Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Specs, Price and 1080p, 1440p Game Performance Benchmarks Leaked

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jan 7, 2019 9:45 AM

UPDATE: Early this morning Nvidia officially announced the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. This Turing-powered GPU provides the cheapest entry point to real-time ray-tracing so far, packing GeForce GTX 1070 Ti gaming performance alongside DXR compatibility.

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2060 is priced at $349/£329 and will be launching worldwide from January 15th.

In terms of the specs, the GeForce RTX 2060 is the exactly the same as it was in the leaked info. We've just got the reference Founders Edition of the RTX 2060 to go on for now but it sports 1920 CUDA Cores, 240 Tensor Cores and 30 RT Cores, providing 5 Giga Rays/s of ray-traced performance. For point of reference, the RTX 2070 can perform 6 Giga Rays/s.

By default the GeForce RTX 2060 comes with 6GB GDDR6 memory, utilising a 192-bit memory interface and delivering 336GB/s of memory bandwidth.

The Turing GPU itself is a 12nm TU106-300A-A1 with a base clock speed of 1365 MHz and a boost cclock of 1680 MHz.

“Next-gen gaming starts today for tens of millions of gamers everywhere,” said NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang. “Desktop gamers are demanding, and the RTX 2060 sets a new standard — an unbeatable price, extraordinary performance and real-time ray tracing that blurs the distinction between movies and games. This is a great moment for gamers and our industry.”

Pricing, here in the UK at least, makes the RTX 2060 a very competitive graphics card compared to the GTX 10 series. Current prices for a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti hover around the £500 mark, so if the RTX 2060 does trade blows with the 1070 Ti in terms of performance, and is actually available for £329, then this represents a tempting proposition.

However, no matter how you dress it up, $350 is a still a fairly huge jump in price for an x60 graphics card, typically considered the mid-range. That's the same cost as buying a PS4 Pro so it doesn't exactly scream budget-friendly, despite the potentially impressive performance.

Are You Buying a GeForce RTX 2060?

Original Story: 30-Dec-2018 - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Specs, Price and 1080p, 1440p Game Performance Benchmarks Leaked

It’s been a busy few days for hardware leaks. Nvidia’s unannounced GeForce RTX 2060 has been doing the rounds thanks to leaked shots from AIB partner Zotac, as well as pics from Nvidia’s own reference model. On top of all that, we’ve also had the full specs of the GeForce RTX 2060, as well as the expected gaming performance from Nvidia’s upcoming GPU.

First up, those all-important specs. The GeForce RTX 2060 will, naturally, sit at the bottom of the ladder in terms of the RTX 20 series. However, performance should be on par with, or possibly in excess of, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.

In terms of the nitty-gritty that’s been pulled from the GeForce RTX 2060 reviewers’ guide by Videocardz, the RTX 2060 will have 1920 CUDA Cores, 120 TMUs, 47 ROPs, 240 Tensor Cors, 30 RT (Raytracing) Cores. The expected boost clock on the reference GeForce RTX 2060 is 1,680MHz. The RTX 2060 will have 6GB GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory interface, delivering total memory bandwidth of 336GB/s.

True to the RTX name, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card can do raytracing. Raytraced performance will be a smidgen below the RTX 2070 and it looks as if the RTX 2060 will be geared towards 1080p/60fps with DXR effects. Our one worry here is that the RTX 2060 is cutting it so fine with its RTX performance that we don’t believe it’s going to be capable of acceptable ray-traced performance a couple of years out.

As for the pricing, it’s looking as if the GeForce RTX 2060 will be arriving at $349, although WCCFTech reports there may also be a cheaper $299 model. The full reveal of the GeForce RTX 2060 is expected to be on January 7th, with a release planned for January 15th.

  GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060
GPU Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing
GPU TU102-300A-A1 TU104-400A-A1 TU106 TU106
Process Node 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
CUDA Cores 4352 2944 2305 1920
Tensor Cores 544 368 288 240
Core Clock 1350 MHz 1515 MHz 1410 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1800 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
Memory 11GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz
Memory Interface 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 616GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 336GB/s
TDP 285W 215W 175W 150W
Power Input 2x 8-pin 1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin
Founders Price $1199 $799 $599 $349
Normal Price $999 $699 $499 $349

With the specs, pricing, and availability of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 out of the way, it’s time for the all-important gaming performance benchmarks. There’s a couple of caveats with these:

1. They’ve been leaked by Videocardz, we’ll have to take them at their word these are legit, although we certainly believe they are.

