Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founder’s Model Review and Benchmarks – IGN


Ray tracing for the loads.

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Nvidia has unveiled what is mostly the closing RTX GPU in its Turing structure lineup; the $349 RTX 2060 Founder’s Model. The enchantment of this GPU is that is is presumably the most reasonably priced video card you must engage that supports Nvidia’s unique technologies, particularly ray tracing and DLSS (immense sampling). At roughly $250 decrease than the next card in the stack, the RTX 2070, that’s a compelling provide assuming it should always in reality lift out ray tracing successfully. Nvidia is sweetening the deal even extra with a promotion that provides a copy of Battlefield 5 or Anthem as successfully for every RTX 2060 it sells, however it be now not sure how long this provide will remaining. The RTX 2060 goes on sale on January 15th, every in Founder’s Model shipshape and from Nvidia’s partners.

RTX 2060 – Originate and Parts

The RTX 2060 functions the actual identical twin-fan invent we now maintain seen on earlier Founder’s Model cards, so there could be now not a lot here to peep at. The card is the actual identical bodily dimension as its mountainous brother, the RTX 2070, and likewise makes spend of the the same TU106 die, albeit carve down a bit of of. Right here’s a be taught about at the specs and the 2070 alongside it.

Without concerns the greatest “downgrade” from the 2070 is that it handiest has 6GB of GDDR6 memory, and 20 percent fewer CUDA cores. It has a narrower memory bus as successfully, and TDP is down by 25w in contrast to its mountainous brother, but it quiet requires a single eight-pin connector.

Respect earlier RTX cards this GPU does toughen ray tracing and DLSS, and Nvidia claims it should always hit “on the subject of” 60fps in Battlefield 5 with Ultra ray tracing enabled, or successfully previous 60fps with ray tracing blueprint to Medium, so as that’s provocative for some those that must safe in on the ray tracing mosey with out dropping $500. General this GPU is designed for 1080p and 1440p gameplay, valid admire its predecessor, the GTX 1060. However, because the RTX 2060 makes spend of faster 14Gb/s memory (in contrast to the 8Gb/s memory in the 1060), memory bandwidth has increased by 83 percent, which in all fairness a leap in barely one period.

Otherwise, there’s nothing in actuality “unique” to seek advice from the RTX 2060. It is a ways the the same GPU you’re going to maintain seen before, valid with a bit of much less energy and memory than the earlier GPU, and at a decrease worth point. It is fundamental selling point is it be the foremost “reasonably priced” RTX card, though $350 is quiet a chunk of change, exiguous doubt.

RTX 2060 – Benchmarks

To stare how the RTX 2060 performs I loaded it into our GPU check bench, which consists of an Intel Skylake Core i7-7700K CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an Asus Z270 motherboard, an Intel SSD, and an EVGA energy provide. I tested the GPU at the three most overall resolutions, with all settings maxed and anti-aliasing disabled. All tests were trail in DX11 mode.

Though Nvidia claims the RTX 2060 performs on par with the GTX 1080 in its press materials, in my tests it became about such as the GTX 1070 Ti, which became completely now not a midrange GPU nor became it a efficiency shuffle. Furthermore, as of press time, the GTX 1070 Ti became selling for $A hundred extra than this GPU, which makes the RTX 2060 be taught about rather accurate. This means the “midrange” has now officially moved previous 1080p and into very playable 1440p gaming. In every gaming check I ran apart from Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Monster Hunter: World, the RTX 2060 became with out concerns previous 60 frames per 2nd (FPS) for fluid gaming. And in those other two titles, it could maybe presumably presumably now not take a lot tweaking to safe the physique fee previous 60fps.

As a ways as the cardboard’s ray tracing skills lope, I’m gay to myth it should always tackle Ultra DXR settings in Battlefield 5 at 1080p, as in my tests it averaged about 50fps the total time with in-game settings on Medium and ray tracing blueprint to Ultra. Personally, I’d prefer for much less ray tracing and increased FPS, however the accurate records is that this GPU is now not any doubt now not a dogs in that regard. I’m sure it’s a ways also fully perfect for single participant gaming, in reality, however expose that you simply’re going to be relegated to 1080p gameplay. Not a immense shock given this card’s worth point.

RTX 2060 – Overclocking

To stare how a ways I could presumably presumably push this GPU I fired up Heaven Four.zero and let it valid trail for roughly a half hour to review how excessive the GPU Boost would lope all by itself. Because it appears it did a moderately accurate job, clocking up to 1,860MHz and running at 70C. That is now not any doubt expected behavior for an Nvidia GPU, so all in all it became now not frightful. Using EVGA’s PreciousXOC, I gently began to nudge the clock offset upwards in diminutive increments, after elevating the temperature and energy restrict to their maximum environment. After about an hour of twiddling with it I accomplished up with a closing clock of 2,025MHz, and a maximum temperature of valid 72C.

I accomplished up with a closing clock of two,025MHz, and a maximum temperature of valid 72C.

That could presumably presumably presumably be a extremely accurate overlock, as most of the Nvidia cards I’ve tested over time can in most cases handiest safe into the excessive 1900s most steadily. As a ways as the efficiency boost afforded by this overclock, I ran about a tests and seen about five percent uplift, which is now not for all time a lot however also very typical and likewise expected. General I’d negate this GPU is a perfect overclocker, though your results could presumably presumably vary.

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