Oddly the Final Fantasy XV benchmark utility is becoming the hot spot for graphics card leaks. The latest to fall prey to Square Enix’s open approach to sharing benchmark data is Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, showcasing what we can expect from the mid-range of the GeForce RTX 20 series.

If you’re in any doubt as to the validity of this leak, AMD’s Radeon RX 590 was actually leaked the exact same way well over a month before AMD’s new graphics card actually launched.

The GeForce RTX 2060 will be equipped with a cut-down Turing GPU. The GeForce RTX 2060 scores 2589 in the 4K benchmark, equivalent to an average frame rate of 25.8fps.  This puts it just above the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (2273) and a couple of frames below the Radeon RX Vega 64 (2704).

However, what’s slightly worrying is this is slightly below the 2748 scored by the previous-gen GeForce GTX 1070 and a long way short of the 3930 scored by the GeForce RTX 2070. We’d like to assume this could perhaps be a mobile part as it’s only 30% faster than the current-gen GeForce GTX 1060 it should be replacing. That wouldn’t be a disaster but it’s hardly a generational leap, with all of Nvidia’s other RTX 20 GPUs leapfrogging the previous-gen.

To get the average frame rate for FFXV benchmarks, just divide the score by 100.

There is also the prospect that this is an early version of the GeForce RTX 2060 running on unoptimised drivers. If the GPU isn’t due to launch until early 2019 then Nvidia would have plenty of time to improve performance and at least get the GeForce RTX 2060 to a satisfactory level where it’s consistently outperforming the Geforce GTX 1070.

What are your thoughts on the preliminary GTX 2060 benchmarks? Would a 30% leap in performance be enough, and how much do you think Nvidia could charge? Let us know!