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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 39% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 39% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 13%
Borderlands 3 36% 33%
Need For Speed Heat 39% 36%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 72% 71%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 16% 13%
The Outer Worlds 49% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 13%
FIFA 20 68% 66%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition.

The GTX 1080 has a 238 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 73.4 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 238 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2060 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 15.2 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 three years more recently than the GTX 1080, 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 1080 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 2060 Super 8GB and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The RTX 2060 has 124.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1080, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2060 is massively better than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB has 2176 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3590 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 2793 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the RTX 2060 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

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 Super 8GB requires 160 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 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 20 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

Grand Theft Auto V

121.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

The Witcher III

114.2 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

71 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

105.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

144.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

98.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

61.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

74.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

The Division 2

90.7 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

95.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

79.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

179.8 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

F1 2019

115.1 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

Crysis 3

135 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

94.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

82.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

83.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

110.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Battlefield 1

142.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

105.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

89.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

63.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

89.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

106.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

118.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

143.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

Battlefield V

142.4 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

Gears 5

71.8 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

Control

59.9 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

91 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

85.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

The Witcher III

88.4 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

Borderlands 3

48 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

108.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

66.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

50.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

50.2 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

The Division 2

61.8 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

121.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

F1 2019

81.4 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

Crysis 3

98.3 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

64.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

129.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

109 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

65.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

46.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

81.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

111.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

84.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

Battlefield V

109.3 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

Gears 5

62 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

Control

35.9 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

89 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

40.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

The Witcher III

50.1 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

Borderlands 3

26 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

40.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

66.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

29.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

25.1 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

The Division 2

33.8 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

49.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

40.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

74.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

F1 2019

50 FPS

Crysis 3

42.3 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

32.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

36.4 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

33.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

66.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

38.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

41.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

42.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

36.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Far Cry 5

39.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

49.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

Battlefield V

65.7 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

Gears 5

27.7 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

Control

18 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

47.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1470 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1650 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureTuringPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date09 Jul 2019vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.8
green tick vs
9.7
3840x2160
7.6
vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth448GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2176vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units136vs160
Texture Rate199.9 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate94.1 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHzvsIntel 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 Super 8GB is a mid to high-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance graphics card based on the Turing architecture. This is the 'Super' variant of the RTX 2060 and utilises a cut-down version of the RTX 2070 GPU. 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 Super 8GB supports real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p and 1440p screen resolutions. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106-410-A which has 2176 Shader Processing Units, 136 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1470 MHz and goes up to 1650 MHz in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 8GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. This provides total memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 160W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB 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 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 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
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRMs.

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