- Graphic card
- EVGA 06G-P4-2068-KR GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate
EVGA 06G-P4-2068-KR GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra Gaming, 6GB GDDR6, Dual Fans, Metal Backplate
- Real Boost Clock: 1680 MHz; Memory detail: 6144 MB GDDR6
- Real-Time ray tracing in games for cutting-edge, hyper-realistic graphics
- Dual fans offer higher performance cooling and much quieter acoustic noise.
- Built for EVGA precision X1 all-metal backplate, pre-installed.Avoid using unofficial software
- 3 year & EVGA's top notch technical support.
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Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on June 25, 2023
I'm running an i7-7700k system that works fine for me for pretty much everything still. The only thing really lacking lately was my GTX 960. It would not run a game like GTAV well at all anymore. My single fan EVGA GTX 960 SC would get very choppy and the fan would ramp up to 100% and be pretty noisy. A quick note on the 960 is most of the time during normal/non-game use, the fan does not spin at all and GPU temp would sit around 60C. The fan would not turn on until 80C. That's all fine and normal, but that GPU was just not cutting it anymore, so I figured it was time for a final upgrade for my aging 7th gen Z270 machine. Ordered up this single fan RTX 2060 SC Gaming. It blows the 960 SC out of the water obviously. The 2060 fan seems to always run at 33%/1000 RPM during normal use. I loaded up EVGA's Precision X1 and the fan speed cannot be set below 33%. But that's OK. I honestly can't even hear it. Under heavier use/gaming, the fan definitely spins up higher, but it's very much less noticeable than the 960. As I'm sitting here writing this review, the GPU temp is at 33C, fan is at 1k RPM and is basically silent. Just ran GTAV for a couple of hours. It was buttery smooth. GPU temp was running around 60-65C and fan hit maybe 2k RPM. Could barely hear it. Not bad at all. I run an LG ultrawide display and it handles 2560x1080@60Hz very well. One final note. I always found this annoying about my GTX 960. I have my TV connected to the HDMI port and my normal monitor on the DisplayPort. The 960's HDMI port is primary. So my TV had to be on if I wanted to see POST messages. This RTX 2060 is the opposite. The DP is primary. Yes, the single fan 2060 does take up 3 slots, and the 960 only took two, but I'm not running any other PCIe cards, so it really doesn't matter. I don't think I could be much happier with this upgrade. I can highly recommend this 2060 series as a low cost option for a GPU upgrade to anyone else with a similar system before going all out on an entire system upgrade.
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 out of 5 stars Decent GPU when on sale. Otherwise go with a RTX 30 Series GPUReviewed on July 13, 2022
UPDATE Date Written: 11/18/2022 Rating: 5/5 ★Price★ With the GPU often going on sale for $280, I'd have to argue now that it's a great deal for budget build PCs. I gave this thought, reconsidering GPU prices of the RTX 3060, 3070, both their variants. I've also been watching market prices closely for the past year. EVGA sales are more frequent so you're not going to be waiting long if they're not on sale. The RTX 3060 12GB is normally about $450, and it isn't that much faster than the RTX 2060. The RTX 2060 6GB is about $350 but goes on sale often. Would you pay $75-100 extra for 10% performance increase and 6gb of additional ram? Personally, I don't see it as a problem unless I wanted to play at 1440p, 2k, 4k resolutions. ★Performance★ This is an important note to anyone getting this GPU. Do not use fan coolers. Get liquid cooling, a bigger PC case with fans, and you'll be surprised at how cool this GPU runs. I've been able to max out my settings all because I kept my CPU from heating up my PC. Without a doubt, if you had a small PC case using a stock cooler, you'd experience what I did in my last review. It made a huge difference in performance. Because there's no thermal throttling, I've been able to play every game with max settings at 60FPS at 1080p. Highest quality DXR does somewhat take a hit, mostly due to the lack of VRAM. Easily, this is a worthwhile GPU for budget PCs. I should note that you shouldn't try to overclock this card as there's no voltage control. ★Problems★ This section isn't to remark on issues, but to explain how you should have your PC case optimally set up when using higher-end GPUs. If you're still using a fan cooler, I recommend what I suggested above and purchase a bigger PC case with fans along with liquid cooling. It will go a long way, not just for your GPU, but for every component in your PC. It will drop all temps dramatically, keeping it all alive longer. I wouldn't be surprised if fan coolers were the primary cause of suddenly dead GPUs. The RTX 2060 6GB rarely hits temps of 50-60. Will be updating review to show benchmarks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL Date Written: 7/13/2022 Rating: 2/5 ★Price★ At the time of purchase, RTX GPUs were overpriced, often $100s over MSRP. I was able to get mine for $280 brand new which seemed like a good deal, especially when the RTX 3050 performs worse than the RTX 2060. Now that GPU prices are closing in on their MSRPs, buying the RTX 2060 KO Ultra was more of a loss. I can confidently say that the RTX 20 Series is no longer worth the money, and you should be looking into a RTX 30 Series instead. I won't even recommend getting the RTX 2060 12GB as you can find the RTX 3060 OC 12gb that costs a little more, if not nearly the same price. Of course, avoid the RTX 3050 as well. ★Performance★ If you're buying this GPU because it uses a binned RTX 2070/2080 die, you should know that it doesn't offer better in-game performance than its predecessor. With DLSS/FidelityFX enabled, it runs at 60fps 1080p with raytracing settings on high. However, there is an obvious loss of quality when upscaling 720p and below to 1080p. When upscaling is disabled, it runs at 30-45fps on average. For that, I can't recommend this as an "entry-level DXR capable GPU". For non-DXR gaming, it can easily achieve 60fps at 1080p/1440p resolution. While it's a fair and considerable upgrade from a GTX, I would much rather have a RTX that can handle raytracing without upscaling. ★Problems★ Because of its two-slot design, the heatsink doesn't disperse as much heat as its three-slot predecessor, and so it heats up more. Without a doubt, it would struggle to stay cool in PC cases with poor airflow or were too small. The GPU's fan curve seems to max at 85%, so you will need EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner to allow 100% fan speed. As a warning, it will get MUCH louder. The GPU's power limit is clamped, so you can't safely overclock the GPU very much, if at all. The RTX 2060 Founders Edition can be overclocked to perform better than the KO Ultra. Not that I'm recommending the Founders Edition variant, I still believe you should look for a RTX 30 series GPU, except the RTX 3050.
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