NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2060 Super sales 2 July 2019 at a recommended price of $399 . 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. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 14 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 448.0 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 42.58% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking65
Place by popularity11
Value for money29.16
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date2 July 2019 (4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$399
Current price$374 (0.9x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2060 Super's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2060 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2176of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1470 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
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)
Power consumption (TDP)175 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate224.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce RTX 2060 Super 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).

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

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2060 Super: 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 amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed14000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2060 Super. 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+
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2060 Super. 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 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2060 Super. 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.

RTX 2060 Super 42.58

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: 25%

RTX 2060 Super 16584

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%

RTX 2060 Super 83631

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%

RTX 2060 Super 29637

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

RTX 2060 Super 20086

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%

RTX 2060 Super 21970

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%

RTX 2060 Super 119831

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%

RTX 2060 Super 86095

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%

RTX 2060 Super 487878

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%

RTX 2060 Super 83221

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%

RTX 2060 Super 95114

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 159

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 61

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 38

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 78

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 48

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 116

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2060 Super 11

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 116

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%

RTX 2060 Super 153

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 78

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 61

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 9

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 45

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 10.9

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2060 Super 197

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%

RTX 2060 Super 197

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2060 Super 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:

Full HD123
1440p74
4K49

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 88

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 101
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 81
Battlefield 5 117
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 141
Cyberpunk 2077 79
Far Cry 5 135
Far Cry New Dawn 127
Forza Horizon 4 152
Hitman 3 135
Horizon Zero Dawn 102
Red Dead Redemption 2 106
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 128
Watch Dogs: Legion 104

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 85
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 68
Battlefield 5 101
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 117
Cyberpunk 2077 71
Far Cry 5 126
Far Cry New Dawn 120
Forza Horizon 4 147
Hitman 3 125
Horizon Zero Dawn 77
Metro Exodus 81
Red Dead Redemption 2 59
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 112
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 163
Watch Dogs: Legion 90

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 61
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 61
Battlefield 5 93
Cyberpunk 2077 62
Far Cry 5 118
Far Cry New Dawn 108
Forza Horizon 4 120
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 85
Watch Dogs: Legion 59

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80
Hitman 3 85
Horizon Zero Dawn 54
Metro Exodus 49
Red Dead Redemption 2 38
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 72

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 52
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 47
Battlefield 5 74
Cyberpunk 2077 40
Far Cry 5 88
Far Cry New Dawn 87
Forza Horizon 4 98
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75−80
Watch Dogs: Legion 44

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46
Hitman 3 46
Horizon Zero Dawn 31
Metro Exodus 31
Red Dead Redemption 2 24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 38
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 59

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 29
Battlefield 5 48
Cyberpunk 2077 19
Far Cry 5 46
Far Cry New Dawn 49
Forza Horizon 4 67
Watch Dogs: Legion 25

Relative perfomance

GeForce RTX 2060 Super's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce RTX 2060 Super is Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 2060 Super according to our statistics.

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