NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
RTX 2080 RTX 2070 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Price $ 693.0 $ 469.0 224 (32%)
Year 2018 2018 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 78C 79C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 48.5dB 47.7dB 0.8 (2%)
Recommended Power Supply 565W 525W 40 (7%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 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 141.8 FPS 125.2 FPS 16.6 (12%)
Average 1440p Performance 105.9 FPS 91.1 FPS 14.8 (14%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 90.2 FPS 78.2 FPS 12 (13%)
Average 4K Performance 62.7 FPS 55.0 FPS 7.7 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 4.0 0.9 (18%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.6 $ 5.5 1.1 (17%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.8 $ 6.4 1.4 (18%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.2 $ 9.1 2.1 (19%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Overall Combination Score 66/100 84/100 18 (27%)
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 .

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.

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, Need For Speed: Heat at 65 fps to 88 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 75 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat at 64 fps to 69 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare, F1 2018, Forza Horizon 4 at 63 fps to 73 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
137
153.0
113
126.0
2019 Anthem
88
98.6
73
81.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
130
144.5
107
119.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
154
172.1
132
146.9
2019 Metro Exodus
69
76.7
58
65.4
2019 World War Z
138
154.0
108
120.7
2019 Gears of War 5
100
111.6
85
95.2
2019 F1 2019
126
140.1
107
119.5
2019 GreedFall
113
126.1
96
107.6
2019 Borderlands 3
79
88.6
68
75.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
153
170.4
130
145.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
59
65.6
50
56.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
92
103.1
79
88.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
158
176.0
137
153.0
2018 F1 2018
136
151.7
117
130.6
2018 Far Cry 5
100
112.0
104
116.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
68
76.5
58
65.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
106
118.8
86
96.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
107
119.0
91
101.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
125
139.0
117
131.0
2018 Fallout 76
139
154.6
137
152.4
2018 Hitman 2
108
121.0
107
119.0
2018 Just Cause 4
99
110.8
85
94.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
107
119.3
91
101.8
2018 Strange Brigade
161
179.8
138
153.4
2018 Battlefield V
133
148.0
113
126.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
93
104.0
81
90.7
2017 Shadow of War
120
134.2
106
118.5
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
95
105.9
82
92.0
2017 Wolfenstein II
214
238.6
141
157.7
2017 Destiny 2
180
200.0
156
173.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
101
113.0
95
106.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
125
139.3
117
130.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
138
153.4
117
130.9
2017 For Honor
184
204.5
157
174.5
2017 Project CARS 2
130
144.8
111
123.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
157
175.5
134
149.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
95
106.6
90
100.1
2016 Battlefield 1
145
161.7
143
159.5
2016 Overwatch
194
215.6
182
203.1
2016 Dishonored 2
95
105.6
81
90.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
119
132.6
100
112.0
2015 Rocket League
536
596.4
458
508.9
2015 Need For Speed
148
165.3
126
141.0
2015 Project CARS
142
158.5
121
135.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
260
289.7
222
247.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
368
409.0
314
349.0
2009 League of Legends
690
766.8
588
654.3

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
91
113.9
75
93.8
2019 Anthem
62
78.2
51
64.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
89
112.2
73
92.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
92
115.9
79
98.9
2019 Metro Exodus
47
59.6
40
50.9
2019 World War Z
89
112.4
70
88.1
2019 Gears of War 5
64
80.9
55
69.1
2019 F1 2019
79
99.2
67
84.6
2019 GreedFall
72
91.2
62
77.8
2019 Borderlands 3
49
62.2
42
53.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
98
122.7
83
104.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
42
53.7
36
45.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
64
80.9
55
69.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
97
122.0
84
106.0
2018 F1 2018
99
124.0
81
102.3
2018 Far Cry 5
80
101.0
71
89.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
45
57.0
38
48.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
68
85.3
55
69.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
67
84.0
54
68.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
93
117.0
88
110.0
2018 Fallout 76
104
131.0
84
106.0
2018 Hitman 2
63
79.0
62
78.0
2018 Just Cause 4
65
81.8
55
69.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
66
83.5
56
71.2
2018 Strange Brigade
100
125.2
85
106.9
2018 Battlefield V
91
114.0
76
96.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
66
83.0
56
70.4
2017 Shadow of War
80
101.2
61
76.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
62
78.2
51
63.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
137
171.7
84
106.0
2017 Destiny 2
137
172.0
117
146.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
68
86.0
63
79.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
72
90.3
67
83.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
88
110.8
75
94.5
2017 For Honor
95
119.3
81
101.8
2017 Project CARS 2
81
102.2
69
87.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
126
158.5
108
135.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
74
92.5
65
81.9
2016 Battlefield 1
108
136.0
90
113.2
2016 Overwatch
119
149.1
110
137.8
2016 Dishonored 2
72
90.3
61
77.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
80
100.1
63
79.0
2015 Rocket League
204
255.6
174
218.1
2015 Need For Speed
102
127.8
87
109.0
2015 Project CARS
96
121.0
82
103.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
149
187.4
127
159.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
272
340.8
232
290.8
2009 League of Legends
340
426.0
290
363.5

