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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB sales 7 December 2021. 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. 12 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GB/s 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 184 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 40.70% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||76|
|Value for money||21.07|
|GPU code name||TU106|
|Release date||7 December 2021 (1 year old)|
|Current price||$530||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||2176||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Boost clock speed||1650 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)||184 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||224.4||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB 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 12 GB: 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||12 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||192 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||14 GB/s||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 12 GB. 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|
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
|DirectX||12 Ultimate (12_2)|
Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB. 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%
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GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB is Radeon RX 6600 XT, which is faster by 4% and higher by 7 positions in our ranking.
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