2. These are official Nvidia in-house benchmark results. It's obviously in Nvidia's interest to spin this as positively as possible, although they'll be keen to avoid an Intel situation.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 1080p Performance

  GTX 1060 GTX 1070 GTX 1070 Ti GTX 1080 RTX 2060
AotS: E 38 49 60 64 55
Battlefield 1 101 122 141 153 154
BF V: RT Off 72 94 104 113 110
BF V: RT Med - - - - 66
BF V: RT Ultra - - - - 58
Deus EX: Mankind Divided 54 73 82 87 81
The Division 56 74 89 94 81
Doom 4 110 144 168 178 154
Fallout 4 104 120 128 133 126
Far Cry 5 71 91 99 102 101
Ghost Recon Wildlands 44 55 61 66 62
Hitman 2 72 86 86 88 84
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War 63 86 94 99 98
PUBG 98 105 113 123 122
Rise of the Tomb Raider 52 68 82 90 79
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 37 48 58 63 59
Sniper Elite 4 71 91 115 124 111
Strange Brigade 73 101 115 128 116
VR Mark (Cyan) 114 153 180 194 222
Witcher 3 WH 57 78 94 99 94
Wolfenstein 2 74 98 116 121 138
Superposition 48 66 77 83 77

1080p performance looks as if it'll be the GeForce Rx 2060's natural home, although you'll see below that it's also a very capable 1440p GPU. For those looking to future-proof 1080p performance though, we could be onto a winner. Performance is typically a minimum of 50% faster than the previous-gen GTX 1060, and can almost double the framerates in some titles.

Crucially, the GeForce RTX 2060 is significantly faster than the Geforce GTX 1070, and faster in 12/20 benchmarks than the GTX 1070 Ti. This is very decent performance, even at this early stage. Combine it with the $350 price point and Nvidia could have found the price to performance sweet spot to make this GPU a hit.

However. our one worry is the GeForce RTX 2060 is being touted as an RTX GPU. It can't break past 60fps on 1080p/Ultra in BFV, which is literally just ray-traced reflections, so we can't envision this GPU having long legs in terms of RTX titles, particularly once more demanding games come to market. We'd love to be surprised though.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 1440p Performance

  GTX 1060 GTX 1070 GTX 1070 Ti GTX 1080 RTX 2060
AotS: E 32 42 52 54 48
Battlefield 1 73 92 105 115 114
BF V: RT Off 54 72 78 89 85
BF V: RT Med - - - - 53
BF V: RT Ultra - - - - 43
Deus EX: Mankind Divided 35 48 54 59 55
The Division 38 50 61 68 57
Doom 4 75 99 119 126 108
Fallout 4 66 88 101 107 101
Far Cry 5 49 66 75 81 77
Ghost Recon Wildlands 33 43 48 52 48
Hitman 2 51 69 77 79 78
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War 41 56 63 69 72
PUBG 59 65 77 83 82
Rise of the Tomb Raider 32 42 52 56 50
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 23 31 38 41 38
Sniper Elite 4 52 66 83 91 81
Strange Brigade 51 72 81 91 83
VR Mark (Cyan) 71 96 113 123 140
Witcher 3 WH 43 58 70 74 70
Wolfenstein 2 50 67 81 84 94
Superposition 9 14 16 15 19

At 1440p we begin to see the GeForce RTX 2060 really begin to trade blows with the GTX 1080 in terms of AAA game frame rates, even besting it in a handful of benchmarks. There's a few games where it struggles to get near 60fps but overall the RTX 2060 looks like a great video card for 1440p screen resolution.

What are your thoughts on the specs and pricing of the RTX 2060? Have the gaming benchmarks prompted you to think about a potential upgrade? Let us know!

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Our favourite comments:

The problem in nvidia isn't the performance, it's always the price. If this RTX 2060 cost like GTX 1060 (249$), it would be a good choice but....

thewizerd

GTX 1060 6GB Launch price was $250 RTX 2060 6GB is $350

I don't know what Nvidia is smoking but I hope they enjoy it, because I'm going to jump to AMD as soon as the RX 3080 comes out.

IzanagiXZ

350$ is too much for this card. instead of improving performance over time and maintaining same price tag companies just push the prices to the limits which will only ruin future for both gamers and companies. people with 10 series should just skip this rtx BS(which will both save money and hurt nvidia a little bit).i don't really need to upgrade but if AMD offers us something great(in upcoming gpus) then i will definitely just grab it and give 1070 to my little brother

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What the heck... ?

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22:25 Jan-22-2019

I mean... it would be nice to have close-to performance of 1080 for 300$, but this wont be under 400. Not in my country, for sure.

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13:51 Jan-08-2019

You are saying that 350$ is too much for this rtx 2060. Well, in Romania, the country i live in, an rtx2060 starts at about 2000RON which is 489,93$ and asus strix rtx 2060 is not cheaper than 607,51$. Also the monthly income here is 500$.

