The GeForce RTX 2060 is finally out and it looks like this will be the more interesting RTX card among the RTX 20 series family. Not to mention it is the most affordable RTX card offering both real-time ray tracing and DLSS. We have reviewed the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition and currently testing other RTX 2060 cards. At this point, we already have a good idea of the RTX 2060’s capability. The RTX 2060 starts at $349 USD, and this time the Founders Edition will also start at that price. The RTX 2060 Founders Edition is already a really good variant of RTX 2060; with its all metal-build and premium look and feel. But what if you don’t like the Founders Edition? What if you want something that is “GAMING”-looking or an RTX 2060 with RGB? I have listed below some of the RTX 2060 available in the market. It’s a comparison table to give you an idea how one RTX 2060 differs to another. If you’re in the market looking for an RTX 2060, go ahead and check them out.
GeForce RTX 2060 Specs Comparison – What’s the Best RTX 2060?
|Photo||Model||Boost (MHz)||Cooler Type||Cooling Tech||Fan Stop||Power Connector||PCI Slots||Size||LED||Availability|
|Asus ROG Strix RTX 2060 6G Gaming||1680||Triple Fan||Wing-blade Fans||Yes||6+8 pins||2.5||11.81" x 5.2" x 1.97"||RGB|
|Asus ROG Strix RTX 2060 Advanced 6G Gaming||1710||Triple Fan||Wing-blade Fans||Yes||6+8 pins||2.5||11.81" x 5.2" x 1.97"||RGB||Amazon.com|
|Asus ROG Strix RTX 2060 OC 6G Gaming||1830||Triple Fan||Wing-blade Fans||Yes||6+8 pins||2.5||11.81" x 5.2" x 1.97"||RGB||Amazon.com|
|Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Turbo||1680||Blower Type||Dual-ball bearing||No||8 pin||2||10.54" x 4.45" x 1.57"||None||Amazon.com|
|Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Phoenix||1680||Single fan||Dual-ball bearing||No||8 pin||2||7" x 4.76" x 1.5"||None||Amazon.com|
|Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Dual||1680||Dual Fan||Wing-blade Fans||Yes||8 pin||2.7||10.63" x 4.37" x 2.28"||None|
|Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Dual Advanced||1695||Dual Fan||Wing-blade Fans||Yes||8 pin||2.7||10.63" x 4.37" x 2.28"||None||Amazon.com|
|Asus GeForce RTX 2060 Dual OC||1755||Dual Fan||Wing-blade Fans||Yes||8 pin||2.7||10.63" x 4.37" x 2.28"||None||Amazon.com|
|Asus TUF GeForce RTX 2060 6G||1689||Dual Fan||Dual-ball bearing||No||8 pin||2||8.03" x 4.92" x 1.81"||None|
|Asus TUF GeForce RTX 2060 OC 6G||1710||Dual Fan||Dual-ball bearing||No||8 pin||2||8.03" x 4.92" x 1.81"||None|
|EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Black Gaming||1680||Single fan||Hydro Dynamic Bearing||No||8 pin||3||7.48" x 4.38"||None||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Gaming||1755||Single fan||Hydro Dynamic Bearing||No||8 pin||3||7.48" x 4.38"||None||Amazon.com|
|EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming||1830||Dual Fan||Hydro Dynamic Bearing||No||8 pin||2||10.55" x 4.38"||None||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2060 Xtreme 6G||1845||Triple Fan||Windforce Stack 3x||Yes||6+8 pins||2.5||11.42" x 5.51" x 2.28"||RGB|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC 6G||1830||Triple Fan||Windforce 3x||Yes||8 pin||2||11" x 4.60" x 1.59"||RGB||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC PRO 6G||1830||Triple Fan||Windforce 3x||Yes||8 pin||2||11" x 4.58" x 1.58"||RGB||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6G (rev 2.0)||1770||Dual Fan||Windforce 2x||Yes||8 pin||2||10.43" x 4.75" x 1.59"||None||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC (rev 2.0)||1755||Dual Fan||Windforce 2x||Yes||8 pin||2||8.88" x 4.80" x 1.59"||None||Amazon.com|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Mini ITX OC 6G (rev 2.0)||1695||Single fan||90mm Fan||Yes||8 pin||2||6.69" x 4.78" x 1.43"||None||Amazon.com|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G||1830||Dual Fan||TORX Fan 3.0||Yes||8 pin||2.5||9.72" x 5.08" x 2.05"||RGB||Amazon.com|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G||1680||Dual Fan||TORX Fan 2.0||No||8 pin||2||8.90" x 5.04" x 1.61"||None|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC||1710||Dual Fan||TORX Fan 2.0||No||8 pin||2||8.90" x 5.04" x 1.61"||None||Amazon.com|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS 6G||1680||Dual Fan||TORX Fan 2.0||No||8 pin||2||8.50" x 5.20" x 1.65"||None|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS 6G OC||1710||Dual Fan||TORX Fan 2.0||No||8 pin||2||8.50" x 5.20" x 1.65"||None|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Aero ITX 6G||1680||Single fan||No||8 pin||2||6.90" x 4.96" x 1.69"||None|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Aero ITX 6G OC||1710||Single fan||No||8 pin||2||6.90" x 4.96" x 1.69"||None|
|NVIDIA RTX 2060 Founders Edition||1680||Dual Fan||Dual-Axial||No||8 pin||2||4.435 x 9"||Green||Amazon.com
|PNY GeForce RTX 2060 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC||1830||Dual Fan||No||8 pin||2||1.38" x 9.25" x 4.50"||None||Amazon.com|
|ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan||1680||Dual Fan||IceStorm 2.0||No||8 pin||2||8.3" x 4.7" x 1.61"||None||Amazon.com|
|ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 AMP||1800||Dual Fan||IceStorm 2.0||No||8 pin||2||8.3" x 4.7" x 1.61"||White||Amazon.com|
The GeForce RTX 2060 is like a cut down version of the RTX 2070. It uses a modified TU106 GPU chip; same TU106 on the RTX 2070 but with some of the Turing Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) disabled. To be exact, it has only 30 SMs, 1920 CUDA cores, 240 Tensor cores and 30 RTX cores. Since it has both Tensor Cores and RTX cores, it is capable of real-time ray tracing and DLSS.
