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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory 12 GB
- Memory type GDDR6
- Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
- Maximum resolution
NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB sales 7 December 2021. This is Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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
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 rating||59|
|Value for money||17.85|
|GPU code name||TU106|
|Release date||7 December 2021 (1 year ago)|
|Current price||$605||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB'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 12 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||2176||of 18432 (AD102)|
|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 Ti)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||184 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||224.4||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (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 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||14 GB/s||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||336.0 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
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)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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: 26%
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Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB 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.
Overall GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6600 XT, which is faster by 2% and higher by 1 position in our performance rating.
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