GeForce RTX 2080: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

GeForce RTX 2080 provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 48.61% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2080 sales 27 August 2018 at a recommended price of $699 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 448.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 215 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 2080: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking58
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation26.32
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date27 August 2018 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699
Current price$426 (0.6x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce RTX 2080's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2944of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1515 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1710 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors13,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)215 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate314.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 2080 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

Supported technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2080. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 2080 48.61

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 2080 18811

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 2080 66631

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

RTX 2080 40278

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2080 17810

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2080 143576

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 2080 102789

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 2080 436117

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 2080 103023

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

RTX 2080 119410

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 150

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 70

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 12

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 109

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 52

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 45

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 13

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 150

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 109

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 70

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 12

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 52

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 45

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 12.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 205

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 205

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD143
1440p101
4K71

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 85−90

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 105
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 98
Battlefield 5 163
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 187
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 117
Far Cry New Dawn 105
Forza Horizon 4 156
Hitman 3 165
Horizon Zero Dawn 124
Red Dead Redemption 2 134
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 119
Watch Dogs: Legion 110

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 91
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 83
Battlefield 5 155
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 162
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 112
Far Cry New Dawn 102
Forza Horizon 4 153
Hitman 3 162
Horizon Zero Dawn 102
Metro Exodus 90
Red Dead Redemption 2 80
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 114
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 181
Watch Dogs: Legion 98

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 73
Battlefield 5 145
Cyberpunk 2077 85−90
Far Cry 5 106
Far Cry New Dawn 92
Forza Horizon 4 132
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 106
Watch Dogs: Legion 79

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110
Hitman 3 119
Horizon Zero Dawn 74
Metro Exodus 60
Red Dead Redemption 2 52
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 90

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
Battlefield 5 125
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 89
Forza Horizon 4 118
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 58

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
Hitman 3 65
Horizon Zero Dawn 21
Metro Exodus 39
Red Dead Redemption 2 34
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 47
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 76

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 41
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 38
Battlefield 5 76
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
Far Cry 5 59
Far Cry New Dawn 62
Forza Horizon 4 81
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

Closest competitors

GeForce RTX 2080's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


RTX A4000 103.19
TITAN RTX 100.27
GeForce RTX 2080 100
A10G 99.55

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 2080 is Radeon RX 6700, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 2080 according to our statistics.

Community ratings

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