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14:14 Jan-08-2019

We're talking about relative pricing, the US is just a handy place to compare. I'm in the UK so the actual dollar prices mean nothing to me either, but it's good to know it's $100 more expensive than a GTX 1060 was when it came out.

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10:44 Jan-09-2019

Then why do the prices comparison at all if they don't apply everywhere?

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11:19 Jan-09-2019

As I said, because of relative pricing. The point is that we know that the $350 RTX 2060 is proportionally more expensive than the $250 GTX 1060, regardless of where you're buying it.


I'm not going to list the price for every country in the world am I?

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08:48 Jan-08-2019

Well, it might have double the performance compared to the previous generation, but if the price is nearly 1/3rd higher, it's not a good deal imo. I remember buying my GTX 960 4GB for 218 euro, I think for a fresh launch that the 2060 should be around 260-270 euro.

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09:40 Jan-08-2019

you are right,

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23:03 Jan-07-2019

2060 for 350USD? If AMD can't beat that with reasonably priced Navi card, then they better just quit the business. Mid range card for 350USD is just nVidia heavily abusing lack of competition to shove overly expensive cards down our throats... And I will definitely pass.

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20:16 Jan-07-2019

yup waiting on the 30 series to build my next console killer 1070 until 2021?

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19:00 Jan-08-2019

Same for me, i don't see any point on upgrading atm, im playing at 1080 tho

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18:43 Jan-14-2019

1080p is perfect

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18:20 Jan-07-2019

God what the hell is going with prices?
come on Nvidia have some mercy?


RTX 2060 for 349$.


but when it will be released it will be 449$ lol.

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08:49 Jan-08-2019

Well, for Europe it's most likely just swap the dollar sign into an euro sign and you have the final price.

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17:13 Jan-07-2019

buy rtx 2060 or gtx 1070ti same price.... whats the point??

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19:15 Jan-07-2019

Well the rtx 2060 actually outperforms the 1070ti by a slight yet consistent margin. After shipping and tax it will probably end up around 380-400. You could get a used 1080 for around 300-330, 1070 ti's for around 350 but have been popping up with monster hunter and fortnite currency valuing around 100$ or a 2060 without any promotions that i'm aware of with technology that at this time the card can't even handle. Maybe uses outside of gaming but i'm not familiar with them.

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08:02 Jan-08-2019

they will make sure in the next drivers that the 2060 outperform the 1070Ti

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14:28 Jan-07-2019

Tempting...

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14:15 Jan-07-2019

Meh, gonna wait for the low budget options from both AMD and Nvidia, hope they price them correctly with the sufficient performance improvement and more VRam!

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11:36 Jan-07-2019

Does DLSS require either Tensor or RT cores to work ? And so, is it available to be implemented on non-RTX GFXs ?

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11:47 Jan-07-2019

It requires the Tensor cores so no, it wouldn't be possible on GTX

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12:17 Jan-07-2019

Bummer. I read somewhere that there's also a minimum resolution requirement of 1440p for DLSS to work.

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11:02 Jan-07-2019

I have a MB msi b85-g43 gaming. IS it comptaible with the RTX 2060 ?

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11:07 Jan-07-2019

Can't see a reason why not

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12:17 Jan-07-2019

Yes it is compatible!

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10:25 Jan-07-2019

As I already sold my 1050 Ti, then this will be my card.

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08:06 Jan-07-2019

After checking the benchmarks, buying RTX 2060 will be better option, rather than GTX 1080.

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17:39 Jan-01-2019

I want to know your opinions my friends: i want to buy a new monitor with 1440 p res with an RTX 2060 6 gddr6 model but i can not decide which one is the best monitor for me like ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q or there is something better than it ..

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17:45 Jan-01-2019

depends what you seek for,
higher than 60Hz refresh rate?
G-Sync?
IPS panel with great colours?
16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratio?
input lag?
monitor GTG response?

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18:18 Jan-01-2019

I am asked about ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q (it have G-Sync IPS 165hz ) or something better than it ,if you know a monitor better than it tell me my friend.

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21:15 Jan-01-2019

it's highest refresh rate 1440p G-Sync IPS monitor, so you won't find anything better with similar specs

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23:19 Jan-01-2019

I heard about backlight bleeding on the monitor is that thing existing in it and that will affect gaming on it or not ?

