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 $ 499.0 $ 549.0 50 (10%)
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 126.3 FPS 113.7 FPS 12.6 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 92.3 FPS 83.7 FPS 8.6 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 56.5 FPS 49.7 FPS 6.8 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 4.4 0.4 (10%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.4 $ 6.0 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
126.0
117.0
2019 Anthem
81.2
75.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
119.0
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
146.9
131.6
2019 Metro Exodus
65.4
58.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
153.0
137.0
2018 F1 2018
130.6
116.6
2018 Far Cry 5
116.5
104.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
65.0
59.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
96.5
86.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
101.9
91.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
131.0
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
152.4
145.0
2018 Hitman 2
119.0
113.0
2018 Just Cause 4
94.5
84.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
101.8
91.2
2018 Battlefield V
126.0
121.0
2017 Dawn of War III
121.2
108.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
100.8
90.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
90.7
81.0
2017 Shadow of War
118.5
105.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
92.0
82.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
157.7
140.8
2017 Destiny 2
173.6
155.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
106.4
95.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
130.9
116.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
130.9
117.3
2017 For Honor
174.5
156.4
2017 Project CARS 2
123.6
110.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
149.8
134.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
90.9
81.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
84.0
75.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
100.1
89.4
2016 Doom
200.1
178.7
2016 F1 2016
138.4
123.6
2016 Hitman
138.2
123.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
150.4
134.3
2016 The Division
113.8
101.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
122.4
109.3
2016 Battlefield 1
159.5
142.4
2016 Overwatch
203.1
181.3
2016 Dishonored 2
90.1
80.8
2015 DiRT Rally
182.4
162.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
124.8
111.4
2015 The Witcher 3
116.4
103.9
2015 Rocket League
508.9
456.0
2015 Need For Speed
141.0
126.4
2015 Project CARS
135.2
121.2
2013 Crysis 3
127.2
113.6
2013 Battlefield 4
175.6
156.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
349.0
312.7
2009 League of Legends
654.3
586.3

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
93.8
87.1
2019 Anthem
64.4
59.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
92.4
85.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
98.9
88.6
2019 Metro Exodus
50.9
45.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
106.0
79.0
2018 F1 2018
102.3
93.0
2018 Far Cry 5
89.1
81.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
48.4
44.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
69.0
62.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
68.2
62.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
110.0
98.0
2018 Fallout 76
106.0
101.0
2018 Hitman 2
78.0
74.0
2018 Just Cause 4
69.8
62.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
71.2
63.8
2018 Battlefield V
96.0
97.0
2017 Dawn of War III
94.6
86.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
73.8
67.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
70.4
64.0
2017 Shadow of War
76.8
69.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
63.9
58.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
106.0
96.4
2017 Destiny 2
146.3
133.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
79.2
72.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
83.9
76.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
94.5
84.7
2017 For Honor
101.8
91.2
2017 Project CARS 2
87.2
78.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
135.2
121.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
79.3
72.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
57.4
52.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
81.9
74.5
2016 Doom
137.2
124.7
2016 F1 2016
106.9
97.2
2016 Hitman
113.9
103.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
104.6
95.1
2016 The Division
80.5
73.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92.1
83.7
2016 Battlefield 1
113.2
102.9
2016 Overwatch
137.8
125.3
2016 Dishonored 2
77.1
69.1
2015 DiRT Rally
135.9
123.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
85.1
77.4
2015 The Witcher 3
84.9
77.2
2015 Rocket League
218.1
195.5
2015 Need For Speed
109.0
97.7
2015 Project CARS
103.2
92.5
2013 Crysis 3
79.7
72.5
2013 Battlefield 4
113.1
102.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
290.8
260.6
2009 League of Legends
363.5
325.8

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56.0
52.0
2019 Anthem
35.0
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
49.0
45.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
48.7
43.7
2019 Metro Exodus
32.0
28.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56.0
35.0
2018 F1 2018
68.0
59.1
2018 Far Cry 5
48.3
42.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35.6
31.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39.8
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37.9
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
73.0
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
58.0
56.0
2018 Hitman 2
46.0
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
36.3
32.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34.2
30.6
2018 Battlefield V
54.0
52.0
2017 Dawn of War III
51.9
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
45.9
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47.1
41.0
2017 Shadow of War
45.9
39.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
36.1
31.4
2017 Wolfenstein II
68.8
59.8
2017 Destiny 2
77.0
67.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47.1
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46.7
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
65.4
58.6
2017 For Honor
50.9
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
72.7
65.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
113.4
101.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65.1
56.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32.4
28.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70.3
61.1
2016 Doom
75.9
66.0
2016 F1 2016
71.4
62.1
2016 Hitman
70.1
61.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56.8
49.4
2016 The Division
46.9
40.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55.0
47.8
2016 Battlefield 1
64.9
56.4
2016 Overwatch
74.1
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
61.1
54.7
2015 DiRT Rally
78.7
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
43.2
37.6
2015 The Witcher 3
52.2
45.4
2015 Rocket League
101.8
91.2
2015 Need For Speed
72.7
65.1
2015 Project CARS
72.7
65.1
2013 Crysis 3
41.2
35.8
2013 Battlefield 4
86.1
74.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
261.7
234.5
2009 League of Legends
145.4
130.3

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz

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 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

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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