Monday, February 4th 2019

ASUS Debuts GeForce RTX 2060 TUF Gaming Graphics Card

With ASUS extending its TUF Gaming brand to pretty much every mainstream gamer-centric product, including co-branded hardware, it was only a matter of time before it built graphics cards with that badge again. Its first attempt was the GTX 950 TUF Echelon from way back in 2016. The new GeForce RTX 2060 TUF gaming is a stout little RTX 2060 card with around 20 cm in board length, 12.5 cm height, and 2-slot thickness. Pulling power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, it's one of the very few RTX 20-series cards to feature a DVI connector in addition to two DisplayPort 1.4 and a HDMI 2.0b.

The RTX 2060 TUF Gaming board design consists of a twin fan cooling solution, which uses an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that pulls heat from the GPU using two 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes that make flattened direct contact at the base; while two 80 mm double ball-bearing fans with IP5X (dust-proof) impellers ventilate the heatsink. There is no 0 dBA idle fan-off mode. You do get a full-coverage back-plate. ASUS is releasing this card in two SKUs based on clock-speeds, the TUF-RTX2060-6G, and the overclocked TUF-RTX2060-O6G. The latter ships with 1710 MHz boost clocks compared to 1689 MHz of the former. Both cards are expected to be priced well under $370.
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11 Comments on ASUS Debuts GeForce RTX 2060 TUF Gaming Graphics Card

#1
XXL_AI
1 fan is enough for short pcb.
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M2B
XXL_AI, post: 3987221, member: 182013"
1 fan is enough for short pcb.
Not for a 2060.
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jabbadap
M2B, post: 3987224, member: 172252"
Not for a 2060.
If it's was enough for Fury nano, it will suffice for RTX 2060. It will probably be loud, though. Every major AIB has short single fan version of RTX 2060: Palit StromX, Asus Phoenix, MSI Aero ITX and Gigabyte Mini ITX(And that horrible looking evga three slotter). Wonder though what happened to Asus Axial/radial hybrid fan from the old minis, was it so bad?
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#4
M2B
jabbadap, post: 3987258, member: 148195"
It will probably be loud
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#5
trog100
if two fans cool an 2080ti adequately (and it does cos i have a two fan 2080ti card) one fan should be plenty for a much lower power draw 2060..

trog
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M2B
trog100, post: 3987285, member: 21545"
if two fans cool an 2080ti adequately (and it does cos i have a two fan 2080ti card) one fan should be plenty for a much lower power draw 2060..

trog
These are low-end 2060s with low-end heat sinks and low-end everything.
Two fan design helps for a signficantly cooler and quieter solution.
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#7
bug
DVI is still more of a downside in 2019. And calling 30MHz an overclock, really?
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jabbadap
bug, post: 3987308, member: 157434"
DVI is still more of a downside in 2019. And calling 30MHz an overclock, really?
Graphics card in this tier DVI port is a plus. Having Dual link DVI is a must if one have good old over 60Hz@1080p or 1440p monitor. Some active HDMI/DP to dvi-dl costs some ~100€ if you can even find one anymore.

Edit: As for OC, it's not at stock clock, so calling it any other than OC model is a bit deceiving. And you can't really say anything from marketed boosts clocks where the clocks really are. Stock FE is marketed as 1680MHz boost and in reality it's running on 1865MHz average.
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#9
XXL_AI
M2B, post: 3987224, member: 172252"
Not for a 2060.
it will be enough if you add more copper, put high air flow fan and increase the size. its not a rocket science.
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#10
Anymal
trog100, post: 3987285, member: 21545"
if two fans cool an 2080ti adequately (and it does cos i have a two fan 2080ti card) one fan should be plenty for a much lower power draw 2060..

trog
Mos def
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#11
ArbitraryAffection
Looks like a brick with fans on it. I think it is a brick with fans on it.
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