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RTX 2060 vs GTX 1160: Ten new leaks that suggest Nvidia will dominate the mid-range

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Something to look forward to: For quite some time now gamers looking for mid-range solutions have had the same somewhat unexciting options to choose from: the GTX 1060 or AMD’s most recent renaming of the Radeon RX 470. According to an almost endless list of leaks, however, Nvidia is finally set to reveal a new graphics processor and rectify that problem with the RTX 2060 and GTX 1160, both of which should boast performance much closer to the 1070 than the 1060.

Read this update: The GeForce RTX 2060 is now official, «more powerful than a 1070 Ti» and only $349

The GeForce RTX 2060 is set to become the cheapest ray tracing enabled card, and it’s expected to perform at 1070 levels and be priced somewhere in-between the 1060 and 1070 price brackets. The GTX 1160, on the other hand, is for gamers that don’t want to waste money on the dubious value of ray tracing and simply want the best value they can get. It will allegedly come with a different die with no raytracing cores and slightly less CUDA cores than the 2060, with pricing that would match today’s 1060.

Possibly hoping no one would notice because it was Christmas, Gigabyte registered a whopping 39 different models of the 2060 with the Eurasian Economic Commission this week. First spotted by Komachi, the registration shows three different tiers of 2060 differentiated by the amount of VRAM they have: 3GB, 4GB and 6GB. Each of the memory tiers are divided by the type of memory, the older and cheaper GDDR5X or the faster GDDR6, and then each of those are divided by cooler type and PCB design.

If the memory and cooler are the only variables between the cards, performance variation should be limited to 10-15%. There’s no pricing information yet, nor which models could come to which regions, or if Gigabyte will manufacture them at all. It isn’t uncommon for companies to register designs that don’t end up hitting stores. Images of one model was leaked to VideoCardz a fortnight ago, and it shows a pretty standard design and cooling solution.

More recently they posted images of the Founder’s Edition version of the card, which features the exact same design as the 2070, suggesting that the 2060 is a trimmed-down RTX 2070. Separate promotional images leaked around seem to confirm the RTX branding and design.

A month ago, Tom’s Hardware noticed the RTX 2060 had been entered into the Final Fantasy XV benchmark database, where it performed 30% better than the 1060 and about 6% worse than the 1070. That benchmark was at 4K, however, giving the 1070 an advantage because it has more VRAM. Yesterday, the GPU was also seen in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database, where it once again achieved 1070-like performance with 49 fps on the 1440p «crazy» setting.

Despite three different leaks claiming to know the specs, they’re still quite nebulous. Possibly the most reliable is a Geekbench entry for an unidentified laptop, which says RTX 2060 GPU has 6GB of RAM, 30 compute units and a boost clock of 1200Mhz. On the other Turing cards, each compute unit corresponded with 64 CUDA cores, 8 tensor cores and one ray tracing core, giving the 2060 1920 cores, 240 tensor cores and 30 ray tracing cores.

For comparison, the desktop RTX 2070 has 2304 CUDA cores, 288 tensor cores and 36 ray tracing cores. The 2060 could certainly suffer in ray tracing-based titles, given that the RTX 2070 only manages 60 fps with ray tracing on low in many instances in Battlefield V running at 1080p.

According to 3Dmark entries, the base clock of the 2060 laptop will be 975Mhz, while the Max-Q variant will be running at 960Mhz — both of which are substantially lower than the 1100Mhz or so the 1070 Max-Q operates at. The memory speed, meanwhile, drops from 1750Mhz to 1500Mhz when going Max-Q.

Taiwanese laptop manufacturer CJScope accidentally revealed on a product page (which has since been taken down) that the mobile 2060 can boost to as much as 1620Mhz and have a base clock of 1320Mhz when the power limit is less enforced. That laptop, where the purported 2060 was listed in, carried a full 95W desktop processor and weighed nearly 4kg, so it is a decent indication of what desktop speeds might be like. Confusingly, however, it lists the core count as 1536, which is only 2% higher than the 1060.

As for the GTX 1160, only two leaks substantiate its existence. The first is from leaker BullsLab Jay, who told VideoCardz that that the 1160 would be based on the TU116 core rather than the TU106 that the 2060 is meant to use. The second is basically a hard confirmation from a Lenovo product page, that lists the 1160 as coming in a new laptop model in 3GB and 6GB configurations. Both leaks agree that the card will be launched somewhere between January 8 (the first day of CES) and the 15th of that same month.

Also worth noting are the rumored GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti GPUs, although information about those is too scarce at the moment, so don’t go placing any bets.

With all these rumors flying around, it won’t be long before it’s all revealed. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is set to take the stage at CES 2019 on January 6, at the MGM Conference Center in Las Vegas at 8 pm Pacific Time (10pm ET, 4AM +1 GMT).

6 Reasons the Nvidia RTX 2060 Is Better Than the RTX 3050


Jowi Morales


It’s a much older GPU, so surely it can’t beat out the shiny new offering from Nvidia?

Image Credit: NVIDIA

When NVIDIA announced the RTX 3050, many were delighted that the company was releasing a more affordable, entry-level card to help gamers on a budget.

