NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GTX 2060 GTX 980 TI Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 399 $ 649 250 (48%)
Year 2018 2015 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 83C 8 (10%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 53dB 7.5 (15%)
Recommended Power Supply 500W 600W 100 (18%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 99 FPS 3.2 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 74 FPS 72 FPS 1.8 (2%)
Average 4K Performance 42 FPS 41 FPS 0.8 (2%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 64/100 19 (26%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 980 TI to GTX 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 GTX 2060 .

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
49
40
2018 Battlefield V
104
94
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
117
99
2018 Fallout 76
127
115
2018 Final Fantasy XV
83
68
2018 Forza Horizon 4
101
94
2018 Hitman 2
99
90
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
78
66
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
71
58
2017 Destiny 2
137
111
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
101
95
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
84
68
2016 Overwatch
157
146
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
97
80
2013 Battlefield 4
137
119
2013 Crysis 3
97
126

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
41
32
2018 Battlefield V
83
75
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
68
58
2018 Fallout 76
86
76
2018 Final Fantasy XV
58
48
2018 Forza Horizon 4
85
79
2018 Hitman 2
65
59
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52
45
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
46
2017 Destiny 2
118
95
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
66
62
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
64
52
2016 Overwatch
109
101
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
66
56
2013 Battlefield 4
89
78
2013 Crysis 3
61
83

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
27
22
2018 Battlefield V
46
41
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
31
36
2018 Fallout 76
47
42
2018 Final Fantasy XV
34
28
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
52
2018 Hitman 2
38
35
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
27
23
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
33
29
2017 Destiny 2
59
47
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
33
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
37
30
2016 Overwatch
56
52
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
28
2013 Battlefield 4
63
57
2013 Crysis 3
29
41

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 980 Ti / Core i7-4790K

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 . View Current Price List

GTX 2060 vs GTX 980 TI Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 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

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

Graphics Card

GTX 2060 GTX 980 TI
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 900
ProductionUnreleasedActive
Release Date2018Jun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 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

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

Memory

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

Render Config

GTX 2060 GTX 980 TI
ROPs3296
Shading Units15362816
TMUs128176

Theoretical Performance

GTX 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