NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 329.0 $ 650.0 321 (98%)
Year 2019 2015 4 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 72C 83C 11 (15%)
Max Fan Noise 45.6dB 53dB 7.4 (16%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 600W 100 (20%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 112.4 FPS 90.9 FPS 21.5 (19%)
Average 1440p Performance 78.4 FPS 66.5 FPS 11.9 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 46.2 FPS 39.4 FPS 6.8 (15%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 7.1 4 (129%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.5 $ 9.8 5.3 (118%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6 $ 16.5 8.9 (117%)
Overall Combination Score 87/100 54/100 33 (38%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 980 Ti to RTX 2060 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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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
108.0
81.0
2019 Anthem
69.6
52.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
102.0
76.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
127.8
94.7
2019 Metro Exodus
56.9
42.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
128.5
99.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
54.4
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
91.5
68.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
85.7
66.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
111.1
94.0
2018 Fallout 76
139.8
115.0
2018 Hitman 2
108.8
90.0
2018 Just Cause 4
87.8
61.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
94.6
65.7
2018 Battlefield V
114.6
94.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
78.7
58.0
2017 Destiny 2
150.5
111.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
92.6
68.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
111.8
94.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
138.9
84.4
2017 For Honor
162.1
112.6
2017 Project CARS 2
114.9
79.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
139.2
96.6
2016 Overwatch
173.5
146.3
2016 Dishonored 2
83.8
58.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
107.3
80.0
2015 Rocket League
540.2
328.3
2015 Need For Speed
149.7
91.0
2015 Project CARS
125.6
87.2
2013 Crysis 3
106.9
125.5
2013 Battlefield 4
151.4
119.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
370.4
225.1
2009 League of Legends
694.6
422.1

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
80.4
60.3
2019 Anthem
55.2
41.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
79.2
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
86.0
63.8
2019 Metro Exodus
44.3
32.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
71.7
58.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
43.0
32.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
60.6
48.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54.0
45.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
89.3
79.0
2018 Fallout 76
90.4
76.0
2018 Hitman 2
68.4
59.0
2018 Just Cause 4
61.8
45.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
63.1
46.0
2018 Battlefield V
87.1
75.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
59.5
46.0
2017 Destiny 2
123.5
95.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
67.3
52.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69.5
61.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
95.5
61.0
2017 For Honor
90.1
65.7
2017 Project CARS 2
77.2
56.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
119.7
87.2
2016 Overwatch
114.2
100.8
2016 Dishonored 2
68.2
49.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
69.6
55.9
2015 Rocket League
220.5
140.7
2015 Need For Speed
110.2
70.4
2015 Project CARS
91.4
66.6
2013 Crysis 3
64.1
83.2
2013 Battlefield 4
93.5
77.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
294.0
187.6
2009 League of Legends
367.5
234.5

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48.0
36.0
2019 Anthem
30.0
22.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
42.0
31.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
42.4
31.4
2019 Metro Exodus
27.8
20.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32.0
36.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28.7
22.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35.3
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28.7
23.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59.5
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
49.6
42.0
2018 Hitman 2
39.7
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
32.2
23.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30.2
22.0
2018 Battlefield V
48.5
41.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
34.2
29.0
2017 Destiny 2
61.7
47.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
38.6
30.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37.0
32.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66.2
42.2
2017 For Honor
45.0
32.8
2017 Project CARS 2
64.3
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
100.4
73.2
2016 Overwatch
58.7
51.8
2016 Dishonored 2
54.0
39.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32.7
27.8
2015 Rocket League
102.9
65.7
2015 Need For Speed
73.5
46.9
2015 Project CARS
64.3
46.9
2013 Crysis 3
30.9
40.9
2013 Battlefield 4
66.5
56.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
264.6
168.8
2009 League of Legends
147.0
93.8

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

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 980 Ti / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 Ti 's 6144 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 GTX 980 Ti requires careful thought. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2015 .

RTX 2060 vs GTX 980 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
Boost Clock1560 MHz1076 MHz
GPU Clock1410 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 900
ProductionReleasedActive
Release Date2018Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
CUDA7.15.2
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

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
ArchitectureTuringMaxwell 2.0
Die Sizeunknown601 mm²
GPU NameTU116GM200
Process Size12 nm28 nm
Transistorsunknown8,000 million

Memory

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
Bandwidth224.0 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit384 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5

Render Config

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
ROPs3296
Shading Units15362816
TMUs128176

Theoretical Performance

RTX 2060 GTX 980 Ti
FP32 (float) performance4,792 GFLOPS6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance149.8 GFLOPS (1:32)189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.92 GPixel/s103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate199.7 GTexel/s189.4 GTexel/s

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