NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
RTX 2070 GTX 1080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 469.0 $ 522.0 53 (11%)
Year 2018 2016 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 79C 83C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 47.7dB 51.6dB 3.9 (8%)
Recommended Power Supply 525W 530W 5 (1%)
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 128.4 FPS 115.8 FPS 12.6 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 93.4 FPS 84.8 FPS 8.6 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 56.7 FPS 50.0 FPS 6.7 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.9 $ 4.3 0.4 (10%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.3 $ 5.9 0.6 (11%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.8 $ 10.0 1.2 (14%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 80/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1080 to RTX 2070 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 2070 .

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
113
126.0
105
117.0
2019 Anthem
73
81.2
67
75.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
107
119.0
99
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
132
146.9
118
131.6
2019 Metro Exodus
58
65.4
52
58.6
2019 World War Z
108
120.7
102
114.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
137
153.0
123
137.0
2018 F1 2018
117
130.6
104
116.6
2018 Far Cry 5
104
116.5
93
104.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
58
65.0
53
59.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
86
96.5
77
86.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
91
101.9
81
91.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117
131.0
105
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
137
152.4
130
145.0
2018 Hitman 2
107
119.0
101
113.0
2018 Just Cause 4
85
94.5
76
84.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
91
101.8
82
91.2
2018 Battlefield V
113
126.0
108
121.0
2017 Dawn of War III
109
121.2
97
108.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
90
100.8
81
90.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
81
90.7
72
81.0
2017 Shadow of War
106
118.5
95
105.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
82
92.0
73
82.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
141
157.7
126
140.8
2017 Destiny 2
156
173.6
139
155.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
106.4
85
95.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
117
130.9
105
116.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
117
130.9
105
117.3
2017 For Honor
157
174.5
140
156.4
2017 Project CARS 2
111
123.6
99
110.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
134
149.8
120
134.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
81
90.9
73
81.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
75
84.0
67
75.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
90
100.1
80
89.4
2016 Doom
180
200.1
160
178.7
2016 F1 2016
124
138.4
111
123.6
2016 Hitman
124
138.2
111
123.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
135
150.4
120
134.3
2016 The Division
102
113.8
91
101.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
110
122.4
98
109.3
2016 Battlefield 1
143
159.5
128
142.4
2016 Overwatch
182
203.1
163
181.3
2016 Dishonored 2
81
90.1
72
80.8
2015 DiRT Rally
164
182.4
146
162.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
100
112.0
100
111.4
2015 The Witcher 3
104
116.4
93
103.9
2015 Rocket League
458
508.9
410
456.0
2015 Need For Speed
126
141.0
113
126.4
2015 Project CARS
121
135.2
109
121.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
222
247.2
199
221.5
2013 Crysis 3
114
127.2
102
113.6
2013 Battlefield 4
158
175.6
141
156.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
314
349.0
281
312.7
2009 League of Legends
588
654.3
527
586.3

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
75
93.8
69
87.1
2019 Anthem
51
64.4
47
59.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
73
92.4
68
85.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
79
98.9
70
88.6
2019 Metro Exodus
40
50.9
36
45.6
2019 World War Z
70
88.1
66
83.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
84
106.0
63
79.0
2018 F1 2018
81
102.3
74
93.0
2018 Far Cry 5
71
89.1
64
81.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
38
48.4
35
44.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
69.0
50
62.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
68.2
49
62.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
88
110.0
78
98.0
2018 Fallout 76
84
106.0
80
101.0
2018 Hitman 2
62
78.0
59
74.0
2018 Just Cause 4
55
69.8
50
62.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
56
71.2
51
63.8
2018 Battlefield V
76
96.0
77
97.0
2017 Dawn of War III
75
94.6
68
86.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
59
73.8
53
67.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
56
70.4
51
64.0
2017 Shadow of War
61
76.8
55
69.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
51
63.9
46
58.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
84
106.0
77
96.4
2017 Destiny 2
117
146.3
106
133.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
63
79.2
57
72.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
67
83.9
61
76.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
75
94.5
67
84.7
2017 For Honor
81
101.8
72
91.2
2017 Project CARS 2
69
87.2
62
78.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
108
135.2
96
121.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
63
79.3
57
72.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
57.4
41
52.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
65
81.9
59
74.5
2016 Doom
109
137.2
99
124.7
2016 F1 2016
85
106.9
77
97.2
2016 Hitman
91
113.9
82
103.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
83
104.6
76
95.1
2016 The Division
64
80.5
58
73.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
73
92.1
66
83.7
2016 Battlefield 1
90
113.2
82
102.9
2016 Overwatch
110
137.8
100
125.3
2016 Dishonored 2
61
77.1
55
69.1
2015 DiRT Rally
108
135.9
98
123.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
63
79.0
61
77.4
2015 The Witcher 3
67
84.9
61
77.2
2015 Rocket League
174
218.1
156
195.5
2015 Need For Speed
87
109.0
78
97.7
2015 Project CARS
82
103.2
74
92.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
127
159.9
114
143.3
2013 Crysis 3
63
79.7
58
72.5
2013 Battlefield 4
90
113.1
82
102.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
232
290.8
208
260.6
2009 League of Legends
290
363.5
260
325.8

