NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

GTX 2060 GTX 1080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 399 $ 459 60 (14%)
Year 2018 2016 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 83C 8 (10%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 52dB 6.1 (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 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 102 FPS 116 FPS 13.5 (12%)
Average 1440p Performance 74 FPS 85 FPS 11.1 (14%)
Average 4K Performance 42 FPS 49 FPS 7.3 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 80/100 3 (4%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 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.

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
49
60
2018 Battlefield V
104
121
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
117
137
2018 Fallout 76
127
145
2018 Final Fantasy XV
83
86
2018 Forza Horizon 4
101
117
2018 Hitman 2
99
113
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
78
91
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
71
81
2017 Dawn of War III
106
108
2017 Destiny 2
137
155
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
101
117
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
80
90
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
84
95
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
70
81
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
78
89
2016 Battlefield 1
123
142
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
64
75
2016 Doom
155
179
2016 F1 2016
109
124
2016 Hitman
99
123
2016 Overwatch
157
181
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
121
134
2016 The Division
87
102
2016 Total War: Warhammer
97
109
2015 DiRT Rally
156
163
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
97
111
2015 The Witcher 3
88
104
2013 Battlefield 4
137
157
2013 Crysis 3
97
114

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
41
44
2018 Battlefield V
83
97
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
68
79
2018 Fallout 76
86
101
2018 Final Fantasy XV
58
63
2018 Forza Horizon 4
85
98
2018 Hitman 2
65
74
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52
62
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
64
2017 Dawn of War III
73
86
2017 Destiny 2
118
133
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
66
76
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
59
67
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
64
72
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
64
72
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
62
75
2016 Battlefield 1
92
103
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
52
2016 Doom
106
125
2016 F1 2016
85
97
2016 Hitman
73
104
2016 Overwatch
109
125
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
79
95
2016 The Division
62
73
2016 Total War: Warhammer
71
84
2015 DiRT Rally
111
124
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66
77
2015 The Witcher 3
65
77
2013 Battlefield 4
89
103
2013 Crysis 3
61
73

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
27
31
2018 Battlefield V
46
52
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31
35
2018 Fallout 76
47
56
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34
35
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
65
2018 Hitman 2
38
44
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27
33
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33
41
2017 Dawn of War III
38
45
2017 Destiny 2
59
67
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
41
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
34
40
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
37
41
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
44
57
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52
61
2016 Battlefield 1
50
56
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
24
28
2016 Doom
55
66
2016 F1 2016
53
62
2016 Hitman
42
61
2016 Overwatch
56
64
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
41
49
2016 The Division
34
41
2016 Total War: Warhammer
40
48
2015 DiRT Rally
56
68
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
38
2015 The Witcher 3
37
45
2013 Battlefield 4
63
75
2013 Crysis 3
29
36

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 / Core i7-8700K

It is clear that the GTX 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 GTX 2060 '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 2018 . View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core 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 . View Current Price List

GTX 2060 vs GTX 1080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W180 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
Boost Clock1560 MHz1733 MHz
GPU Clock1410 MHz1607 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 1000
ProductionUnreleasedActive
Release Date2018May 27th, 2016

Graphics Features

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
CUDA7.16.1
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 2060 GTX 1080
ArchitectureTuringPascal
Die Sizeunknown314 mm²
GPU NameTU116GP104
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistorsunknown7,200 million

Memory

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s320.3 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5X

Render Config

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
ROPs3264
SM Count1220
Shading Units15362560
TMUs128160

Theoretical Performance

GTX 2060 GTX 1080
FP16 (half) performance9,585 GFLOPS (2:1)138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance4,792 GFLOPS8,873 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance149.8 GFLOPS (1:32)277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.92 GPixel/s110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate199.7 GTexel/s277.3 GTexel/s