GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 2060

If you are going to buy a new graphics card and are choosing between GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce RTX 2060, there are a couple of things to consider. Cards with more VRAM in general perform better and allow you to play on higher graphics settings. Size also makes a difference. A model with a large heatsink can occupy up to three expansion slots on a motherboard. Be sure you have enough room in your PC case. When comparing GPUs with different architectures, more processing cores and even higher TFLOPS will not always translate to better performance. To help you decide which GPU you need, we have measured frame rates in a number of popular games. For more on how the GeForce GTX 1080 stacks up against GeForce RTX 2060, check out specs charts below.

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 2060
Power consumption (TDP) 180 Watt 160 Watt
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors 8-pin 1x 8-pin
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount 8 GB 6 GB
Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
Recommended system power (PSU) 500 Watt
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Game benchmarks

high / 1080p 70−75 65−70
ultra / 1080p 50−55 45−50
QHD / 1440p 40−45 40−45
4K / 2160p 24−27 24−27
low / 720p 90−95 90−95
medium / 1080p 80−85 75−80
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 1080 in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is 5% more, than GeForce RTX 2060.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 2060
Architecture Pascal Turing
Code name Pascal GP104 Turing TU106
Type Desktop Desktop
Release date 6 May 2016 6 January 2019
Pipelines 2560 1920
Core clock speed 1607 MHz 1320 MHz
Boost Clock 1733 MHz 1620 MHz
Transistor count 7,200 million 10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology 16 nm 12 nm
Texture fill rate 277.3 201.6
Floating-point performance 8,873 gflops
Length 10.5" (26.7 cm) 229 mm
Memory bus width 256 Bit 192 Bit
Memory clock speed 10 GB/s 14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth 320 GB/s 336.0 GB/s
Shared memory - -
G-SYNC support + +
VR Ready + +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12
Shader Model 6.4 6.5
OpenGL 4.5 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 1.2
Vulkan 1.2.131 1.2.131
CUDA + 7.5
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s
CUDA cores 2560
Bus support PCIe 3.0
Height 4.376" (11.1 cm)
SLI options +
Multi monitor support +
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1045 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred) 3.09 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 27.63 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 470 Sol/s
Width 2-slot
GPU Boost 3.0
Siacoin / SC (Sia) 2.28 Gh/s
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  • GeForce GTX 1080 has 12% more power consumption, than GeForce RTX 2060.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 3.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 has 2 GB more memory, than GeForce RTX 2060.
  • Both cards are used in Desktops.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 is build with Pascal architecture, and GeForce RTX 2060 - with Turing.
  • Core clock speed of GeForce GTX 1080 is 287 MHz higher, than GeForce RTX 2060.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 is manufactured by 16 nm process technology, and GeForce RTX 2060 - by 12 nm process technology.
  • GeForce RTX 2060 is 219 mm longer, than GeForce GTX 1080.
  • Memory clock speed of GeForce RTX 2060 is 13990 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 1080.