[FPS Benchmarks] Borderlands 3 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (90W and 115W) – both perform decently but the 115W GPU is 8% faster

Borderlands 3 features a cell shading tech which makes the game look quite unique. Its cartoon-ish visuals make the whole gameplay fresher. And while we are still talking about the graphics, the Badass preset is really heavy – it’s presented with a very detailed image but you’re going to need a powerful machine for 60 FPS on average.

Things are getting better when you lower the visual settings. For example, on High preset, the picture quality is very close to what you can see with maxed-out settings. Speaking of which, let’s check the performance levels of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (90W) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (115W) and see what these two are capable of when it comes to Borderlands 3.


GeForce RTX 2060 variants

  GeForce RTX 2060 [90W] GeForce RTX 2060 [115W]
Architecture Turing Turing
GPU chip TU106 TU106
Shader units 1920 1920
ROPs 48 48
Base Clock (MHz) 1005 1005
Boost clock (MHz) 1350 1560 (+16%)
Memory clock (MHz) 14000 14000
Memory size (MB)  6GB 6GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 192 192
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 90 115 (+28%)
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 12nm 12nm
RTX capabilities Yes Yes
Release date 01.2019 01.2020
Detailed specs RTX 2060 [90W] Specs RTX 2060 [115W] Specs


Synthetic benchmarks

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 [90W] 96 fps 86 fps 65 fps 51 fps
GeForce RTX 2060 [115W] 106 fps (+10%) 91 fps (+6%) 70 fps (+8%) 55 fps (+8%)


The difference between the two GPUs isn’t mind-blowing. On average, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (115W) is 8% faster compared to its smaller TGP sibling. If you want a lot of FPS and decent picture quality, the Medium preset is probably the right choice. On the other hand, it seems that both video cards are good-enough for Badass quality because they can offer more than 50 FPS.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 [90W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 [115W]

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