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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 30% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 28% 29%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 2% 0%
Genshin Impact 29% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 64% 65%
FIFA 21 64% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 31% 33%
Death Stranding 29% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB.

The RTX 2060 has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 136 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2060. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 124.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RTX 2060 has a 239 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 80 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2060. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 78.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RTX 2060. 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 three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RTX 2060 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 GTX 980 has 2048 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 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 112.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 2060, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3226 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 3498 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RTX 2060.

The RTX 2060 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the RTX 2060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB requires 160 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RTX 2060 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 190 Watts more than the RTX 2060 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 2060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 27.3 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

27.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 51.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

51.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 55.7 FPS on Control

Control

55.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 56.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

56.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 58.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

58.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 59.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

59.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 66.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

66.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 73 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

73 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 73.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

73.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 80.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 81.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

81.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 81.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

81.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 82.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

82.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 83.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

83.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 83.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

83.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 84.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

84.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 85.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

85.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 90 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

90 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 91.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

91.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 91.8 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

91.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 92.9 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

92.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 94.2 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

94.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 95 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

95 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 99.8 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

99.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 102.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

102.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 106 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

106 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 108.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

108.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 109.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

109.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 112.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

112.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 116.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

116.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 118 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

118 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 118.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

118.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 129 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

129 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 140.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

140.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 147 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

147 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 172.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

172.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 23.4 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

23.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 35.1 FPS on Control

Control

35.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 40.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

40.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 42.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 47.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

47.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 49 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 49.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

49.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 50.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

50.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 53.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 53.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

53.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

55.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 55.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 58 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

58 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 58.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

58.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 60 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

60 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 60.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

60.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 61.9 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

61.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 62.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 65.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 68.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

68.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 69.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

69.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 70.3 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

70.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 70.4 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

70.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 72.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

72.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 74.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

74.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 77.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

77.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 78 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

78 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 78.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

78.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 83.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

83.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 93 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

93 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 97 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

97 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 98.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

98.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 105.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

105.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 108 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

108 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 112 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

112 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 16.5 FPS on Control

Control

16.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 18.8 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

18.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 21.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 24.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

24.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 24.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

24.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 24.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

24.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 25.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

25.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 25.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

26.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 28.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 28.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 29.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

29.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 30.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

30.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 30.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

30.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 31.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

31.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 32.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

32.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 33.2 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

33.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 34.1 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

34.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 34.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

34.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 35.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

35.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 37.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

37.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 37.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

37.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 40.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

40.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 41.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

41.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 42.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

42.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 44.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

44.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 45 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

45 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 45.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

45.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 48.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

48.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 49.6 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

49.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 50.9 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

50.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 51.2 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

51.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 51.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

51.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 51.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

51.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB gets 64.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1365 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1680 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureTuringMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date07 Jan 2019vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.4
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
7.4
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth336GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 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 Units1920vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs256
Texture Rate163.8 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs128
Pixel Rate65.5 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 Power160 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8600K 6-Core 3.6GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance RTX graphics card based on the Turing architecture. This is a dual-slot video card with basic blower cooling. This means it isn't ideal for overclocking. 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 (RTX) technology. The GeForce RTX 2060 supports real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106-200A-KA-A which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs, 47 ROPs, and features a factory overclock. The central unit runs at 1365 MHz and goes up to 1680 MHz in Boost mode, the same as the reference model. Memory The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 PNY Blower 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a mid-range 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
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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