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 125.2 FPS 112.9 FPS 12.3 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 91.1 FPS 82.6 FPS 8.5 (9%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 78.2 FPS 70.1 FPS 8.1 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 55.0 FPS 48.5 FPS 6.5 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 4.4 0.4 (10%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.5 $ 6.0 0.5 (9%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.4 $ 7.1 0.7 (11%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.1 $ 10.3 1.2 (13%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
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 .

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

The RTX 2080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Turing set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 2070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 499. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 2070 SUPER, the RTX 2070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the RTX 2070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RTX 2070 is much more expensive than the GTX 1070 as it costs a whopping $ 499. Compare this to the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which came originally at a price of $ 399, $ 409. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 5700 XT which costs $ 399.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 2070 blows past the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and, amazingly, even the GTX 1080 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RTX 2070. Similarly, those holding onto RX 5700 XT 's RX Vega 56 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat at 65 fps to 88 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 75 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 64 fps to 69 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare, F1 2018, Forza Horizon 4 at 63 fps to 73 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1080 Ti, the GTX 1080 's price is getting more discount. NVIDIA ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1080, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1080 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 980 's 4 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 980, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 68 fps to 85 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 78 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Final Fantasy XV at 62 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Forza Horizon 4 at 65 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

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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
2019 Gears of War 5
85
95.2
76
85.3
2019 F1 2019
107
119.5
96
107.1
2019 GreedFall
96
107.6
86
96.4
2019 Borderlands 3
68
75.6
61
67.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
130
145.4
117
130.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
50
56.0
45
50.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
79
88.0
70
78.8
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 Strange Brigade
138
153.4
123
137.5
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
2019 Gears of War 5
55
69.1
49
61.9
2019 F1 2019
67
84.6
60
75.8
2019 GreedFall
62
77.8
55
69.7
2019 Borderlands 3
42
53.1
38
47.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
83
104.7
75
93.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
36
45.8
32
41.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
55
69.1
49
61.9
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 Strange Brigade
85
106.9
76
95.8
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

3440x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
60
80.1
56
74.4
2019 Anthem
40
53.2
37
49.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
57
75.6
53
70.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
60
79.0
53
70.8
2019 Metro Exodus
33
44.4
30
39.8
2019 World War Z
56
74.3
53
70.1
2019 Gears of War 5
45
60.3
41
54.0
2019 F1 2019
56
74.0
50
66.3
2019 GreedFall
44
58.7
39
52.6
2019 Borderlands 3
32
43.2
29
38.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
68
89.5
60
80.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
30
40.1
27
35.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
60.3
41
54.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
86.7
46
61.0
2018 F1 2018
69
91.1
61
81.4
2018 Far Cry 5
55
73.5
50
65.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
45.0
30
40.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
58.2
39
52.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
43
56.8
38
50.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
74
97.9
66
87.2
2018 Fallout 76
66
87.7
63
84.0
2018 Hitman 2
50
66.3
47
63.1
2018 Just Cause 4
43
56.8
38
50.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
42
56.4
38
50.5
2018 Strange Brigade
67
88.3
60
79.1
2018 Battlefield V
60
80.2
60
79.7
2017 Dawn of War III
59
78.4
53
70.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
64.0
43
57.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
62.9
42
56.2
2017 Shadow of War
49
65.6
44
58.7
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
40
53.5
36
47.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
71
93.5
63
83.6
2017 Destiny 2
90
119.5
81
107.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
67.6
45
60.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
53
69.9
47
62.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
64
85.5
58
76.7
2017 For Honor
62
81.7
55
73.2
2017 Project CARS 2
64
85.5
58
76.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
101
133.0
90
119.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
58
77.3
52
68.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
36
48.1
32
43.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
61
81.4
55
72.5
2016 Doom
86
114.0
77
102.0
2016 F1 2016
72
95.4
64
85.2
2016 Hitman
74
98.4
66
88.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
65
86.4
58
77.3
2016 The Division
51
68.2
46
61.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
59
78.7
53
70.4
2016 Battlefield 1
72
95.3
64
85.2
2016 Overwatch
86
113.4
77
101.5
2016 Dishonored 2
56
73.9
50
66.2
2015 DiRT Rally
87
114.8
78
102.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
49
65.4
46
61.5
2015 The Witcher 3
55
73.4
49
65.6
2015 Rocket League
130
171.1
116
153.4
2015 Need For Speed
73
97.2
66
87.1
2015 Project CARS
71
94.1
64
84.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
95
125.2
85
112.2
2013 Crysis 3
49
64.7
44
57.9
2013 Battlefield 4
81
106.6
72
95.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
224
295.6
201
264.9
2009 League of Legends
206
272.3
185
244.0

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
2019 Gears of War 5
30
43.6
27
39.1
2019 F1 2019
37
53.8
33
48.2
2019 GreedFall
22
32.0
20
28.7
2019 Borderlands 3
19
27.6
17
24.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
43
62.5
39
56.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
29.1
18
26.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
30
43.6
27
39.1
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 Strange Brigade
40
58.2
36
52.1
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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / i7-8700K

With some tuning, the RTX 2070 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. 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

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

RTX 2070 GTX 1080

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