AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

General info

Comparison of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.57
 
2.73
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Turing
Code name
Vega 10
 
Turing TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
27 June 2017
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$349
Price now
$3407
 
$731

Technical specs

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1920
Core clock speed
1382 MHz
 
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
1600 MHz
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
160 Watt
Texture fill rate
409.6
 
201.6
Floating-point performance
13,107 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
HBM2
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1890 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
483.8 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
+
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.125
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Vega Frontier Edition 52.62
RTX 2060 53.99 +2.6%

Passmark

Vega Frontier Edition 13603
RTX 2060 13958 +2.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce RTX 2060 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Wider memory bus (2048 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1920)
Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 336 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

2.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 27 June 2017)
Cheaper ($731.00 USD vs $3407.00 USD)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (160 vs 300 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Vega Frontier Edition or RTX 2060?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. The differences in performance seem too small.
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