NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
GTX 1080 RTX 2080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Price $ 522.0 $ 693.0 171 (33%)
Year 2016 2018 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 78C 5 (6%)
Max Fan Noise 51.6dB 48.5dB 3.1 (6%)
Recommended Power Supply 530W 565W 35 (7%)
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 112.9 FPS 141.8 FPS 28.9 (26%)
Average 1440p Performance 82.6 FPS 105.9 FPS 23.3 (28%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 70.1 FPS 90.2 FPS 20.1 (29%)
Average 4K Performance 48.5 FPS 62.7 FPS 14.2 (29%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 4.9 0.5 (11%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 6.6 0.6 (10%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.1 $ 7.8 0.7 (10%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.3 $ 11.2 0.9 (9%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Overall Combination Score 80/100 66/100 14 (17%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1080 to RTX 2080 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1080 Ti, the GTX 1080 's price is getting more discount. NVIDIA ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1080, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1080 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 980 's 4 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 980, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 68 fps to 85 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 78 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Final Fantasy XV at 62 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Forza Horizon 4 at 65 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

The good news is, with the release of the RTX 2080 Ti, the RTX 2080 's price is getting more discount. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1080, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Borderlands 3, Anthem at 66 fps to 99 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 81 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Hitman 2, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 62 fps to 81 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 76 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play F1 2019, World War Z, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, Apex Legends at 63 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
105
117.0
137
153.0
2019 Anthem
67
75.4
88
98.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
99
110.5
130
144.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
118
131.6
154
172.1
2019 Metro Exodus
52
58.6
69
76.7
2019 World War Z
102
114.0
138
154.0
2019 Gears of War 5
76
85.3
100
111.6
2019 F1 2019
96
107.1
126
140.1
2019 GreedFall
86
96.4
113
126.1
2019 Borderlands 3
61
67.8
79
88.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
117
130.3
153
170.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
45
50.2
59
65.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
70
78.8
92
103.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
123
137.0
158
176.0
2018 F1 2018
104
116.6
136
151.7
2018 Far Cry 5
93
104.0
100
112.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
53
59.8
68
76.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
77
86.2
106
118.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
81
91.0
107
119.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
105
117.0
125
139.0
2018 Fallout 76
130
145.0
139
154.6
2018 Hitman 2
101
113.0
108
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76
84.7
99
110.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
82
91.2
107
119.3
2018 Strange Brigade
123
137.5
161
179.8
2018 Battlefield V
108
121.0
133
148.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
81.0
93
104.0
2017 Shadow of War
95
105.8
120
134.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
73
82.1
95
105.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
126
140.8
214
238.6
2017 Destiny 2
139
155.0
180
200.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
85
95.0
101
113.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
105
116.9
125
139.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
105
117.3
138
153.4
2017 For Honor
140
156.4
184
204.5
2017 Project CARS 2
99
110.8
130
144.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
120
134.2
157
175.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
80
89.4
95
106.6
2016 Battlefield 1
128
142.4
145
161.7
2016 Overwatch
163
181.3
194
215.6
2016 Dishonored 2
72
80.8
95
105.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
100
111.4
119
132.6
2015 Rocket League
410
456.0
536
596.4
2015 Need For Speed
113
126.4
148
165.3
2015 Project CARS
109
121.2
142
158.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
199
221.5
260
289.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
281
312.7
368
409.0
2009 League of Legends
527
586.3
690
766.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
69
87.1
91
113.9
2019 Anthem
47
59.8
62
78.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
85.8
89
112.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
88.6
92
115.9
2019 Metro Exodus
36
45.6
47
59.6
2019 World War Z
66
83.2
89
112.4
2019 Gears of War 5
49
61.9
64
80.9
2019 F1 2019
60
75.8
79
99.2
2019 GreedFall
55
69.7
72
91.2
2019 Borderlands 3
38
47.6
49
62.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
75
93.8
98
122.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
32
41.0
42
53.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
49
61.9
64
80.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
63
79.0
97
122.0
2018 F1 2018
74
93.0
99
124.0
2018 Far Cry 5
64
81.0
80
101.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
44.0
45
57.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
50
62.7
68
85.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
49
62.0
67
84.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
78
98.0
93
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
80
101.0
104
131.0
2018 Hitman 2
59
74.0
63
79.0
2018 Just Cause 4
50
62.5
65
81.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
63.8
66
83.5
2018 Strange Brigade
76
95.8
100
125.2
2018 Battlefield V
77
97.0
91
114.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
64.0
66
83.0
2017 Shadow of War
55
69.8
80
101.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
46
58.1
62
78.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
77
96.4
137
171.7
2017 Destiny 2
106
133.0
137
172.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
57
72.0
68
86.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
76.3
72
90.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67
84.7
88
110.8
2017 For Honor
72
91.2
95
119.3
2017 Project CARS 2
62
78.2
81
102.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
96
121.2
126
158.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
59
74.5
74
92.5
2016 Battlefield 1
82
102.9
108
136.0
2016 Overwatch
100
125.3
119
149.1
2016 Dishonored 2
55
69.1
72
90.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
77.4
80
100.1
2015 Rocket League
156
195.5
204
255.6
2015 Need For Speed
78
97.7
102
127.8
2015 Project CARS
74
92.5
96
121.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
143.3
149
187.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
208
260.6
272
340.8
2009 League of Legends
260
325.8
340
426.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
74.4
73
97.3
2019 Anthem
37
49.4
49
64.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
70.2
69
91.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
53
70.8
70
92.6
2019 Metro Exodus
30
39.8
39
51.9
2019 World War Z
53
70.1
71
94.7
2019 Gears of War 5
41
54.0
53
70.6
2019 F1 2019
50
66.3
65
86.8
2019 GreedFall
39
52.6
52
68.9
2019 Borderlands 3
29
38.7
38
50.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
60
80.1
79
104.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
35.9
35
47.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
41
54.0
53
70.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46
61.0
76
100.0
2018 F1 2018
61
81.4
82
108.9
2018 Far Cry 5
50
65.8
64
84.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
40.1
39
51.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39
52.1
54
71.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
38
50.8
52
69.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
66
87.2
78
103.8
2018 Fallout 76
63
84.0
82
108.6
2018 Hitman 2
47
63.1
50
66.9
2018 Just Cause 4
38
50.9
50
66.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
38
50.5
50
66.1
2018 Strange Brigade
60
79.1
78
103.5
2018 Battlefield V
60
79.7
73
96.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
42
56.2
55
72.8
2017 Shadow of War
44
58.7
65
85.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
36
47.9
49
65.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
63
83.6
111
146.6
2017 Destiny 2
81
107.0
104
138.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45
60.5
54
72.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
62.5
56
74.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
58
76.7
76
100.3
2017 For Honor
55
73.2
72
95.7
2017 Project CARS 2
58
76.7
76
100.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
90
119.2
118
155.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
72.5
67
89.2
2016 Battlefield 1
64
85.2
87
115.0
2016 Overwatch
77
101.5
91
120.6
2016 Dishonored 2
50
66.2
65
86.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46
61.5
60
79.1
2015 Rocket League
116
153.4
152
200.6
2015 Need For Speed
66
87.1
86
114.0
2015 Project CARS
64
84.3
83
110.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
85
112.2
111
146.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
201
264.9
263
346.4
2009 League of Legends
185
244.0
242
319.1

