NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Review: Reasonably Priced Ray Tracing

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GeForce RTX 2060 - Performance Summary And The Verdict

Performance Summary: The GeForce RTX 2060 proved to be a strong performer throughout our testing. Generally speaking, the RTX 2060 trades blows with a GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon RX Vega 64 in some applications, but is somewhat slower overall. Versus the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1060, however, there is no contest – the GeForce RTX 2060 is clearly the better performer by far. The RTX 2060 was particularly strong in the VR related benchmarks and it was also a good overclocker. With basic tweaks, you’ll likely bump up into the card’s power limitations while overclocking, but we were still able to take the GPU on our sample to over 2GHz, which is a significant jump over the stock 1,680MHz default max boost frequency.

GeForce RTX 2060 cards should be available on January 15 at prices starting at $349. If you check current prices on GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti, and Radeon RX Vega 64 cards, and then look back through the numbers, it appears NVIDIA is being somewhat aggressive with RTX 2060’s price point, especially in light of the other RTX 20-series cards. For all intents and purposes, the RTX 2060 competes well with the GTX 1070 Ti / GTX 1080 and Vega 64, but it is priced lower than them all (as of now, at least).
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In addition, for a limited time, game codes for Anthem or Battlefield V will be included with GeForce RTX 2060 purchases as well. Its introductory price is $50 higher than the GeForce GTX 1060’s, which will likely put off some of you, but all told, there is a lot to like about the RTX 2060. It puts NVIDIA’s Turning GPU architecture and all that it offers within reach of a much larger number of gamers, performance is good, it’s easily overclockable, and the price isn’t prohibitively high. If you’re in the market for a new GPU and have $350 to spend, the GeForce RTX 2060 is currently the card to get.

  

  • Strong Performance Per Dollar
  • Bleeding Edge Feature Support
  • Easy Overclocking
  • Ideal For 1080P/1440P Gaming Sweet Spot
  • $50 Higher Introductory Price Than 1060
  • Few RTX Titles At The Moment

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