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GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs GeForce RTX 2060

Intro

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti comes with clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2816 SPUs along with 176 TAUs and 96 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce RTX 2060, which features a core clock frequency of 1365 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and uses a 12 nm design. It is made up of 1920 SPUs, 120 Texture Address Units, and 48 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2060 160 Watts
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 250 Watts
Difference: 90 Watts (56%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce RTX 2060 should in theory be a little bit better than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 344064 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 336000 MB/sec
Difference: 8064 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will be a little bit (about 7%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce RTX 2060. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 176000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 163800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12200 (7%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will be a lot (more or less 47%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce RTX 2060, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 96000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 65520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 30480 (47%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce RTX 2060
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2015 January 2019
Code Name GM200 TU106-200A-KA-A1
Memory 6144 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 1365 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 3500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 336000 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 176000 Mtexels/sec 163800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96000 Mpixels/sec 65520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2816 1920
Texture Mapping Units 176 120
Render Output Units 96 48
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 12 nm
Transistors 8000 million 10800 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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