NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
GTX 1080 RTX 2070 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Price $ 522.0 $ 469.0 53 (10%)
Year 2016 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 79C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB 47.7dB 3.9 (8%)
Recommended Power Supply 530W 525W 5 (1%)
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 114.3 FPS 126.7 FPS 12.4 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 83.5 FPS 92.0 FPS 8.5 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 49.0 FPS 55.5 FPS 6.5 (13%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 3.9 0.5 (11%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 5.4 0.6 (10%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.2 $ 9.0 1.2 (12%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Overall Combination Score 80/100 84/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1080 to RTX 2070 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 2070 .

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
105
117.0
113
126.0
2019 Anthem
67
75.4
73
81.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
99
110.5
107
119.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
118
131.6
132
146.9
2019 Metro Exodus
52
58.6
58
65.4
2019 World War Z
102
114.0
108
120.7
2019 Gears of War 5
76
85.3
85
95.2
2019 F1 2019
96
107.1
107
119.5
2019 GreedFall
86
96.4
96
107.6
2019 Borderlands 3
61
67.8
68
75.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
123
137.0
137
153.0
2018 F1 2018
104
116.6
117
130.6
2018 Far Cry 5
93
104.0
104
116.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
59.8
58
65.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
77
86.2
86
96.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
91.0
91
101.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
105
117.0
117
131.0
2018 Fallout 76
130
145.0
137
152.4
2018 Hitman 2
101
113.0
107
119.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76
84.7
85
94.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
82
91.2
91
101.8
2018 Strange Brigade
123
137.5
138
153.4
2018 Battlefield V
108
121.0
113
126.0
2017 Dawn of War III
97
108.2
109
121.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
81
90.0
90
100.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
81.0
81
90.7
2017 Shadow of War
95
105.8
106
118.5
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
73
82.1
82
92.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
126
140.8
141
157.7
2017 Destiny 2
139
155.0
156
173.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
85
95.0
95
106.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
105
116.9
117
130.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105
117.3
117
130.9
2017 For Honor
140
156.4
157
174.5
2017 Project CARS 2
99
110.8
111
123.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
120
134.2
134
149.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
73
81.2
81
90.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
75.0
75
84.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
80
89.4
90
100.1
2016 Doom
160
178.7
180
200.1
2016 F1 2016
111
123.6
124
138.4
2016 Hitman
111
123.4
124
138.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
120
134.3
135
150.4
2016 The Division
91
101.6
102
113.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
98
109.3
110
122.4
2016 Battlefield 1
128
142.4
143
159.5
2016 Overwatch
163
181.3
182
203.1
2016 Dishonored 2
72
80.8
81
90.1
2015 DiRT Rally
146
162.9
164
182.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
100
111.4
100
112.0
2015 The Witcher 3
93
103.9
104
116.4
2015 Rocket League
410
456.0
458
508.9
2015 Need For Speed
113
126.4
126
141.0
2015 Project CARS
109
121.2
121
135.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
199
221.5
222
247.2
2013 Crysis 3
102
113.6
114
127.2
2013 Battlefield 4
141
156.8
158
175.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
281
312.7
314
349.0
2009 League of Legends
527
586.3
588
654.3

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
87.1
75
93.8
2019 Anthem
47
59.8
51
64.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
85.8
73
92.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
88.6
79
98.9
2019 Metro Exodus
36
45.6
40
50.9
2019 World War Z
66
83.2
70
88.1
2019 Gears of War 5
49
61.9
55
69.1
2019 F1 2019
60
75.8
67
84.6
2019 GreedFall
55
69.7
62
77.8
2019 Borderlands 3
38
47.6
42
53.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
63
79.0
84
106.0
2018 F1 2018
74
93.0
81
102.3
2018 Far Cry 5
64
81.0
71
89.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
44.0
38
48.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
50
62.7
55
69.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49
62.0
54
68.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
78
98.0
88
110.0
2018 Fallout 76
80
101.0
84
106.0
2018 Hitman 2
59
74.0
62
78.0
2018 Just Cause 4
50
62.5
55
69.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
63.8
56
71.2
2018 Strange Brigade
76
95.8
85
106.9
2018 Battlefield V
77
97.0
76
96.0
2017 Dawn of War III
68
86.0
75
94.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
67.1
59
73.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
64.0
56
70.4
2017 Shadow of War
55
69.8
61
76.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
46
58.1
51
63.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
77
96.4
84
106.0
2017 Destiny 2
106
133.0
117
146.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
57
72.0
63
79.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
76.3
67
83.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67
84.7
75
94.5
2017 For Honor
72
91.2
81
101.8
2017 Project CARS 2
62
78.2
69
87.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
96
121.2
108
135.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
57
72.1
63
79.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
41
52.2
45
57.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59
74.5
65
81.9
2016 Doom
99
124.7
109
137.2
2016 F1 2016
77
97.2
85
106.9
2016 Hitman
82
103.5
91
113.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
76
95.1
83
104.6
2016 The Division
58
73.2
64
80.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
66
83.7
73
92.1
2016 Battlefield 1
82
102.9
90
113.2
2016 Overwatch
100
125.3
110
137.8
2016 Dishonored 2
55
69.1
61
77.1
2015 DiRT Rally
98
123.5
108
135.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
77.4
63
79.0
2015 The Witcher 3
61
77.2
67
84.9
2015 Rocket League
156
195.5
174
218.1
2015 Need For Speed
78
97.7
87
109.0
2015 Project CARS
74
92.5
82
103.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
143.3
127
159.9
2013 Crysis 3
58
72.5
63
79.7
2013 Battlefield 4
82
102.8
90
113.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
208
260.6
232
290.8
2009 League of Legends
260
325.8
290
363.5

