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 $ 159.0 $ 349.0 190 (119%)
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 70.5 FPS 115.0 FPS 44.5 (63%)
Average 1440p Performance 50.5 FPS 80.0 FPS 29.5 (58%)
Average 4K Performance 29.6 FPS 46.6 FPS 17 (57%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 3.0 0.6 (17%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 4.4 0.6 (12%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 7.5 1.1 (13%)
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. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1060 6GB .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
108
120.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
62
69.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
91
102.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
115
127.8
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
51
56.9
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
103
115.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
115
128.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
48
54.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
82
91.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
77
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
99
111.1
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
125
139.8
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
97
108.8
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
79
87.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
85
94.6
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
103
114.6
2017 Dawn of War III
60
67.5
105
117.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.3
79
87.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
70
78.7
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
135
150.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
83
92.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
100
111.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
125
138.9
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
145
162.1
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
103
114.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
125
139.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
68
76.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.4
63
71.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.1
76
85.5
2016 Doom
89
99.0
153
171.0
2016 F1 2016
60
67.5
107
119.6
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
97
108.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
119
132.9
2016 The Division
47
53.0
86
96.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
54.9
96
107.4
2016 Battlefield 1
73
81.5
122
135.9
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
156
173.5
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
75
83.8
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
154
171.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
96
107.3
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
86
96.4
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
486
540.2
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
134
149.7
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
113
125.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
193
215.1
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
96
106.9
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
136
151.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
333
370.4
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
625
694.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
72
91.0
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
44
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
63
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
68
86.0
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
35
44.3
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
67
84.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
57
71.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
34
43.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
48
60.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
43
54.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
71
89.3
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
72
90.4
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
54
68.4
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
49
61.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
50
63.1
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
69
87.1
2017 Dawn of War III
36
45.0
61
76.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
37.8
49
62.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
47
59.5
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
98
123.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
53
67.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
55
69.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
76
95.5
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
72
90.1
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
61
77.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
95
119.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
53
66.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
33.3
37
46.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36.9
52
65.4
2016 Doom
52
66.2
89
111.4
2016 F1 2016
46
57.6
71
89.3
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
61
76.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
66
83.2
2016 The Division
30
38.2
52
65.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
46.8
59
74.9
2016 Battlefield 1
46
57.6
77
96.7
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
91
114.2
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
54
68.2
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
93
116.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
55
69.6
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
54
68.4
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
176
220.5
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
88
110.2
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
73
91.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
111
139.2
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
51
64.1
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
74
93.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
235
294.0
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
294
367.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
33
48.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
21
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
29
42.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
29
42.4
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
19
27.8
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
33
48.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
22
32.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
20
28.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
24
35.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
20
28.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
41
59.5
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
34
49.6
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
27
39.7
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
22
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
21
30.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
33
48.5
2017 Dawn of War III
16
23.4
27
39.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.6
25
36.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
23
34.2
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
43
61.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
27
38.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
25
37.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
46
66.2
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
31
45.0
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
45
64.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
70
100.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
18
26.1
32
45.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
14.4
17
24.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
28.8
38
54.5
2016 Doom
23
33.3
40
57.9
2016 F1 2016
22
32.4
38
55.7
2016 Hitman
15
22.5
31
44.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
16
23.4
30
43.0
2016 The Division
16
23.4
25
36.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
24.3
29
42.0
2016 Battlefield 1
21
30.6
36
52.1
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
41
58.7
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
37
54.0
2015 DiRT Rally
22
32.4
41
58.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
22
32.7
2015 The Witcher 3
15
22.5
27
39.0
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
72
102.9
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
51
73.5
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
45
64.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
45
64.5
2013 Crysis 3
18
27.0
21
30.9
2013 Battlefield 4
26
37.8
46
66.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
185
264.6
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
102
147.0
GTX 1060 6GB vs RTX 2060 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs RTX 2060 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p 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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