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15:30 Jan-02-2019

slight backlight bleed happens with all IPS monitors, but shouldn't be much noticeable :)

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10:51 Jan-07-2019

I have an Acer Predator equivalent of that panel and if you don't mind it having less fancy OSD and not being "ROG" then you can save yourself some money and get the same IPS panel, same 165Hz and G-Sync. There's a TN equivalent too, for even more savings.
As for my IPS model - people exaggerate a LOT with the "IPS glow". Most people take a pic of a blank screen and the camera's auto-exposure tries to make blacks into grays and ends up overexposing too much, resulting in pics that scream "don't buy!!!", where in reality you need to sit in the dark with a black screen to notice anything. Well, in my case anyway. But if I take a pic on the phone - it does look terrible.. xD

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14:26 Jan-03-2019

So,the conclusion about this monitor,is it good for gaming and can i get one of it with either RTX 2060 6g or 2070 8g,what is your opinion my friend ?

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15:26 Jan-03-2019

I'd say it's great :)
gpu choice would depend on actual in-game benchmarks of exact model you'd want to buy

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18:07 Jan-03-2019

If you were me what will you choose for that resolution RTX 2060 6g or 2070 8g and i will use one of them in rey tracing in games,what is the best option of them ?

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19:41 Jan-03-2019

I'd say 2560x1440 or 3440x1440 (or anything lower, and higher refresh rate)

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Thanks my friend for your reply .

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09:41 Jan-01-2019

I can throw out my RTX 2070 ! No value anymore ! ;( I don't believe specified benchmarks ! NO NO NO NO !

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tell me when you are throwing it out, ill catch it ;)

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17:24 Dec-31-2018

My next card!

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looks like it would be a decent gain you would start getting smoother fps in some titles keeping it just above that 60 fps mark.

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13:36 Dec-31-2018

now when I really think about it....
it's rather obvious nVidia NEEDS people to buy out and empty piles of 1000 series cards, preferably before AMD comes up with anything competitive,
entire 2000 series are not meant to be sold to average consumers just yet, hence why prices are so off,
question which remains now, seeing top-end 2080 Ti suffering supply shortages, if nVidia is even planning to widespread 2000 series at all, or just already preparing replacement as next series, probably being rather rebrands (especially now when AMD announced 3000 series, which would just mess nVidia naming scheme)

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13:46 Dec-31-2018

AMD hasn't yet announced 3000 series, those are still rumors, although people believe they're pretty much on point.
I don't think they are trying to limit 2000 series because they want to differentiate themselves from AMD as much as possible. They're already better performance wise, and if they have newer and better technologies which AMD doesn't have, it's a big marketing point for them.

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14:27 Dec-31-2018

as far as I know, best AMD card right now, Vega 64, is roughly between GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1080 in average performance, not even competing with GTX 1080 Ti, there is no reason for nVidia to bother doing absolutely anything until AMD does offer something which at least beats previous nVidia generation,
the fancy RTX tech is not being effectively used by any game of software yet, so there is no real benefit of buying 2000 series cards except 2080 Ti which is top-end right now (and out of stock in most places I can see),
I know it sounds harsh, but that's a fact

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14:42 Dec-31-2018

I agree. But I don't think Nvidia is similar to Intel in this regard. I don't think they'll be sitting on their ass waiting for AMD to catch up, instead they'll try to make the gap as large as possible while they have their lead, and RTX is a good way of doing so. If they push the tech onto the devs, as they're already doing, they can have a very large lead and a very attractive offer as well once AMD creates their own solution.

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15:33 Dec-31-2018

I find that 2080Tis deal with gameworks and anti-aliasing like freaking butter too... I was surprised! And the genuine SLI improvements were crazy too.

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wait so the 2060 and 2070 performs similarly? last time i checked the 2070 was trading blows with the 1080 and the 2060 seems to be doing the same here according to this leaks. this doesn't make any sense to me

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10:20 Dec-31-2018

it's the bare 10% difference making justification for high price of 2060 for nvidia :/

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16:29 Jan-02-2019

Maybe the difference is the RTX Support, it could have similar performance in games but not with RTX on......

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08:07 Jan-07-2019

that is what i am thinking

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08:30 Dec-31-2018

I was like hey thats not that bad of a card and then I looked at the price. Nope Nvidia is just being Nvidia.

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1080 killer?

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for this price, more like a cousin...

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Gaming X 8GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 950 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Radeon HD 5570 1024MB 4GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB 32GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-480M 2.66GHz HD i5 M480 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
APU A6-5400K Dual-Core Radeon HD 7450 4GB
| Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 3 3300X 4-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz Radeon R7 250X Sapphire 1GB Edition 4GB
0% No [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
APU A10-9700E 4-Core 3.0GHz Radeon R5 M320 2GB 12GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Asus TUF Gaming 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1060 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-12700K 16-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X Radeon RX 550X 4GB 24GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10600KF 6-Core 4.10GHz Radeon RX 580 Asus Dual 8GB 16GB