With the launch of NVIDI’s new RTX 2060 GPUs, in this guide, we’ve rated and compared seven of the best RTX 2060 graphics cards.
Despite a bit of a shaky launch for NVIDIA’s new RTX graphics cards, the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 have been fairly popular options among PC gamers who are building a new computer or upgrading their existing machine.
However, not everyone will have the budget to acommodate those three GPUs, as they range in price anywhere from ~$500 (RTX 2070) all the way up to $1,200+ (RTX 2080 Ti). Fortunately, NVIDIA launched their RTX 2060 GPU to bring a more modestly-priced GPU to the RTX lineup. (They’ve also just launched their GTX 1660 Ti GPU as well, for an even more budget-friendly option—although, it doesn’t come with ray tracing.)
And, the RTX 2060 is no slouch in terms of performance, either. In fact, most benchmarks show that the RTX 2060 is able to outperform the GTX 1070 Ti in pretty much any scenario. Previous generation GTX 1070 Tis were going for anywhere from ~$380 on the low end, to up to $500 on the high-end. But, you can grab an RTX 2060 for anywhere from ~$350 to $420.
So, in terms of price-to-performance, the RTX 2060 is one of the top value options currently available on the market. And, in this guide, we’ve rated and compared seven different RTX 2060 graphics cards to help you find the right option for your needs.
*NVIDIA has also released their laptop version of the RTX 2060 as well. Check out our guide on the best RTX 2060 laptops for the top options.
The table below represents a quick look at the best RTX 2060 video cards currently available. We’ve made our selections for the best RTX 2060 overall, our favorite ‘extreme’ option, the most affordable RTX 2060, and the best low-profile RTX 2060, too.
Gigabyte Gaming OC
ASUS ROG STRIX
ZOTAC Twin Fan
*To learn more about the RTX 2060 graphics cards listed above, click the “Read Review »” link to jump to our write-up on that card. For our Honorable Mention picks, keep scrolling down on this page.
Which RTX 2060 is Best for Your Needs?
For the prices that the RTX 2060s are coming in at and the performance they are able to provide, they are easily one of the better price-to-performance GPU options currently available. Of course, in order to take full advantage of the performance they offer, your best bet is to pair them with a 144Hz (or higher) refresh rate G-Sync monitor. In any case, if you are looking for the best RTX 2060, one of the options listed above should meet your needs.