NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 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 %
50 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

112 FPS
19 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
94 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

68 FPS
80 FPS
12 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

77 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
63 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

51 FPS
65 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Gaming Benchmarks

Assassin's Creed Odyssey FPS

Assassin's Creed Odyssey FPS

Ultra settings at 1440p

52 FPS
3 FPS slightly higher Assassin's Creed Odyssey FPS
49 FPS
Battlefield V FPS

Battlefield V FPS

Ultra settings at 1440p

69 FPS
126 FPS
57 FPS significantly higher Battlefield V FPS
Forza Horizon 4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4 FPS

Ultra settings at 1440p

92 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Forza Horizon 4 FPS
90 FPS
Metro Exodus FPS

Metro Exodus FPS

Ultra settings at 1440p

70 FPS
70 FPS

Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

0.57% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

184% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

51% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (CUDA) score
Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

29% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

9% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

56% 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

1365 MHz
1607 MHz
17% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1680 MHz
1733 MHz
3% slightly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
8 GiB
33% slightly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

336 GB/s
4% slightly higher memory bandwidth
320.3 GB/s


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
12% slightly lower TDP
180 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

80.64 Gigapixels/s
110.9 Gigapixels/s
37% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

201.6 Gigatexels/s
277.3 Gigatexels/s
37% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

37% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

33% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

33% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

33% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

45th of 360
46th of 360

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
May 2016

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 RTX 2060 vs GeForce GTX 1080 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1080 in our tests.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1080 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. The boost clock speed is the frequency that the GPU core can reach if the temperature is low enough. The allows for higher performance in certain scenarios.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce GTX 1080 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2060 has a slightly lower TDP at 160 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 RTX 2060 is better than the GeForce GTX 1080.


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