NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2021
Performance 40.42

Summary

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

40.42%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating59
Value for money17.85
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTU106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date7 December 2021 (1 year ago)
Current price$605 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

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 cores2176of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1650 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors10,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)184 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate224.4of 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).

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

Memory

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.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount12 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth336.0 GB/sof 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.6
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL3.0
Vulkan1.3
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB. 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 12 GB 40.42
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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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

RTX 2060 12 GB 15813

Game benchmarks

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

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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