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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition review: Mainstream gaming has come a long way

By Koh Wanzi - 7 Jan 2019

Temperature & power consumption

Temperature and power consumption

The improvements NVIDIA made to the cooling solution on its Founders Edition cards are plain as day here, and all the Turing cards posted lower temperatures despite being more powerful. The cards are also fairly quiet, and I don't see this being a problem for most people.

The GeForce RTX 2060 had the lowest peak temperatures among all the Founders Edition cards, probably owing in part to its lower power envelope compared to the other Turing cards. NVIDIA's has done good work in upgrading the cooling solution on its Founders Edition models, and I'm really glad to see the blower fan go. 

When it came to power consumption, the card proved more power hungry than some of the Pascal models, but that's probably not surprising given how much faster it is. 

  • Performance 8
  • Features 9.5
  • Value 8
The Good
Good improvement over the GeForce GTX 1060
Compact size works well in smaller systems
Stellar build quality
Will run any game at 1080p at max settings
Reasonable price
The Bad
Ray tracing acceleration requires more widespread developer support to be actually useful