NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Price $ 674.0 $ 795.0 121 (18%)
Year 2018 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 78C 84C 6 (8%)
Max Fan Noise 48.5dB 54.2dB 5.7 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 565W 600W 35 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 133.1 FPS 8.3 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 107.1 FPS 102.5 FPS 4.6 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 64.6 FPS 62.0 FPS 2.6 (4%)
Memory 8 GB 11 GB 3 (37%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 5.7 0.8 (16%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.5 $ 7.4 0.9 (14%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.8 $ 12.2 1.4 (13%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 65/100 1 (2%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1080 Ti 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 2080 .

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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
157.9
2019 Metro Exodus
76.7
70.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
176.0
160.0
2018 F1 2018
151.7
149.1
2018 Far Cry 5
112.0
113.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
76.5
70.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
118.8
113.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
119.0
115.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
139.0
135.0
2018 Fallout 76
154.6
155.1
2018 Hitman 2
121.0
121.0
2018 Just Cause 4
110.8
101.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
119.3
109.4
2018 Battlefield V
148.0
147.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
104.0
95.0
2017 Shadow of War
134.2
121.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
105.9
105.6
2017 Wolfenstein II
238.6
160.2
2017 Destiny 2
200.0
182.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
113.0
110.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
139.3
135.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
153.4
140.7
2017 For Honor
204.5
187.6
2017 Project CARS 2
144.8
132.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
175.5
161.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
106.6
108.7
2016 Battlefield 1
161.7
160.8
2016 Overwatch
215.6
210.7
2016 Dishonored 2
105.6
96.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
132.6
129.1
2015 Rocket League
596.4
547.1
2015 Need For Speed
165.3
151.6
2015 Project CARS
158.5
145.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
409.0
375.1
2009 League of Legends
766.8
703.3

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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
106.3
2019 Metro Exodus
59.6
54.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
122.0
111.0
2018 F1 2018
124.0
118.3
2018 Far Cry 5
101.0
100.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
57.0
52.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
85.3
81.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
84.0
78.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
117.0
114.0
2018 Fallout 76
131.0
125.0
2018 Hitman 2
79.0
79.0
2018 Just Cause 4
81.8
75.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
83.5
76.6
2018 Battlefield V
114.0
114.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
83.0
75.0
2017 Shadow of War
101.2
89.2
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
78.2
74.5
2017 Wolfenstein II
171.7
120.0
2017 Destiny 2
172.0
156.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
86.0
84.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
90.3
88.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
110.8
101.6
2017 For Honor
119.3
109.4
2017 Project CARS 2
102.2
93.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
158.5
145.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
92.5
90.5
2016 Battlefield 1
136.0
131.2
2016 Overwatch
149.1
145.6
2016 Dishonored 2
90.3
82.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
100.1
102.2
2015 Rocket League
255.6
234.5
2015 Need For Speed
127.8
117.2
2015 Project CARS
121.0
111.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
340.8
312.6
2009 League of Legends
426.0
390.7

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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
52.4
2019 Metro Exodus
37.5
34.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65.0
57.0
2018 F1 2018
79.6
77.3
2018 Far Cry 5
57.0
54.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
40.0
36.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
47.6
45.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.0
42.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
77.0
75.0
2018 Fallout 76
72.0
69.0
2018 Hitman 2
46.0
47.0
2018 Just Cause 4
42.6
39.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40.0
36.7
2018 Battlefield V
67.0
66.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
53.0
48.0
2017 Shadow of War
59.2
50.7
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
43.7
41.5
2017 Wolfenstein II
102.4
75.2
2017 Destiny 2
86.0
78.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49.0
48.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49.0
47.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76.7
70.3
2017 For Honor
59.6
54.7
2017 Project CARS 2
85.2
78.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
132.9
121.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74.3
75.7
2016 Battlefield 1
78.9
74.4
2016 Overwatch
76.3
74.9
2016 Dishonored 2
71.6
65.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47.7
51.6
2015 Rocket League
119.3
109.4
2015 Need For Speed
85.2
78.2
2015 Project CARS
85.2
78.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
306.7
281.3
2009 League of Legends
170.4
156.3

