NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
RTX 2070 RTX 2080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Price $ 469.0 $ 693.0 224 (48%)
Year 2018 2018 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 79C 78C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 47.7dB 48.5dB 0.8 (2%)
Recommended Power Supply 525W 565W 40 (8%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 143.3 FPS 141.8 FPS 1.5 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 106.7 FPS 105.9 FPS 0.8 (1%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 91.4 FPS 90.2 FPS 1.2 (1%)
Average 4K Performance 64.2 FPS 62.7 FPS 1.5 (2%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 4.9 1.4 (40%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.7 $ 6.6 1.9 (40%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.5 $ 7.8 2.3 (42%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.8 $ 11.2 3.4 (44%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Overall Combination Score 87/100 66/100 21 (24%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 2080 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, Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 65 fps to 83 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 74 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV at 64 fps to 69 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 67 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, F1 2018 at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

The good news is, with the release of the RTX 2080 Ti, the RTX 2080 's price is getting more discount. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RTX 2080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 1080, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Borderlands 3, Anthem at 66 fps to 99 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 81 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Hitman 2, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 62 fps to 81 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 76 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play F1 2019, World War Z, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, Apex Legends at 63 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
175
195.0
137
153.0
2019 Anthem
113
126.0
88
98.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
165
184.0
130
144.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
200
223.0
154
172.1
2019 Metro Exodus
89
99.0
69
76.7
2019 World War Z
192
214.0
138
154.0
2019 Gears of War 5
126
141.0
100
111.6
2019 F1 2019
159
177.0
126
140.1
2019 GreedFall
143
159.0
113
126.1
2019 Borderlands 3
100
112.0
79
88.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
193
215.0
153
170.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
74
83.0
59
65.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
117
130.0
92
103.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
184
205.0
158
176.0
2018 F1 2018
150
167.0
136
151.7
2018 Far Cry 5
104
116.5
100
112.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
74
83.0
68
76.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
128
143.0
106
118.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
125
139.0
107
119.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
138
154.0
125
139.0
2018 Fallout 76
148
165.0
139
154.6
2018 Hitman 2
115
128.0
108
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
117
130.0
99
110.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
126
140.0
107
119.3
2018 Strange Brigade
186
207.0
161
179.8
2018 Battlefield V
169
188.0
133
148.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
109
122.0
93
104.0
2017 Shadow of War
130
145.0
120
134.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
108
120.0
95
105.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
243
271.0
214
238.6
2017 Destiny 2
209
233.0
180
200.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
111
124.0
101
113.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
138
154.0
125
139.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
162
181.0
138
153.4
2017 For Honor
216
241.0
184
204.5
2017 Project CARS 2
153
171.0
130
144.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
186
207.0
157
175.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
110
123.0
95
106.6
2016 Battlefield 1
150
167.0
145
161.7
2016 Overwatch
215
239.0
194
215.6
2016 Dishonored 2
111
124.0
95
105.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
131
146.0
119
132.6
2015 Rocket League
632
703.0
536
596.4
2015 Need For Speed
175
195.0
148
165.3
2015 Project CARS
168
187.0
142
158.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
306
341.0
260
289.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
433
482.0
368
409.0
2009 League of Legends
812
903.0
690
766.8

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
116
145.0
91
113.9
2019 Anthem
80
100.0
62
78.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
114
143.0
89
112.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
120
150.0
92
115.9
2019 Metro Exodus
61
77.0
47
59.6
2019 World War Z
124
156.0
89
112.4
2019 Gears of War 5
81
102.0
64
80.9
2019 F1 2019
100
125.0
79
99.2
2019 GreedFall
92
115.0
72
91.2
2019 Borderlands 3
63
79.0
49
62.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
124
155.0
98
122.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
54
68.0
42
53.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
81
102.0
64
80.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
113
142.0
97
122.0
2018 F1 2018
121
152.0
99
124.0
2018 Far Cry 5
89
112.0
80
101.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
52
66.0
45
57.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
84
105.0
68
85.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
86
108.0
67
84.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
103
129.0
93
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
124
156.0
104
131.0
2018 Hitman 2
67
84.0
63
79.0
2018 Just Cause 4
76
96.0
65
81.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
78
98.0
66
83.5
2018 Strange Brigade
115
144.0
100
125.2
2018 Battlefield V
117
147.0
91
114.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
76
96.0
66
83.0
2017 Shadow of War
92
115.0
80
101.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
80
100.0
62
78.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
164
206.0
137
171.7
2017 Destiny 2
160
200.0
137
172.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
76
95.0
68
86.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
80
100.0
72
90.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
104
130.0
88
110.8
2017 For Honor
112
140.0
95
119.3
2017 Project CARS 2
96
120.0
81
102.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
149
187.0
126
158.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
85
107.0
74
92.5
2016 Battlefield 1
128
161.0
108
136.0
2016 Overwatch
132
165.0
119
149.1
2016 Dishonored 2
84
106.0
72
90.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
98
123.0
80
100.1
2015 Rocket League
240
301.0
204
255.6
2015 Need For Speed
120
150.0
102
127.8
2015 Project CARS
114
143.0
96
121.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
176
221.0
149
187.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
320
401.0
272
340.8
2009 League of Legends
401
502.0
340
426.0

