NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1515
  • Max video memory 8192
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2018
Performance 63.13

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2080 sales 27 August 2018 at a recommended price of $699. This is a high-end Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

63.13%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 2080's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating34
Value for money53.39
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date27 August 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699
Price now$800 (1.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1515 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1710 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)215 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate314.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080's 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).

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080. 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

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 support

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

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 63.13
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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 18726

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: 16%

RTX 2080 40278

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: 13%

RTX 2080 143576

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 20492

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 17810

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 105930

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 87178

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: 5%

RTX 2080 119410

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 150

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 70

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 12

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 45

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 109

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 52

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 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 12.5

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 - 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

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 205

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD143
1440p101
4K71

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 60−65

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 60−65
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 60−65
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 60−65
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 60−65
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 89
Forza Horizon 4 118
Watch Dogs: Legion 58

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
Hitman 3 65
Horizon Zero Dawn 42
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 60−65
Far Cry 5 59
Far Cry New Dawn 62
Forza Horizon 4 81
Watch Dogs: Legion 35

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2080 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce RTX 2080's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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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.

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