EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Review: Compact And Overclocked

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC - Tomb Raider And Strange Brigade

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals. The benchmark outputs results from a number of maps; we’re reporting numbers from the “Geothermal Valley” here, along with the average score of all the maps. The game’s maximum “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled as well.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

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The EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC’s higher boost clock allows it to keep pace with the GeForce GTX 1080 here, and as you’d expect, it’s a couple of percentage points faster than NVIDIA’s RTX 2060.

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Those higher clocks also help the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC somewhat close the gap with the GTX 1080 in the 95 percentile numbers.

Strange Brigade
DirectX 12 (Or Vulcan!) Benchmarks
Strange Brigade is a third-person action game set in Egypt in the 1930s that takes gamers on an various adventures to explore ruins, solve puzzles, and uncover valuable treasures, while also blasting through an array of un-dead enemies. This game has both DirectX and Vulcan code paths and makes use of Asynchronous Compute as well. We tested Strange Bridge with its Ultra graphics preset with A-Sync compute enabled at a couple of resolutions.
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Strange Brigade

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The GeForce GTX 1080 holds only a slight edge over the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC in Strange Brigade, but as we’ve seen throughout testing so far, the EVGA card’s higher clocks help it to pull slightly ahead of NVIDIA’s design.

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Render times in Strange Brigade show the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC offering a similar max frame time to the GeForce GTX 1070, but significantly better average and minimum frame times. 

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