NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
vs
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
GTX 970 RTX 2060 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Price $ 449.0 $ 349.0 100 (22%)
Year 2014 2019 5 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 64C 72C 8 (12%)
Max Fan Noise 47.5dB 45.6dB 1.9 (4%)
Recommended Power Supply 498W 500W 2 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99) 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 64.3 FPS 111.5 FPS 47.2 (73%)
Average 1440p Performance 45.6 FPS 78.0 FPS 32.4 (71%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 39.3 FPS 66.0 FPS 26.7 (68%)
Average 4K Performance 27.8 FPS 45.4 FPS 17.6 (63%)
Memory 4 GB 6 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1 $ 3.1 2 (39%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.2 $ 4.5 2.7 (37%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.4 $ 5.3 3.1 (37%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.8 $ 7.7 4.1 (35%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Overall Combination Score 66/100 87/100 21 (32%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, GTX 970 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 71% for 1440p gaming. For 1080p games, upgrading from GTX 970 to RTX 2060 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is much better for RTX 2060 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

The GTX 980 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Maxwell 2.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 970 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 329. NVIDIA ’s xx70 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Maxwell 2.0 graphics card inside the GTX 970, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 970 is much more cheaper than the GTX 770 as it costs $ 329. Compare this to the GTX 770, which came originally at a price of $ 399. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the R9 290X which costs $ 549. The GTX 970 has 4 GB RAM compared to the GTX 770 's 2 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 970 blows past the GTX 770 and, amazingly, even the GTX 780 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 970 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 770, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Battlefield V, Fallout 76, World War Z, Apex Legends, Forza Horizon 4 at 60 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 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 970
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
62.4
108
120.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.2
62
69.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
58.9
91
102.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
64
71.4
115
127.8
2019 Metro Exodus
28
31.8
51
56.9
2019 World War Z
54
61.0
103
115.0
2019 Gears of War 5
42
46.8
74
82.9
2019 F1 2019
52
58.7
93
104.0
2019 GreedFall
47
52.8
84
93.6
2019 Borderlands 3
33
37.1
59
65.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
64
71.4
113
126.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
24
27.5
43
48.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
38
43.2
68
76.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46
51.5
115
128.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
26.7
48
54.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
50
56.4
82
91.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
43.6
77
85.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
63.4
99
111.1
2018 Fallout 76
54
60.9
125
139.8
2018 Hitman 2
42
47.5
97
108.8
2018 Just Cause 4
41
45.9
79
87.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
49.5
85
94.6
2018 Strange Brigade
67
75.3
120
133.5
2018 Battlefield V
54
60.4
103
114.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
40.6
70
78.7
2017 Destiny 2
81
90.1
135
150.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
42
47.5
83
92.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
57
63.8
100
111.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
57
63.7
125
138.9
2017 For Honor
76
84.8
145
162.1
2017 Project CARS 2
54
60.1
103
114.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
65
72.8
125
139.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
35
39.1
68
76.6
2016 Hitman
53
59.2
97
108.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
62
69.8
119
132.9
2016 The Division
46
51.8
86
96.2
2016 Overwatch
89
99.1
156
173.5
2016 Dishonored 2
39
43.9
75
83.8
2015 DiRT Rally
84
93.6
154
171.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50
56.2
96
107.3
2015 The Witcher 3
46
51.7
86
96.4
2015 Rocket League
222
247.4
486
540.2
2015 Need For Speed
61
68.6
134
149.7
2015 Project CARS
59
65.7
113
125.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
109
121.4
193
215.1
2013 Crysis 3
55
61.5
96
106.9
2013 Battlefield 4
71
79.9
136
151.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
152
169.6
333
370.4
2009 League of Legends
286
318.1
625
694.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.4
72
91.0
2019 Anthem
25
31.9
44
55.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
45.7
63
79.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
38
48.1
68
86.0
2019 Metro Exodus
19
24.7
35
44.3
2019 World War Z
35
44.5
67
84.0
2019 Gears of War 5
27
33.9
48
60.1
2019 F1 2019
33
41.6
58
73.6
2019 GreedFall
30
38.2
54
67.7
2019 Borderlands 3
20
26.1
36
46.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
41
51.4
72
91.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
22.5
31
39.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
27
33.9
48
60.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
28.7
57
71.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.7
34
43.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
39.6
48
60.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
22
28.7
43
54.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
42
53.5
71
89.3
2018 Fallout 76
31
39.6
72
90.4
2018 Hitman 2
24
30.7
