NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps vs RTX 2060

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
4.11
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP106
 
Turing TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
20 April 2017
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$349
Price now
$779
 
$518

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
1920
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
160 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7
 
201.6
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
9028 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
216.7 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps and GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
6.1
 
7.5

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps

Cheaper ($299 vs $349)
Less power hungry (120 vs 160 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 20 April 2017)
More pipelines (1920 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 216.7 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps or RTX 2060?

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