NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs RTX 2060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce RTX 2060 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
62.26
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
Code name
GP106
 
TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 July 2016
 
7 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$349
Price now
n/d
 
$349.99

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 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 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
 
1365 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1680 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 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 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 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
8008 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce RTX 2060.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce RTX 2060. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 46.11
RTX 2060 68.59 +48.8%

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 8873
RTX 2060 13199 +48.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce RTX 2060 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

48.8% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2019 vs 19 July 2016)
More pipelines (1920 vs 1280)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or RTX 2060?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.
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