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ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition review

ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition review

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Pros & Cons – ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition

Pros

  • Great Quad HD performance
  • Ready for 4K @ 30fps gaming
  • Future-proofed for ray tracing support
  • Silky ray traced 1080p gaming
  • Runs much cooler than previous
  • Decent overclocking potential

Cons

  • Few games support ray tracing and DLSS
  • RTX heavily impacts performance at QHD and 4K
  • Cheaper RX 5700 offers superior performance

Specs – ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition

  • Graphics Engine – NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 SUPER™
  • OpenGL – OpenGL®4.6
  • Bus Standard – PCI Express 3.0
  • Video Memory – GDDR6 8GB
  • Engine Clock
    • OC Mode – GPU Boost Clock : 1845 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1635 MHz
    • Gaming Mode (Default) – GPU Boost Clock : 1815 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1605 MHz
  • CUDA Core – 2560
  • Memory Interface – 256-bit
  • Memory Clock – 14000 MHz
  • Resolution – Digital Max Resolution:7680×4320
  • Interface
    • HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
    • Display Port : Yes x 3 (Native) (DisplayPort 1.4)
    • HDCP Support : Yes (2.2)
  • Recommended PSU – 650W
  • Maximum Display Support – 4
  • NVlink/ Crossfire Support – Yes
  • Accessories – 1 x Quick Guide
  • Power Connectors – 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
  • Software – ASUS GPU Tweak II & Driver
  • Dimensions
    • 10.5 ” x 4.7 ” x 2.28 ” Inch
    • 26.7 x 11.8 x5.8 Centimeter
  • Slot – 2.7 slot

Price

As we expected, the new Nvidia RTX 2060 comes at a higher $339 (about £270, AU$490) price than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 it’s replacing, which currently starts at $179 (about £140, AU$180). That’s a $200 price bump, although some might argue that this isn’t nearly as severe a price bump as we’ve seen on the company’s higher-end GPUs.

Compare ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition

RTX 2060 Super Founders Edition Asus Dual RTX 2060 Super O8G-EVORTX 2060 Founders Edition
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuring
Base clock speed1470MHz1500MHz1365MHz
Boost clock speed1650MHz1725MHz1680MHz
Video RAM8GB GDDR68GB GDDR66GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s336 GB/s
Price£379£453£329

ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition review

Build

ASUS’s Dual card uses two large axial tech fans embedded in a shroud that has brushed metal and ridged accents. The card also has a full cover backplate that features the same ridge and brushed finish but some of the area is slotted to see the PCB underneath and to let heat out via convection. The large cooler takes up nearly 3 slots. Power is provided by a single 8 pin inlet.

Design

It has a 2.7-slot footprint, meaning that in practical terms, the Asus Dual RTX 2060 Super O8G-EVO will take up three slots on your motherboard. While it’s a big beast, The Asus Dual RTX 2060 Super O8G-EVO is big – it measures 267 x 118 x 58mm, and features a chunky aluminium backplate designed to help stop the primary circuit board, trace pathways and other precious components from flexing and breaking.

Ports

The rear I/O bracket is only two slots but is fully vented even though very little air from the cooler will reach it. All ports are capped with rubber plugs out of the box. You get a pair of Display Port 1.4 connections and a pair of HDMI 2.0 and the humble DVI port makes a return as a single Dual-Link DVI-D port.

Frame rate

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 is quite a step up from its predecessor. Equipped with 6GB of the latest 14Gbps GDDR6 video memory and 50% more CUDA cores, you’re looking at a much more capable graphics card. Whereas the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 was designed for 1080p gaming and could scrape by playing some games at 1,440p, the RTX 2060 has mastered high-frame rate Full HD gaming, delivering excellent 1440p results and somewhat playable 4K gaming hovering around 30 frames per second (fps).

Temperature

An advanced onboard controller brings fans to a standstill when the GPU core temperature is below 55 Celsius, letting you enjoy light gaming in relative silence. As temps rise past the threshold, the fans automatically start up again.

Cooling

Speaking of overclocking and cooling, the Asus Dual RTX 2060 Super O8G-EVO features two ‘axial tech’ fans, which have longer fan blades than previous designs to help keep everything cool. 

Power consumption

The RTX Super at least owns the bragging rights for power consumption, as it saw a peak figure of 299.1 watts while running the Fire Strike Ultra benchmark, which undercuts the RX 5700 result of 327.6 watts. 

Gaming

The Nvidia RTX 2060 is more than powerful enough to keep frame rates well north of 60fps in Full HD gaming, which is music to the ears of high-refresh-rate monitor owners. Meanwhile, it even delivers decent 4K gaming that hovers close to 30 fps in our benchmarks.

ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 overclocked 6G GDDR6 dual-fan EVO edition alternative

Radeon RX 6700 XT

SPECIFICATIONS

GPU: Navi 22GPU Cores: 2560Boost Clock: 2581 MHzVideo RAM: 12GB GDDR6 16 GbpsTDP: 230 watts

REASONS TO BUY

+Good 1440p performance+Plenty of VRAM+Comes close to the 3070 in non-RT

REASONS TO AVOID

-Out of stock like everything else-Mediocre RT performance-FSR can’t defeat DLSS

AMD’s RX 6700 XT hits some of the highest clock speeds we’ve ever seen on a GPU, boosting at 2.5GHz and more during gaming sessions — and that’s at stock, on the reference card. With some tuning and overclocking, we were able to hit speeds of 2.7-2.8GHz, still without cooking the GPU. That’s very impressive, though we’re a bit sad that it ‘only’ has 2,560 GPU cores.

Start with the Navi 21 GPU and then cut down the various functional units to create a smaller die that can sell at lower prices and you have AMD’s Navi 22 and the RX 6700 XT. It has the same number of GPU cores as the previous generation RX 5700 XT, but significantly higher clock speeds and more cache give it about a 25% boost to performance (at higher settings and resolutions, at least).

The real issue is the same as with everything else. Like other GPUs, the RX 6700 XT immediately sells out, even at radically inflated prices. Currently, the card goes for around $900 on eBay. That’s better than both the 3060 Ti and 3070, at least, but far more than we’d recommend paying for what should nominally be a $500 high-end offering.

In our performance testing, the RX 6700 XT trades blows with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti. It’s a bit faster than the latter, and a bit slower than the former, so the launch price of $479 seems okay. Except, if we include pretty much any games with DLSS or ray tracing, the 6700 XT starts looking more like a 3060 Ti competitor.

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