NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
RTX 2060 GTX 1080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 329.0 $ 549.0 220 (67%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 72C 83C 11 (15%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 51.6dB 6 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 530W 30 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 112.7 FPS 113.7 FPS 1 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 78.6 FPS 83.7 FPS 5.1 (6%)
Average 4K Performance 46.2 FPS 49.7 FPS 3.5 (8%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 4.4 1.3 (42%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.5 $ 6.0 1.5 (33%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6 $ 10.0 2.4 (32%)
Overall Combination Score 87/100 80/100 7 (8%)
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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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
120.0
117.0
2019 Anthem
69.6
75.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
102.0
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
127.8
131.6
2019 Metro Exodus
56.9
58.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
128.5
137.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
54.4
59.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
91.5
86.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
85.7
91.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
111.1
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
139.8
145.0
2018 Hitman 2
108.8
113.0
2018 Just Cause 4
87.8
84.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
94.6
91.2
2018 Battlefield V
114.6
121.0
2017 Dawn of War III
117.2
108.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
87.8
90.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
78.7
81.0
2017 Destiny 2
150.5
155.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
92.6
95.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
111.8
116.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
138.9
117.3
2017 For Honor
162.1
156.4
2017 Project CARS 2
114.9
110.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
139.2
134.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
76.6
81.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
71.0
75.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
85.5
89.4
2016 Doom
171.0
178.7
2016 F1 2016
119.6
123.6
2016 Hitman
108.6
123.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
132.9
134.3
2016 The Division
96.2
101.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
107.4
109.3
2016 Battlefield 1
135.9
142.4
2016 Overwatch
173.5
181.3
2016 Dishonored 2
83.8
80.8
2015 DiRT Rally
171.7
162.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
107.3
111.4
2015 The Witcher 3
96.4
103.9
2015 Rocket League
540.2
456.0
2015 Need For Speed
149.7
126.4
2015 Project CARS
125.6
121.2
2013 Crysis 3
106.9
113.6
2013 Battlefield 4
151.4
156.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
370.4
312.7
2009 League of Legends
694.6
586.3

2560x1440

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

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48.0
52.0
2019 Anthem
30.0
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42.0
45.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
42.4
43.7
2019 Metro Exodus
27.8
28.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32.0
35.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28.7
31.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35.3
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28.7
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59.5
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
49.6
56.0
2018 Hitman 2
39.7
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
32.2
32.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.2
30.6
2018 Battlefield V
48.5
52.0
2017 Dawn of War III
39.9
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
36.1
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34.2
41.0
2017 Destiny 2
61.7
67.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
38.6
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37.0
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66.2
58.6
2017 For Honor
45.0
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
64.3
65.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
100.4
101.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
45.9
56.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
24.8
28.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
54.5
61.1
2016 Doom
57.9
66.0
2016 F1 2016
55.7
62.1
2016 Hitman
44.3
61.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
43.0
49.4
2016 The Division
36.2
40.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
42.0
47.8
2016 Battlefield 1
52.1
56.4
2016 Overwatch
58.7
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
54.0
54.7
2015 DiRT Rally
58.7
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32.7
37.6
2015 The Witcher 3
39.0
45.4
2015 Rocket League
102.9
91.2
2015 Need For Speed
73.5
65.1
2015 Project CARS
64.3
65.1
2013 Crysis 3
30.9
35.8
2013 Battlefield 4
66.5
74.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
264.6
234.5
2009 League of Legends
147.0
130.3
RTX 2060 vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 2060 vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 2060 vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / 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 .

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 .

RTX 2060 vs GTX 1080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
Length9 inches 229 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP160 W180 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
Boost Clock1680 MHz1733 MHz
GPU Clock1365 MHz1607 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 1000
ProductionReleasedActive
Release DateJan 7, 2019May 27th, 2016

Graphics Features

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
CUDA7.56.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.36.1
Vulkan1.1.961.1.82

Graphics Processor

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
ArchitectureTuringPascal
Die Size445 mm2314 mm²
GPU NameTU106GP104
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistors10,800 million7,200 million

Memory

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
Bandwidth336.0 GB/s320.3 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5X

Render Config

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
ROPs4864
SM Count3020
Shading Units19202560
TMUs120160

Theoretical Performance

RTX 2060 GTX 1080
FP16 (half) performance12,902 GFLOPS (2:1)138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance6,451 GFLOPS8,873 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance201.6 GFLOPS (1:32)277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate80.64 GPixel/s110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate201.6 GTexel/s277.3 GTexel/s

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