NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Price $ 184.0 $ 329.0 145 (79%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 72C 4 (5%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 45.6dB 1.5 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 500W 30 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 69.5 FPS 112.7 FPS 43.2 (62%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.9 FPS 78.6 FPS 28.7 (58%)
Average 4K Performance 29.5 FPS 46.2 FPS 16.7 (57%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 3.1 0.6 (16%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1 $ 4.5 0.6 (12%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 7.6 1 (12%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 87/100 7 (9%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas RTX 2060 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. The RTX 2060 is faster by 58% for 1440p gaming. For 1080p games, upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB to RTX 2060 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
63.0
120.0
2019 Anthem
40.6
69.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
102.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
78.8
127.8
2019 Metro Exodus
35.1
56.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
72.9
128.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34.0
54.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51.3
91.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.8
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70.2
111.1
2018 Fallout 76
78.3
139.8
2018 Hitman 2
61.2
108.8
2018 Just Cause 4
53.6
87.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.7
94.6
2018 Battlefield V
68.4
114.6
2017 Dawn of War III
67.5
117.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
51.3
87.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49.5
78.7
2017 Destiny 2
81.9
150.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52.2
92.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
70.6
111.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.2
138.9
2017 For Honor
98.9
162.1
2017 Project CARS 2
70.0
114.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84.9
139.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43.1
76.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50.4
71.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44.1
85.5
2016 Doom
99.0
171.0
2016 F1 2016
67.5
119.6
2016 Hitman
60.4
108.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74.2
132.9
2016 The Division
53.0
96.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
54.9
107.4
2016 Battlefield 1
81.5
135.9
2016 Overwatch
109.6
173.5
2016 Dishonored 2
51.1
83.8
2015 DiRT Rally
99.3
171.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61.4
107.3
2015 The Witcher 3
52.6
96.4
2015 Rocket League
288.4
540.2
2015 Need For Speed
79.9
149.7
2015 Project CARS
76.6
125.6
2013 Crysis 3
60.5
106.9
2013 Battlefield 4
85.3
151.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197.8
370.4
2009 League of Legends
370.8
694.6

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.9
91.0
2019 Anthem
32.2
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
46.2
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
53.0
86.0
2019 Metro Exodus
27.3
44.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42.3
71.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.6
43.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36.0
60.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30.6
54.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59.4
89.3
2018 Fallout 76
52.2
90.4
2018 Hitman 2
39.6
68.4
2018 Just Cause 4
39.6
61.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40.4
63.1
2018 Battlefield V
49.5
87.1
2017 Dawn of War III
45.0
76.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
37.8
62.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36.9
59.5
2017 Destiny 2
70.2
123.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39.6
67.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46.0
69.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53.6
95.5
2017 For Honor
57.7
90.1
2017 Project CARS 2
49.4
77.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76.6
119.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40.1
66.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33.3
46.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36.9
65.4
2016 Doom
66.2
111.4
2016 F1 2016
57.6
89.3
2016 Hitman
44.5
76.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
48.6
83.2
2016 The Division
38.2
65.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
46.8
74.9
2016 Battlefield 1
57.6
96.7
2016 Overwatch
75.6
114.2
2016 Dishonored 2
43.7
68.2
2015 DiRT Rally
68.4
116.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
40.6
69.6
2015 The Witcher 3
39.1
68.4
2015 Rocket League
123.6
220.5
2015 Need For Speed
61.8
110.2
2015 Project CARS
58.5
91.4
2013 Crysis 3
37.8
64.1
2013 Battlefield 4
54.5
93.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164.8
294.0
2009 League of Legends
206.0
367.5

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28.0
48.0
2019 Anthem
17.5
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.5
42.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.1
42.4
2019 Metro Exodus
17.2
27.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27.0
32.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16.2
28.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21.6
35.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16.2
28.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39.6
59.5
2018 Fallout 76
28.8
49.6
2018 Hitman 2
23.4
39.7
2018 Just Cause 4
20.6
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.4
30.2
2018 Battlefield V
26.1
48.5
2017 Dawn of War III
23.4
39.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21.6
36.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21.6
34.2
2017 Destiny 2
35.1
61.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22.5
38.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19.8
37.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37.1
66.2
2017 For Honor
28.8
45.0
2017 Project CARS 2
41.2
64.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64.3
100.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26.1
45.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14.4
24.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
28.8
54.5
2016 Doom
33.3
57.9
2016 F1 2016
32.4
55.7
2016 Hitman
22.5
44.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
23.4
43.0
2016 The Division
23.4
36.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24.3
42.0
2016 Battlefield 1
30.6
52.1
2016 Overwatch
39.1
58.7
2016 Dishonored 2
34.6
54.0
2015 DiRT Rally
32.4
58.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31.5
32.7
2015 The Witcher 3
22.5
39.0
2015 Rocket League
57.7
102.9
2015 Need For Speed
41.2
73.5
2015 Project CARS
41.2
64.3
2013 Crysis 3
27.0
30.9
2013 Battlefield 4
37.8
66.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
148.3
264.6
2009 League of Legends
82.4
147.0
GTX 1060 6GB vs RTX 2060 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1920x1080 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs RTX 2060 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 2560x1440 and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs RTX 2060 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 6GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / i7-8700K

It is clear that the RTX 2060 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RTX 2060 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

GTX 1060 6GB vs RTX 2060 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
Length9.823 inches 250 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W160 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
Boost Clock1709 MHz1680 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1365 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 2000
ProductionActiveReleased
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jan 7, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
CUDA6.17.5
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.3
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size314 mm²445 mm2
GPU NameGP104TU106
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors7,200 million10,800 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s336.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR6

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
ROPs4848
SM Count1030
Shading Units12801920
TMUs80120

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)12,902 GFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS6,451 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)201.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s80.64 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s201.6 GTexel/s

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