUDA6.17.5
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.3
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²445 mm2
GPU NameGP104TU106
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million10,800 million

Memory

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s336.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
ROPs6448
SM Count2030
Shading Units25601920
TMUs160120

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 RTX 2060
FP16 (half) performance138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)12,902 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS6,451 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)201.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s80.64 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s201.6 GTexel/s

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