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 68.9 FPS 111.5 FPS 42.6 (62%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.3 FPS 78.0 FPS 28.7 (58%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 41.8 FPS 66.0 FPS 24.2 (58%)
Average 4K Performance 28.9 FPS 45.4 FPS 16.5 (57%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 3.1 0.6 (16%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 4.5 0.7 (13%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 5.3 0.8 (13%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.8 $ 7.7 1.1 (12%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
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 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

The GTX 1070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1060 6GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 254. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1060 6GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 6GB is much more expensive than the GTX 960 as it costs a whopping $ 254. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 580 which costs $ 229. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 6GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 6GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 6GB consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 960 and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Hitman 2, Apex Legends, F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

The RTX 2070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Turing set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RTX 2060 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 350. The good news is, with the release of the RTX 2060 SUPER, the RTX 2060 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the RTX 2060, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RTX 2060 is much more expensive than the GTX 1060 6GB as it costs a whopping $ 350. Compare this to the GTX 1060 6GB, which came originally at a price of $ 254. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 5700 which costs $ 349.

Spec for spec, this RTX 2060 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 1060 6GB, by boasting 2 % more fps. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RTX 2060 blows past the GTX 1060 6GB and, amazingly, even the GTX 1070 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RTX 2060 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 1060 6GB and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Gears of War 5, Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 66 fps to 86 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 76 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Final Fantasy XV, Just Cause 4, Monster Hunter: World at 60 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 61 fps.

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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
2019 Gears of War 5
45
51.1
74
82.9
2019 F1 2019
57
64.1
93
104.0
2019 GreedFall
51
57.7
84
93.6
2019 Borderlands 3
36
40.6
59
65.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
70
78.0
113
126.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.0
43
48.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
42
47.2
68
76.5
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 Strange Brigade
74
82.3
120
133.5
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
2019 Gears of War 5
29
37.0
48
60.1
2019 F1 2019
36
45.4
58
73.6
2019 GreedFall
33
41.7
54
67.7
2019 Borderlands 3
22
28.5
36
46.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
56.2
72
91.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
24.6
31
39.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
29
37.0
48
60.1
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 Strange Brigade
45
57.3
74
93.0
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
30
40.1
56
74.4
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
34
45.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
49
64.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
42.3
52
68.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
23.8
29
38.6
2019 World War Z
31
41.8
53
70.8
2019 Gears of War 5
24
32.3
39
52.4
2019 F1 2019
30
39.8
48
64.4
2019 GreedFall
23
31.5
38
51.1
2019 Borderlands 3
17
23.2
28
37.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
48.0
59
77.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
21.5
26
34.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
32.3
39
52.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
28
37.1
42
55.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
22.3
29
38.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
30.8
38
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
25.0
33
44.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
53.0
60
79.6
2018 Fallout 76
32
43.3
56
74.9
2018 Hitman 2
25
33.7
43
57.8
2018 Just Cause 4
24
32.2
38
50.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32.0
37
49.9
2018 Strange Brigade
35
47.3
58
76.8
2018 Battlefield V
30
40.4
55
72.5
2017 Dawn of War III
27
36.6
47
62.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
24
31.8
39
52.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
31.3
38
50.1
2017 Destiny 2
42
56.3
75
99.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
33.2
43
56.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
35.2
43
57.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
48.5
65
86.5
2017 For Honor
35
46.3
54
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
36
48.5
57
75.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
57
75.4
89
117.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
35.4
45
60.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
25.5
29
38.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
26
35.1
48
64.1
2016 Doom
40
53.3
68
90.6
2016 F1 2016
36
48.2
58
77.6
2016 Hitman
27
35.9
49
64.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
29
38.5
51
67.5
2016 The Division
25
32.9
41
54.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28
38.0
47
62.5
2016 Battlefield 1
35
47.2
60
79.6
2016 Overwatch
46
61.3
70
92.5
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.9
49
65.4
2015 DiRT Rally
40
53.9
71
93.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
38.6
41
54.7
2015 The Witcher 3
25
33.0
43
57.5
2015 Rocket League
73
97.0
131
173.0
2015 Need For Speed
41
55.1
74
98.3
2015 Project CARS
40
53.3
63
83.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
67.2
82
109.0
2013 Crysis 3
26
34.7
38
50.8
2013 Battlefield 4
37
49.4
65
85.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
167.5
227
298.9
2009 League of Legends
117
154.3
209
275.3

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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
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.4
26
37.9
2019 F1 2019
20
28.9
32
46.8
2019 GreedFall
12
17.2
19
27.8
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.8
16
24.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
23
33.5
38
54.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
15.6
17
25.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.4
26
37.9
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 Strange Brigade
21
31.2
35
50.6
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

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

GTX 1060 6GB RTX 2060

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