GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 2070

In this comparison between GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce RTX 2070 you will find out which graphics card performs better in today's games. Bear in mind that third-party versions may have more efficient cooling and higher clock speeds. This will increase cards' performance, though not by much. In addition to raw power you should also take into account the dimensions. Thicker models simply will not fit into a small mini-ITX case. The resolution of your monitor also affects the choice, since 4K gameplay requires a more powerful GPU. And don't overspend on the graphics card. Other parts of your build may also need to be upgraded, save some money for the CPU or power supply. For some people GeForce GTX 1080 will be the best choice, for others GeForce RTX 2070 will be their preference. Study the comparison tables below and make your choice.

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 2070
Power consumption (TDP) 180 Watt 175 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 8 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 70−75
ultra / 1080p 50−55 55−60
QHD / 1440p 40−45 45−50
4K / 2160p 24−27 27−30
low / 720p 90−95 95−100
medium / 1080p 80−85 85−90
The average gaming FPS of GeForce RTX 2070 in Assassin's Creed Odyssey is 6% more, than GeForce GTX 1080.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 2070
Architecture Pascal Turing
Code name Pascal GP104 Turing TU106
Type Desktop Desktop
Release date 6 May 2016 27 August 2018
Pipelines 2560 2304
Core clock speed 1607 MHz 1410 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 277.3 233.3
Floating-point performance 8,873 gflops
Length 10.5" (26.7 cm) 229 mm
Memory bus width 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 10 GB/s 14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth 320 GB/s 448.0 GB/s
Shared memory - -
G-SYNC support + +
VR Ready + +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 Ultimate (12_1)
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 2% more power consumption, than GeForce RTX 2070.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 3.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce RTX 2070 have maximum RAM of 8 GB.
  • Both cards are used in Desktops.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 is build with Pascal architecture, and GeForce RTX 2070 - with Turing.
  • Core clock speed of GeForce GTX 1080 is 197 MHz higher, than GeForce RTX 2070.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 is manufactured by 16 nm process technology, and GeForce RTX 2070 - by 12 nm process technology.
  • GeForce RTX 2070 is 219 mm longer, than GeForce GTX 1080.
  • Memory clock speed of GeForce RTX 2070 is 13990 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 1080.