After a long delay, it’s time to get our hands on GeForce RTX 2060 coverage. The first review based on Nvidia’s founders edition card went out on January 7th the same day Nvidia officially introduced the card. The cards started to appear in stores on 15th January selling around $350 MSRP. By then we received our review samples but since we were technically late already we decided to take our time and prove an extremely in-depth benchmark comparison.
Here we have a big list of games benchmark with over a dozen different GPUs. You’ll also find included a number of big performance breakdowns at the end of the article with the usual cost per frame stuff. In the end, you’ll know exactly where this RTX 2060 stands and what it has to offer gamers.
For testing purpose, we have Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro and the MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z. Both of them are great looking boards but since the Gigabyte card arrived first, that is what we used for all the testing. Later we’ll look into providing better details about thermals and other elements that are reserved for individual graphics card reviews as those will vary from one model to the next.
As for the RTX 2060 GPU, it’s an interesting proposition. on the other hand, RTX 2070 comes at $500, the RTX 2060 is 30% cheaper at $350 but yet packs just 17% fewer CUDA cores. It uses the same 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory but the memory bus has been cut down by 25%, meaning that memory bandwidth has been reduced by that amount. RT cores have also been lowered from 36 to 30. But still the GeForce RTX 2060 shouldn’t be a great deal slower than RTX 2070, so in terms of value, it is likely a better product. It is also priced to compete with AMD’s Vega 56, so it will be interesting to see how that two compare.
Let’s get into the benchmark results, out of 36 games we tested we’ll discuss individually the most interesting ones and then jump into our breakdown analysis with all the data. Our GPU test system consisted of a Core i9-9900K clocked at 5 GHz with 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM memory. We used AMD’s Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.1.1 drivers for the Radeon GPUs and Game Ready 417.35 WHQL for the GeForce GPUs.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Benchmarks
To start off the things, we have Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Here GeForce RTX 2060 was good for 63FPS on average using the highest in-game quality preset, this placed it on the par with the GTX 1080 and Vega 64 making it 5% slower than RTX 2070. Not only that, but it was also 9% faster than GTX Ti and 3% faster than Vega 56.
Moving towards Strange Brigade, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 was good for 86FPS on average or 15% slower than RTX 2070 this time around and 7% slower than Vega 56. That is not surprising considering how well this title runs on AMD hardware. But still, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 edged out the GTX 1070 Ti, so the overall performance was very good.
The RTX 2060 performed really well in Battlefield V, trailing the RTX 2070 by 4% margin. It was also to beat the GTX 1070 Ti and Vega 56, So far in our test, RTX 2060 is making RTX 2070 look rather pointless.
When it comes to testing Sniper Elite 4 the RTX 2070 does pull away. Here the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 was 15% slower but that is not a massive margin given it costs 30% less. Moreover, we see that 2060 is able to sit on the top of the GTX 1070 Ti and Vega 56.
Monster Hunter World does well with the RTX 2060 at 1440p using the highest quality preset we saw an average of 54FPS and this meant the RTX 2060 was barely any slower than Vega 64 and the GTX 1080. Furthermore, it was also 4 to 5 FPS faster than the GTX 1070 Ti and Vega 56 on average and it was just 11% slower than RTX 2070.
New Turing GPUs don’t stack up that well in Warframe 1440p when compared to their Pascal Predecessors. The RTX 2070 is 8% slower than GTX 1080, on the other hand, RTX 2060 is 6% slower than GTX 1070 Ti and just 2% slower than Vega 56.
Just Cause 4 is last in our list, here the RTX 2060 averaged 59 fps making it just a few frames slower than the GTX 1080 and Vega 64. Not only that, but it was also 11% slower than the RTX 2070 and Vega 64 Liquid. The Frame performance was the same from GTX 1070 to GTX 1080.
Source : TechSpot