The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB FE Gaming Temperatures:
After playing PUBG for over an hour at 1440P we found that the temperatures topped out at 68C with the fans spinning at 44% or roughly 1650 RPM. Noise levels were more than acceptable and this GPU cooler shouldn’t be heard from a couple feet away over your other case fans in a PC with good airflow even while gaming.
For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.
Power Consumption Results: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR5 was found to use roughly the same power as the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming. NVIDIA lists the RTX 2070 TDP for board partners as being 175W and the TDP for the RTX 2060 FE being 160W. We expected the RTX 2060 FE to use a little less power than the RTX 2070 and it ever so slightly does.
Let’s wrap this review up!