First Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Benchmark Leaks, Just About Beats GTX 1080 Performance

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 4:32 PM

What appears to be the first Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 has leaked courtesy of a 3DMark benchmark run discovered by Twitter user TUM APISAK. The sole 3DMark Time Spy benchmark was performed using a custom Zotac graphics card with almost exactly the same specs as the reference RTX 2070 model.

The Time Spy benchmark is designed to test DirectX 12 performance. The GeForce RTX 2070 was paired with an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU clocked at 3.7 GHz. In the benchmark results, the GeForce RTX 2070 has a boost clock speed of 1950 MHz, compared to 1710 MHz on the Founders Edition RTX 2070.

As for the results, the Zotac RTX 2070 GPU clocks in with a score of 8,151, making it slightly faster than the previous-gen GeForce GTX 1080 (~7500). Considering the overclock at play here, the GeForce RTX 2070 looks to be roughly equal to the GTX 1080, or perhaps a little faster.

In terms of how this stacks up to the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the benchmarker has previously tested those GPUs and scored 9,266 and 10,850 respectively.

It’s a decent outing for the GeForce RTX 2070, although only one benchmark on which to gauge this performance. The one wrinkle, of course, is price. A GeForce RTX 2070 pre-order will set you back almost as much as a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti right now, and yet its benchmark performance comes in at around the same level as a GeForce GTX 1080.

 

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

GeForce RTX 2080

GeForce RTX 2070

GPU Architecture

Turing

Turing

Turing

GPU

TU102-300A-A1

TU104-400A-A1

TU106

Process Node

12nm NFF

12nm NFF

12nm NFF

CUDA Cores

4352

2944

2305

Tensor Cores

544

368

288

Core Clock

1350 MHz

1515 MHz

1410 MHz

Boost Clock

1545 MHz

1800 MHz

1620 MHz

RTX-OPS

10 Giga Rays/s

8 Giga Rays/s

6 Giga Rays/s

Memory

11GB GDDR6

8GB GDDR6

8GB GDDR6

Memory Speed

14 GHz

14 GHz

14 GHz

Memory Interface

352-bit

256-bit

256-bit

Memory Bandwidth

616GB/s

448GB/s

448GB/s

TDP

285W

215W

185W

Power Input

2x 8-pin

1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin

1x 8-pin

Founders Price

$1199

$799

$599

Normal Price

$999

$699

$499

The GeForce RTX 2070 is due to launch worldwide from October 17th. As it currently stands it will be the cheapest available graphics card that supports real-time ray tracing.

What are your thoughts on the Timespy benchmark results? Is the GeForce RTX 2070 going to be worth buying for raytracing and DLSS, or is the GTX 1080 Ti a better buy? Let us know!

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02:32 Oct-21-2018

No ****......

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19:40 Oct-18-2018

Is it even worth it?
You know its gonna cost much more on the release.

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10:48 Oct-17-2018

"Just beats"


Praise the lord! Here take my $700, which i could just by a 1080 and smoke rest with the imported fancy pot

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21:05 Oct-16-2018

I don't think the true value of RTX will be determined until nVidia releases drivers that force all AA over to the Tensor Cores. Once that happens the difference between 10 series and 20 series will be huge. As is the 20 series doesn't look like a major upgrade. So I will be watching to see what future driver updates do for the 20 series before passing judgement. These early test results aren't showing the full scope of what these cards are capable of. imo

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18:31 Oct-15-2018

turn off AA bam you got a 2070 lol

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14:12 Oct-14-2018

This is what happens when a market becomes a monopoly. Nvidia is essentially competing with themselves, it's a win win for them no matter which cards sell more, the 10 series or 20 series cards.


All the money is going in their pocket.


I really hope AMD brings something to the table, otherwise we will see even more ridiculous prices, for even smaller performance gains.

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15:20 Oct-14-2018

At this point it's obvious that AMD can't win, due to lack of mindshare... AMD had a vastly superior architecture from 2007-2016, had as good as or slightly worse or even better drivers since 2012 as Nvidia and they never surpassed 50% market share, same happened back in 1997-2006 when AMD was beating Intel to a bloody pulp...


People just don't buy AMD... People buy brand and marketing...

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12:25 Oct-15-2018

Yes ATI times was the best.

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13:20 Oct-15-2018

not at all, before AMD bought ATi at that period ATi was losing. From the hd3xxx series up to the r9 3xx series(including), AMD had the better architecture(from vastly better -- All the way up to the gtx 9xx were released to quite a bit better when the gtx 9xx series were released), now(2 years ago) Nvidia finally made an architecture that is better than AMD's 7 year old GCN architecture and that was Pascal, it has 15% better performance per die size area.

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13:22 Oct-15-2018

People simply don't buy AMD... AMD has almost zero mindshare and it's their own fault on top of that those idiots halved the GPU R&D budget every 2 years since 2011 and GCN 1.0, thinking that everything(every GPU) would be integrated by 2020 and that did not require a big budget... IDK who was the genius that suggested that...

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08:49 Oct-17-2018

but with NAVI being built for NextGen i think developers are simply gonna do what AMD wants (atleast the majority will) leaving ray tracing in the wind. that be

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08:53 Oct-17-2018

being said AMD has always been an computation wise superior architecture and with 7nm coming as soon as next year CES (allegedly) i think amd has the potential

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08:57 Oct-17-2018

to really beat RTX. Hopefully they take advantage of it and are able to fix the scaling of NAVI with INFINITY FABRIC to blow the roof of everything like ryzen

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12:28 Oct-14-2018

600$ MSRP GPU(rtx 2070) for the performance of a 500$ MSRP GPU(gtx 1080) and both are really overpriced, latter more, but still... am no thanks...

