GeForce RTX 2080 vs GeForce GTX 960

GeForce RTX 2080
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 20 Aug 2018
GeForce RTX 2080
GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    559%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 2080

459% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960

80 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce RTX 2080 .
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce RTX 2080

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 2080

The GeForce RTX 2080 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (11 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 2080GeForce GTX 960
GPU NameTU104 (TU104-400A-A1)vsGM206 (GM206-300-A1)
Fab Process12 nmvs28 nm
Die Size0 mm²vs228 mm²
Transistorsunknownvs2,940 million
Shaders2944vs1024
Compute Units23vs8
Core clock1515 MHzvs1127 MHz
ROPs64vs32
TMUs184vs64

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 2080GeForce GTX 960
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 2080GeForce GTX 960
TDP200 wattsvs120 watts
Release Date20 Aug 2018vs22 Jan 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    106.90 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    307.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    448.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    9833.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Game benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    176
  • GeForce GTX 960
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    163
  • GeForce GTX 960
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    172
  • GeForce GTX 960
    31

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    154
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    141
  • GeForce GTX 960
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    106
  • GeForce GTX 960
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    120
  • GeForce GTX 960
    21

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    111
  • GeForce GTX 960
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    52
  • GeForce GTX 960
    5

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    60
  • GeForce GTX 960
    9

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    61
  • GeForce GTX 960
    14

FPS (higher is better)