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 66.4 FPS 115.0 FPS 48.6 (73%)
Average 1440p Performance 46.9 FPS 80.0 FPS 33.1 (71%)
Average 4K Performance 29.2 FPS 46.6 FPS 17.4 (60%)
Memory 4 GB 6 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 3.0 2 (40%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 7.0 $ 4.4 2.6 (37%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 11.3 $ 7.5 3.8 (34%)
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 .

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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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
GTX 970 vs RTX 2060 with i7-4770K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 970 vs RTX 2060 with i7-4770K vs i7-8700K at 4K 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

Board Design

GTX 970 RTX 2060
Length10.5 inches 267 mm9 inches 229 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI2x DisplayPort1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors2x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP148 W160 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 970 RTX 2060
Boost Clock1178 MHz1680 MHz
GPU Clock1050 MHz1365 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 970 RTX 2060
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900GeForce 2000
ProductionEnd-of-lifeReleased
Release DateSep 19th, 2014Jan 7, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 970 RTX 2060
CUDA5.27.5
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 970 RTX 2060
ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0Turing
Die Size398 mm²445 mm2
GPU NameGM204TU106
Process Size28 nm12 nm
Transistors5,200 million10,800 million

Memory

GTX 970 RTX 2060
Bandwidth224.4 GB/s336.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size4096 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR6

Render Config

GTX 970 RTX 2060
ROPs5648
Shading Units16641920
TMUs104120

Theoretical Performance

GTX 970 RTX 2060
FP32 (float) performance3,920 GFLOPS6,451 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance122.5 GFLOPS (1:32)201.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate65.97 GPixel/s80.64 GPixel/s
Texture Rate122.5 GTexel/s201.6 GTexel/s

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