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 $ 459 $ 499 40 (9%)
Year 2016 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 79C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 52dB 48dB 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 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 129 FPS 13.1 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 85 FPS 94 FPS 8.8 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 51 FPS 58 FPS 7.2 (14%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
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.

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
137
153
2018 F1 2018
117
131
2018 Far Cry 5
104
117
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
60
65
2018 Final Fantasy XV
86
97
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
91
102
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117
131
2018 Fallout 76
145
152
2018 Hitman 2
113
119
2018 Just Cause 4
85
95
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
102
2018 Battlefield V
121
126
2017 Dawn of War III
108
121
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
90
101
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81
91
2017 Shadow of War
106
119
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
82
92
2017 Wolfenstein II
141
158
2017 Destiny 2
155
174
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
106
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
117
131
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117
131
2017 For Honor
156
175
2017 Project CARS 2
111
124
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134
150
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
81
91
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
75
84
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
89
100
2016 Doom
179
200
2016 F1 2016
124
138
2016 Hitman
123
138
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
134
150
2016 The Division
102
114
2016 Total War: Warhammer
109
122
2016 Battlefield 1
142
160
2016 Overwatch
181
203
2016 Dishonored 2
81
90
2015 DiRT Rally
163
182
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111
125
2015 The Witcher 3
104
116
2015 Rocket League
456
509
2015 Need For Speed
126
141
2015 Project CARS
121
135
2013 Crysis 3
114
127
2013 Battlefield 4
157
176
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
313
349
2009 League of Legends
586
654

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
79
106
2018 F1 2018
93
102
2018 Far Cry 5
81
89
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44
48
2018 Final Fantasy XV
63
69
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
62
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98
110
2018 Fallout 76
101
106
2018 Hitman 2
74
78
2018 Just Cause 4
63
70
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
71
2018 Battlefield V
97
96
2017 Dawn of War III
86
95
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
67
74
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64
70
2017 Shadow of War
70
77
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
58
64
2017 Wolfenstein II
96
106
2017 Destiny 2
133
146
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
79
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76
84
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
85
95
2017 For Honor
91
102
2017 Project CARS 2
78
87
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121
135
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
72
79
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
52
57
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
75
82
2016 Doom
125
137
2016 F1 2016
97
107
2016 Hitman
104
114
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
95
105
2016 The Division
73
81
2016 Total War: Warhammer
84
92
2016 Battlefield 1
103
113
2016 Overwatch
125
138
2016 Dishonored 2
69
77
2015 DiRT Rally
124
136
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77
85
2015 The Witcher 3
77
85
2015 Rocket League
196
218
2015 Need For Speed
98
109
2015 Project CARS
93
103
2013 Crysis 3
73
80
2013 Battlefield 4
103
113
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
261
291
2009 League of Legends
326
364

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
56
2018 F1 2018
59
68
2018 Far Cry 5
42
48
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31
36
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
40
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
38
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65
73
2018 Fallout 76
56
58
2018 Hitman 2
44
46
2018 Just Cause 4
33
36
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
34
2018 Battlefield V
52
54
2017 Dawn of War III
45
52
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
40
46
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
47
2017 Shadow of War
40
46
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
31
36
2017 Wolfenstein II
60
69
2017 Destiny 2
67
77
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
47
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
41
47
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
65
2017 For Honor
46
51
2017 Project CARS 2
65
73
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
113
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
57
65
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
28
32
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
70
2016 Doom
66
76
2016 F1 2016
62
71
2016 Hitman
61
70
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
57
2016 The Division
41
47
2016 Total War: Warhammer
48
55
2016 Battlefield 1
56
65
2016 Overwatch
64
74
2016 Dishonored 2
55
61
2015 DiRT Rally
68
79
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
43
2015 The Witcher 3
45
52
2015 Rocket League
91
102
2015 Need For Speed
65
73
2015 Project CARS
65
73
2013 Crysis 3
36
41
2013 Battlefield 4
75
86
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
235
262
2009 League of Legends
130
145

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 2070 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

With some tuning, the RTX 2070 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. 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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