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GeForce RTX 2060 vs Radeon R9 295X2

Intro

The GeForce RTX 2060 features clock speeds of 1365 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 1920 SPUs as well as 120 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R9 295X2, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1018 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1250 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is made up of 2816 SPUs, 176 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2060 160 Watts
Radeon R9 295X2 500 Watts
Difference: 340 Watts (213%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 295X2 should theoretically be quite a bit superior to the GeForce RTX 2060 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 640000 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 344064 MB/sec
Difference: 295936 (86%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 295X2 will be a lot (approximately 119%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce RTX 2060. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 358336 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 163800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 194536 (119%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 295X2 will be quite a bit (about 99%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce RTX 2060, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon R9 295X2 130304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce RTX 2060 65520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 64784 (99%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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GeForce RTX 2060

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Radeon R9 295X2

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 2060 Radeon R9 295X2
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2019 April 2014
Code Name TU106-200A-KA-A1 Vesuvius
Memory 6144 MB 4096 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1365 MHz 1018 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 14000 GB/s 5000 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 160 watts 500 watts
Bandwidth 344064 MB/sec 640000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 163800 Mtexels/sec 358336 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 65520 Mpixels/sec 130304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1920 2816 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 120 176 (x2)
Render Output Units 48 64 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 512-bit (x2)
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 10800 million 6200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 2060

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 295X2

Amazon.com

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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