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
52.0
47
68.0
2019 Anthem
22
32.5
29
42.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
45.5
41
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
43.7
39
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
20
28.7
26
37.5
2019 World War Z
33
47.9
45
64.7
2019 Gears of War 5
27
39.1
35
51.1
2019 F1 2019
33
48.2
44
63.0
2019 GreedFall
20
28.7
26
37.5
2019 Borderlands 3
17
24.8
22
32.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
39
56.0
51
73.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
26.1
23
34.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
27
39.1
35
51.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.0
45
65.0
2018 F1 2018
41
59.1
55
79.6
2018 Far Cry 5
29
42.0
39
57.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
31.0
28
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
34.6
33
47.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
33.0
32
46.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
65.0
53
77.0
2018 Fallout 76
39
56.0
50
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
30
44.0
32
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
32.6
29
42.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
30.6
28
40.0
2018 Strange Brigade
36
52.1
47
68.2
2018 Battlefield V
36
52.0
46
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
41.0
37
53.0
2017 Shadow of War
27
39.9
41
59.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
21
31.4
30
43.7
2017 Wolfenstein II
41
59.8
71
102.4
2017 Destiny 2
46
67.0
60
86.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
41.0
34
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
40.6
34
49.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
58.6
53
76.7
2017 For Honor
31
45.6
41
59.6
2017 Project CARS 2
45
65.1
59
85.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
71
101.6
93
132.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
42
61.1
52
74.3
2016 Battlefield 1
39
56.4
55
78.9
2016 Overwatch
45
64.4
53
76.3
2016 Dishonored 2
38
54.7
50
71.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
37.6
33
47.7
2015 Rocket League
63
91.2
83
119.3
2015 Need For Speed
45
65.1
59
85.2
2015 Project CARS
45
65.1
59
85.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46
66.5
60
86.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164
234.5
214
306.7
2009 League of Legends
91
130.3
119
170.4
GTX 1080 vs RTX 2080 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / i7-6700K

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 2080 / i7-8700K

It is worth noting that the RTX 2080 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 2080 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like RTX 2080 requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2080 , 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 2080 Specifications Comparison

GTX 1080 RTX 2080

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