Performance Summary & Conclusion

Performance summary charts 

Here are the performance results of 39 games and 2 synthetic tests comparing the stock and overclocked Red Devil RX Vega 56 8GB versus the stock and overclocked RTX 2060 6GB and versus the stock and overclocked GTX 1070 Ti 8GB.  The highest settings are always chosen and the settings are listed on the charts. The benches were run at 1920×1080 and at 2560×1440.

Most gaming results show average framerates in bold text, and higher is better. Minimum framerates are next to the averages in italics and in a slightly smaller font. A few games benched with OCAT show average framerates but the .1 minimums are expressed by frametimes in ms where lower numbers are better.  All overclocked numbers are represented by yellow text while stock values are in white text.  The RTX 2060 results are repeated in the charts below to make it easy to compare directly with the Red Devil RX 56 and with the GTX 1070 Ti

The first four columns are devoted to the Red Devil RX Vega 56 versus the RTX 2060.  The last four columns are devoted to the RTX 2060 versus the GTX 1070 Ti. “OC” refers to the overclocked cards’ performance and the overclocked results are shown in yellow text.  As always, open each chart in a separate tab for the best viewing.

Nothing has really changed significantly overall with overclocking.  We see all three cards each gain decent performance from overclocking.  The RTX 2060 wins more benchmarks than it loses at either stock or overclocked against both competing cards although a few individual results may shift between them due to variability in overclocking.

Let’s check out our conclusion.

Conclusion

This has been quite an interesting exploration for us in evaluating the manually overclocked RTX 2060 FE versus the overclocked Red Devil RX Vega 56 and versus the overclocked GTX 1070 Ti. All three cards appear to scale well with each of their respective overclocks although the overall ranking has not changed significantly from the stock values in our original RTX 2060 FE review.

The RTX 2060 is the quietest card of the three cards and it is quieter than the GTX 1070 Ti and significantly quieter than the Red Devil RX Vega 56 when all of the cards are overclocked and under full load. The RTX 2060 is a strong performer either at stock or overclocked, and at $349 it deserves BTR’s Editor’s Choice Award.

Early next week we will continue our Driver Performance Analyses series with a new post as a new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.1.1 driver edition from AMD has dropped yesterday.  In the meantime, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them in the comments section below, or on BTR’s Community forum.

Happy Gaming!

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