The GeForce RTX™ 2060 is powered by the NVIDIA Turing™ architecture, bringing incredible performance and the power of real-time ray tracing and AI to the latest games and to every gamer. Get Game Ready with RTX.
Comparison chart of specifications of the RTX 2060 to the predecessor GTX 1060 for some of the key features.
|RTX 2060||GTX 1060 6GB||GTX 1060 3GB|
|Memory||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR5/X||3GB GDDR5/X|
|Memory Speed||14 Gbps||8 Gbps||8 Gbps|
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The RTX 2060 is NVIDIA’s entry-level GPU for its 20 series but don’t be fooled, they still flaunt some of the high-end features that the latest range has to offer. Affordable ray-tracing is the standout headline grabber, with the 2060 boosted by 6GB of GDDR6 RAM and 5 giga-rays for real-time ray tracing performance. This will allow you to transcend the way that your PC depicts realistic lighting in your games whilst keeping your wallet happy in comparison to the more advanced and expensive 20 Series options.
Below you can see a graph of how the RTX 2060 will play specific games in comparison to the older GTX 1060 from their previous card range.
Another exciting feature to note for the 2060 is its 240 tensor cores with 52 teraflops for deep learning; exciting news for businesses and professionals looking to experiment in a field that has been restricted in the past to more powerful hardware.
The RTX 2060 also has 1920 CUDA cores, meaning that its configuration is looking to be around 30 SMs in comparison to the RTX 2070’s 36 SMs. The Turing architecture of these cards have been designed to scale with their respected number of SMs, so this 17% drop in SMs will ripple a 17% drop in its RT Core count, a 17% drop in their texture unit count, and so on. Not bad considering the drastic differences in the cards and the level at which the 2060 sits in the 20 series!
Continuing with this analysis and comparison with the other 20 Series cards, another specification to note that makes the 2060 not far off from the 2070 are its clockspeeds. The 2060’s clockspeeds are down to 1365MHz in comparison to the 2070s, but this performance is evened out by its boost clock being up at 1680MHz. This will mean that the RTX 2060 will deliver roughly close to 90% of the 2070’s general performance, a surprisingly small gap between the cards. This is noteworthy for NVIDIA to bring to its entry-level GPUs and is definitely worth considering for potential buyers as it will be a great value-for-money ray-tracing graphics card.