GeForce RTX 2060: Price, Performance, Features Compared

Nvidia makes real-time ray tracing affordable with the entry-level GeForce RTX 2060.

GeForce RTX 2060 at a glance

How powerful is the RTX 2060? 60% faster than the GTX 1060, making it easily capable of hitting 60fps at 1080p in modern games.
When does the RTX 2060 come out? The RTX 2060 goes on sale 15 January 2019.
How much does the RTX 2060 cost? $599 for the Nvidia-branded Founder's Edition model.

What is the RTX 2060?

Announced at CES 2019, the GeForce RTX 2060 is the first budget-level graphics card in Nvidia's RTX line. Like the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, the RTX 2060 supports both ray tracing and machine learning, features which are still in their infancy but promise significant performance increases in the near future.

As the name implies, the RTX 2060 follows a similar model to the previous generation's GTX 1060. It pares back some of the higher-end specifications of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, sticking with a narrower 192-bit memory bus and 6GB of RAM instead of the 256-bit memory bus and 8GB of RAM sported by its more expensive siblings.

Those sacrifices allow Nvidia to price the RTX 2060 much more affordably. An RRP of $599 is far more palatable than the $999 the RTX 2070 commands, making it an attractive choice for PC gamers wanting top-of-the-line performance without spending a small fortune.

What features does the RTX 2060 support?

Despite the discounted price, the RTX 2060 packs all the features boasted by Nvidia's high-end RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 cards. This includes tentpole capabilities like real-time ray tracing and AI-driven image processing, as well as a raft of additional hardware and software features.

The most pertinent features are listed below:

  • Real-time ray tracing
  • VirtualLink for single-USB VR connections
  • Tensor Cores for enhanced AI
  • Nvidia NVLink for faster multi-GPU configurations
  • G-Sync
  • HDCP 2.2
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • Display Port 1.4a with support for 8K resolution
  • HMDI 2.0b
  • Nvidia Ansel
  • Nvidia Shadowplay
  • DirectX 12
  • Variable Rate Shading
  • Multi-view rendering
  • VRWorks Audio

How powerful is the RTX 2060?

Nvidia's claim with the RTX 2060 is that it is up to 60% faster than the GTX 1060, one of the most popular graphics cards from the previous generation. The GTX 1060 targeted 60fps gaming at 1080p, meaning the RTX 2060 should have no trouble delivering top-quality performance not just at 1080p, but at higher resolutions like 1440p and even 4K. Alternatively, it's also powerful enough to maintain a smooth experience at higher refresh rates like 120Hz and 144Hz, though you'll likely want to keep the resolution locked to 1080p to ensure the best performance.

Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB

Product Name Nvidia RTX 2060 Founders Edition Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB
Model RTX 2060 GTX 1060
Base clock speed 1365MHz 1594MHz
Boost clock speed 1680MHz 1809MHz
Memory 6GB 6GB
Memory speed 14Gbps 8Gbps
Memory bus 192-bit 192-bit

The RTX 2060's support for Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) holds a lot of promise, too. DLSS is a machine-learning technique that optimises the rendering of a scene, combining visual elements from multiple frames to produce images with similar quality to current rendering techniques but at a lower cost to performance. Application support for DLSS is currently minimal, but if that changes, the RTX 2060 could be capable of even higher performance than its specs would suggest.

RTX 2060 availability and price

After announcing it at CES 2019, Nvidia set the global launch date for the GeForce RTX 2060 as 15 January 2019. The standard RRP sits at $599, but different variants of the RTX 2060 from brands like MSI, Gigabyte and Asus can cost more or less depending on their specific configurations.

To ensure you get the best price on an RTX 2060, check out our roundup of the latest RTX 2060 deals from Aussie retailers below:

