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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2070 SLI GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 60% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 63% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 59% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 42% 0%
Genshin Impact 59% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 80% 65%
FIFA 21 80% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 61% 33%
Death Stranding 59% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 64% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The RTX 2070 has a 284 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2070. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 85.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2070. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2070 has a 284 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RTX 2070 providing 36.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2070 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RTX 2070 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 980 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce RTX 2070 SLI and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The RTX 2070 has 63.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2070 is much better than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2070 SLI has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2070 is 3940 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 2784 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2070 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The RTX 2070 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RTX 2070 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2070 SLI requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the RTX 2070 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 175 Watts more than the RTX 2070 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 48.1 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

48.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 82 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

82 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 107.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

107.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 112.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

112.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 115 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

115 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 119 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

119 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 119.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

119.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 121.5 FPS on Control

Control

121.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 126.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

126.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 132.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

132.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 143.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

143.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 144.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

144.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 145.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

145.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 150.3 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

150.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 151.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

151.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 154.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

154.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 157.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

157.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 160.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

160.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 163.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

163.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 164 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

164 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 175.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

175.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 177 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

177 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 178.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

178.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 178.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

178.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 181 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

181 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 182.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

182.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 192.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

192.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 197.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

197.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 197.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

197.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 33.1 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

33.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 38.4 FPS on Control

Control

38.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 39.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 41.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 45.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

45.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 47.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

47.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 50.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

50.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 53.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

53.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 55.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

55.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 55.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

55.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 58.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

58.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 61.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 61.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

61.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 63 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

63 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 63.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

63.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 63.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 65.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

65.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 68.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

68.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 70.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

70.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 72.5 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

72.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 74.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

74.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 78.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 78.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

78.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 79.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

79.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 81.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

81.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 87.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

87.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 89.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

89.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 93 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

93 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 94.4 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

94.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 94.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

94.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 104.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

104.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 106.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

106.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 117.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

117.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 117.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

117.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 124.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

124.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 133.4 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

133.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 133.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

133.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 135.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

135.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 41.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

41.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 76 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

76 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 80 FPS on Control

Control

80 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 80 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

80 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 80.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

80.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 82.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

82.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 86.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

86.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 92 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

92 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 97.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

97.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 99.6 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

99.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 99.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

99.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 103.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

103.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 104.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

104.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 108 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

108 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 117.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

117.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 118.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

118.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 122.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

122.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 124.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

124.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 127.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

127.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 128.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

128.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 128.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

128.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 132.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

132.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 133.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

133.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 136 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

136 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 140 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

140 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 149.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

149.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 154.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

154.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 171.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

171.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 175.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

175.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 176.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

176.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 187.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

187.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 188.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

188.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 192.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

192.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2070 SLI gets 200+ FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

200+ FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1710 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureTuringMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
10
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9.9
3840x2160
9.4
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7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth512.5GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs256
Texture Rate203 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs128
Pixel Rate180.5 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU700 Wattsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700 6-Core 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 2070 SLI is a High-End multi-GPU Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2070 SLI or the GeForce GTX 1170 SLI. Architecture It equips two GPUs Codenamed GT104 which are First Gen Turing GPUs and have 16 SM activated, offering 2688 Shader Processing Units, 168 TMUs and 64 ROPs each. GPU The central unit runs at 1410MHz and goes up to 1710MHz, in Turbo Mode. Memory Each GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz. Total memory bandwith is 448Gb/s times 2. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 350W, it requires at least a 700W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 2070 SLI suggests it will be faster than the Geforce GTX 1080 SLI, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2070 SLI is best suited for 4K resolutions including 3840x2160. We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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