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18:17 Oct-17-2018

LOLZZZ, ITS NOT GONNA BE EVEN $600 MORE LIKE BORDERING $700.
probably the best Nvidia scheme to wipe out excess pascal cards

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12:39 Oct-13-2018

2000 series is kind of useless, as you can get 2080 performance and below with current 1000 series.


DLSS might be the only way to justify 2070 or 2080, but still too expensive. Only card «worth» buying in the 2000 series (the way I see it) is the 2080 ti for raw performance, but the price thought!? Kind of ridiculous :( But I am afraid we won’t see any better prices in the near future. Just look at smart phones, and other hardware, the prices just continue raising :/

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12:45 Oct-13-2018

These cards are too expensive for what they offer at the moment. Within a year or two, GPUs with RTX will make sense...

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07:56 Oct-13-2018

lol at $499 "normal price",


This cards gonna sell between 650 -750 range.
Great job for beating a currently under $500 card.

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12:43 Oct-13-2018

The world we live in eh...

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00:13 Oct-13-2018

rtx 2070 is probably worst deal in current gpu market, it cannot do ray tracing properly(rtx 2080ti cant either but still) and it costs too much... In other words FAIL...

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10:45 Oct-13-2018

agreed

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15:49 Oct-16-2018

Yeap 1070 FTW

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20:40 Oct-12-2018

i think gtx 1080 8gb is still a better choice.
gtx 2070 8gb is very expensive.

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20:23 Oct-12-2018

Well the cheapest new 1080 I can find on amazon germany also is like 20€ cheaper than the price set for the 2070, really not that impressive considering it's been more than 2 years.

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20:22 Oct-12-2018

the previous gen 1070 gave blows to 980ti, shouldn't we expect the same with a new uArch?

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18:33 Oct-15-2018

they wont make that mistake again hell the 970 was too fast also

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17:59 Oct-12-2018

Still it should be performing more like the 1080 ti rather than 1080, just judging by the fact that the 1060 was roughly a 980, this card isnt worth buying, even for raytracing as 2080 can barely run with raytracing at 30-45 fps.

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18:21 Oct-12-2018

wasnt 1060 roughly a 970 tho...?

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18:32 Oct-12-2018

Nope, look for benchmarks, it performs more likely the gtx 980 rather than gtx 970 while having more vram.

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18:41 Oct-12-2018

gtx 980 is 4% faster than 1060, and 1060 is 10% faster than the 970 in real game benchmarks with same conditions.

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19:32 Oct-12-2018

actually if you overclock both them 1060 2050mhz and 970 at 1500mhz they will perform exact the same same goes with 980 it extract way more performance with overclocking

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23:15 Oct-13-2018

wrong a gtx 1060 is faster than a 980 and even if overclocked, the 970 is still slower than the 1060 6gb. 1060 3gb yes is similar to 970 but 1060 6gb is basically a faster 980

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23:47 Oct-15-2018

cmon you want a proof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzdaOzxIsyI this guy has several 970 oc and 1060 oc you dont get it maxwell cards extract way more performance then the 10 series card do

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17:05 Oct-12-2018

And ive seen some videos how the new drivers affect and reduce 10 series but nvidia fixing it and calling it a "bug", they turned into the new apple trying to move consumers to buy their new cards, and with little to no competition from amd in gaming department until now, they'll continue to manipulate the prices

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17:09 Oct-12-2018

Its just ridiculous to see the price/performance ratio of these new cards, you would say rtx technology but it id say it wouldnt be ready or optimized for years
The only reason to buy these is dlss

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20:25 Oct-12-2018

even dlss may not be a compelling reason to go with 20 series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS58xlzZsLI

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17:59 Oct-12-2018

Really hope ur wrong with the apple thing,samsung phones also suffer from so called updates from my personal experience,some proof would be nice tough.But can`t u roll back update or install a older driver for the 10xx series?

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18:01 Oct-12-2018

I mean , if u can install an older driver then it`s not quite similar to phones were they force u with the update,unless root.

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20:19 Oct-12-2018

I saw a lot of people claiming that, but every bit of research led me to people who confirmed that there's nothing to it. I've tried a couple of "recent" drivers myself with my 1080 and my firestrike scores weren't effected at all. Where did you get that information about Nvidia fixing anything and calling it a bug? Can't find any source at all for any other than disproved rumors.

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02:58 Oct-13-2018

I believe some people updated their drivers to the latest ones, and with their 1080 compared to an older driver it was getting 10-15 fps less, they were however able to roll back until nvidia released another driver update that fixed that, on forums some of their employees calling it an "incident" or a "bug", it didnt happen to everyone tho like hardware unboxed checked, but others also claimed that they suffered from something similar with their 900 series

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03:03 Oct-13-2018

The only news ive read about iphones is when users discovered the slowing down of their iphone 6 and underclocking their cpus to maintain battery performance, which resulted in way slower performance and actual lag on their phones, until apple claimed it and finally released an update letting users decide whether to underclock or not, havent read about samsung tho, but with their bloatware and heavy software i think there could be lag after some years just like most of android phones, right?

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03:04 Oct-13-2018

Im not saying its worth buying the 20 series for dlss only either, but for me thats the only reason i would ever buy it, unless raytracing becomes actually playable with their 2070

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16:48 Oct-12-2018

Or.... you have a half a brain and buy a used gtx 1080ti for probably a better price with a warranty to boot?

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16:40 Oct-12-2018

Yeah.. For +600€? I still can't believe how ridiculously bad the price/performance ratio is with the 20- series.

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21:47 Oct-12-2018

Calculating prices of RTX 2080, the 2070 should start around 720€ and go above.

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16:39 Oct-12-2018

For this price, it better...
Although, if you're gonna give that much money, mind as well get the 1080ti or the 2080

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