• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6 GB

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,188 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
ZOTAC's GeForce RTX 2060 is the first custom-design RTX 2060 we review. It comes with a decent overclock out of the box and has the Samsung memory we love so much because it overclocks like crazy. Priced at $379, the card isn't much more expensive than the NVIDIA Founders Edition.

Show full review
 
Last edited:

newtekie1

Semi-Retired Folder
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
28,437 (4.69/day)
Location
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 10850K@5.2GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z470 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB DDR4-3600
Video Card(s) RTX 2070 Super
Storage 500GB SX8200 Pro + 8TB with 1TB SSD Cache
Display(s) Acer Nitro VG280K 4K 28"
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply eVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G3
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Joined
Oct 29, 2018
Messages
127 (0.09/day)
Price is the main problem here. ZOTAC is the cheapest AIB manufacturer. If it priced RTX 2060 at $379, you can be sure ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte etc. will be probably charging $399 for idle fan stop enabled variants. x060 series just got 40 % more expensive (+$150), W1zzard you should be raging about this in every review. The only site that did rage about it was Anandtech.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,789 (0.59/day)
Price is the main problem here. ZOTAC is the cheapest AIB manufacturer. If it priced RTX 2060 at $379, you can be sure ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte etc. will be probably charging $399 for idle fan stop enabled variants. x060 series just got 40 % more expensive (+$150), W1zzard you should be raging about this in every review. The only site that did rage about it was Anandtech.

Well this one is not the cheapest Zotac RTX 2060 either(Two models this one is the more expensive one). While true these are expensive cards, that Price/$ justifies the price they have.

You mean GTX 2060.

You mean RTX 2060...
 
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
Messages
236 (0.07/day)
Processor Ryzen 9 3900x
Motherboard MSI B550 Gaming Plus
Cooling be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 32GB GSkill Ripjaws V 3600CL16
Video Card(s) 3060Ti FE
Storage Samsung 970 EVO 1TB, Samsung 840 EVO 1TB, WD Green 1TB
Display(s) ASUS ProArt PA278QV
Case be quiet! Pure Base 500
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex III 650W
Mouse A4Tech X-748K
Keyboard Logitech K300
Software Win 10 Pro 64bit
"Only small price increase over Founders Edition " - why is that a positive when FE should be the most expensive card?

I any case, what is the point of 2070 now? As I see it, when looking at the performance of RTX lineup, 2080 Ti should be the 2080 at $750-800, 2080 the 2070 at $550-600 and 2070 should not even exist or should be sold as 2060 Ti for ~$450 at most.
 

newtekie1

Semi-Retired Folder
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
28,437 (4.69/day)
Location
Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 10850K@5.2GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z470 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB DDR4-3600
Video Card(s) RTX 2070 Super
Storage 500GB SX8200 Pro + 8TB with 1TB SSD Cache
Display(s) Acer Nitro VG280K 4K 28"
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply eVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G3
Software Windows 10 Pro x64

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,188 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,789 (0.59/day)
The cheaper variant (Twin Fan) comes at FE pricing

Yeah it's good to see more cards coming out at msrp prices. But I'm a bit disappointed of this particular card, though. It gives nothing over FE, in fact only advantage over FE is higher power limit. But the noise figures are out of this realm. So in overall FE is better buy(I never thought that I would say something like that).
 
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
193 (0.08/day)
W1zzard, one thing that would be appreciated in your cooler teardown is to list the fan model - Zotac has been cheaping out on including quality fans for a while now.

Many of their 10 series cards had absolutely the lowest bidder sleeve bearing fans. So badly out of balance that you could feel the card vibrate when brand new and that would compound the wear of the crappy sleeve bearing.

10 months in and and an RMA would be needed - Zotac ofcourse will not send a replacement fan, necessitating to pay for shipping. Mind you they include some of the worst designed and heavy coolers such as the AMP edition on the 10 series. Loud, big, heavy and inefficient.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
24,188 (3.65/day)
Processor Core i7-8700K
Memory 32 GB
Video Card(s) RTX 3080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 10 64-bit
W1zzard, one thing that would be appreciated in your cooler teardown is to list the fan model - Zotac has been cheaping out on including quality fans for a while now.

Many of their 10 series cards had absolutely the lowest bidder sleeve bearing fans. So badly out of balance that you could feel the card vibrate when brand new and that would compound the wear of the crappy sleeve bearing.

