NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
vs
AMD Radeon VII

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
AMD Radeon VII
RTX 2080 Radeon VII Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 AMD Radeon VII
Price $ 674.0 $ 699.0 25 (4%)
Year 2018 2019 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 78C 86C 8 (10%)
Max Fan Noise 48.5dB 56.3dB 7.8 (16%)
Recommended Power Supply 565W 645W 80 (14%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz ($409.99)
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 141.4 FPS 130.8 FPS 10.6 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 107.1 FPS 98.1 FPS 9 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 64.6 FPS 58.3 FPS 6.3 (10%)
Memory 8 GB 16 GB 8 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 5.3 0.4 (8%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.5 $ 7.1 0.6 (9%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.8 $ 12.0 1.2 (11%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 62/100 4 (6%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from Radeon VII 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.

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
AMD Radeon VII
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
153.0
135.0
2019 Anthem
98.6
87.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
144.5
127.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
172.1
151.5
2019 Metro Exodus
76.7
67.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
176.0
168.8
2018 F1 2018
151.7
162.8
2018 Far Cry 5
112.0
132.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
76.5
71.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
118.8
96.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
119.0
112.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
139.0
113.7
2018 Fallout 76
154.6
168.5
2018 Hitman 2
121.0
131.3
2018 Just Cause 4
110.8
101.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
119.3
108.9
2018 Battlefield V
148.0
156.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
104.0
68.7
2017 Shadow of War
134.2
130.0
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
105.9
96.6
2017 Wolfenstein II
238.6
212.8
2017 Destiny 2
200.0
161.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
113.0
91.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
139.3
114.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
153.4
140.0
2017 For Honor
204.5
186.8
2017 Project CARS 2
144.8
132.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
175.5
160.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
106.6
107.1
2016 Battlefield 1
161.7
176.1
2016 Overwatch
215.6
177.6
2016 Dishonored 2
105.6
96.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
132.6
104.6
2015 Rocket League
596.4
544.7
2015 Need For Speed
165.3
151.0
2015 Project CARS
158.5
144.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
409.0
373.5
2009 League of Legends
766.8
700.3

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
AMD Radeon VII
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
113.9
100.5
2019 Anthem
78.2
69.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
112.2
99.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
115.9
102.0
2019 Metro Exodus
59.6
52.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122.0
110.0
2018 F1 2018
124.0
126.4
2018 Far Cry 5
101.0
105.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
57.0
53.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
85.3
69.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
84.0
76.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117.0
96.2
2018 Fallout 76
131.0
121.3
2018 Hitman 2
79.0
86.2
2018 Just Cause 4
81.8
74.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
83.5
76.2
2018 Battlefield V
114.0
118.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
83.0
66.2
2017 Shadow of War
101.2
88.6
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
78.2
71.6
2017 Wolfenstein II
171.7
147.1
2017 Destiny 2
172.0
137.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
86.0
70.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
90.3
74.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
110.8
101.1
2017 For Honor
119.3
108.9
2017 Project CARS 2
102.2
93.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
158.5
144.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
92.5
89.5
2016 Battlefield 1
136.0
134.6
2016 Overwatch
149.1
122.5
2016 Dishonored 2
90.3
82.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
100.1
74.2
2015 Rocket League
255.6
233.4
2015 Need For Speed
127.8
116.7
2015 Project CARS
121.0
110.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
340.8
311.2
2009 League of Legends
426.0
389.1

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
AMD Radeon VII
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
68.0
60.0
2019 Anthem
42.5
37.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
52.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
57.1
50.2
2019 Metro Exodus
37.5
33.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65.0
47.5
2018 F1 2018
79.6
76.2
2018 Far Cry 5
57.0
56.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
40.0
37.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
47.6
38.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.0
38.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
77.0
63.7
2018 Fallout 76
72.0
66.2
2018 Hitman 2
46.0
50.0
2018 Just Cause 4
42.6
38.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40.0
36.6
2018 Battlefield V
67.0
66.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
53.0
42.5
2017 Shadow of War
59.2
52.6
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
43.7
36.5
2017 Wolfenstein II
102.4
86.7
2017 Destiny 2
86.0
68.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49.0
40.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49.0
40.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76.7
70.0
2017 For Honor
59.6
54.5
2017 Project CARS 2
85.2
77.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
132.9
121.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74.3
74.0
2016 Battlefield 1
78.9
73.7
2016 Overwatch
76.3
63.0
2016 Dishonored 2
71.6
65.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47.7
38.9
2015 Rocket League
119.3
108.9
2015 Need For Speed
85.2
77.7
2015 Project CARS
85.2
77.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
306.7
280.1
2009 League of Legends
170.4
155.6
RTX 2080 vs Radeon VII with i7-8700K vs i7-9700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 2080 vs Radeon VII with i7-8700K vs i7-9700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
RTX 2080 vs Radeon VII with i7-8700K vs i7-9700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

AMD Radeon VII / i7-9700K

It is worth noting that the Radeon VII is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the Radeon VII 's 16384 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that Radeon VII 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like Radeon VII requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this Radeon VII , 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 2080 vs Radeon VII Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
Board NumberPG180 SKU 0-
Length10.5 inches 267 mm12 inches 305 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP215 W295 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
Boost Clock1710 MHz1800 MHz
GPU Clock1515 MHz1450 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective 1000 MHz

Graphics Card

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000Vega II
Launch Price699 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveUnreleased
Release DateSep 20th, 2018Feb 7th, 2019

Graphics Features

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.2
Vulkan1.1.821.1.86

Graphics Processor

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
ArchitectureTuringGCN 5.1
Die Size545 mm²331 mm²
GPU NameTU104Vega 20
GPU VariantTU104-400-A1Vega 20 XT
Process Size12 nm7 nm
Transistors13,600 million13,230 million

Memory

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s1,024 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit4096 bit
Memory Size8192 MB16384 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6HBM2

Render Config

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
ROPs6464
Shading Units29443840
TMUs184240

Theoretical Performance

RTX 2080 Radeon VII
FP16 (half) performance20,137 GFLOPS (2:1)27,648 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance10,068 GFLOPS13,824 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance314.6 GFLOPS (1:32)6,912 GFLOPS (1:2)
Pixel Rate109.4 GPixel/s115.2 GPixel/s
Texture Rate314.6 GTexel/s432.0 GTexel/s

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