NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

RTX 2070 GTX 1080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 499 $ 459 40 (8%)
Year 2018 2016 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 79C 83C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 48dB 52dB 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 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 129 FPS 116 FPS 13.1 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 94 FPS 85 FPS 8.6 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 56 FPS 49 FPS 7.2 (14%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
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.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
65
60
2018 Battlefield V
126
121
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
153
137
2018 F1 2018
131
117
2018 Fallout 76
152
145
2018 Far Cry 5
117
104
2018 Final Fantasy XV
97
86
2018 Forza Horizon 4
131
117
2018 Hitman 2
119
113
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
102
91
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
91
81
2017 Dawn of War III
121
108
2017 Destiny 2
174
155
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
131
117
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
101
90
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
106
95
2017 Shadow of War
119
106
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
92
82
2017 Wolfenstein II
158
141
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
91
81
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
100
89
2016 Battlefield 1
160
142
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
84
75
2016 Doom
200
179
2016 F1 2016
138
124
2016 Hitman
138
123
2016 Overwatch
203
181
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
150
134
2016 The Division
114
102
2016 Total War: Warhammer
122
109
2015 DiRT Rally
182
163
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
125
111
2015 The Witcher 3
116
104
2013 Battlefield 4
176
157
2013 Crysis 3
127
114

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
48
44
2018 Battlefield V
96
97
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
106
79
2018 F1 2018
102
93
2018 Fallout 76
106
101
2018 Far Cry 5
89
81
2018 Final Fantasy XV
69
63
2018 Forza Horizon 4
110
98
2018 Hitman 2
78
74
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
68
62
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
70
64
2017 Dawn of War III
95
86
2017 Destiny 2
146
133
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
76
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
74
67
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
79
72
2017 Shadow of War
77
70
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
64
58
2017 Wolfenstein II
106
96
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
79
72
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
82
75
2016 Battlefield 1
113
103
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
57
52
2016 Doom
137
125
2016 F1 2016
107
97
2016 Hitman
114
104
2016 Overwatch
138
125
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
105
95
2016 The Division
81
73
2016 Total War: Warhammer
92
84
2015 DiRT Rally
136
124
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
85
77
2015 The Witcher 3
85
77
2013 Battlefield 4
113
103
2013 Crysis 3
80
73

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36
31
2018 Battlefield V
54
52
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
35
2018 F1 2018
68
59
2018 Fallout 76
58
56
2018 Far Cry 5
48
42
2018 Final Fantasy XV
40
35
2018 Forza Horizon 4
73
65
2018 Hitman 2
46
44
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
38
33
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
41
2017 Dawn of War III
52
45
2017 Destiny 2
77
67
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
41
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
40
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47
41
2017 Shadow of War
46
40
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
36
31
2017 Wolfenstein II
69
60
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
57
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
61
2016 Battlefield 1
65
56
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
28
2016 Doom
76
66
2016 F1 2016
71
62
2016 Hitman
70
61
2016 Overwatch
74
64
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
57
49
2016 The Division
47
41
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
48
2015 DiRT Rally
79
68
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
43
38
2015 The Witcher 3
52
45
2013 Battlefield 4
86
75
2013 Crysis 3
41
36

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / Core 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. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Core 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 . View Current Price List

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
ProductionUnreleasedActive
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