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
94
124.0
73
97.3
2019 Anthem
62
82.0
49
64.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
88
117.0
69
91.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
91
120.0
70
92.6
2019 Metro Exodus
50
67.0
39
51.9
2019 World War Z
100
132.0
71
94.7
2019 Gears of War 5
67
89.0
53
70.6
2019 F1 2019
83
110.0
65
86.8
2019 GreedFall
66
87.0
52
68.9
2019 Borderlands 3
48
64.0
38
50.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
101
133.0
79
104.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
44
59.0
35
47.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
67
89.0
53
70.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
88
116.0
76
100.0
2018 F1 2018
102
135.0
82
108.9
2018 Far Cry 5
75
99.0
64
84.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
45
60.0
39
51.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
66
88.0
54
71.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
68
90.0
52
69.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
87
115.0
78
103.8
2018 Fallout 76
98
130.0
82
108.6
2018 Hitman 2
53
71.0
50
66.9
2018 Just Cause 4
59
78.0
50
66.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
59
78.0
50
66.1
2018 Strange Brigade
90
119.0
78
103.5
2018 Battlefield V
95
125.0
73
96.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64
85.0
55
72.8
2017 Shadow of War
76
101.0
65
85.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
63
84.0
49
65.2
2017 Wolfenstein II
135
178.0
111
146.6
2017 Destiny 2
122
161.0
104
138.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
60
80.0
54
72.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
83.0
56
74.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
89
118.0
76
100.3
2017 For Honor
85
113.0
72
95.7
2017 Project CARS 2
89
118.0
76
100.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
139
184.0
118
155.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
80
106.0
67
89.2
2016 Battlefield 1
106
140.0
87
115.0
2016 Overwatch
101
134.0
91
120.6
2016 Dishonored 2
77
102.0
65
86.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
76
101.0
60
79.1
2015 Rocket League
179
236.0
152
200.6
2015 Need For Speed
101
134.0
86
114.0
2015 Project CARS
98
130.0
83
110.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
131
173.0
111
146.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
310
408.0
263
346.4
2009 League of Legends
285
376.0
242
319.1

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
60
87.0
47
68.0
2019 Anthem
37
54.0
29
42.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
76.0
41
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
51
74.0
39
57.1
2019 Metro Exodus
34
49.0
26
37.5
2019 World War Z
62
90.0
45
64.7
2019 Gears of War 5
45
65.0
35
51.1
2019 F1 2019
56
80.0
44
63.0
2019 GreedFall
32
47.0
26
37.5
2019 Borderlands 3
28
41.0
22
32.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
65
93.0
51
73.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
30
43.0
23
34.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
45
65.0
35
51.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
53
76.0
45
65.0
2018 F1 2018
70
101.0
55
79.6
2018 Far Cry 5
50
72.0
39
57.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
32
47.0
28
40.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
42
60.0
33
47.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
61.0
32
46.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
60
86.0
53
77.0
2018 Fallout 76
60
86.0
50
72.0
2018 Hitman 2
35
50.0
32
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
35
50.0
29
42.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
47.0
28
40.0
2018 Strange Brigade
54
78.0
47
68.2
2018 Battlefield V
60
87.0
46
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
43
62.0
37
53.0
2017 Shadow of War
51
74.0
41
59.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
39
57.0
30
43.7
2017 Wolfenstein II
88
126.0
71
102.4
2017 Destiny 2
70
100.0
60
86.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
37
54.0
34
49.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37
54.0
34
49.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
62
90.0
53
76.7
2017 For Honor
49
70.0
41
59.6
2017 Project CARS 2
70
100.0
59
85.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
109
157.0
93
132.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
63
91.0
52
74.3
2016 Battlefield 1
70
100.0
55
78.9
2016 Overwatch
59
85.0
53
76.3
2016 Dishonored 2
58
84.0
50
71.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
45
65.0
33
47.7
2015 Rocket League
98
140.0
83
119.3
2015 Need For Speed
70
100.0
59
85.2
2015 Project CARS
70
100.0
59
85.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
71
102.0
60
86.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
252
361.0
214
306.7
2009 League of Legends
140
201.0
119
170.4
RTX 2070 vs RTX 2080 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p 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 RTX 2080 / i7-8700K

It is worth noting that the RTX 2080 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RTX 2080 's 8192 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 RTX 2080 requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this RTX 2080 , and with a little tweaking to your AA settings, it'd be hard to imagine a title not capable of 60 fps on average.

RTX 2070 vs RTX 2080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
Length9 inches 229 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP175 W215 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
Boost Clock1620 MHz1710 MHz
GPU Clock1410 MHz1515 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 2000
Launch Price499 USD699 USD
ProductionReleasedActive
Release DateOct 17th, 2018Sep 20th, 2018

Graphics Features

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
CUDA7.57.5
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 RTX 2080
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Die Size445 mm²545 mm²
GPU NameTU106TU104
GPU VariantTU106-400-A1TU104-400-A1
Process Size12 nm12 nm
Transistors10,800 million13,600 million

Memory

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
ROPs6464
RT Cores3646
SM Count3646
Shading Units23042944
TMUs144184
Tensor Cores288368

Theoretical Performance

RTX 2070 RTX 2080
FP16 (half) performance14,930 GFLOPS (2:1)20,137 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance7,465 GFLOPS10,068 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance233.3 GFLOPS (1:32)314.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate103.7 GPixel/s109.4 GPixel/s
Texture Rate233.3 GTexel/s314.6 GTexel/s

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