better than the GTX 1070 in terms of average FPS.
Out of all of these games only CS:GO didn’t really see any changes, while the rest mostly saw fair improvements.
At 1440p on average over the same games the RTX 2060 was now scoring 15% higher average frame rates when compared with the GTX 1070, but we can see the results really vary between games.
Again CS:GO was the only title that saw no improvement with the 2060, while for the most part the other games are further ahead than at 1080p.
At 4K the RTX 2060 was now on average 16% better than the GTX 1070 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.
The 20 series does of course also have the option of playing games with ray tracing on, and here’s how the only game that currently implements RTX, Battlefield 5, performs with and without it enabled on the RTX 2060.
Not very great with high settings in use, even at 1080p, and I’d argue that it both looks and performs better with RTX off on ultra.
With RTX on the 2060 you’d need to run at medium or low settings which to me seems a bit pointless.
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 of the 2060, 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, and there are 1070s for around the same price, but in general they seem to cost a bit more as supply starts to run out, so you might have to turn to the second hand market like I did and find a deal there.
Based on the performance difference there’s no real reason to upgrade from the 1070 to the 2060, it would make more sense to look at something in a tier above both of them like the GTX 1080 or RTX 2070 for example, unless you’re happy with the 15% improvement the 2060 offers.
So which graphics card would you pick? The older but definitely still capable GTX 1070, or newer RTX 2060? When it comes down to it both are very capable of providing a good gaming experience at 1080p and 1440p with high settings.
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 probably go for the RTX 2060 as it seems to be about the same price as many new GTX 1070s, but has the advantage of improved performance in games.
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 the single RTX game we have at the moment.
Let me know which card you’d pick down in the comments, the 2060 or 1070, and don’t forget to subscribe for more comparisons and tech videos like this one.