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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2060 sales 6 January 2019 at a recommended price of $349 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 6 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 336.0 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 229 mm. 1x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 175 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 36.24% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 2060: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||107|
|Place by popularity||16|
|Value for money||20.82|
|GPU code name||Turing TU106|
|Release date||6 January 2019 (4 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$349|
|Current price||$397 (1.1x MSRP)||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
GeForce RTX 2060's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||1920||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||1320 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1620 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||10,800 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||12 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||175 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||201.6||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 2060 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 8-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||6 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||192 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||14000 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||336.0 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C|
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Benchmark coverage: 25%
3DMark Vantage Performance
3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.
Benchmark coverage: 16%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.
Benchmark coverage: 16%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
Benchmark coverage: 14%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
Benchmark coverage: 14%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.
Benchmark coverage: 13%
GeekBench 5 OpenCL
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 9%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.
Benchmark coverage: 8%
GeekBench 5 Vulkan
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.
Benchmark coverage: 5%
GeekBench 5 CUDA
Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.
Benchmark coverage: 4%
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
Benchmark coverage: 2%
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.
Benchmark coverage: 2%
SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.
Benchmark coverage: 1%
Send your test results of GeForce RTX 2060.
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2060 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Average FPS across all PC games
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:
Performance in popular games
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||92|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||79|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||135|
|Far Cry 5||103|
|Far Cry New Dawn||101|
|Forza Horizon 4||140|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||101|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||102|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||107|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||101|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||78|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||64|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||118|
|Far Cry 5||99|
|Far Cry New Dawn||97|
|Forza Horizon 4||131|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||78|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||56|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||96|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||136|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||87|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||56|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||55|
|Far Cry 5||94|
|Far Cry New Dawn||88|
|Forza Horizon 4||105|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||73|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||45|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||76|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||52|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||35|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||50−55|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||35−40|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||42|
|Far Cry 5||65−70|
|Far Cry New Dawn||76|
|Forza Horizon 4||75−80|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||55−60|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||30|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||43|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||30|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||24|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||32|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||51|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||28|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||24|
|Far Cry 5||41|
|Far Cry New Dawn||42|
|Forza Horizon 4||59|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||17|
GeForce RTX 2060's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 2060 is Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is slower by 2% and lower by 9 positions in our ranking.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2060:
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 2060 according to our statistics.
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