This table was last updated on 18 Aug 2019.
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Shopping Express Home $529 AUD Go to site
PC Byte Inno3D nVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Twin X2 6GB GDDR6 Gaming Graphics Video Card N20602-06D6 $539 AUD Go to site
Scorptec $539 AUD Go to site
CPL EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC GAMING Graphics Card 06G-P4-2063-KR $549 AUD Go to site
CPL MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS XS 6G OC Graphics Card $549 AUD Go to site
Ebay Gigabyte RTX2060 6GB OC Gaming PCIe Video Card PN GV-N2060OC-6GD $549 AUD Go to site
mwave EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC GAMING 6GB Video Card $549 AUD Go to site
mwave Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 MINI ITX OC 6GB Video Card $549 AUD Go to site
Scorptec $559 AUD Go to site
CPL Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC 6GB Graphics Card GV-N2060OC-6GD $559 AUD Go to site
mwave Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC 6GB Video Card $559 AUD Go to site
CPL Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Mini ITX OC 6GB Graphics Card GV-N2060IXOC-6GD $559 AUD Go to site
CPL EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC BLACK GAMING Graphics Card 06G-P4-2061-KR $569 AUD Go to site
mwave MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS XS OC 6GB Video Card $569 AUD Go to site
Ebay MSI RTX2060 6GB VENTUS XS OC PCIe Video Card PN GeForce-RTX-2060-VENTUS-XS-6G-OC $569 AUD Go to site
mwave EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC BLACK GAMING 6GB Video Card $569 AUD Go to site
Scorptec $569 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDRR6 192-bit HDMI/DP Ray Tracing Turing Architecture VR Ready Graphics Card (RTX 2060 Ventus 6G OC) $574.99 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Mini ITX OC 6G Graphics Card, Mini ITX Form Factor, 6GB 192-bit GDDR6, GV-N2060IXOC-6GD Video Card $575.98 AUD Go to site
Shopping Express Home $577 AUD Go to site
CPL Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6GB Graphics Card GV-N2060WF2OC-6GD $579 AUD Go to site
Scorptec $579 AUD Go to site
mwave ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Turbo 6GB Video Card $579 AUD Go to site
mwave Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6GB Video Card $579 AUD Go to site
CPL GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 (1-Click OC) 6GB Graphics Card RTX2060-1-CLICK-OC-6GB $585 AUD Go to site
Shopping Express Home $588 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS OC 6GB Video Card $589 AUD Go to site
PC Case Gear MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS OC 6GB $589 AUD Go to site
PC Case Gear Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC 6GB $599 AUD Go to site
Kogan Gigabyte GeForce RTX2060 OC 6G | Graphics Cards | $599 AUD Go to site
Ebay Gigabyte RTX2060 6GB WINDFORCE OC PCIe Video Card PN GV-N2060WF2OC-6GD $599 AUD Go to site
Shopping Express Home $602 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6GB $612 AUD Go to site
Shopping Express Home $613 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDRR6 192-bit HDMI/DP Ray Tracing Turing Architecture VR Ready Graphics Card (RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G) $613.12 AUD Go to site
Ebay Gigabyte RTX2060 6GB Mini ITX Gaming PCIe Video Card PN GV-N2060IXOC-6GD $619 AUD Go to site
Kogan Gigabyte GeForce RTX2060 Windforce OC 6G | Graphics Cards | $629 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming Single Fan $655 AUD Go to site
Kogan Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX2060 Xtreme 6G | Graphics Cards | $679 AUD Go to site
Shopping Express Home $712 AUD Go to site
Amazon Australia EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming Dual Fan $819.85 AUD Go to site

Top 10 deals

RetailerModelPriceCurrency
Shopping Express Home $529 AUD
PC Byte Inno3D nVidia GeForce RTX 2060 Twin X2 6GB GDDR6 Gaming Graphics Video Card N20602-06D6 $539 AUD
Scorptec $539 AUD
CPL EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC GAMING Graphics Card 06G-P4-2063-KR $549 AUD
CPL MSI GeForce RTX 2060 VENTUS XS 6G OC Graphics Card $549 AUD
Ebay Gigabyte RTX2060 6GB OC Gaming PCIe Video Card PN GV-N2060OC-6GD $549 AUD
mwave EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC GAMING 6GB Video Card $549 AUD
mwave Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 MINI ITX OC 6GB Video Card $549 AUD
Scorptec $559 AUD
CPL Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 OC 6GB Graphics Card GV-N2060OC-6GD $559 AUD

RTX 2060 specs

Base clock speed
1365MHz
Boost clock speed
1680MHz
Memory
6GB GDDR6
Memory speed
14Gbps
Memory bus
192-bit
Card length
228.60mm
Card width
Dual slot
Card height
112.6mm
Power draw
160W
Recommended system power
500W
Power connectors
8-pin
No. HDMI ports
1
No. display ports
1
No. DVI ports
1
DirectX support
12

Compare GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards

Updated August 18th, 2019
Name Product Brand Model Name Memory More info
ZOTAC
RTX 2060
6GB
ZOTAC
RTX 2060
6GB
EVGA
RTX 2060
6GB
EVGA
RTX 2060
6GB
EVGA
RTX 2060
6GB

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