NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI vs RTX 2080

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General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Pascal GP104 SLI
Turing TU104
Release date
16 August 2016
27 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

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
1506 MHz
1515 MHz
Boost Clock
1683 MHz
1710 MHz
Transistor count
14400 Million
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
215 Watt
Texture fill rate
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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).
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PCIe 3.0 x16
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267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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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.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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448.0 GB / s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080.
Display Connectors
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1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support


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.
3D Vision
GPU Boost
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VR Ready
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GeForce Experience
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Multi Monitor
Adaptive Vertical Sync
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1070 SLI and GeForce RTX 2080, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
DirectX 12_1
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Benchmark performance

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

Gaming performance

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)
3D Vision
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)
NVIDIA GameStream
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?

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