The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Founders Edition Review: Not Quite Mainstreamby Nate Oh on January 7, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Meet The GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB) Founders Edition Card
As for the card itself, we've already seen the scheme with the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 Founders Editions, the main highlight being the new open air cooler design. This time around, the RTX 2060 Founders Edition has stock reference clocks and presumably stock TDP.
Like the RTX 2070 Founders Edition, the RTX 2060 Founders Edition has a single 8-pin power connector at the front of the card, and lacks the NVLink SLI connectors as only the RTX 2080 and above support SLI. Internally, the board appears very similar to the RTX 2070 Founders Edition. Like the other RTX 20 cards, the RTX 2060 has followed with increasing TDP, standing at 160W compared to the 120W of the GTX 1060 6GB. I/O-wise is the same story, with the DVI port customary for mid-range and mainstream cards, which are often paired with budget DVI monitors, particularly as a drop-in upgrade for an aging video card.
This is also in addition to the VR-centric USB-C VirtualLink port, which also carries an associated 30W not included in the overall TDP.
As mentioned in the other RTX 20 series launch articles, the reference design change poses a potential issue to OEMs, as unlike blowers, open air designs cannot guarantee self-cooling independent of chassis airflow. As a higher-volume and nominally mainstream part, the RTX 2060 Founders Edition would be the more traditional part found in OEM systems.
Post Your CommentPlease log in or sign up to comment.
View All Comments
JRW - Saturday, February 23, 2019 - link2060 is considerably faster than a 580 tho, I recently upgraded from an R9 290X to EVGA RTX 2060 XC Black and love it, the 290X served me very well tho great card even with todays games @ 1080P but struggled a bit trying to hit my monitors 144hz refresh.
PeachNCream - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkTuring's MSRP makes the benchmark performance meaningless.
jrs77 - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkMidrange card for 350 bucks... :facepalm:
I don't care if it's as fast as a 1070ti. A xx60 series card should never cost more than 250 and the 1060 was allready overpriced for most of the time, due to all that bitcoin-fuckery.
Manch - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkThe Vegas are a good bit cheaper than what the scale shows. Not just on sale but regular price reductions. Even mentioned in the article so why tye discrepancy? Also I thoight Vega was a bit slower than the vanilla1080. Its showing to be faster than the FE?
sing_electric - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkI'm not sure what you're referring to, since the best deal I've heard of on the Vega 56 was ~$320 on Black Friday, and today, I can't find a card for less than $370 (at NewEgg on one model, all others are $400+). I like AMD but given today's prices, the only price category where I think AMD wins right now is with the ~$200 580. The ~$280 RX 590 is most of the way to the 2060's MSRP but offers significantly less performance.
Manch - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkPer the article, ". In the mix are concurrent events like AMD-partner Sapphire’s just-announced RX Vega price cuts, which will see the RX Vega 64 Nitro Plus moved to $379 and the RX Vega 56 Pulse to $329, and both with an attached 3-game bundle" Thats even better than what Ive seen.
I just bought a MSI vega 64 from amazon for $399 with the 3 game bundle in Dec. Ive seen on avg 400-450 for Vega 64 and a good bit lower for Vega 56.
The chart has Vega 56 at 499 which isnt the case.
Manch - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkVega 64 $399, Vega 56 $368 new egg. Plus 3 games.
Manch - Monday, January 7, 2019 - linkvega 64 $399 on amazon as well. There are higher pri ed cards but who cares is theyre readily available at these prices?
Vayra - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - linkThey also take twice as much power at the wall. *poof* there go the savings. And you get free extra noise and heat in the case to boot.
Manch - Friday, January 11, 2019 - linkDouble?! LOL
Compared to a 2060? The avg diff according to Anand's Bench is 130watts.
Avg price of electricity in the US is 12 cents a kilowatt hour. That means it would cost you 1.2 cents per 100watts an hour. It would cost you on average 1.668 cents more an hour to run a VEGA 64 at full bore balls out compared to the 2060. If we then calculate the difference for an entire year @ 100% power draw for 365 days or 8760hrs the total comes out to $146.12 Here in Germany it would be about double that.
Lets be real no one does that. (Miners?)
Avg is 12hrs a week! Highly doubtful the card is running 100% for 12hrs a week but if it were.
52 weeks in a year, 12 hrs a week for 624hrs for a soul crushing total of $10.41
So yes it cost more to run a higher power card....duh, but it's not double. Stop the FUD.