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
52.0
39
56.0
2019 Anthem
22
32.5
24
35.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
45.5
34
49.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
43.7
34
48.7
2019 Metro Exodus
20
28.7
22
32.0
2019 World War Z
33
47.9
35
50.7
2019 Gears of War 5
27
39.1
30
43.6
2019 F1 2019
33
48.2
37
53.8
2019 GreedFall
20
28.7
22
32.0
2019 Borderlands 3
17
24.8
19
27.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.0
39
56.0
2018 F1 2018
41
59.1
47
68.0
2018 Far Cry 5
29
42.0
33
48.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
31.0
24
35.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
34.6
27
39.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
33.0
26
37.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
65.0
51
73.0
2018 Fallout 76
39
56.0
40
58.0
2018 Hitman 2
30
44.0
32
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
32.6
25
36.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
30.6
23
34.2
2018 Strange Brigade
36
52.1
40
58.2
2018 Battlefield V
36
52.0
37
54.0
2017 Dawn of War III
31
45.1
36
51.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
39.9
32
45.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
41.0
32
47.1
2017 Shadow of War
27
39.9
32
45.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
21
31.4
25
36.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
41
59.8
48
68.8
2017 Destiny 2
46
67.0
53
77.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
41.0
32
47.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
40.6
32
46.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
58.6
45
65.4
2017 For Honor
31
45.6
35
50.9
2017 Project CARS 2
45
65.1
50
72.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
101.6
79
113.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39
56.6
45
65.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
28.2
22
32.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
42
61.1
49
70.3
2016 Doom
46
66.0
53
75.9
2016 F1 2016
43
62.1
49
71.4
2016 Hitman
42
61.0
49
70.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
34
49.4
39
56.8
2016 The Division
28
40.8
32
46.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
33
47.8
38
55.0
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.4
45
64.9
2016 Overwatch
45
64.4
51
74.1
2016 Dishonored 2
38
54.7
42
61.1
2015 DiRT Rally
47
68.4
55
78.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
37.6
30
43.2
2015 The Witcher 3
31
45.4
36
52.2
2015 Rocket League
63
91.2
71
101.8
2015 Need For Speed
45
65.1
50
72.7
2015 Project CARS
45
65.1
50
72.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46
66.5
51
74.2
2013 Crysis 3
25
35.8
28
41.2
2013 Battlefield 4
52
74.9
60
86.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164
234.5
183
261.7
2009 League of Legends
91
130.3
101
145.4
GTX 1080 vs RTX 2070 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / 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 2070 / i7-8700K

In terms of memory, the RTX 2070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2070 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

GTX 1080 vs RTX 2070 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
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 W175 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
Boost Clock1733 MHz1620 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1410 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 2000
Launch Price599 USD499 USD
ProductionActiveReleased
Release DateMay 27th, 2016Oct 17th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
CUDA6.17.5
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 2070
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²445 mm²
GPU NameGP104TU106
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1TU106-400-A1
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million10,800 million

Memory

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
ROPs6464
SM Count2036
Shading Units25602304
TMUs160144

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 RTX 2070
FP16 (half) performance138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)14,930 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS7,465 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)233.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s103.7 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s233.3 GTexel/s

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