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[35 Gaming tests + videos] NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 [90W] – the bigger TGP leads to more performance in some games

If you want to experience extras like ray-tracing and DLSS, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 is the most affordable video solution that can handle these two options. Thanks to the big improvements in terms of visuals quality, DLSS is now a thing that allows a lot of users to experience ray-tracing without a significant FPS drop. We already reviewed the 80W GeForce RTX 2060 and it’s a pretty decent GPU that is too close to the performance levels of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. But if you need the RTX features, the RTX 2060 is the cheapest solution.

That’s why for today’s article we have the 90W version of the GeForce RTX 2060. This time the whole configuration is different – the CPU of the tested laptop is the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H (which is the most powerful mobile Ryzen CPU at the end of 2020) and the RAM is 2x8GB 3200MHz. The configuration is more than decent so let’s see what is capable of and how much exactly 10W bigger TGP matters in games.

Meanwhile, you can check out all available laptops with GeForce RTX 2060 here:

Contents

Specs overview

We have a Turing GPU with ray-tracing support and 240 tensor cores. This GPU uses the TU106 chip and it has 48 ROPs, 1920 shaders, and there are three different TGP variants – 80W, 90W, and 115W. Frequencies-wise, they can go up to 1005 MHz for the base clock and up to 1560 MHz for the boost. Normally, we have 6GB GDDR6 memory (14000 MHz) with a 192-bit memory bus.

GPU comparison table

 GeForce RTX 2060
ArchitectureTuring
GPU chipTU106 (N18E-G1)
Shader units1920
ROPs48
Base Clock (MHz)up to 1005
Boost clock (MHz)up to 1560
Memory clock (MHz)14000
Memory size (MB) 8GB
Memory typeGDDR6
Memory bus width (bit)192
TGP (Total Graphics Power)up to115W
DirectX version12.1
Technology12nm
RTX capabilitiesYes
Release date01.2019
Detailed specsLink

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)220 fps200 fps193 fps

 

DOTA 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)146 fps127 fps123 fps108 fps

GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)158 fps121 fps72 fps49 fps

For HonorFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)138 fps132 fps104 fps

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)232 fps199 fps189 fps177 fps

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)133 fps112 fps71 fps48 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)90 fps83 fps73 fps48 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)92 fps78 fps76 fps55 fps

Doom (2016)Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)187 fps174 fps170 fps

Doom EternalFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)121 fps115 fps109 fps

Red Dead Redemption 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)84 fps59 fps35 fps15 fps

Metro ExodusFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)94 fps55 fps26 fps

Gears 5Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)113 fps90 fps83 fps68 fps

Assassin’s Creed OdysseyFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)88 fps80 fps69 fps50 fps

HearthstoneFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)228 fps221 fps60 fps

 

MinecraftFull HD, Minimum (Check settings)Full HD, Maximum (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)379 fps62 fps

Rocket LeagueFull HD, H.Performance (Check settings)Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)335 fps219 fps

OverwatchFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)193 fps176 fps140 fps

 

PUBGFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)173 fps145 fps134 fps115 fps

Darksiders GenesisFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Mid (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)137 fps120 fps115 fps95 fps

Halo ReachFull HD, Performance (Check settings)Full HD, Original (Check settings)Full HD, Enhanced (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)190 fps170 fps141 fps

Borderlands 3Full HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)95 fps85 fps65 fps51 fps

Team Fortress 2Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)132 fps120 fps

eFootball PES 2020Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)176 fps159 fps

FIFA 20Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)165 fps150 fps

The Witcher 3Full HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)169 fps135 fps118 fps80 fps

Need For Speed HeatFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)80 fps70 fps64 fps

Apex LegendsFull HD, Min. (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)212 fps178 fps128 fps

Battlefield VFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)145 fps115 fps105 fps97 fps

Call Of Duty Modern WarfareFull HD, V.Low (Check settings)Full HD, Normal (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)114 fps101 fps79 fps

ARK: Survival EvolvedFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)138 fps76 fps61 fps42 fps

Total War Three KingdomsFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)145 fps102 fps71 fps54 fps

 

 

 

World Of Tanks EncoreFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)361 fps206 fps141 fps





 

WarframeFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce RTX 2060 (90W)268 fps202 fps

Verdict

Actually, the results are not bad at all but we saw some strange behavior of this GPU (probably due to our particular configuration). In some games like CS:GO, the 80W version clearly outperforms the 90W one but in AC: Odyssey the 90W GeForce RTX 2060 wins with a decent margin. In a hefty amount of games, the 80W version takes the lead in Low-to-Medium settings while the 90W variant leads in High and Ultra presets. Maybe the Ryzen CPUs need some additional software optimizations (because on Low and Medium settings the games are more or less CPU-bound) or maybe the problem is somewhere else, who knows. But who will buy an RTX 2060-based laptop to play games on the lowest possible settings?

No matter what, the overall performance was quite good. The GeForce RTX 2060 [90W] offers a good performance bump in some games than the 80W version but in other tittles both GPUs are very close. As always it’s up to your personal preferences and wallet size. If the price difference between these two siblings is close, the 90W variant seems like a good deal. But if the price gap is too big the first logical choice is the 80W GeForce RTX 2060 and if you want more performance the next ones on the list are the 115W GeForce GTX 2060 and the non-SUPER GeForce RTX 2070.

All laptops equipped with the GeForce RTX 2060