Announcement of the Nvidia RTX 2060 6Gb video card and mining performance forecast
- Created: Wednesday, 09 January 2019 00:34
On January 7, 2019, the Nvidia video card of the middle price range of the new generation RTX 2060 6Gb was introduced, replacing the previous generation GTX 1060, which is popular among gamers and miners. Most likely, all our readers have already familiarized themselves with the characteristics and tests in the games of the new product from Nvidia, so we will not repeat, we just say that the performance of the Nvida RTX 2060 in games is equivalent to the GTX1070 of the previous generation or even the GTX1070Ti. We are most interested in the performance of the mining and whether RTX 2060 can become a full replacement for the GTX1070 or even the GTX1080. To do this, we compare the main characteristics of these video cards and try to present the performance in the mining of the RTX 2060 on the basis of these data, especially since, with the announcement of its RTX colleagues, we managed to do it with fairly good accuracy.
|Frequency GPU (BOOST)||1506(1709)||1506MHz (1683MHz)||1607Mhz (1703)||1365Mhz (1680)||1410Mhz(1620Mhz)|
|Memory||6Gb GDDR5||8GB GDDR5||8Gb GDDR5X||6Gb GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory bus width||192bit||256bit||256bit||192bit||256bit|
|Total memory bandwidth||192Gbit/s||256Gbit/s||320Gbit/s||336Gbit/s||448Gbit/s|
|Announced price, USD||299 USD||349 USD||600 USD||349 USD||499 USD|
In the table of comparison of various video cards, we have identified the most interesting moments, namely the memory bandwidth of the RTX 2060 is higher than that of the GTX1080, and the performance of the GPU in the FP32 integer operations is at the level of the GTX1070. From this we can conclude that the Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card in the Ethereum mining (highly dependent on the performance of the memory subsystem) will be at the level of the GTX1080 using the OhGodAnETHlargementPill or even slightly higher around 35-40 Mh / s. In other algorithms focusing on the pure performance of the GPU (Raven, Monero, BitcoinGold, SUQA), the novelty will consistently exceed the performance of the older GTX1070 card, but of the previous generation. Since Recently, there is a tendency that the authors of mining software manage to make much more hashrate from the RTX20xx video cards with each new version of their software than for the previous generation GTX10xx, then over time this difference in the performance of two generations of video cards will only increase.
Among the shortcomings of the RTX2060, it is worth noting the high power consumption for this class of video cards, since a cut-down GPU chip from RTX2070 is used, and in terms of power consumption in the mining, the new product will be equivalent to its older comrade RTX2070. The results of the tests in mining RTX2070 can be found in this article.
The Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 6gb video card will show excellent mining results with the Ethash algorithm, even considering its overpriced price, but if you consider that mining ethereum can change the mining algorithm to another one or switch to POS mining completely, this is the only advantage over GTX1070 the novelty will also be able to lose soon and the purchase of such a video card for mining will not be the most profitable option.