NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Linux Performance From Gaming To TensorFlow & Compute
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 8 January 2019. Page 9 of 9. 35 Comments

When running OctaneBench 4.0, this proprietary CUDA renderer is a bit odd with for example the GTX 980 Ti hitting close to the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Ti performance. Anyhow, of the RTX 2060 performance, it did come in 10% faster than the GTX 1080.

With the NAMD scientific simulations running on the GPUs via CUDA, the RTX 2060 performance came in between the GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti.

When running the [email protected] FAHBench, the RTX 2060 performance hit mid-way between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti performance.

And with the Turing power efficiency for [email protected] continuing to be well in front of Pascal GPUs and certainly for Maxwell.

Over the course of the various GPU compute benchmarks carried out, the RTX 2060 had an average temperature of 60 degrees for the core temperature and a peak of 71 degrees, similar to the thermal performance while gaming.

Under all these compute tests, the GeForce RTX 2060 with the Core i9 9900K had an average AC power draw of 164 Watts and a peak of 304 Watts. Meanwhile, the GTX 1080 came in slightly higher with a 167 Watt average and a peak of 316 Watts.

Overall, the GeForce RTX 2060 is an interesting graphics card at the $349 USD mark. For Linux gaming, FP32 compute, and other scenarios the performance is generally on-par with the GeForce GTX 1080 and similar to or beating the Radeon RX Vega 64. The RTX 2060 has the advantage of the ray-tracing capabilities though at the moment there isn't any noteworthy Vulkan ray-tracing games or even interesting demos for Linux users. For the tensor cores on the RTX 2060, the performance was certainly quite good with TensorFlow FP16 testing and in several of the benchmarks approaching the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The power efficiency of the RTX 2060 is certainly great as shown by those many data points. As I've only been testing this graphics card the past 24 hours now, I'll refrain from drawing any other conclusions but overall the performance is looking very good so far. Stay tuned for additional testing of the GeForce RTX 2060 and these other Turing graphics cards with more benchmarks to come.


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