However, when they released the specifications, many said getting the previous generation RTX 2060 was better. True enough, when the card was released and testers got their hands on it, the results spoke for themselves.

So, here are five reasons why you should save your money and go for the last-gen RTX 2060 instead.


Before going in-depth, it’s good to look at the numbers on both cards. These are the specs for both cards, compiled from data from NVIDIA and TechPowerUp.

GeForce RTX 3050

GeForce RTX 2060




Base Clock (GHz)



Boost Clock (GHz)






Memory Interface Width



Tensor Cores



Ray Tracing Cores



L2 Cache




1x HDMI 2. 1, 2x DisplayPort 1.4a

1x DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x USB Type-C




1. Raw Power

The spec sheet shows that the RTX 3050 has a higher base and boosts clock speed, clocking in at 1,545 MHz and 1,780 MHz, respectively. The RTX 2060 only delivers a 1,365 MHz base clock speed and a 1,680 MHz boosted performance.

Despite that, the latter still defeats the former in processing power, measured in TFLOPS. The base model RTX 2060, with only 6GB RAM, can process 10.483 TFLOPS in half-precision format. When boosted, the values increase to 12.902 TFLOPS. It can also process 25.2 TFLOPS in ray tracing performance.

On the other hand, the RTX 3050 can only manage 7.946 TFLOPS in half-precision format and 9.098 TFLOPS when boosted. It also only has 18.2 TFLOPS ray tracing performance. The RTX 2060’s processing power is 32% greater than the RTX 3050’s. When boosted, this performance gap increases to 42%.

It also has 38% more ray tracing capability, making the RTX 2060 more capable, despite having less RAM and CUDA Cores.

2. Theoretical Performance

The pixel and texel fillrate measure a graphics card’s theoretical performance. This metric measures the pixels or texture map elements (texels) the card can render and write to memory in one second.

The RTX 2060 can deliver 65.52 GPixels and 163.8 GTexels, while the RTX 3050 only has 49.6 GPixels and 124.1 GTexels. This means the RTX 2060 can render scenes and textures much faster than the 3050.

You can also see the greater bus width of the RTX 2060 delivers better performance over the RTX 3050, despite the latter having more VRAM. The older GPU’s memory bandwidth is 336 GB/s, while the newer one only has 224 GB/s. This results in faster read/write speeds, allowing the video card to process more information quickly.

3. Actual FPS Output

Despite the greater theoretical output of the Nvidia RTX 2060, the greater numbers will not matter if the graphics card cannot translate that into actual frames. But, as we’ve seen in the previous result, the older video card still outclasses the new one.

Several benchmark results consistently show the RTX 2060 posting better results across different tests. For example, it returns 114 fps in lighting tests, 117 fps in reflection tests, 134 fps in rendering tests, and 101 fps in particle system tests.

The RTX 3050 only delivered 103 fps, 86.6 fps, 84.5 fps, and 73.4 fps, respectively. That’s an average of 35% better performance for the last-generation video card over the latest entry-level offering. And when both cards are overclocked, this difference further increases to 41%.

We’ve also checked out some FPS results from actual games, as tested by TechSpot.


Resolution, Settings

Nvidia RTX 3050 (FPS)

Nvidia RTX 2060 (FPS)

Assasin’s Creed Valhalla

1080p, Medium



1440p, Medium



Shadow of the Tomb Raider

1080p, Highest



1440p, Highest



Watch Dogs: Legion

1080p, Medium



1440p, Medium



Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

1080p, Ultra



1440p, Ultra



F1 2021

1080p, High



1440p, High



Horizon Zero Dawn

1080p, Favor



1440p, Favor



Far Cry 6

1080p, Medium



1440p, Medium



DOOM Eternal

1080p, Ultra



1440p, Ultra



Resident Evil Village

1080p, Balanced



1440p, Balanced



Death Stranding

1080p, Default



1440p, Default



Hitman 3

1080p, Medium



1440p, Medium



Cyberpunk 2077

1080p, Medium



1440p, Medium



With these results, you can see that the RTX 2060 consistently outperforms the RTX 3050, save for one title. On average, the RTX 3050 gets 115 FPS at 1080p and 79 FPS at 1440p. On the other hand, the 2060 averages 127 FPS for 1080p and 87 FPS for 1440p gaming.

So, whether you’re gaming at 1080p or 1440p, the older card has a 10% performance advantage over the newer GPU.

4. Use in Crypto Mining

While the RTX 3050’s 8GB VRAM allows it to perform better, it is also ideal for mining. When you compare it against the RTX 2060, which only has 6GB VRAM, this makes the RTX 3050 more desirable for crypto mining operations.

Given that, miners are more inclined to use the RTX 3050, as the additional RAM can help with the raw computational load required to mine Bitcoin. So, if you buy a used RTX 3050, you’re more likely to encounter a card that was used for mining. So, before you fork over your hard-earned cash when buying a secondhand, you should check if the GPU was modded for crypto mining.

5. More Port Options

Image source: Nick Stathas/Wikimedia Commons

The stock port options for Nvidia for the 3050 only give you a single HDMI 2. 1 port and two DisplayPort 1.4a ports. On the other hand, the RTX 2060 has an extra DVI and a USB-C port.

