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Is the RTX 2060 a Good Graphics Card for Fortnite?

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Your graphics card is one of the most important parts of your gaming PC.

Because it generally has the biggest effect on your performance when gaming.

And it’s usually the most expensive part, too.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (link to Amazon) is the latest in the Turing architecture released by NVIDIA in 2018.

It has 1920 CUDA cores, uses GGDR memory and has a video memory (VRAM) of 6GB. The base clock is 1365 MHz with a boost clock of 1680 MHz.

What is the GTX equivalent of the RTX 2060?


The RTX in RTX 2060 stands for Ray Tracing.

Ray Tracing is a rendering technique to get the most realistic and lifelike graphics possible.

But it’s not well used in Fortnite because of the cartoon-like graphics.

So RTX is turned off because it can reduce your Frames Per Second (FPS) when gaming.

Moreover, you may be more familiar with the GTX family of NVIDIA graphics cards, since that is the standard naming convention.

And the GTX performance equivalent to the RTX 2060 is the GTX 1070 Ti. But the GTX 1070 Ti is more than 2 years old and uses the Pascal architecture.

Because it’s so old it’s (almost) impossible to buy new. However, you could get yourself a good deal if you choose to buy used.

Note that many of these cards may have been heavily overclocked or used for mining and this can reduce the life span.

In general, I recommend you buy new from a reputable store with a good return policy. So you can return your graphics card if anything were to go wrong.

In other words, you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on something that doesn’t work and have no money-back guarantee.

If you’re looking for the GTX equivalent from the newest Turing architecture then you’re looking at getting either the GTX 1660 or GTX 1660 Ti.

Both the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti are slower than the RTX 2060. But they are also cheaper and the performance decrease is roughly linear.

What is the AMD equivalent of the RTX 2060?

RTX 2060


In terms of price, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 is about the same as to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

However, in Fortnite, the RTX 2060 outperforms the RX 5700 because Fortnite prefers NVIDIA GPUs.

The performance equivalent in Fortnite is the RX 5700 XT. But this card is a bit more expensive and is a similar price to the RTX 2060 Super.

The RTX 2060 Super does, of course, perform better than the RX 5700 XT in Fortnite. So, if you’re looking to spend a little more and you’re only looking to play Fortnite, then the RTX 2060 Super may make sense for your use case.

But note that both the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT have more VRAM than both versions of the RTX 2060 (8GB vs 6GB).

This may not matter much because VRAM in Fortnite typically doesn’t go higher than 3GB even when playing with Epic settings.

Moreover, the AMD cards have worse thermals and are noisier. And they are less power efficient.

So you could end up saving more money over time by going for an NVIDIA card as a result.

What FPS can you expect with the RTX 2060


Your FPS is largely dependant on the CPU you’re using to play Fortnite.

As well as other components such as your RAM and so on.

Of course, I don’t know what the specs of your PC are.

But with my budget AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU and 3000 MHz RAM I am able to get a constant 144+ FPS when playing Fortnite with the RTX 2060. Note that’s when using low settings to get the highest FPS possible when playing Fortnite.

This is great if you’re a competitive player because higher FPS can help improve your aim. And make the game feel smoother and better to play in general.

However, you will need to use a monitor with a high enough refresh rate (Hz) in order to see the extra FPS.

Conclusion


There are a lot of great graphics cards available right now.

Because there’s so much competition.

And competition is great for consumers as it means cheaper prices.

But with so much choice comes a lot of confusion about what to buy.

Here’s what you need to know: Fortnite is not the most graphically intense game and it prefers NVIDIA GPUs. And the RTX 2060 is a good choice at its price point.

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