10 months in and and an RMA would be needed - Zotac ofcourse will not send a replacement fan, necessitating to pay for shipping. Mind you they include some of the worst designed and heavy coolers such as the AMP edition on the 10 series. Loud, big, heavy and inefficient.
Good suggestion, I'll see what I can do about that. Some heatsinks are just terrible to take apart
 
Joined
Dec 15, 2006
Messages
1,703 (0.30/day)
Location
Oshkosh, WI
System Name ChoreBoy
Processor 8700k Delided
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Master
Cooling 420mm Custom Loop
Memory CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 2x8GB @ 3000Mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA 1080 SC
Storage 1TB SX8200, 250GB 850 EVO, 250GB Barracuda
Display(s) Pixio PX329 and Dell E228WFP
Case Fractal R6
Audio Device(s) On-Board
Power Supply 1000w Corsair
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores A million on everything....
Ugh! Muh 1080! :( I feel robbed. lol
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2017
Messages
74 (0.04/day)
wow and well

1st,as all see,itsfaster than gtx 1080/vega64....but powerdraw is almost hafl for vega64,....and i never stop amazed how lausy gpu vega64 really are. worst of 10 years!
gtx 1080 is stone age gp,but its still very good one and win 100-0 for vega64,if price go okay.

looks zotac made average gpu version of rtx 2060 and they oversize cooling much,also few technical issues missing,but still, i think its earrn editor choice reward,yes.
come on Techpower, if you dare give reward it fatboy rx 590,you should give it all rtx 2060 gpus,so much better performance and efficiency they have.

ok, i think we need wait example msi rtx 2060 Z and asus strix rtx 2060 OC models,they exploid bank. there is another good also ,example Plait ,gigabyte aregood makrs for gpu market.

great work nvidia.

p.s. that gpu not loose much radeon VII aka vega64 2 gpu,both so lausy.
 
Joined
Oct 21, 2005
Messages
6,202 (1.02/day)
Location
USA
System Name Gaming
Processor Intel i5 8600K
Motherboard Asrock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Fan: 8x ThermalRight TY-143, 2x Corsair SP120L |Phanteks PH-TC14PE|2x Aquacomputer Splitty 9Active
Memory G-Skill TridentZ 2X8GB F4-3200C14D-16GTZ
Video Card(s) EVGA Geforce 3060 XC Black Gaming 12GB
Storage 1x Samsung 970 Pro 512GB NVMe (OS), 2x Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB (data 1 and 2)
Display(s) Dell S3220DGF 32" 2560x1440 165Hz Primary, Dell P2017H 19.5" 1600x900 Secondary
Case Lian Li O11 Air Mini
Audio Device(s) Audiotechnica ATH M50X + Antlion ModMic
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 660 Watt Platinum
Mouse Zowie EC3-C
Keyboard Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless Red
Software Win 10 LTSC 1809
Pricewise, Nvidia new 6 series is the old 7 series. Makes sense. I'll just lower my expectations with regards to a reasonable budget.

I am impressed that it compares favorably to the 1080 and Vega though. Instead of a 2060, I think I'd rather buy a 1070ti/1080 for the additional VRAM and wider bus, probably will age better. They often creep into the $350 range right now. Going to skip this gen.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
Messages
1,041 (0.47/day)
Location
Pristina
System Name My PC
Processor 4670K@4.4GHz
Motherboard Gryphon Z87
Cooling CM 212
Memory 2x8GB+2x4GB @2400GHz
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS Black Edition 1425MHz OC+, 8GB
Storage Intel 530 SSD 480GB + Intel 510 SSD 120GB + 2x500GB hdd raid 1
Display(s) HP envy 32 1440p
Case CM Mastercase 5
Audio Device(s) Sbz ZXR
Power Supply Antec 620W
Mouse G502
Keyboard G910
Software Win 10 pro
This card shouldn't cost more than 299$ but that's me :)
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2016
Messages
99 (0.05/day)
I like that the lack of rtx support on win7 is written as a thumbs down.
But loud gaming cards are so last decade.
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2016
Messages
406 (0.19/day)
System Name Gaming PC / I7 XEON
Processor I7 4790K @stock / XEON W3680 @ stock
Motherboard Asus Z97 MAXIMUS VII FORMULA / GIGABYTE X58 UD7
Cooling X61 Kraken / X61 Kraken
Memory 32gb Vengeance 2133 Mhz / 24b Corsair XMS3 1600 Mhz
Video Card(s) Gainward GLH 1080 / MSI Gaming X Radeon RX480 8 GB
Storage Samsung EVO 850 500gb ,3 tb seagate, 2 samsung 1tb in raid 0 / Kingdian 240 gb, megaraid SAS 9341-8
Display(s) 2 BENQ 27" GL2706PQ / Dell UP2716D LCD Monitor 27 "
Case Corsair Graphite Series 780T / Corsair Obsidian 750 D
Audio Device(s) ON BOARD / ON BOARD
Power Supply Sapphire Pure 950w / Corsair RMI 750w
Mouse Steelseries Sesnsei / Steelseries Sensei raw
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma / Razer BlackWidow Chroma
Software Windows 1064bit PRO / Windows 1064bit PRO
why in your review it is ahead of gtx 1080 at 4k? in other review it stay behind about 10 fps....
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,789 (0.59/day)
lolwut?! These cards comes at 530$ in my country. So I'm not buying this bullshit.

