NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

RTX 2070 RTX 2080 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Price $ 499 $ 749 250 (40%)
Year 2018 2018 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 79C 78C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 48dB 49dB 0.8 (2%)
Recommended Power Supply 525W 565W 40 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
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 141 FPS 12.4 (9%)
Average 1440p Performance 94 FPS 108 FPS 14.8 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 56 FPS 63 FPS 6.5 (11%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 84/100 66/100 18 (24%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RTX 2070 to RTX 2080 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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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
65
77
2018 Battlefield V
126
148
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
153
176
2018 F1 2018
131
152
2018 Fallout 76
152
155
2018 Far Cry 5
117
112
2018 Final Fantasy XV
97
119
2018 Forza Horizon 4
131
139
2018 Hitman 2
119
121
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
102
119
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
91
104
2017 Destiny 2
174
200
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
131
139
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
106
113
2017 Shadow of War
119
134
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
92
106
2017 Wolfenstein II
158
239
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
100
107
2016 Battlefield 1
160
162
2016 Overwatch
203
216
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
125
133

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
48
57
2018 Battlefield V
96
114
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
106
122
2018 F1 2018
102
124
2018 Fallout 76
106
131
2018 Far Cry 5
89
101
2018 Final Fantasy XV
69
85
2018 Forza Horizon 4
110
117
2018 Hitman 2
78
79
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
68
84
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
70
83
2017 Destiny 2
146
172
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
84
90
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
79
86
2017 Shadow of War
77
101
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
64
78
2017 Wolfenstein II
106
172
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
82
93
2016 Battlefield 1
113
136
2016 Overwatch
138
149
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
85
100

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36
40
2018 Battlefield V
54
67
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
65
2018 F1 2018
68
80
2018 Fallout 76
58
72
2018 Far Cry 5
48
57
2018 Final Fantasy XV
40
48
2018 Forza Horizon 4
73
77
2018 Hitman 2
46
46
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
38
46
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
53
2017 Destiny 2
77
86
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
49
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47
49
2017 Shadow of War
46
59
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
36
44
2017 Wolfenstein II
69
102
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
70
74
2016 Battlefield 1
65
79
2016 Overwatch
74
76
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
43
48

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 RTX 2080 / Core 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. View Current Price List

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
ProductionUnreleasedActive
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