This gives you more options, especially if you have an older monitor that only uses a DVI plug. Its USB-C port also allows you to plug in other devices—not just monitors. This will enable you to add the newer standard on a relatively old PC with only USB-A ports.

The RTX 2060 Outperforms the 3050, But You’ll Have to Pay the Price

While most would say newer is better, that is not always the case. This is especially true with the RTX 3050 and the RTX 2060. The former is an excellent upgrade if you’re coming from the GTX 1650 or 1050. But if you already have the RTX 2060, the RTX 3050 is actually a downgrade from it.

After all, the RTX 3050 is Nvidia’s current-generation entry-level GPU in early 2023, while the RTX 2060 is its previous-generation mid-range offering. So, if you want to retain a similarly powerful video card for the current generation, go for the RTX 3060 instead.

But if you want to get into the ray tracing bandwagon with an RTX GPU, and have only the budget for a 3050, consider finding a used RTX 2060 with a decent history instead. You’ll get more bang for the buck for this card while you’re waiting for the mid-range 4000-series GPUs to come out.

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About The Author

John William Morales, better known as Jowi, is a writer, a career coach, a professional photographer, and a leisure pilot.

He’s been using, discovering, and exploring PCs since Windows 3.1 and has been on board the Android bandwagon since Froyo. In 2023, he also invested in an iPhone and a Mac, allowing him to cover a wide spectrum of consumer technology.

Jowi started writing part-time in 2015 and transitioned to it full-time in 2020. He also finished a university degree with related units in journalism in 2012. But even before he received higher education, he’s been known by his friends and family as the go-to person when anything computer-related requires explanation.

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Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super video cards by all known characteristics in the categories: General information, Specifications, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions, requirements, API support, Memory, Technology support.
Analysis of video card performance by benchmarks: PassMark — G2D Mark, PassMark — G3D Mark, 3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score, Geekbench — OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) ), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super


Reasons to choose NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB

  • Newer graphics card, release date difference 2 year(s) 5 month( s)
  • Maximum memory size approx. 50 % more: 12 GB vs 8 GB
  • 4010 times more performance in 3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score: 8020 vs 2
Issue date 7 Dec 2021 vs 2 July 2019
Maximum memory size 12 GB vs 8 GB
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score 8020 vs 2

Reasons to choose NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

  • Approximately 5% less power consumption: 175 Watt vs 184 Watt
  • 8 times more memory frequency: 14000 MHz vs 1750 MHz, 14 Gbps effective
  • Performance in PassMark — G2D Mark benchmark approximately 3% more : 869 vs 846
  • Performance in PassMark — G3D Mark about 5% higher: 16587 vs 15865
TDP 175 Watt vs 184 Watt
Memory frequency 14000 MHz vs 1750 MHz, 14 Gbps effective
PassMark — G2D Mark 869 vs 846
PassMark — G3D Mark 16587 vs 15865

Benchmark comparison

GPU 1: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

PassMark — G2D Mark
PassMark — G3D Mark
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score
Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
PassMark — G2D Mark 846 869
PassMark — G3D Mark 15865 16587
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score 8020 2
Geekbench — OpenCL 85408
CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s) 246.191
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 3885.018
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s) 27.053
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s) 165.463
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 1271.757
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 20969
GFXBench 4. 0 — Manhattan (Frames) 5567
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames) 5026
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 20969
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps) 5567
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps) 5026

Performance comparison

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
Architecture Turing Turing
Codename TU106 TU106
Production date 7 Dec 2021 July 2, 2019
Place in the ranking 57 122
Price at first issue date $399
Type Desktop
Boost core clock 1650 MHz 1650 MHz
Core frequency 1470 MHz 1470 MHz
Process 12nm 12nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 224. 4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 14.36 TFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 7.181 TFLOPS
Number of shaders 2176 2176
Pixel fill rate 79.20 GPixel/s
Texturing speed 224.4 GTexel/s
Power consumption (TDP) 184 Watt 175 Watt
Number of transistors 10800 million 10. 8B
Number of CUDA conveyors 2176
Maximum temperature 89C
Render output units 64
Video connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x USB Type-C
DisplayPort 1.4
DisplayPort 9 support0292

Dual-link DVI support
G-SYNC support
Multi-monitor support
Number of simultaneous monitors 4
Form factor Dual slot
Height 35 mm, 1. 4 inches 4.435” (112.6mm)
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 229 mm, 9 inches 9.0” (228.60mm)
Recommended power supply 450 Watt 550 Watt
Additional power connectors 1x 8-pin 8 pin
Width 113 mm, 4.4 inches 2-Slot
DirectX 12 Ultimate (12_2) 12.1
OpenCL 3. 0
OpenGL 4.6 4.5
Shader Model 6.7 6.4
Maximum memory size 12GB 8GB
Memory bandwidth 336.0 GB/s 448 GB/s
Memory bus width 192 bit 256bit
Memory frequency 1750 MHz, 14 Gbps effective 14000 MHz
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6

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