GeForce RTX 2060 vs GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce RTX 2060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 15 Jan 2019
GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jul 2016
GeForce GTX 1060

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    161%
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 2060

61% higher gaming performance.
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060

40 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce RTX 2060 .
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Pascal), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce RTX 2060

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 2060

The GeForce RTX 2060 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (48 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 2060GeForce GTX 1060
GPU NameTU106 (TU106-200A-KA-A1)vsGP106 (GP106-400-A1)
Fab Process12 nmvs16 nm
Die Size445 mm²vs200 mm²
Transistors10,800 millionvs4,400 million
Shaders1920vs1280
Compute Units30vs10
Core clock1365 MHzvs1506 MHz
ROPs48vs48
TMUs120vs80

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 2060GeForce GTX 1060
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14000 MHz effective
vs2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs6144 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 2060GeForce GTX 1060
TDP160 wattsvs120 watts
Release Date15 Jan 2019vs10 Jul 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    80.64 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    72.30 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    201.60 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    120.50 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    336.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    192.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    6451.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    3855.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    103
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    62
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2020

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    121
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    145
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    117
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    81
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    106
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    87
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    123
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    90

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    55
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    40
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    93
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    53
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 3

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    118
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    74

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    86
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    52

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    106
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    80
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    46
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2020

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    88
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    85
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    82
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    57
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    80
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    57
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    105
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    42
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    31
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    65
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    42
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 3

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    77
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    57
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    76
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield V

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    36
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 3

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    19
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    16

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2020

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Codemasters Formula 1 2021

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    51
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Death Stranding

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    45
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 6

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry New Dawn

Ultra Quality, DirectX 11,Windows 10x64 build 1809

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    43
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 5

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    32
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    56
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Exodus

Ultra detail, 16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    26
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    16

FPS (higher is better)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    17
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    10

FPS (higher is better)

Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    39
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Red Dead Redemption II

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    24
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    16

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 3

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    40
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    29
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    17

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce RTX 2060
    41
  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27

FPS (higher is better)