Since Nvidia announced the RTX cards, many budget gamers have been waiting for the RTX 2070. Given the current prices for the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080ti are around 1200$ and 700$, respectively. For many RTX 2070 would be a sweetspot.
The RTX 2070 won’t have any new generation competitors on release as there’s no news of new cards from AMD, but initial sales can still be cannibalised by the GTX 10xx series. One of the main comparison points for the RTX 2070 has been it’s performance against Nvidia’s GTX 1080. It’s obviously expected that the RTX 2070 would beat the GTX 1080, but the margin is important in the discussion.
Ashes Of The Singularity Benchmark For RTX 2070
This is one of the recent leaks, which gives you a direct idea of the GPUs performance, meaning the RTX 2070 here.
Here it’s running on the crazy preset, which is extremely demanding, that too on 4K.
So the AOTS benchmark is very CPU intensive, but here the i7 8700K is used, so it shouldn’t be a problem, but still something to be kept in mind.
Coming to the benchmark numbers, the RTX 2070 averages at around 48.5 fps, while the GTX 1080 averages at around 43.9 fps. So it can obviously be concluded that the RTX 2070 is faster than the GTX 1080, but the margin isn’t huge. Still, the RTX 2070 will be considerably behind the GTX 1080ti, but it’s not supposed to replace that either.
The tests were conducted at 4K, which makes it a very good comparison of the performance difference, as at that resolution it’s very GPU bound. Considering value for money, the RTX 2070 looks very promising. For a founders edition card, you have to shell out around 600$, which isn’t bad. The GTX 1080 can be found selling for as low as 400$, but I still wouldn’t reccomend the GTX 1080 in front of the RTX 2070. There’s also the RTX feature with the 2070, although it doesn’t look very promising now, but quite a few games have been announced with RTX support.
For people who have a GTX 1080, you probably won’t miss out on much. The card will still go on strong in the coming years, as it still manages to be the top 5 cards in most benchmarks.
The RTX 2070 will be on the TU106 architecture, with 2304 CUDA cores and 8GBs of GDDR6 memory. Having a boost clock of 1602 MHz.
Coming to the GTX 1080, it is on the Pascal GP104 architecture, with 8GBs of GDDR5X memory. Having a boost clock of 1733 MHz.
Seeing the current relative performance chart from TechPowerUp, the RTX 2070 would probably sit between the Titan X Pascal and GTX 1080. If it’s sold at it’s recommended retail price, it can be a great value upgrade for your current build.