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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 1060
Red Dead Redemption 2 31% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31% 5%
Halo: Reach 78% 70%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6% 30%
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 30%
Borderlands 3 28% 0%
FIFA 20 63% 50%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 21% 9%
eFootball PES 2020 53% 35%
Detroit: Become Human 4% 43%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 141 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2060, but the RTX 2060 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. As a result, the RTX 2060 exhibits a 43.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 1060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 141 MHz higher core clock speed and 1 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the GeForce GTX 1060 providing 8.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2060 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 1060, and so the RTX 2060 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 1060.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 and the GeForce GTX 1060 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has 48.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 2060, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is noticeably better than the RTX 2060.

The GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3226 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is 2953. The RTX 2060 having 273 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2060 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The RTX 2060 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 1060. This means that the RTX 2060 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RTX 2060 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1060. The RTX 2060 requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1060 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the RTX 2060 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 34.2 FPS on Control

Control

34.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.5 FPS on Control

Control

21.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 38.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

38.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 42.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 43.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 30.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 45.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

45.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 45.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 46.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

46.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 47 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 52.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

52.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 52.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

52.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 54.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

54.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 55.7 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

55.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 56.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

56.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 57.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

57.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 58.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

58.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

37.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 59.5 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

59.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 61.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

61.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 61.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 65.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 39 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

39 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 66 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

66 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 67.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

67.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 69 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

69 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 76.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

76.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 78.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

78.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 47.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

47.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 79.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

79.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 81.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

81.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 89 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

89 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

55.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 91.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

91.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 102.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

102.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 106 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

106 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 106.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 gets 109.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

109.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 70.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

70.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1365 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1680 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureTuringPascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date15 Jan 2019vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
9.4
green tick vs
7.9
3840x2160
7.3
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5.9

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs80
Texture Rate163.8 GTexel/svs120.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units47vs48
Pixel Rate64.2 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 2060 does support real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 47 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1365 MHz and goes up to 1680 MHz, in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of slower GDDR5 memory compared to the GDDR6 model, running through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1500MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU amd has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's Radeon RX 480 is beaten in over 5%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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