Value for Money - 90%
Quality - 91%
Look/Feel - 90%
Extra's/Features - 89%
Today we have a look at the brand new ASUS STRIX RTX 2060 6GB Gaming OC Edtion, the card that Nvidia should have started with(especially for South Africans).
The RTX 2060 range runs on the same Turing Architecture as it’s bigger brother the RTX 2070. Running 1920 CUDA cores, 30 Ray tracing core and 240 Tensor cores this card really packs a punch. Couple this to 6GB’s of GDDR6 video ram and you can take on any game at 1440/1920.
I took out my trusty UL 3DMark, updated windows to it’s the latest update and got the new drivers for the RTX2060 range. Running the new Port Royal form UL 3DMark, this is there new Ray Tracing Benchmark module I got a nice score of 3900. Next, I moved on to UL 3DMark Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme where I got a respectable score of 7111 in Time Spy and 3216 in Time Spy Extreme.
With the synthetic tests done I moved over to the main test that everybody wants to know about and that what is it like with real world gaming conditions.
Well, I can report that on my current setup(which is 1080p) that I get roughly 58-62fps in Battlefield V with all the settings set to max(including Ray Tracing on). This might drop a bit when you play in 1440p. I then also tested it with Total War Warhammer II and in the battlefield test got a good 89 FPS. Gameplay was smooth as butter and I only had one problem in Mass Effect Andromeda where I had some screen tearing(but this is due to my current screen and not the car).
The ASUS STRIX RTX 2060 Gaming is also tricked out with the Latest Aura Sync on the front and back shrouds(the back shroud has a big ROG logo on it). It also features ASUS patented Wing Blade fans(3 of them!) and 0dB technology makes sure that it keeps the card cool under extreme gaming and silent when just browsing facebook. I can also say that the ASUS STRIX RTX2060 Gaming is not very loud when you start to
Another feature that I loved is the new Reinforced Frame, what this does to the card is give a bit more rigidity and compared to my older (and current ASUS STRIX 970) it’s a lot more rigid and helps take some of the strain from the
On the software front, you have ASUS GPU Tweak II for the guys that want to keep a close eye on there GPU Temp and to safely overclock their cards. You also get the complementary XSplit
But there was an odd piece of software that prickled my interest and that is Quantum Cloud. What it does is use your idle GPU(with your approval) and it makes you some extra cash(if you have a WeChat or PayPal acc). It is based on the Quantum Dot Cryptocurrency. From there explanation on their website, I gather that it’s not as resource intense as other cryptocurrencies and they keep your user data safe.
Overall I was really impressed with the ASUS STRIX RTX260 Gaming OC, It has the power to take on any new game and you will be future proof. I would recommend it to any gamer that is still hanging on to there Nvidia 900 series cards and entry level 10 series. The price might be a bit high for some but it would be worthwhile in the long run. The card looks spectaculer. Even with its 3 Wing Blade fans, it keeps its cool. Just make sure your case can handle the size. This is your local mad scientist signing out,…..now to wait for local pricing to be confirmed and it’s off to the bank for an upgrade loan!
- OpenGL 4.5
- 6GB GDDR6 Video Ram
- Game Mode – GPU Boost Clock: 1680MHz, GPU Clock Base: 1365MHz
- OC Mode – GPU Boost Clock: 1710MHz, GPU Clock Base: 1395MHz
- 1920 CUDA Cores
- 30 Raytracing cores
- 240 Tensor Cores
- 2x HDMI 2.0b ports, 2x Display Port 1.4, HDCP 2.2 support
- 7680×4320 Max supported Resolution