GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB vs RTX A2000

Price now 1428$
Games supported 97%
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 6 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 12 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 12 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 700$
Games supported 99%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating9465
Value for money9.5225.94
ArchitectureAmpere (2020−2022)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameGA106TU106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date10 August 2021
(1 year old)
7 December 2021
(1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$449 no data
Current price$1428 (3.2x MSRP)$700
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores33282176
Boost clock speed1200 MHz1650 MHz
Number of transistors13,250 million10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology8 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)70 Watt184 Watt
Texture fill rate124.8224.4

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length167 mm229 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount6 GB12 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed12 GB/s14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth288.0 GB/s336.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors4x mini-DisplayPort1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.66.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 A2000 35.07
RTX 2060 12 GB 40.20
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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 A2000 13811
RTX 2060 12 GB 15829

GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB outperforms RTX A2000 by 15% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 35.07 40.20
Recency 10 August 2021 7 December 2021
Pipelines / CUDA cores 3328 2176
Memory bandwidth 288 336
Chip lithography 8 nm 12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 70 Watt 184 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB
GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of RTX A2000 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to RTX A2000 from AMD is Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Radeon RX 5600 XT

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6600 XT, which is faster by 3% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT Radeon RX 6600 XT

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB:

Radeon VII 106.19
GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB 100

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