NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1320
  • Max video memory 6144
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 47.40

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2060 sales 6 January 2019 at a recommended price of $349. This is Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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

47.40%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 2060's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating83
Value for money58.31
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date6 January 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$349
Price now$463 (1.3x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2060's general performance parameters 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 cores1920of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1320 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1620 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors10,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)175 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate201.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2060's 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length229 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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 typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

RTX 2060 47.40
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

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.

RTX 2060 107083

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2060 16267

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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

RTX 2060 19338

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.

RTX 2060 27163

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.

RTX 2060 60454

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.

RTX 2060 424149

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

RTX 2060 101

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.

RTX 2060 127

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.

RTX 2060 184

Passmark

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.

RTX 2060 13959

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.

RTX 2060 77840

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.

RTX 2060 70069

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.

RTX 2060 60299

Game benchmarks

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.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD120
1440p76
4K50

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 92
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
Battlefield 5 145
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 135
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 103
Far Cry New Dawn 101
Forza Horizon 4 140
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 101
Red Dead Redemption 2 102
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 107
Watch Dogs: Legion 101

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 78
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 64
Battlefield 5 129
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 118
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 97
Forza Horizon 4 131
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 78
Metro Exodus 67
Red Dead Redemption 2 56
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 96
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 136
Watch Dogs: Legion 87

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 55
Battlefield 5 119
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 94
Far Cry New Dawn 88
Forza Horizon 4 105
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 73
Watch Dogs: Legion 45

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 76
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 52
Metro Exodus 42
Red Dead Redemption 2 35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 42
Battlefield 5 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 45−50
Far Cry New Dawn 76
Forza Horizon 4 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 30

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 30
Metro Exodus 26
Red Dead Redemption 2 24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 32
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 28
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24
Battlefield 5 53
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
Far Cry 5 41
Far Cry New Dawn 42
Forza Horizon 4 59
Watch Dogs: Legion 17

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2060 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2060 from AMD is Radeon RX 6600, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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