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
73
97.3
60
80.1
2019 Anthem
49
64.6
40
53.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
69
91.9
57
75.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
92.6
60
79.0
2019 Metro Exodus
39
51.9
33
44.4
2019 World War Z
71
94.7
56
74.3
2019 Gears of War 5
53
70.6
45
60.3
2019 F1 2019
65
86.8
56
74.0
2019 GreedFall
52
68.9
44
58.7
2019 Borderlands 3
38
50.6
32
43.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
79
104.9
68
89.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
35
47.0
30
40.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
53
70.6
45
60.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
76
100.0
65
86.7
2018 F1 2018
82
108.9
69
91.1
2018 Far Cry 5
64
84.5
55
73.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
51.9
34
45.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
54
71.1
44
58.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52
69.5
43
56.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
78
103.8
74
97.9
2018 Fallout 76
82
108.6
66
87.7
2018 Hitman 2
50
66.9
50
66.3
2018 Just Cause 4
50
66.6
43
56.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50
66.1
42
56.4
2018 Strange Brigade
78
103.5
67
88.3
2018 Battlefield V
73
96.8
60
80.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
55
72.8
47
62.9
2017 Shadow of War
65
85.8
49
65.6
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
49
65.2
40
53.5
2017 Wolfenstein II
111
146.6
71
93.5
2017 Destiny 2
104
138.0
90
119.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
54
72.2
51
67.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
56
74.5
53
69.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
76
100.3
64
85.5
2017 For Honor
72
95.7
62
81.7
2017 Project CARS 2
76
100.3
64
85.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118
155.9
101
133.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
67
89.2
61
81.4
2016 Battlefield 1
87
115.0
72
95.3
2016 Overwatch
91
120.6
86
113.4
2016 Dishonored 2
65
86.6
56
73.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
79.1
49
65.4
2015 Rocket League
152
200.6
130
171.1
2015 Need For Speed
86
114.0
73
97.2
2015 Project CARS
83
110.3
71
94.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
111
146.8
95
125.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
263
346.4
224
295.6
2009 League of Legends
242
319.1
206
272.3

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
47
68.0
39
56.0
2019 Anthem
29
42.5
24
35.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
41
59.5
34
49.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
39
57.1
34
48.7
2019 Metro Exodus
26
37.5
22
32.0
2019 World War Z
45
64.7
35
50.7
2019 Gears of War 5
35
51.1
30
43.6
2019 F1 2019
44
63.0
37
53.8
2019 GreedFall
26
37.5
22
32.0
2019 Borderlands 3
22
32.4
19
27.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
51
73.3
43
62.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
23
34.1
20
29.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
35
51.1
30
43.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
45
65.0
39
56.0
2018 F1 2018
55
79.6
47
68.0
2018 Far Cry 5
39
57.0
33
48.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
40.0
24
35.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
33
47.6
27
39.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
32
46.0
26
37.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
53
77.0
51
73.0
2018 Fallout 76
50
72.0
40
58.0
2018 Hitman 2
32
46.0
32
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
29
42.6
25
36.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
40.0
23
34.2
2018 Strange Brigade
47
68.2
40
58.2
2018 Battlefield V
46
67.0
37
54.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37
53.0
32
47.1
2017 Shadow of War
41
59.2
32
45.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
30
43.7
25
36.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
71
102.4
48
68.8
2017 Destiny 2
60
86.0
53
77.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
49.0
32
47.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
49.0
32
46.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53
76.7
45
65.4
2017 For Honor
41
59.6
35
50.9
2017 Project CARS 2
59
85.2
50
72.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
93
132.9
79
113.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52
74.3
49
70.3
2016 Battlefield 1
55
78.9
45
64.9
2016 Overwatch
53
76.3
51
74.1
2016 Dishonored 2
50
71.6
42
61.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
47.7
30
43.2
2015 Rocket League
83
119.3
71
101.8
2015 Need For Speed
59
85.2
50
72.7
2015 Project CARS
59
85.2
50
72.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
60
86.9
51
74.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
214
306.7
183
261.7
2009 League of Legends
119
170.4
101
145.4
RTX 2080 vs RTX 2070 with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p 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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / 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.

RTX 2080 vs RTX 2070 Specifications Comparison

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