NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI vs RTX 2080
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
314.6 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
448.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080.
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Adaptive Vertical Sync
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 1070 SLI 92.99 +2.5%
RTX 2080 90.69
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 1070 SLI 373694
RTX 2080 436117 +16.7%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 1070 SLI 140180
RTX 2080 143576 +2.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 1070 SLI 21076 +2.8%
RTX 2080 20492
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 1070 SLI 34226 +23.9%
RTX 2080 27620
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 1070 SLI 42691 +6%
RTX 2080 40278
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
2.5% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (3840 vs 2944)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Much newer (27 August 2018 vs 16 August 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (215 vs 300 watts)
650 Watt system power recommended
So, GTX 1070 SLI or RTX 2080?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080. The differences in performance seem too small.
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