At 1080p there was the smallest improvement out of all games tested, with just a 4% improvement to average FPS with the 2070, and not much difference to 1% low.
Next there was an 8.
% rise at 1440p, and finally a 12% increase at 4K, with larger improvements to 1% low now at these higher resolutions.
In terms of overall improvement, over all 10 tests with a 1080p resolution on average the RTX 2070 is performing 9% better than the RTX 2060 in average FPS.
More CPU demanding games like Watch Dogs 2 are left down the bottom, while others like Battlefield 5 seem to really benefit from the increased GPU power.
At 1440p on average over the same games the RTX 2070 was now scoring almost 11% higher average frame rates when compared with the RTX 2060, so a slight improvement as we increase the resolution, however we can see the results really vary between games.
At 4K the RTX 2070 was now on average 13.
% better than the RTX 2060 in these games.
The average frame rate difference improves further as we step up in resolution as we start becoming less CPU bound and really start to see what these graphics cards are capable of.
I haven’t tested overclocking here, as results aren’t guaranteed and will vary between hardware based on what overclocks you can get, realistically it generally only makes a couple of FPS difference, but I’ll cover overclocking in the full review videos for each of these cards, so get subscribed for that.
Now for the final difference, the price.
I suggest checking updated prices using the links in the description, as prices will change over time.
The Gigabyte RTX 2060 I’ve used here goes for around $370 USD, while other 2060’s seem to currently start at around $350.
The 2070 I’m using is around $530 USD, but others start around $500.
Going on these best case current prices, going from $350 for the 2060 to $500 for the 2070 is a 43% increase to price, which I don’t think is really worth it for the 13% average improvement seen at 4K.
You might find better prices on the second hand market, but as RTX graphics are still fairly new supply there may be limited.
Based on the performance difference there’s no real reason to upgrade from the 2060 to the 2070 either, unless you’re happy with the 10 to 13% improvement on average that the 2070 offers for that price, personally I’d want an upgrade to count for more and would instead be looking at something higher, assuming of course the 2060 wasn’t cutting it anymore at some point in the future.
It really comes down to what sort of games you want to play, what resolutions you want to play at, and what frame rates you want to target.
If I was buying new today I’d go for the 2060, it’s a much better bang for the buck.
Buying the 2060 with RTX in mind at this time probably isn’t a good idea, it seems a bit weak to really give a good experience, at least going by Battlefield 5, although I wasn’t really getting all that great FPS out of the RTX 2070 either.
Let me know which card you’d pick down in the comments, the 2060 or 2070, and don’t forget to subscribe for more comparisons and future tech videos like this one.