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 $ 549.0 $ 674.0 125 (23%)
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 113.7 FPS 141.4 FPS 27.7 (24%)
Average 1440p Performance 83.7 FPS 107.1 FPS 23.4 (28%)
Average 4K Performance 49.7 FPS 64.6 FPS 14.9 (30%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 4.9 0.5 (11%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 6.5 0.5 (8%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.0 $ 10.8 0.8 (8%)
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.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
117.0
153.0
2019 Anthem
75.4
98.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
110.5
144.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
131.6
172.1
2019 Metro Exodus
58.6
76.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
137.0
176.0
2018 F1 2018
116.6
151.7
2018 Far Cry 5
104.0
112.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
59.8
76.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
86.2
118.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
91.0
119.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117.0
139.0
2018 Fallout 76
145.0
154.6
2018 Hitman 2
113.0
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
84.7
110.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91.2
119.3
2018 Battlefield V
121.0
148.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81.0
104.0
2017 Shadow of War
105.8
134.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
82.1
105.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
140.8
238.6
2017 Destiny 2
155.0
200.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95.0
113.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
116.9
139.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117.3
153.4
2017 For Honor
156.4
204.5
2017 Project CARS 2
110.8
144.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134.2
175.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
89.4
106.6
2016 Battlefield 1
142.4
161.7
2016 Overwatch
181.3
215.6
2016 Dishonored 2
80.8
105.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
111.4
132.6
2015 Rocket League
456.0
596.4
2015 Need For Speed
126.4
165.3
2015 Project CARS
121.2
158.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
312.7
409.0
2009 League of Legends
586.3
766.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
87.1
113.9
2019 Anthem
59.8
78.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
85.8
112.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
88.6
115.9
2019 Metro Exodus
45.6
59.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
79.0
122.0
2018 F1 2018
93.0
124.0
2018 Far Cry 5
81.0
101.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
44.0
57.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62.7
85.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
62.0
84.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98.0
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
101.0
131.0
2018 Hitman 2
74.0
79.0
2018 Just Cause 4
62.5
81.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
63.8
83.5
2018 Battlefield V
97.0
114.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64.0
83.0
2017 Shadow of War
69.8
101.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
58.1
78.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
96.4
171.7
2017 Destiny 2
133.0
172.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72.0
86.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76.3
90.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
84.7
110.8
2017 For Honor
91.2
119.3
2017 Project CARS 2
78.2
102.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
121.2
158.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74.5
92.5
2016 Battlefield 1
102.9
136.0
2016 Overwatch
125.3
149.1
2016 Dishonored 2
69.1
90.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
77.4
100.1
2015 Rocket League
195.5
255.6
2015 Need For Speed
97.7
127.8
2015 Project CARS
92.5
121.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
260.6
340.8
2009 League of Legends
325.8
426.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
52.0
68.0
2019 Anthem
32.5
42.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45.5
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
43.7
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
28.7
37.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.0
65.0
2018 F1 2018
59.1
79.6
2018 Far Cry 5
42.0
57.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
31.0
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34.6
47.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33.0
46.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
65.0
77.0
2018 Fallout 76
56.0
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
44.0
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
32.6
42.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.6
40.0
2018 Battlefield V
52.0
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41.0
53.0
2017 Shadow of War
39.9
59.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
31.4
43.7
2017 Wolfenstein II
59.8
102.4
2017 Destiny 2
67.0
86.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41.0
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40.6
49.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
58.6
76.7
2017 For Honor
45.6
59.6
2017 Project CARS 2
65.1
85.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
101.6
132.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61.1
74.3
2016 Battlefield 1
56.4
78.9
2016 Overwatch
64.4
76.3
2016 Dishonored 2
54.7
71.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37.6
47.7
2015 Rocket League
91.2
119.3
2015 Need For Speed
65.1
85.2
2015 Project CARS
65.1
85.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
234.5
306.7
2009 League of Legends
130.3
170.4

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 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

Board Design

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
Board NumberPG413 SKU 0PG180 SKU 0
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W215 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
Boost Clock1733 MHz1710 MHz
GPU Clock1607 MHz1515 MHz
Memory Clock1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 2000
Launch Price599 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 27th, 2016Sep 20th, 2018

Graphics Features

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
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 2080
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²545 mm²
GPU NameGP104TU104
GPU VariantGP104-400-A1TU104-400-A1
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million13,600 million

Memory

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
Bandwidth320.3 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5XGDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
ROPs6464
SM Count2046
Shading Units25602944
TMUs160184

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1080 RTX 2080
FP16 (half) performance138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)20,137 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance8,873 GFLOPS10,068 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)314.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate110.9 GPixel/s109.4 GPixel/s
Texture Rate277.3 GTexel/s314.6 GTexel/s

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