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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 31% 4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 43%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 6% 43%
Halo: Reach 78% 67%
Borderlands 3 28% 10%
FIFA 20 63% 45%
eFootball PES 2020 53% 29%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 69% 52%
Detroit: Become Human 4% 57%

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 3GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 141 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 2060, but the RTX 2060 has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the RTX 2060 exhibits a 55.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the 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 GTX 1060 has a 141 MHz higher core clock speed and 1 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2060. This results in the 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 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 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 RTX 2060 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 1060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 1060 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 1060 has 48.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 2060, which means that the memory performance of the 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 3GB has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2060 is 3226 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969. The RTX 2060 having 1257 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 GTX 1060.

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

The GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 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 GTX 1060. The RTX 2060 requires 30 Watts more than the 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 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 3GB gets 19.3 FPS on Control

Control

19.3 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 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.7 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 3GB gets 27.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.7 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 3GB gets 27 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27 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 3GB gets 24.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.6 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 3GB gets 34.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

61.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 34.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.1 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

35.5 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 3GB gets 43 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43 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 3GB gets 50.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

50.9 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 GTX 1060 3GB gets 31.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.9 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 3GB gets 61.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

61.8 FPS

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

Battlefield 1

109.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 64 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1365 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1680 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureTuringPascal P106-300-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date15 Jan 2019vs18 Aug 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
9.4
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7.5
3840x2160
7.3
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs1152
Actual Shader Performance100%vs95%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs72
Texture Rate163.8 GTexel/svs108.4 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 i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

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 3GB is currently the entry level Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1708MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of 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
The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings. The 3GB version is normally around 5% worse than the GTX 1060 6GB full fat version in terms of sheer processing power. But its the 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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