NVIDIA Releases Performance Benchmarks For RTX 2080 Vs GTX 1080
NVIDIA today released their first official performance numbers for their new generation of GeForce products – particularly, the RTX 2080. The RTX 2000 series of graphics cards, according to the company, offers some 50% performance improvements (on average) on architectural improvements alone, in a per-core basis. This number is then built upon with the added RTX performance of the new RT cores, which allows the RTX 2080 to increase its performance advantage over the last generation 1080 by up to 2x more – while using the new DLSS technology. PUBG, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Final Fantasy XV are seeing around 75 percent or more improved performance when using this tech.
Powered by Turing’s Tensor Cores, which perform lightning-fast deep neural network processing, GeForce RTX GPUs also support Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS), a technology that applies deep learning and AI to rendering techniques, resulting in crisp, smooth edges on rendered objects in games.
Basically, from what we have seen – if you compare 1:1 say a GTX 1080 to RTX 2080 and so forwards, you may expect 1.2x to 1.5x performance increases from generation to generation thanks to the new architectural changes made in the rendering pipeline. Of course, the final results as measured by editors and reviewers in the end matter. But for now, this is what NVIDIA released, also look a bit closer at the lower chart for some FPS numbers for the RTX 2080:
NVIDIA is also touting the newfound ability to run games at 4K resolutions at over 60 FPS performance, making the RTX 2080 the card to get if that’s your preferred resolution (especially if paired with one of those dazzling OLED TVs…) Of course, IQ settings aren’t revealed in the slides, so there’s an important piece of the puzzle still missing. But considering performance claims of NVIDIA, and comparing the achievable performance on last generation hardware, it’s fair to say that these FPS scores refer to the high or highest IQ settings for each game.
|RTX 2080 Ti||RTX 2080||RTX 2070||GTX 1080 Ti||GTX 1080|
|VRAM||11GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X|
Benchmark numbers for the RTX 2070 and the top-tier RTX 2080 Ti have not been revealed, but the RTX 2080 numbers – assuming they stack up, of course – do highlight that we are looking at a very different, new and improved GPU architecture that can’t be assessed on core count alone. There has been some concern about standard 3D performance as we should expect an RTX 2080 to outperform the older generation GTX 1080 Ti, yet the new card has significantly fewer CUDA cores – 2944 vs 3584. However, the benchmark numbers Nvidia has shared suggest that the RTX 2080 should still have a performance advantage over GTX 1080 Ti despite this, with a further substantial leap delivered by the top-tier RTX 2080 Ti.