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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 47% 36%
Genshin Impact 42% 30%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 71% 65%
FIFA 21 71% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 45% 34%
Watch Dogs Legion 44% 33%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 17% 0%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 49% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The RTX 2080 has a 389 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 9.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. 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 has a 389 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 64 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2080. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 47.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RTX 2080. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2080 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 980, and so the RTX 2080 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 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB 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 GTX 980 has 0.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 2080, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is marginally better than the RTX 2080.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB has 2944 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 is 5123 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 1601 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2080 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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

The GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB requires 215 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 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 135 Watts more than the RTX 2080 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.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 33.5 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

33.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 73.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

73.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 74.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

74.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 79.9 FPS on Control

Control

79.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 82.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

82.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 82.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

82.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 82.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

82.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 84.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

84.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 87.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

87.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 100.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

100.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 104.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

104.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 110.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

110.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 112.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

112.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 116.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

116.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 119.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

119.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 119.9 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

119.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 119.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

119.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 124 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

124 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 125.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

125.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 126.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

126.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 127.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

127.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 130 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

130 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 133.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

133.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 134.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

134.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 136.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

136.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 140.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

140.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 153.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

153.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 173.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

173.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 184.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

184.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 23 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

23 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 24.5 FPS on Control

Control

24.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 27.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

27.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 30.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

30.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 35.7 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

35.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 39.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 39.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 40.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

40.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 40.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

40.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 40.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 42.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

42.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 44.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

44.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 46.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

46.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

47.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 47.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

47.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 49.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

49.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 50.4 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

50.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 52 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

52 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 56.5 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

56.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 59.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 59.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

59.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 59.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

59.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 60.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

60.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 60.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 66.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

66.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 69.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

69.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

71.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 74.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

74.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 75.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

75.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 84.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

84.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 86.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

86.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 28.7 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

28.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 55.6 FPS on Control

Control

55.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 55.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

55.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 56 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

56 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 57.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

57.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 57.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

57.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 61 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 64.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

64.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 71.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

71.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 71.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

71.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 74.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

74.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 79.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

79.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 86.4 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

86.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 87.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

87.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 87.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

87.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 88.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

88.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 90.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

90.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 94 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

94 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 94.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

94.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 96.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

96.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 98.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 100.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

100.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 100.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

100.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 102.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

102.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 106.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

106.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 108.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

108.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 109.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

109.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 131.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

131.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB gets 148.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

148.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1515 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1740 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU104-400A-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
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
9.9
3840x2160
8
green tick vs
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth448GB/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 Units2944vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units184vs256
Texture Rate278.8 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs128
Pixel Rate97 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 Power215 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.1vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHzvsIntel 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 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Turing Architecture and is suitable for 1440p or 4K gaming. This is a dual-slot graphics card with a triple-fan cooling design, VR Ready certification, and Expertool II software. This video card has average overclocking potential. Architecture It equips a Turing GPU Codenamed TU104. More specifically, it uses the TU104-400A-A1 variant which means factor overclocks are permitted. This is a First Gen Turing GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2944 Shader Processing Units, 184 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing (RTX) technology. It also has 368 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU The central unit runs at 1515MHz and goes up to 1740 MHz in Turbo Mode, providing a 2% overclock versus the reference specs and 3% slower clock speeds than the Founders Edition. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 215W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with available 8-pin + 8-pin power connector. Performance The performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 is slightly faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Gainward Phantom 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and 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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