And yea, strange u've got rtx 2060 (FE review) sample before it hit the market....

P.S. For example - so no one should call me loudmouth - take this https://hotline.ua/computer-videoka...windforce-oc-6g-gv-n2060wf2oc-6gd/prices/#1/0 , grab the lowest 5digit number, and divide by 28. You've got $$$ price.

Well the card is not actually released yet. But if Nvidia price is something to cling on, it will direct compete with RX vega⁵⁶ ongoing sale prices here in Finland. What kind of VAT do you have in Ukraine?
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,789 (0.59/day)
20%. However, the exact level of VAT for you at customs depends on bribe u give customers.

Well it's 24% here. There's no custom duties on graphics cards here so that kind of expenses I'm not familiar with(And to be fair that sound more like a corruption than normal customs).

In Finland graphics card VAT price includes posting fees, so if i.e. I purchase imaginary card from US with $349+$25 shipping, Final euro price would be $374 -> 324€(VAT 0%)*1.24 = 401.76€ VAT 24%. Which is the reason why non-VAT American msrp does not directly convert to euro price with VAT($349-> 302.90*1.24=375.60€ VAT 24%).

Edit: @W1zzard I think I have requested it before but could you use higher resolution for your Dynamic OC: Clock vs. Voltage curve. 1080p is kind of cpu bottleneck territory with these powerful graphics cards.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Mar 18, 2008
Messages
5,716 (1.10/day)
System Name Virtual Reality / Bioinformatics
Processor Undead CPU
Motherboard Undead TUF X99
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory GSkill 128GB DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB + 860 EVO 2TB + WD Black 5TB
Display(s) 32'' 4K Dell
Case Fractal Design R5
Audio Device(s) BOSE 2.0
Power Supply Seasonic 850watt
Mouse Logitech Master MX
Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
VR HMD HTC Vive + Oculus Quest 2
Software Windows 10 P
And that just made the entire stack of Vega56/64 obsolete, well unless you MUST buy Radeon GPU.

Would AMD drop Vega56/64 prices close to $300 or even below $300 now? At current state Vega64 really should not be priced over RTX 2060 FE pricing which is $350.
 
Joined
Jan 4, 2018
Messages
155 (0.09/day)
Well it's 24% here. There's no custom duties on graphics cards here so that kind of expenses I'm not familiar with(And to be fair that sound more like a corruption than normal customs).

In Finland graphics card VAT price includes posting fees, so if i.e. I purchase imaginary card from US with $349+$25 shipping, Final euro price would be $374 -> 324€(VAT 0%)*1.24 = 401.76€ VAT 24%. Which is the reason why non-VAT American msrp does not directly convert to euro price with VAT($349-> 302.90*1.24=375.60€ VAT 24%).

Seems like we don't have custom duty for computer parts aswell - at least, I've ordered the whole loop - cpu block, fullcover, pump, rads, alot of other stuff - from ekwb shop for 650€, and payed ~4000 uah, which is exactly 124€ or 20% from purchase. The only thing is better about our customs- is that delivery isn't included in VAT calculation - you pay percent only from price of goods + 150€ limit - below that, it's totally free from any payments and duties - i.e. if you're ordering some discounted 1050ti or 570 for ~149$, you pay only 149$ for card + delivery. Thus, you can get your rx 570 for only, lets say, 169$, brand new from us.

Delivery was by DHL, though I've had personally visit local custom office and fill the blanks by myself - and you know, it was more than civilized and in an orderly fashion, without any "bribe" stuff.
That's more large business related, customs don't "touch" usual folks like me. Especially for "only" 650€, especially nowadays, with this corruption hysteria all over - they'd better haunt someone with 1M$ orders and imports. But I think this way of things inherent to all countries - it's just folks like to say how it is bad "here" (UA), and how it is good "there" (EU)
 
Top