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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 72% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 74% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 72% 29%
Genshin Impact 72% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 86% 65%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 60% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 73% 33%
FIFA 21 86% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 74% 34%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 75% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The RTX 2080 Ti has a 224 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 78.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2080 Ti has a 224 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 40 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2080 Ti. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 25.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RTX 2080 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2080 Ti was released over three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RTX 2080 Ti 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 RTX 2080 Ti has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 980, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RTX 2080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 Ti has 167.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI has 4352 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is 7116 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The RTX 2080 Ti having 392 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 980.

The RTX 2080 Ti transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RTX 2080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI requires 260 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080 Ti and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 90 Watts more than the RTX 2080 Ti 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 2080 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 67.5 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

67.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 146.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

146.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 154.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

154.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 159.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

159.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 172.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

172.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 175.1 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

175.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 184.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

184.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 186.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

186.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 187.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

187.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 189.5 FPS on Control

Control

189.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 48.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

48.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 57.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

57.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 65.2 FPS on Control

Control

65.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 67.1 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

67.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 75.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

75.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 81.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

81.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 82.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

82.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 84.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

84.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 89.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

89.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 91.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

91.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 92.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

92.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 93.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

93.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 95.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

95.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 98.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

98.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 100.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

100.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 105.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

105.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 105.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

105.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 105.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

105.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 106.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

106.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 109.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

109.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 115 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

115 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 117.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

117.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 119.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

119.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 122.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

122.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 123 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

123 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 125 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

125 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 125.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

125.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 143.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

143.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 143.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

143.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 146.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

146.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 149.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

149.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 160.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

160.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 172.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

172.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 198.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

198.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 56.8 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

56.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 110.7 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

110.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 115.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

115.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 115.6 FPS on Control

Control

115.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 116.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

116.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 118.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

118.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 125.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

125.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 126.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

126.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 130.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

130.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 140.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

140.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 141.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

141.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 142.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

142.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 148.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

148.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 161 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

161 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 170.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

170.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 173.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

173.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 174.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

174.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 181.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

181.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 195.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

195.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 198.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

198.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1350 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1635 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU102-300A-K1-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
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9.9
3840x2160
10
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7.8

GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth616GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 6144 KB green tick vs 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4352vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units272vs256
Texture Rate367.2 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs128
Pixel Rate118.8 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power260 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHzvsIntel 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 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the top RTX 20 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed TU102 which has 4352 Shader Processing Units, 272 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1350MHz and goes up to 1545MHz in Boost mode. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 285W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 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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