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti / i7-7700K

It is worth noting that the GTX 1080 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 1080 Ti 's 11264 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 GTX 1080 Ti requires careful thought. 4K gaming is joyous on this GTX 1080 Ti , 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 GTX 1080 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
Board NumberPG180 SKU 0PG611 SKU 10
Length10.5 inches 267 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP215 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
Boost Clock1710 MHz1670 MHz
GPU Clock1515 MHz1557 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective1376 MHz 11008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 2000GeForce 1000
Launch Price699 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateSep 20th, 2018Never Released

Graphics Features

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
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 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
ArchitectureTuringPascal
Die Size545 mm²471 mm²
GPU NameTU104GP102
GPU VariantTU104-400-A1GP102-350-K1-A1
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistors13,600 million11,800 million

Memory

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s440.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit320 bit
Memory Size8192 MB10240 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5X

Render Config

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
ROPs6480
SM Count4625
Shading Units29443200
TMUs184200

Theoretical Performance

RTX 2080 GTX 1080 Ti
FP16 (half) performance20,137 GFLOPS (2:1)167.0 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance10,068 GFLOPS10,688 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance314.6 GFLOPS (1:32)334.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate109.4 GPixel/s133.6 GPixel/s
Texture Rate314.6 GTexel/s334.0 GTexel/s

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muscleacceptor 3 months ago
I'm not too hardware-savvy, so I appreciate your input. I preordered an RTX 2080 Ti today. My rig currently has a GTX 1080, i7 7700K, 32 GB RAM, Evo 960 M.2, and a WiFi card. Will a 750W PSU be enough (without overclocking), or will I need something higher? I don't plan on overclocking it. Thanks!
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hankessay 3 months ago
750 should be fine
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bogeycycle 3 months ago
Hello guys, i'm thinking of upgrading my gtx 1080 ti to an "new" Rtx 2080 (still not sure is the rumor is true or something), i,m playing mostly at 4K 60 fps, but i think the rtx can give me more performance to maintain the fps, do u think this is worth? Or i could wait for another gen? (Want to sell this to buy another)
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monsoonquirk 3 months ago


Best to wait for the reviews, and from more than one source.
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monkbrunnich 5 months ago


Hey, here is my dilemma, I need a new gamer pc, my old one is dead. I have paid a local business for building it.

I have see the RTX launch but I'm not sold, so I went with the GTX 1080 ti instead. It's cheaper and I could get it right away. It has also been well test and supported.

I ordered it, and then the guy calls me and tells me the GTX 1080 ti won't be in stock before the 14th. He then asked me if I wouldn't rather have the
"Asus Dual RTX 2080 8GB", by model.

He offered it for the same price(even that it's a bit more expensive), and since the release date and restocking date are close together. I choose the new generation.

I have heard many online saying we should wait to see reviews or benchmarks before buying it. But I really wondered what other people would do in my place. After all it's not too late to change the order.

I guess my question is, what would you do?

Here is the system I ordered.

Intel i7-8700K
Cryorig H7
Asus Dual RTX 2080 8GB or Asus Strix GTX1080Ti 11GB
32GB G.Skill RipJaws 3200MHz
Asus Prime Z370-P
Kingston A400 240GB SSD
3TB Toshiba P300 HDD
Corsair TX650Watt Gold+
NZXT H500i - Black
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springsrock 5 months ago
First, one thing i notice was the term "dual" in asus. that dual cooler is pretty bad, and you might want to do something about it.

performance wise, I don't think there is going to be too much difference, between 1080ti and 2080. that's what people are basically guessing, and it's reasonable to say that this is the worst case scenario. (1080ti = 2080).

any chance that rtx 2080 massively improves fps over the 1080ti (2080 > 1080ti). that's an bonus.

since you are paying the same for the latest tech. i think it's worth a try.
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