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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition SLI
Red Dead Redemption 2 74% 37%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 74% 37%
Cyberpunk 2077 64% 13%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 88% 71%
Need For Speed Heat 74% 37%
The Outer Worlds 78% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 64% 13%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 75% 41%
Borderlands 3 72% 33%
FIFA 20 86% 66%

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 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition SLI.

The RTX 2080 Ti has a 84 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 43.1 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 84 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 43.2 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 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition 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 7559. The GTX 980 having 443 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2080 Ti performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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 but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition SLI. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

207 FPS

The Witcher III

262.8 FPS

Crysis 3

310.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

217.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

189.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

157.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

192.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

254.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

328.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

242 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

206.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

146.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

205.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

244.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

243.7 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

588.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

246.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

150.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

171 FPS

Far Cry 5

272.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

331.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

138.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

157 FPS

Battlefield V

327.6 FPS

The Division 2

193.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

262.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

150.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

358.2 FPS

Gears 5

165.3 FPS

Control

137.8 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

209.4 FPS

F1 2019

297.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

195.7 FPS

The Witcher III

168.5 FPS

Crysis 3

226.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

148.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

149.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

107.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

297.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

250.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

151 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

107.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

187.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

200.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

274.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

115.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

149.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

115.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

257.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

193.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

119.9 FPS

Battlefield V

251.6 FPS

The Division 2

205.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

187.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

132.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

250.7 FPS

Gears 5

142.6 FPS

Control

82.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

204.7 FPS

F1 2019

236.9 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

76.4 FPS

The Witcher III

115.4 FPS

Crysis 3

97.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

75.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

83.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

36.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

115.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

76.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

153.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

88.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.4 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

67.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

96.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

84.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

93.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

153.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

71.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

62.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

91.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

114.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

52.3 FPS

Battlefield V

151.2 FPS

The Division 2

84.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

142.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

73.9 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

124 FPS

Gears 5

63.7 FPS

Control

41.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

109.5 FPS

F1 2019

132.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1350 MHzvs1266 MHz
Boost Clock1635 MHzvs1367 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU102-300A-K1-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
10
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10
3840x2160
10
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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/svs324.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs128
Pixel Rate118.8 GPixel/svs162 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power260 Watts-
Recommended PSU650 Watts-

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 i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

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.The SLI setup of GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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