NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 24 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

50 %
211 %
321% significantly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

113 FPS
482 FPS
368 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

68 FPS
242 FPS
174 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

77 FPS
356 FPS
279 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

51 FPS
193 FPS
142 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

371% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

597% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

336% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

256% significantly higher Geekbench 6 (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1365 MHz
2235 MHz
63% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1680 MHz
2520 MHz
49% significantly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

6 GiB
24 GiB
300% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

192 Bit
384 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

160 W
181% significantly lower TDP
450 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

80.64 Gigapixels/s
483.8 Gigapixels/s
499% significantly higher pixel rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

82.58 TFLOPS
1180% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

753% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

326% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

300% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

42nd of 549
2nd of 549

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
October 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce RTX 2060 vs GeForce RTX 4090 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is better than the GeForce RTX 2060 in our tests.

In our comparison, the GeForce RTX 4090 has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce RTX 4090 also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce RTX 4090 has significantly more memory with 24 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce RTX 2060 has a significantly lower TDP at 160 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 4090 at 450 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce RTX 4090 is faster than the GeForce RTX 2060.


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