NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 230
$ 569.60 significantly less expensive
$ 800

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

76 %
123% significantly better overall score
34 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

100 FPS
61 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
40 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

65 FPS
32 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
33 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

68 FPS
42 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
26 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
22 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
25 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

78,091
150% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
31,129

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

70,754
118% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
32,388

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

60,775
93% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
31,476

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

7,528
107% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
3,636

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,365 MHz
1,708 MHz
25% slightly higher core clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
Identical
6 GiB

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
120 W
33% slightly lower TDP

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

44th of 526
113th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
-

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.5

GeForce RTX 2060 vs GeForce GTX 1060 comparison

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 2060 beats the GeForce GTX 1060 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1060 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, they both have the same amount of memory at 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 has a slightly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 2060 at 160 W. This is not a measure of performance, but rather the amount of heat generated by the chip when running at its highest speed.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 2060 is better than the GeForce GTX 1060.

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