NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Ti

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
21.31
 
38.02
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP102
 
TU102
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
10 March 2017
 
20 September 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$999
Price now
$1041
 
$716

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti'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 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
4352
Core clock speed
1481 MHz
 
1350 MHz
Boost Clock
1582 MHz
 
1545 MHz
Transistor count
11,800 million
 
18,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
250 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
91 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
354.4
 
420.2
Floating-point performance
11,340 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
267 mm
Recommended system power (PSU)
600 Watt
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
2x 8-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 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
GDDR5X
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
11 GB
 
11 GB
Memory bus width
352 Bit
 
352 Bit
Memory clock speed
11008 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
484.4 GB/s
 
616.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
G-SYNC support
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
no data
VR Ready
no data
 
+
CUDA
+
 
-
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+
Ansel
+
 
no data
Virtual Reality
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1080 Ti 69.11
RTX 2080 Ti 84.79 +22.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1080 Ti 394694
RTX 2080 Ti 521458 +32.1%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1080 Ti 142490
RTX 2080 Ti 165122 +15.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1080 Ti 19616
RTX 2080 Ti 26227 +33.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1080 Ti 27564
RTX 2080 Ti 34316 +24.5%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1080 Ti 37672
RTX 2080 Ti 47166 +25.2%

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

GTX 1080 Ti 68
RTX 2080 Ti 79 +16.2%

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

GTX 1080 Ti 10
RTX 2080 Ti 12 +20%

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

GTX 1080 Ti 149
RTX 2080 Ti 179 +20.1%

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

GTX 1080 Ti 58 +13.7%
RTX 2080 Ti 51

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

GTX 1080 Ti 175
RTX 2080 Ti 181 +3.4%

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

GTX 1080 Ti 60
RTX 2080 Ti 63 +5%

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

GTX 1080 Ti 105
RTX 2080 Ti 121 +15.2%

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

GTX 1080 Ti 148
RTX 2080 Ti 272 +83.8%

Passmark

GTX 1080 Ti 17559
RTX 2080 Ti 21542 +22.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
1427 Mh/s
 
no data
Decred / DCR (Decred)
4.6 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
35 Mh/s
 
no data
Siacoin / SC (Sia)
2.96 Gh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.76 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
630 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Cheaper ($699 vs $999)
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)
GPU Boost 3.0
SLIOptions
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
NVIDIA GameStream
DirectX 12
Virtual Reality
Ansel
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

22.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (20 September 2018 vs 10 March 2017)
More pipelines (4352 vs 3584)
Higher memory bandwidth (616 vs 484.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
NVLink
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
Multi Monitor
650 Watt system power recommended

So, GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2080 Ti?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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