[FPS Benchmarks] Red Dead Redemption 2 on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (90W and 115W) – a close battle

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a very successful game that is developed by Rockstar Games. Just like GTA V, RDR 2 is a real blockbuster and you have a big open world full of missions and side quests.

This game uses the RAGE engine, (again, just like GTA V) and the visual representation is very good. On the other hand, if you want to turn up every visual setting to its max level, you’re going to need an expensive device with super powerful hardware.

Aside from the costly hardware, we’ll take a look at some mid-range GPUs – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (90W) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (115W). They aren’t expensive and fast as GeForce RTX 2080 Super but at the same time, their performance seems enough for most unpretentious gamers.

Let’s see how many FPS these two can show when it comes to Red Dead Redemption 2.


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)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 [90W] 84 fps 59 fps 35 fps 15 fps
GeForce RTX 2060 [115W] 86 fps (+2%) 64 fps (+8%) 37 fps (+6%) 18 fps (+20%)


Not much of a difference though. Sure, on Ultra the 115W GPU is 20% faster but the game is unplayable with 18 FPS. Between Low and High the performance gap is somewhere between 2% and 8%. You’ll hardly spot the difference between the two video cards if you don’t look at the FPS counter.

However, if the price gap between these two rivals is close you should get the bigger GPU because in some other games it offers more performance over the 90W sibling.

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

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

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