EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Review: Compact And Overclocked

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC - Shadow Of War And F1 2018

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like to catch up on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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The same performance trend we’ve seen in most of our other tests plays out again here – the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC puts up performance right about in-line with a GeForce GTX 1080 and slightly faster than NVIDIA's reference 2060.

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The frame render time data reflects what was shown in the average FPS. The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC's render times are just a tad longer than the GTX 1080.

F1 2018
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
F1 2018 is Codemaster’s latest Formula One racing simulation, and like previous version of the game, it sports impressive visuals with DX11 support (though a DX12 code path is currently in beta). We tested the game configured with its Ultra graphics preset, but with SSRT shadows enabled at resolutions of 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 with temporal anti-aliasing enabled.

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The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC's slightly higher boost clock allows it to extend the 2060's lead over the GeForce GTX 1080 here and inch closer to the more powerful RTX 2070.

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The frame time data doesn't reveal any surprises -- the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC churns though the frames just a hair faster than NVIDIA's reference design.

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