GeForce_RTX_2060_3GB_GDDR5
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 [not released]

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8.2
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How well can the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 run games
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 825 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a reasonable frame rate from Dying Light 2 with 46 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Forza Horizon 5 which is predicted to return a good 71 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Far Cry 6 which we predict will get a reasonable 45 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 at 1440p and researched how Dying Light 2 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 143FPS, M: 113FPS, H: 76FPS, U: 54FPS. And another popular game was Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 90FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 running at 1440p is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 6000 Series Radeon RX 6600 XT 12GB which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 991 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 was released on 15 Jan 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5
GPU
Architecture
Turing
Process
12nm
TMUs
120
Texture Rate
202 GTexel/s
ROPs
47
Pixel Rate
79 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1500MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
144GB/sec
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1365 MHz
Boost Clock
1680 MHz
Power
Max Power
150 Watts
PSU
450 Watt
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
8.2
Approved

GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 is a mid-range GeForce 20 Series graphics card and considered a great price to performance graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. The GeForce RTX 2060 does support real-time ray-tracing and excels at 1080p screen resolution. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU106 which has 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 47 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1365 MHz and goes up to 1680 MHz, in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of slower GDDR5 memory compared to the GDDR6 model, running through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1500MHz, or 14GHz effective. The limited video memory available means the RTX 2060 3GB will struggle at 1440p resolution. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with an 8-pin power connector. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920 x 1080. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.

Source [ Jon ]