54
68.4
2018 Just Cause 4
27
34.0
49
61.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
27
34.6
50
63.1
2018 Strange Brigade
42
52.5
74
93.0
2018 Battlefield V
38
47.5
69
87.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21
26.7
47
59.5
2017 Destiny 2
61
77.2
98
123.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
29
36.6
53
67.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33
41.6
55
69.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
45.9
76
95.5
2017 For Honor
39
49.5
72
90.1
2017 Project CARS 2
33
42.4
61
77.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
52
65.7
95
119.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
27
34.1
53
66.9
2016 Hitman
34
42.8
61
76.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
47.9
66
83.2
2016 The Division
30
37.8
52
65.5
2016 Overwatch
54
67.9
91
114.2
2016 Dishonored 2
29
37.4
54
68.2
2015 DiRT Rally
50
63.3
93
116.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
37.8
55
69.6
2015 The Witcher 3
30
38.3
54
68.4
2015 Rocket League
84
106.0
176
220.5
2015 Need For Speed
42
53.0
88
110.2
2015 Project CARS
40
50.2
73
91.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
62
78.5
111
139.2
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.6
51
64.1
2013 Battlefield 4
40
51.0
74
93.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
113
141.4
235
294.0
2009 League of Legends
141
176.7
294
367.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
39.6
56
74.4
2019 Anthem
19
26.3
34
45.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.5
49
64.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
38.4
52
68.7
2019 Metro Exodus
16
21.5
29
38.6
2019 World War Z
28
37.5
53
70.8
2019 Gears of War 5
22
29.6
39
52.4
2019 F1 2019
27
36.4
48
64.4
2019 GreedFall
21
28.8
38
51.1
2019 Borderlands 3
16
21.2
28
37.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
33
43.9
59
77.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
14
19.7
26
34.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
22
29.6
39
52.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
23
31.2
42
55.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
17
23.3
29
38.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
33.9
38
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17
23.3
33
44.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
36
47.7
60
79.6
2018 Fallout 76
24
32.8
56
74.9
2018 Hitman 2
19
25.9
43
57.8
2018 Just Cause 4
20
27.6
38
50.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
27.4
37
49.9
2018 Strange Brigade
32
43.4
58
76.8
2018 Battlefield V
29
38.6
55
72.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16
22.3
38
50.1
2017 Destiny 2
47
62.0
75
99.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
30.7
43
56.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
34.1
43
57.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
41.6
65
86.5
2017 For Honor
30
39.7
54
72.3
2017 Project CARS 2
31
41.6
57
75.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49
64.6
89
117.8
2016 Overwatch
41
55.2
70
92.5
2016 Dishonored 2
27
35.9
49
65.4
2015 Rocket League
63
83.2
131
173.0
2015 Need For Speed
35
47.2
74
98.3
2015 Project CARS
34
45.7
63
83.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
46
61.5
82
109.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
109
143.7
227
298.9
2009 League of Legends
100
132.4
209
275.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
27.7
33
48.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.3
21
30.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.3
29
42.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
23.7
29
42.4
2019 Metro Exodus
10
15.5
19
27.8
2019 World War Z
17
25.6
33
48.3
2019 Gears of War 5
14
21.4
26
37.9
2019 F1 2019
18
26.4
32
46.8
2019 GreedFall
10
15.7
19
27.8
2019 Borderlands 3
9
13.6
16
24.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
30.7
38
54.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
14.3
17
25.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
21.4
26
37.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.7
22
32.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
17.8
20
28.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
23.8
24
35.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
10
14.9
20
28.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
24
35.6
41
59.5
2018 Fallout 76
15
21.8
34
49.6
2018 Hitman 2
12
17.8
27
39.7
2018 Just Cause 4
12
17.6
22
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
16.6
21
30.2
2018 Strange Brigade
20
28.6
35
50.6
2018 Battlefield V
17
24.7
33
48.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
10
14.9
23
34.2
2017 Destiny 2
27
38.6
43
61.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
20.8
27
38.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
15
22.2
25
37.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
31.8
46
66.2
2017 For Honor
17
24.7
31
45.0
2017 Project CARS 2
24
35.3
45
64.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
55.1
70
100.4
2016 Overwatch
24
35.3
41
58.7
2016 Dishonored 2
20
29.7
37
54.0
2015 Rocket League
34
49.5
72
102.9
2015 Need For Speed
24
35.3
51
73.5
2015 Project CARS
24
35.3
45
64.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
25
36.4
45
64.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
89
127.2
185
264.6
2009 League of Legends
49
70.7
102
147.0
GTX 970 vs RTX 2060 with i7-4770K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / i7-4770K

At 1440p, GTX 970 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 970 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 970 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GTX 970 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 970 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 970 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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 970 vs RTX 2060 Specifications Comparison

GTX 970 RTX 2060

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