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
39
56.0
36
52.0
2019 Anthem
24
35.0
22
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
34
49.0
31
45.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
34
48.7
30
43.7
2019 Metro Exodus
22
32.0
20
28.7
2019 World War Z
35
50.7
33
47.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
39
56.0
24
35.0
2018 F1 2018
47
68.0
41
59.1
2018 Far Cry 5
33
48.3
29
42.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
35.6
21
31.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
27
39.8
24
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
37.9
23
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
51
73.0
45
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
40
58.0
39
56.0
2018 Hitman 2
32
46.0
30
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
25
36.3
22
32.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23
34.2
21
30.6
2018 Battlefield V
37
54.0
36
52.0
2017 Dawn of War III
36
51.9
31
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32
45.9
27
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
47.1
28
41.0
2017 Shadow of War
32
45.9
27
39.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
25
36.1
21
31.4
2017 Wolfenstein II
48
68.8
41
59.8
2017 Destiny 2
53
77.0
46
67.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
32
47.1
28
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
32
46.7
28
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
45
65.4
41
58.6
2017 For Honor
35
50.9
31
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
50
72.7
45
65.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
79
113.4
71
101.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
45
65.1
39
56.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
22
32.4
19
28.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
70.3
42
61.1
2016 Doom
53
75.9
46
66.0
2016 F1 2016
49
71.4
43
62.1
2016 Hitman
49
70.1
42
61.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
39
56.8
34
49.4
2016 The Division
32
46.9
28
40.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
55.0
33
47.8
2016 Battlefield 1
45
64.9
39
56.4
2016 Overwatch
51
74.1
45
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
42
61.1
38
54.7
2015 DiRT Rally
55
78.7
47
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
43.2
26
37.6
2015 The Witcher 3
36
52.2
31
45.4
2015 Rocket League
71
101.8
63
91.2
2015 Need For Speed
50
72.7
45
65.1
2015 Project CARS
50
72.7
45
65.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
74.2
46
66.5
2013 Crysis 3
28
41.2
25
35.8
2013 Battlefield 4
60
86.1
52
74.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
183
261.7
164
234.5
2009 League of Legends
101
145.4
91
130.3
RTX 2070 vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 2070 vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 2070 vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / i7-8700K

In terms of memory, the RTX 2070 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2070 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

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 2070 vs GTX 1080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 2070 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
TDP175 W180 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
Boost Clock1620 MHz1733 MHz
GPU Clock1410 MHz1607 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 1000
Launch Price499 USD599 USD
ProductionReleasedActive
Release DateOct 17th, 2018May 27th, 2016

Graphics Features

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
CUDA7.56.1
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

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
ArchitectureTuringPascal
Die Size445 mm²314 mm²
GPU NameTU106GP104
GPU VariantTU106-400-A1GP104-400-A1
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistors10,800 million7,200 million

Memory

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s320.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5X

Render Config

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
ROPs6464
SM Count3620
Shading Units23042560
TMUs144160

Theoretical Performance

RTX 2070 GTX 1080
FP16 (half) performance14,930 GFLOPS (2:1)138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance7,465 GFLOPS8,873 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance233.3 GFLOPS (1:32)277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate103.7 GPixel/s110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate233.3 GTexel/s277.3 GTexel/s

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