RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) Performance Comparison!

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NVIDIA shaved $50 off the price of their GeForce RTX 2060 cards, just before AMD released their Radeon RX 5600 XT cards.

So now gamers have two great options at the sub-$300 price range.

For those who are wondering – which is the faster and better option – this comparison is for you!

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 Comparison!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Specifications

This table gives us a quick comparison of the two Radeon RX 5600 XT performance modes, versus the RTX 2060 and the newer RTX 2060 SUPER.

Specifications RTX 2060
SUPER
RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RX 5600 XT
(135W)
RTX 2060
Total Graphics Power 175 W 160 W 135 W 160 W
Stream Processors 2176 2304 2304 1920
Game Clock 1470 MHz 1615 MHz 1460 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1650 MHz 1750 MHz 1620 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 136 144 144 120
Max. Texture Rate 224.4 GT/s 252.0 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 201.7 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 48
Max. Pixel Rate 105.6 GP/s 112.0 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 448 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 336 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Current Price $399 $279 $279 $299

Based on specifications alone, the 160W Radeon RX 5600 XT offer the highest texture and pixel fill rates, but the RTX 2060 SUPER has more graphics memory and significantly higher memory bandwidth.

The GeForce RTX 2060, on the other hand, appears to be outclassed even by the 135W Radeon RX 5600 XT, except in memory bandwidth.

At the same TGP of 160W, the Radeon RX 5600 XT holds a significant advantage over the RTX 2060 in both texture fill rate and pixel fill rate.

Well, let’s see how they compare with each other!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : TLDR Summary

This summary is for those who just want a quick overview. The detailed results are in the next pages.

The last-minute power-up boost really transformed the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT into an RTX 2060 killer.

Even after NVIDIA shaved off $50 off its price, the GeForce RTX 2060 was no match for the Radeon RX 5600 XT.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT was significantly faster than the RTX 2060 in practically every game we threw at it. In fact, it came real close to the performance of the RTX 2060 SUPER!

Benchmark Resolution RTX 2060 RX 5600 XT
(160W)
RTX 2060 SUPER
Time Spy 1440p – 4% Baseline + 14%
2160p – 7% Baseline + 23%
F1 2019 1080p – 19% Baseline + 19%
1440p – 19.5% Baseline + 5%
2160p – 24% Baseline – 2%
World
War Z
1080p – 40% Baseline – 2.5%
1440p – 33.5% Baseline – 3%
2160p – 21.5% Baseline + 2%
Strange
Brigade
1080p – 19.5% Baseline + 20%
1440p – 16.5% Baseline + 21%
2160p – 10.5% Baseline + 18%
Division 2 1080p – 28.5% Baseline + 5.5%
1440p – 22.5% Baseline + 7%
2160p – 13.5% Baseline + 10%
AOTS 1080p – 40% Baseline
1440p – 48% Baseline – 4.5%
2160p – 43% Baseline – 3%
Average – 24% Baseline + 7.5%

So it is obvious to everyone that, prices being equal, the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is definitely significantly superior than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060.

And the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT is a strong challenger to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, which costs $100 or more extra!

 

Radeon RX 5600 XT vs GeForce RTX 2060 (Super) : Best Deals!

Finally, let’s check out the best deals for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, as well as the newly-discounted GeForce RTX 2060, and the newer GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Prices will change over time, so please click on the links to check for the latest prices.

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASRock £434
ASUS $319.99
$339.99
A$591
A$649
A$660
S$550
S$598
RM1598
RM1598
GIGABYTE $299.99 £218
£293
A$646
A$647
S$479
S$490
RM1539
RM1539
MSI $299.99
$339.99
£302
£339
A$495
A$585
S$475
PowerColor $279.99
$289.99
$309.99
£332
£343
£347
S$517 RM1399
RM1499
RM1499
Sapphire $289.99 £277 A$595 S$425
S$440
RM1358
RM1368
XFX $279.99
$319.99
£264
£281
A$528
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $339.99
$344.99
$349.99
£290
£332
£341
A$561
A$626
A$650
S$609
S$621
S$622
RM1249
RM1338
RM1399
EVGA $334.99
$340.99
$359.99
£330
£337
A$561
A$561
A$564
S$616
S$625
GIGABYTE $329.99
$359.99
£290
£300
S$445
S$449
RM1349
MSI $339.99
$359.99
$359.99
£297
£318
A$561
A$562
A$582
S$495
S$499
S$507
RM1259
RM1298
RM1298
PNY $339.99 £292 A$544
ZOTAC $319.99 £270 A$528
A$585
S$426
S$429
S$439
RM1250
RM1275
RM1319
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Price List
Brand US UK AU SG MY
ASUS $404.99
$409.99
$449.99
£369.99
£379.99
£387.00
A$669.00
A$683.30
A$694.47
S$699
S$715
S$729
RM2000
RM2050
RM2150
EVGA $413.99
$439.99
$459.99
£401.98
£414.99
£429.99
A$699.96
A$733.24
A$733.29
S$639
S$639
S$644
RM1878
RM1999
RM1999
GIGABYTE $409.99 £340.99
£345.66
A$651.95 S$680
S$680
S$680
RM2089
RM2179
RM2179
MSI $409.99
$429.37
£392.37
£398.99
A$649.00
A$665.00
S$569
S$616
RM1795
RM1799
PNY $399.99
$446.04
£339.99
£412.48
A$767.11 S$724
S$834
RM1879
RM1879
ZOTAC $399.99 £338.98
£399.95
£404.99
A$666.63
A$733.29
S$546
S$548
S$549
RM1702
RM1719
RM1722

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Benchmarking Notes

In addition to testing the Radeon RX 5600 XT in its two performance modes, we will compare it against both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, as well as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 441.87
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : Thermal Output

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

5600 XT vs RTX 2060 - temperature

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

The Radeon RX 5600 XT runs much cooler than the two NVIDIA cards. It actually runs cooler with the 160W BIOS, probably because the fan runs faster, or more often.

The 135W BIOS, on the other hand, is tuned to run quieter. So the fan tends to stay off longer.

 

RX 5600 XT vs RTX 2060 (Super) : 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

In the Time Spy test, the RX 5600 XT was faster than the RTX 2060 by 4% at 135W, and 11.4% faster at 160W.

At 160W, it came within 13% of the RTX 2060 SUPER, which is significantly more expensive.

Here is how much of an effect they have on the overall gaming score…

5600 XT vs RTX 2060 - Time Spy results 01

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the RX 5600 XT was faster than the RTX 2060 by 6% at 135W, and 8% faster at 160W.

The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER was 23% faster than the RX 5600 XT at 160W, but with a 43% higher price tag.

5600 XT vs RTX 2060 - Time Spy Extreme results 02

And here are their overall gaming scores at 4K…

5600 XT vs RTX 2060 - Time Spy Extreme results 01

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