Aside from 1920 CUDA cores, it has 6GB of GDDR6 memory; with a clock speed of 14 Gbps, a memory bandwidth of 336 GB/s and runs on a 192-bit memory interface. An RTX 2060 usually has one 8-pin PCIe power connector and requires at least a 500W PSU.
You can check out our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition review if you are interested to learn more.
In summary, the GeForce RTX 2060 is ideal for 1080p and 1440p gaming; including gaming with high refresh rate monitors. Generally speaking, it’s a (tiny) bit faster than a GTX 1070 Ti and sometimes almost on par with GTX 1080. Well that depends on the scenario and the game being played. But it’s the general conclusion, and it’s a significant step up from its predecessor the GTX 1060; even faster than a GTX 1070.
Also, since all RTX 2060 in the market has the same GPU chip inside, they will all basically perform the same; regardless of brand, model or size. The main difference will be in temperature, of course that will also affect the maximum (sustained) boost clock speed; the design of the graphics card; the size, aesthetics and additional lighting, and finally their respective prices. Some will be more expensive than the other, but doesn’t necessarily mean that it is faster.
FAQ: What RTX 2060 has the best cooler and great cooling performance?
Basically, the beefier the cooler shroud is, the better the cooling solution on the graphics card. For this, the tri-fan cards would be ideal, like the: Asus ROG Strix RTX 2060 or Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC 6G. Some dual fans like the NVIDIA RTX 2060 Founders Edition, EVGA RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming and MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z are great as well.
FAQ: What RTX 2060 is the fastest out of the box?
Out of the box, the fastest RTX 2060 are usually the ones with the highest boost clock speed; they usually came with custom PCB and are factory-overclocked. You can see a number of RTX 2060 graphics card above having a boost clock speed of 1830 MHz and more. However, like I said earlier, at some point all these RTX 2060 will likely perform similar due to NVIDIA’ GPU Boost 4.0. Not to mention, you can always easily overclock these graphics cards to bump up the clock speeds.
FAQ: Is it worth it to buy an expensive RTX 2060?
In my opinion, not really. Unless you’re after the design of the card or the brand. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition is priced at $349, making it one of the cheapest RTX 2060 in the market. But it also features a really good cooling solution and aesthetics with its all-metal build. And like I said recently, an expensive RTX 2060 isn’t significantly faster than a $350 RTX 2060. Perhaps it may be faster by a few frames, but they will eventually perform the same at some point. However, going for the cheapest may not always be the answer, same goes with the Founders Edition. You may want an RTX 2060 with RGB lighting, a triple fan design perhaps, or a short ITX version, or even a blower style. It depends on ones preference and budget at this point.
FAQ: What’s the best RTX 2060 for my Gaming PC?
Like I said recently, the cheapest doesn’t mean you should always get that. Because each system or build is different and it may require a different graphics card design or cooling solution. For instance, if you have a rig or is building a small form factor system, then you might want to consider the RTX 2060 ITX variants. The ones with smaller body, so that it would (easily) fit given the limited space.
If your system has limited cooling or limited air intake and exhaust, then you might want to get an RTX 2060 with a blower type design. This way all heat will be exhausted at the back outside the chassis. If you want something cool and quite, better consider the RTX 2060 with triple fan design. But it would require that you have a well ventilated system since hot air will mostly be blown sideways or in any direction. And well, if you want RGB, then you can check out the list above and see which one has RGB lighting.
I hope this article helped you in one way or another in choosing which GeForce RTX 2060 is the best for you. I am aware that there are other brands that were not included on the list; like from Galax, Palit, Gainward, and Inno3D. They are not usually available in the US so I decided not to include them. I’ll try to update the list if ever a company decided to add another RTX 2060 variant.
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Also check out our GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Compared. If you are gaming at 4K UHD or you simply want the fastest gaming graphics card out there. Then go ahead and check the RTX 2080 Ti.