NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 for desktops is a fast mid range graphics card in the GeForce Turing line-up. It uses a TU106 chip with 1,920 shader, 45 ROPs, 120 TMUs, 240 KI-cores and a 192 Bit memory bus that connects 6 GB of GDDR6 (clocked at 7 GHz leading to 14 GHz effective and 336 GB/s).

 The mobile variant of the RTX 2060 bears the same name, but offers considerable lower clock speeds (see our RTX 2060 laptop page).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU106 chip on a 12 nm FinFET process and includes features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), which should combine to create more realistic lighting effects than older GPUs based on the company's Pascal architecture (if the games supports it). The RTX 2060 is also DisplayPort 1.4 ready, while there is also support for HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and H.265 video en/decoding (PlayReady 3.0).

Performance

The average RTX 2060 should be on par with a Radeon RX Vega 64 and between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 / 1070 Ti. Therefore, the RTX 2060 is most suited for 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 in demanding games.

Power Requirements

NVIDIA specifies that the RTX 2060 should consume a maximum of 160 W and therefore clearly higher than the old GTX 1060 rated at 120 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 sits behind the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti as the second fastest desktop GPU in NVIDIA's current Turing line-up. The RTX 2080 has 2,944 shader units, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM and a 256-bit interface that runs at 14 GHz and delivers up to 448 GB/s.

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU104 chip on a 12 nm FinFET process and includes features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), which should combine to create more realistic lighting effects than older GPUs based on the company's Pascal architecture (if the games supports it). The RTX 2080 is also DisplayPort 1.4 ready, while there is also support for HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and H.265 video en/decoding (PlayReady 3.0).

Performance

The RTX 2080 should perform on par with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but it will outclass the latter in games that support DLSS and RTRT. The RTX 2080 is at the pinnacle of consumer desktop GPUs and can play most triple-A games released in 2018 at high graphics in 4K.

Power Requirements

NVIDIA estimates that the RTX 2080 should consume a maximum of 215 W, which is 35 W higher than the company rates its GeForce GTX 1080.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameTuring TU106Turing TU104
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1920 - unified2944 - unified
Core Speed1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz1515 - 1710 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4
technology12 nm12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorNVLink, DLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 650 Watt system power recommended
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 27.08.2018
Transistors13600 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
53.1 pt (55%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
69.1 pt (71%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
7878 Points (44%)
min: 10660     avg: 10864     median: 10820 (61%)     max: 11111 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
7732 Points (40%)
min: 11099     avg: 11173     median: 11126 (57%)     max: 11294 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
424149 Points (67%)
min: 429810     avg: 465565     median: 436117 (69%)     max: 530769 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
305160 Points (42%)
min: 322455     avg: 360917     median: 330412 (45%)     max: 429885 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
44523 Points (59%)
min: 50698     avg: 53450     median: 51449 (68%)     max: 58204 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
107083 Points (53%)
min: 138058     avg: 148217     median: 143576 (71%)     max: 163017 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
16267 Points (42%)
min: 19543     avg: 21436     median: 20492 (53%)     max: 24273 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
19338 Points (39%)
min: 27228     avg: 27772     median: 27620 (56%)     max: 28469 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
333335 Points (44%)
min: 350422     avg: 401015     median: 372126 (50%)     max: 480498 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 22018     avg: 22982     median: 22982 (59%)     max: 23946 Points
min: 26875     avg: 29060     median: 29073.5 (75%)     max: 31219 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 26413     avg: 27163     median: 27162.5 (46%)     max: 27912 Points
min: 37989     avg: 39989     median: 40278 (69%)     max: 41409 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
125706 Points (66%)
min: 141127     avg: 141572     median: 141572 (74%)     max: 142016 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
34679 Points (51%)
min: 34601     avg: 38535     median: 38534.5 (56%)     max: 42468 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
91.2 fps (47%)
min: 119.6     avg: 121     median: 121.5 (62%)     max: 123.3 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2586 Samples/s (26%)
min: 3423     avg: 3438     median: 3438 (35%)     max: 3453 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5655 Samples/s (20%)
min: 7886     avg: 7907     median: 7907 (28%)     max: 7928 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14375 (31%)
min: 20484     avg: 20628     median: 20627.5 (44%)     max: 20771
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
295 Watt (54%)
402 Watt (73%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
289 Watt (48%)
405 Watt (68%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
378 Watt (83%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) → 100% n=33

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) → 127% n=33

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
100 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
85.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
76.2 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
50.3 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
24.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
104  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
91  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
83  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
70  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
48  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
98.1 fps  fps
138%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
135 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.5 fps  fps
137%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
131 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.5 fps  fps
143%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
115 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
54.2 fps  fps
148%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
80 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
27.8 fps  fps
150%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
41.6 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.4 fps  fps
139%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
133 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.7 fps  fps
139%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
112 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
67.1 fps  fps
152%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
102 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
46.9 fps  fps
160%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
75.1 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
21.5 fps  fps
198%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
42.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
79  fps
124%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
98  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
64  fps
130%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
83  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
55  fps
133%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
73  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
42  fps
143%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
60  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
24  fps
158%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
38  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
86  fps
141%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
121  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
68.9  fps
144%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
98.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
40.6  fps
148%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
60.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
35.2  fps
148%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
52.1  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
26.4  fps
150%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
39.7  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
101 fps  fps
109%
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop):
110 fps