Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 benchmarks: faster than the GTX 1080

While the GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti are unapologetically high-end graphics cards with price points to match, the RTX 2070 is intended to be a more affordable mid-range option – something that should offer similar levels of performance to the outgoing GTX 1080 plus the same exciting but largely unproven features as the other RTX cards, namely real-time ray tracing (RTX) and deep learning super sampling (DLSS). In this article, we’ll show you exactly what kind of performance you can expect out of the card in a wide range of recent game releases, and how the RTX 2070 compares to its closest competitors from Nvidia and AMD.

It’s these performance numbers that will form the bulk of this story, but we’ll also briefly cover the card’s DLSS capabilities. While DLSS has only appeared in a few games, this tech could still become a crucial point of differentiation for the RTX 2070 against its nearest rival, the GTX 1080, as it has the potential to unlock considerable extra performance built into the Turing architecture.

The RTX 2070’s performance will be measured against its bigger brother, the RTX 2080, plus two 10-series cards, the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. We’ll also compare the 2070 against AMD’s second-best graphics card, the RX Vega 64, even though it is somewhat cheaper than Nvidia’s offerings. Our testing was performed at 1440p and 4K to best show the difference between these cards, as 1080p testing is often too CPU-limited – even with a Core i7 8700K pinned to 4.7GHz. Before we get into the benchmarks, it’s worth noting that the Nvidia Founders Edition cards we’re testing come with a factory overclock applied, something that wasn’t true of Founders Edition GTX 10-series cards. That means that the RTX cards get a small boost over their GTX brethren – not entirely fair, but it is representative of the performance differential between these two cards out of the box.

the RTX 2070 may eclipse the venerable GTX 1080,thanks to its inclusion

of RTX and DLSS technologies in line with impressive rasterised performance.

RTX 2080 RTX 2070 GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080 Vega 64
GPU cores 2944 2304 3584 2560 4096
Giga Rays/sec 8 6 1.21 1? ?
RTX-OPS 60T (57T) 45T (42T) 12T 8T ?
VRAM 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 11GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X 8GB HBM2
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit 256-bit 2048-bit
Mem. Bandwidth 448GB/s 448GB/s 484GB/s 352GB/s 439GB/s
Base Clock 1515MHz 1410MHz 1480MHz 1607MHz 1200MHz
Boost Clock 1800MHz
(1710MHz)
1710MHz
(1620MHz)
1582MHz 1733MHz 1536MHz
TDP 225W (215W) 185W (170W) 250W 180W 295W

Yogesh Khareta

I am a digital marketing student. I have a good knowledge in technology and games. I know some basic languages. I complete my computer and mobile software study

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