EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Graphics Card Review

Today we will be presenting the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Gaming Graphics Card. We can consider this to be an extremely budget friendly card and offers something that most don’t, one of the smallest 2060’s I have come across.  At the time of this review this is the cheapest 2060 on the market! And as far as I can find the smallest dual fan 2060. There are a couple of smaller 2060’s but those are single fan and as far as I am concerned I would want the dual fan just for better thermals.

Now the price of this card is what first intrigued me. Lets take a look at what we can get for around the same price range. Looks like I could get a GTX 1660 Ti, 1660 Super, RX 570, RX 580, or a 5600 XT. All of those are hands down out performed by this card, except the 5600 XT, offering the best head to head battle. Now lets take a look at the price of a 5600 XT ($299-to upwards of $400), so the price is competitive, for the lower end 5600 XT’s. But something you won’t find is a version in this compact size. This card has the slight advantage in performance compared to a 5600 XT and what great’s, it cost a little less and the footprint is amazingly small. One last thing the card supports RTX something yet to be found on the latter. As far as comparable prices this iteration takes the cake. Plus the 2060 KO is the exact same size as the 1660 SC from EVGA. Perfect for those mini systems!

The EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism, speed, power efficiency, and immersion. With the EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series gaming cards you get the best gaming experience with next generation graphics performance, ice cold cooling, and advanced overclocking features with the all new EVGA Precision X1 software. The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for perfrmance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDI RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is not only a whole new way to experience games – this is the ultimate PC gaming experience.

Here’s a quick comparison of the GeForce RTX 20 series from Nvidia (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Pascal
CUDA Cores 2944 2304 1920 1280
Frame Buffer 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1515 MHz
1410 MHz 1365 MHz
1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1710 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz 1708  MHz
Giga Rays/s 8 6 5 N/A
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 Gb/s 448 Gb/s 336 Gb/s 192 Gb/s
Power 215W 175W 160W 120W
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ray Tracing Yes Yes Yes No

 

I would like to thank EVGA for providing the sample; without their support, this review would not be possible!

Here’s a little snippet from their website.

EVGA is one of the top NVIDIA authorized partners in channel sales throughout North America. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, a 90 day Step-Up program, and other customer focused programs, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system builders. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong.

OK let’s get down to business and start with the specifications and features of the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO.

You can by the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO graphics card for around USD $299 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Sx2OHm

 

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