Ultimate GeForce RTX & GTX Graphics Card Benchmark Guide

Here we record and compare our benchmarks in the latest games and most popular benchmarking software for top-tier RTX & GTX graphics cards. If you’re considering purchasing any of the following GPUs, these statistics will no doubt aid you in choosing the best card for your needs.

rtx 2080 ti vs gtx 1080 ti

Cards included:

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI + 1080 SLI OC (2050 MHz Core & +550 MHz Memory)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 & 1080 OC (2100 MHz Core & +550 MHz Memory)

Test System

Our graphics card testing system runs top-tier components to ensure no bottlenecks and optimum performance when benchmarking!

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
  • CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 240
  • Motherboard: EVGA Z370 Classified K
  • Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz
  • Storage: Western Digital WD Black NVMe 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM1000x
  • Case: In Win 909

We test all games using the in-game benchmark calibrated to the highest possible graphics quality/settings. VSync, frame rate caps as well as GPU technologies such as FreeSync, TressFX, G-Sync, GameWorks disables. Temporal anti-aliasing is enabled.

Both 1440P and 4K resolutions are tested and compared for all the graphics configurations listed above.

Without further ado, let’s get to it!

Benchmarks

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

assassins creed odyssey rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

As you can see, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti tears through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at 1440P but starts to struggle at the 4K resolution. The GTX 1080 Ti fares even worse and the 1080 struggles to perform in this incredibly demanding and arguably poorly optimized game. Dialing down settings is a must to achieve the gold standard 60 FPS mark in AC Odyssey when gaming at 4K.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey does not have support for SLI so the GTX 1080 SLI benchmarks are not possible.

The Witcher 3

witcher 3 rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

Again, the RTX 2080 Ti shows why it’s the top dog these days. Nearly 20 additional frames in 4K compared to the GTX 1080 Ti.

Destiny 2

destiny 2 rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

Here again, the RTX 2080 Ti destroys everything else. It’s starting to seem worth the price…

DOOM

doom rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

The gap between the RTX 2080 Ti and GTX 1080 Ti lessens a bit in DOOM, either way though there’s plenty of frames to go around.

DOOM does not have support for SLI so the GTX 1080 SLI benchmarks are not possible.

Fortnite

fortnite rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

Like DOOM, the stats in Fortnite are very similar between the two top-tier consumer GPUs. Of course, the Turing card does better as expected.

Fortnite does not have support for SLI so the GTX 1080 SLI benchmarks are not possible.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

tom clancys ghost recon wildlands rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

Here’s where it gets interesting. The RTX 2080 Ti is on par with SLI’d 1080s in 4K benchmarks yet beats them in 1440p. Like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, even the mighty GTX 1080 Ti struggles to break 60 FPS at 4K resolutions.

Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5)

gta 5 rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

Both the RTX 2080 Ti and GTX 1080 Ti perform excellently in GTA V. Yes, the 2080 Ti pulls away at 4K resolutions but again, can’t complain with either card here.

3DMark Fire Strike

3d mark fire strike rtx gtx 4k 1440p benchmarks

Being a synthetic benchmark, 3DMark Fire Strike results display optimal scaling when multiple graphics cards are used but as seen above, SLI’d GPUs rarely produce real world improvements when compared to a single top-tier GPU such as the RTX 2080 Ti or the GTX 1080 Ti. Much of this can be attributed to lack of optimized driver support or support at all for SLI in games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, DOOM and Fortnite.