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Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6 GB

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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.

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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.
 
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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...
 
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"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.
 

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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).
 
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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.
 

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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
 
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Ugh! Muh 1080! :( I feel robbed. lol
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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This card shouldn't cost more than 299$ but that's me :)
 
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I like that the lack of rtx support on win7 is written as a thumbs down.
But loud gaming cards are so last decade.
 
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why in your review it is ahead of gtx 1080 at 4k? in other review it stay behind about 10 fps....
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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)
 
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