After checking out Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Gaming OC model, feel free to check that video out, I will put it in the right top corner, I got my hands onto MSI’s RTX 2060 Gaming Z model, so a non-Super one, which I’m also going to review separately in the near future, be sure to subscribe for that one, I was thinking why not compare them to each other, since I assume they’re going to be a pretty often dilemma among users, and see which one brings in a better value in this RTX 2060 vs RTX 2060 Super battle.
Pulling their specification up and putting them side by side, it’s clear that the RTX 2060 Super has an advantage over the regular RTX 2060 in every field. I mean, of course, it has, it’s a super card, it says right on the box.r
Before all, it has 256 CUDA, 4 RT, and 32 tensor cores more, wider memory bus and higher memory bandwidth, 8 GB’s of GDDR6 video memory, instead of 6 GB that RTX 2060 has, while also having the same memory speed. But, the RTX 2060 Super does fall behind in one segment, that being the reference GPU boost clock, where the regular RTX 2060 has 30 MHz advantage over it, but in practice, that doesn’t mean that much because a) the final GPU boost clock varies depending on the thermals and other factors, b) most of you will buy an aftermarket model, just like these ones from MSI and Gigabyte GPU models, and they are factory overclocked out of the box, so the clocks vary anyway from model to model.
RTX 2060 vs RTX 2060 Super – The Ultimate Midrange Battle
In the end, this little difference in frequency also isn’t that important since both of the cards are coming from the different segment in respect to their GPU specifications that I’ve just mentioned, so one having few MHz more over the other, won’t be the main source of the performance difference between these two series.
As I mentioned, the representative for RTX 2060 series, in this case, is coming from MSI and that’s their Gaming Z model, which is not the cheapest aftermarket model out there, with the price tag being an above-average among all other offerings for this series. I’m using Nvidia’s web-shop here as a reference point for the pricing, just to have a somewhat of a level field. Prices wise, the same comment can be applied to Gigabyte’s Gaming OC model representing the RTX 2060 Super series. In the case of these two models the pricing difference between them, at least according to this web-shop, is 40$, or just a bit above 10%.
That would be one of the scenarios with a smaller price gap, which is pretty close to the difference of their MSRP launch price, just a bit higher, but ultimately you’re paying more for the same product, so it doesn’t matter what the difference is, which is why I’m trying to find something that’s so to speak more realistic and comparable, let’s we have someone who is on a budget. If you would to look and compare the cheapest options among them, so the cheapest RTX 2060 and the cheapest RTX 2060 Super, the difference would be even greater. Coincidentally both of these examples of the cheapest models for each series are coming from same Gigabyte’s basic Windforce series, so the price comparison is pretty on point. In that case, the difference boils down to the amount of 70$, which makes the RTX 2060 Super around 21% more expensive. That same number will be my target goal, or to put it better, performance gain and performance difference which the RTX 2060 Super has to achieve over the regular RTX 2060 model in order to justify its purchase on paper.
Obvious performance differenace between RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super
I’ve listed my setup in the description box down below, feel free to check it out, and in case you’re thinking of buying one of these two GPU’s, feel free let me know if you have any questions in the comments down below and I’ll help you out. So, let’s check out the performance of these puppies!
Right off the bat, you can see that at least according to the synthetic benchmarks, I was pretty close to scale with that difference, but as soon as we cross over to real games, that performance gain between them tapers off to even below 10% in some cases. Overall, I was way below the 21% mark in the majority of the benchmarks. I’ve used both the 1080p and 1440 resolution for my testing, which is where these two GPU’s feel at home, and that’s 1080p in regards to high-refresh-rate gaming and 1440p for you regular refresh-rate gaming.
Of course, you can always close or widen the gap by incorporating some manual overclocking in both of cases, but the fact of the matter is that you’re not going to get the same FPS per dollar value with the RTX 2060 Super, although you would maybe expect that.
According to their official specifications, their TPD figures are 160W for the RTX 2060 and 175W for the RTX 2060 Super series, so basically there’s no point of addressing their GPU temperatures across the series since that difference isn’t that big, to begin with, nor that it is that important in a way that it would affect anything on a greater scale, plus, most importantly, when it comes to aftermarket models, it varies from card to card, or their cooling setup to precise.
Who wins in the RTX 2060 Super vs RTX 2060 faceoff?
As for their power consumption, in my case, there was barely any difference and that’s probably because each manufacturer had a different power design approach, although Gigabyte’s RTX 2060 Super model in this case even had an extra 6-pin next to 8-pin PCI-express power connector. Once again that goes to show how this design segment can affect power draw to the point that even though these two GPU’s are differently specked, they have a power draw which is pretty much neck and neck, but then again, in this case, it was somewhat conditioned since their GPU specifications aren’t quite that opposite of each other, so there’s not that much room for getting any substantial difference. If you would compare their reference designs you would probably see a more obvious difference.
So, what’s my conclusion? It was obvious that the RTX 2060 Super is going to be a superior card, that wasn’t the question, but it was interesting to see how it stacks up against its cheaper brother, especially in regards to price to performance ratio, which, as you saw, doesn’t go into supers favor. But of course, if you really need better performance and you’re willing to spend that extra 50-60-70$ more on a graphics card, there’s really nothing stopping you from doing that. But on the other hand, if you think that you won’t see any difference in performance regards to what you would use it for, in a way that it would matter to you, then rather get better CPU, additional storage or RAM, or more attractive chassis.
That’s it for this time, thanks for checking out my RTX 2060 vs RTX 2060 Super comparison, hope it helps you in some way, and if you have any question feel free to hit me in the comments section of my YouTube video listed above, you can contact me via my social media channels!