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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Review: Nearly As Fast As GTX 1080

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 7, 2019 @ 8:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Performance Thoughts @ 1080p/1440p

 

Just before we step into performance thoughts on the GeForce RTX 2060, I thought I'd cover the pricing of all of the cards in an easy-to-consume manner. The GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition falls between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 in terms of pricing, yet beats the GTX 1070 Ti in performance and comes close to the GTX 1080 which is a $549 graphics card. $200 cheaper and RTX abilities? Not too damn bad if you ask me.

 

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  • RTX 2080 Ti - $1199
  • RTX 2080 - $799
  • GTX 1080 Ti - $699
  • RTX 2070 - $599
  • GTX 1080 - $549
  • GTX 1070 Ti - $449
  • GTX 1070 - $399
  • RTX 2060 - $349
  • GTX 1060 - $299

 

 

1080p

 

NVIDIA really nails the 1080p gaming experience with its new GeForce RTX 2060 as it offers a gigantic leap in performance over the GeForce GTX 1060. We're talking at least 30-40% additional performance (and in some cases 50% and very much beyond that), putting it into the performance more between the GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1080 that cost significantly more money.

 

 

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1440p

 

The scaling in performance at 1440p is even greater thanks to the additional memory bandwidth courtesy of the GDDR6 tech on-board the RTX 2060. We're seeing even more performance with an average of 60% additional performance over the GTX 1060 which is simply incredible.

 

Games like PUBG run at over 80FPS average at 2560x1440 on the RTX 2060 compared to the 60FPS average on the GTX 1060, while the GTX 1080 pushes out a few more FPS at 1440p over the RTX 2060.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)95%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software90%
Overall TweakTown Rating93%

The Bottom Line: The new GeForce RTX 2060 has performance that beats the GTX 1070 Ti and edges on the GTX 1080, all for $349. This is the cheapest real-time ray tracing graphics card available, and can play Battlefield V with RTX and DLSS at 1080p and over 85FPS. Crazy!

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