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Old 11-01-19, 06:54 PM
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Nvidia RTX 2060 Review

If you've had your head turned by the potential of the nVidia Ray Tracing but can't afford their flagship models, the RTX 2060 might be just the thing.



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Old 11-01-19, 09:22 PM
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I think this is the best graphics card we've had in a while. It's actually improved price/performance while also reducing TDP slightly. Even the cooler has improved. It performs roughly on par with the GTX 1080 in older DX11 games that usually favoured Nvidia's older Pascal architecture, but slightly beats the 1080 in newer DX12 games. The price isn't great, but it's an improvement over the previous generation and I'll take it. AMD is missing a big market here, but I understand they have to wait until 7nm can be manufactured on a large enough scale on a budget.
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Old 13-01-19, 02:27 PM
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I think this is the best graphics card we've had in a while. It's actually improved price/performance while also reducing TDP slightly. Even the cooler has improved. It performs roughly on par with the GTX 1080 in older DX11 games that usually favoured Nvidia's older Pascal architecture, but slightly beats the 1080 in newer DX12 games. The price isn't great, but it's an improvement over the previous generation and I'll take it. AMD is missing a big market here, but I understand they have to wait until 7nm can be manufactured on a large enough scale on a budget.
Not sure how this can be classed as improved price/performance.
It is no longer in the mid range price point
660 $230
760 $250
960 $200
1060 $250
2060 $350
Far from being a bargain IMHO paying a whopping $100 on top for the same tier is price gouging
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Old 13-01-19, 02:42 PM
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Not sure how this can be classed as improved price/performance.
It is no longer in the mid range price point
660 $230
760 $250
960 $200
1060 $250
2060 $350
Far from being a bargain IMHO paying a whopping $100 on top for the same tier is price gouging
You're right that the tier naming is out of line with the cards price, but the performance is similarly so, so depending on region & game and stuff it usually ends up fairly close to the 1060's price/performance, for some slightly better, for others slightly worse. However, compared to previous Turing parts, this does objectively offer the best price/performance, at least at 1080p.
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Not sure how this can be classed as improved price/performance.
It is no longer in the mid range price point
660 $230
760 $250
960 $200
1060 $250
2060 $350
Far from being a bargain IMHO paying a whopping $100 on top for the same tier is price gouging
Because the RTX 2060 performs on par with a GTX 1080 but is cheaper. That's not something you can say in the rest of the stack. I'm not comparing 2060 to 1060/960/760/etc, I'm comparing the 2060 to its closest performing card.

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Well trades blows with Vega 64 in performance, has better price to performance ratio and consumes way less power. Actually it's cheaper than 56. Not sure you should get hung up on the branding of the card.
It also has better video encoding chip. Then there's support for DXR, DLSS and VRS, which may or may not be useful in the future. Vega's already functioning at full potential.
Agreed. This obsession with a naming scheme is ridiculous. The RTX 2060 is a significantly bigger die than all other X60/XX60 cards, it uses brand-new memory, and has features that likely took a huge amount of R&D to develop. Add that to a total lack of competition and it makes perfect sense to price the 2060 the way it is. Do I like it? No, but it makes sense.
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Because the RTX 2060 performs on par with a GTX 1080 but is cheaper. That's not something you can say in the rest of the stack. I'm not comparing 2060 to 1060/960/760/etc, I'm comparing the 2060 to its closest performing card.
I get that, but you should not be comparing it to the 2080 that is like comparing a Fiat 500 to a Maserati.
Products should be compared to other products that are either in the same target space or previous gen any other comparison is just ludicrous because it give a false picture.
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I get that, but you should not be comparing it to the 2080 that is like comparing a Fiat 500 to a Maserati.
Products should be compared to other products that are either in the same target space or previous gen any other comparison is just ludicrous because it give a false picture.
Why should they? Who decided that? It seems somewhat arbitrary to follow it religiously as if no other factors are involved. The RTX 2060 is a bigger chip than the GTX 1080 with more advanced features. Obviously every new generation has 'advanced features', but Turing is notably advanced. It's a pioneering architecture, more of a revolution than an evolution. The comparison makes a lot of sense to me.
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If 61% runs 1080p 4% 1440p and 2% 4k, what resolution do other 33% game at ???
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If 61% runs 1080p 4% 1440p and 2% 4k, what resolution do other 33% game at ???
"other". Or, lower than 1080p.
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If 61% runs 1080p 4% 1440p and 2% 4k, what resolution do other 33% game at ???
There is 14% at 1366x768, 3.62% at 1440x900, 3.57% at 1600x900, 2,55% at 1680x1050 and some using niche resolutions such at 2560x1080, 3440x1440 etc.

A lot of this data can be seen on the Steam hardware survey.

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