NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

50 %
47% significantly better overall score
34 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

94 FPS
23 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
71 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

80 FPS
26 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
54 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

63 FPS
11 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
53 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

65 FPS
25 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
41 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

212% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

68% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

36% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

5% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

63% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

11% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1607 MHz
81% significantly higher core clock speed
885 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1733 MHz
46% significantly higher boost clock speed
1185 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
8 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

320.3 GB/s
384 GB/s
19% slightly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
80 W
125% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

110.9 Gigapixels/s
46% significantly higher pixel rate
75.84 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

277.3 Gigatexels/s
62% significantly higher texture rate
170.6 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

62% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

11% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

11% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

49th of 557
81st of 557

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
January 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1080 vs GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1080 beats the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q in gaming performance.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1080 has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 8 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q has a significantly lower TDP at 80 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1080 at 180 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1080 is better than the GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q.


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