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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition
Hitman 3 0% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 30% 39%
FIFA 21 61% 66%
Grand Theft Auto VI 8% 6%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 32% 41%
Resident Evil 8 23% 33%
Genshin Impact 23% 33%
Far Cry 6 11% 3%
The Medium 4% 16%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6.

The GTX 1080 has a 343 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 109.5 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 GTX 1080 has a 343 MHz higher core clock speed and 17 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 45.1 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 2060 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 1080, and so the RTX 2060 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1080.

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 GTX 1080 has 5120 MB more video memory than the RTX 2060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 35.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 2060, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is noticeably better than the RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3226 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 3157 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RTX 2060.

The RTX 2060 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the RTX 2060 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RTX 2060 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 30 Watts more than the RTX 2060 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 1080 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RTX 2060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 19.3 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 22.1 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

22.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 38.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 65.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

65.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 43 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 58.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

58.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 47.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

47.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 54.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

54.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 49.3 FPS on Control

Control

49.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 70.2 FPS on Control

Control

70.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 50.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

50.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 57.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

57.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 50.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

50.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 57.6 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

57.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 54.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 69.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

69.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 54.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 62.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

62.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 55.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 62.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 57.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 66.1 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

66.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 59 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 69.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

69.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 60 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

60 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 77.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

77.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 62.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

62.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 80.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

80.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 63.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 73 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

73 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 64.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

64.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 74 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

74 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 71 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

71 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 88.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

88.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 73.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 82.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

82.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 74.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

74.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 90.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

90.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 75 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

75 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 107 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

107 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 76 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 87.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

87.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 76 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 76.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

76.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 76.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

76.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 98.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

98.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 76.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

76.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 86.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

86.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 78 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 97.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

97.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 83.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

83.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 101 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

101 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 84.9 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

84.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 97.3 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

97.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 85.9 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

85.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 90.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

90.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 86 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

86 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 79.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

79.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 87 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

87 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 89.2 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

89.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 87.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 98 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

98 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 92.3 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

92.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 105.8 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

105.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 93.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

93.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 107.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

107.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 96.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

96.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 105.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

105.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 101.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

101.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 108.8 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

108.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 103.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

103.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 130.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

130.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 108 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

108 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 110.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

110.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 109.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

109.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 101.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

101.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 109.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

109.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 98.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

98.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 119.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

119.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 155.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

155.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 130 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

130 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 175.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

175.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 135.9 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

135.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 108.5 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

108.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 144 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

144 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 157.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

157.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 12.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

12.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 25.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

25.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 14.1 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

14.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 16.2 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

16.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 15.5 FPS on Control

Control

15.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 22.5 FPS on Control

Control

22.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 18.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 21.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

21.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 18.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 31.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 20 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 22.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

22.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 20 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 24 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

24 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 21.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 23.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 22.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 27.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 23 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 28.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

28.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 23.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 30.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 23.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

23.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 22.3 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

22.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 24.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 29.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 24.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 27.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

27.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 26.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

26.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 33.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

33.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 27.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 35.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 27.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 31.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

31.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 27.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 29.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 28 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 33.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

33.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 28.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

28.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 27.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

27.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 29 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 40.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

40.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 29.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 36.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 29.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

29.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 37.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

37.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 30 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 34.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

34.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 30.5 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 35 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

35 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 30.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

30.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 39.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

39.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 31 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 41.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 31.5 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 36.1 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

36.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 33.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

33.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 43.6 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

43.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 34.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

34.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 36.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

36.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 35.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

35.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 41.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

41.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 36.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

36.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 45.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 37.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

37.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 40.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

40.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 41.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 67.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

67.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 41.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 52.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

52.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 42.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 48.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

48.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 45.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

45.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 59.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

59.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 47.1 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

47.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 59.2 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

59.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 47.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

47.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 32.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

32.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 48 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

48 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 47.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

47.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 48.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 59.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

59.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 58.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

58.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 59.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

59.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 18.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

18.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 21.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

21.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 30.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

30.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 55.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

55.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 30.5 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

30.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 35 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

35 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 30.9 FPS on Control

Control

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 44.7 FPS on Control

Control

44.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 33.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

33.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 38.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

38.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 43.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

43.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 39.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

39.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 45.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

45.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 39.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 47.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 40.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 52.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

52.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 48.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 41.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 51.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

51.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 43.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 53.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

53.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 47.2 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 54 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

54 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 48.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

48.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 65.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

65.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 49.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 56.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

56.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 49.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

49.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 57.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 50.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 59.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 51.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 58.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

58.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 51.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 65.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

65.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 53.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

53.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 61.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

61.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 54.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 62.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

62.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 54.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 62.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

62.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 55 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 66.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

66.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 56.1 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

56.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 64.3 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

64.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 57.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

57.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 60.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

60.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 60.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 50.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

50.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 62 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 71.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

71.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 63.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 73 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

73 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 65 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 74.5 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

74.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 65.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

65.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 74.6 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

74.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 69.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

69.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 85 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

85 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 71.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

71.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 82.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

82.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 74.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

74.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 82.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

82.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 77.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 88.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

88.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 77.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

77.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 96.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

96.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 74.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

74.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 86 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

86 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 77.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

77.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 89.7 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

89.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 91.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

91.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 91 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

91 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 110.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

110.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 92.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

92.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 116.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

116.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 97.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

97.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 114.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

114.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 gets 99.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

99.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition gets 103.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

103.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1365 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1680 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureTuringPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date15 Jan 2019vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.2
vs green tick
9.7
3840x2160
7.1
vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth288GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs160
Texture Rate163.8 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units47vs64
Pixel Rate64.2 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance 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. The GeForce RTX 2060 does support real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 47 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1365 MHz and goes up to 1680 MHz, in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory running through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1500MHz, or 14GHz effective. The limited video memory available means the RTX 2060 3GB will struggle at 1440p resolution. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920 x 1080. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cool. TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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