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GTX 1070 Ti Vs RTX 2060: Our Recommendation

This compares discusses the specs and architectural differences of the RTX 2060 and the GTX 1070 Ti, and tests them in Gaming Benchmarks to see how they perform in several games.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

Rated: 7.2/10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Rated: 8/10


Pros And Cons

GPUProsCons
GeForce RTX 2060โœ… Better Overall Gaming Performance
โŒ Higher Price Point
GeForce GTX 1070 Tiโœ… Better Used MarketโŒ Higher Temperature

Key Takeaways
  • In our benchmarks, the RTX 2060 has a higher frame rate than the GTX 1070 Ti. 2060 outperformed the 1070 Ti by around 5% in tested games at 1080p resolution.
  • Regarding thermal efficiency, both cards have identical temperatures. There is only a minimal temperature difference, which is 1%.
  • As of mid-July, the current market price difference is 10%. The RTX 2060 is priced higher than the GTX 1070 Ti, which is only available as a refurbished one.
  • We recommend the RTX 2060 as it has the latest architecture compared to the GTX 1070 Ti and has better game performance. However, GTX 1070 Ti is also a good option if you have a lower budget and want a decent performance.
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Comparison Table

SpecificationsGeForce GTX 1070 TiGeForce RTX 2060
CUDA Cores24321920
Tensor CoresNA240
RT CoresNA30
Memory Bandwidth256.3 GB/s336.0 GB/s
Suggested PSU450W450W
Release DateNov 2nd, 2017Jan 7th, 2019
Approximate Price$399$300

Architectural Differences

  1. Process Size: Starting off the architectural differences, the RTX 2060 has processing nodes of 12nm, whilst the GTX 1070 Ti has processing nodes of 16nm. This means the RTX 2060 is built using a smaller process size, allowing for more transistors and potentially better performance.
  2. Clock SpeedsThe RTX 2060 has a base clock of 1365MHz, which boosts up to 1680MHz. Meanwhile, the GTX 1070 Ti has a base frequency of 1607MHz, which boosts up to 1683MHz.
  3. VRAM: The RTX 2060 has a smaller VRAM size of 6GB GDDR6, whereas the 1070 Ti has a larger VRAM size of 8GB but of the GDDR5 type. This difference is balanced with the memory generation difference. 
  4. TDPFinally, the TDP of the RTX 2060 is 160W, whereas the GTX 1070 Ti can draw up to 180W.

The first generation of RTX cards garnered universal criticism for their absorbent prices whilst offering features that seemed like gimmicks. On the other hand, the last generation of GTX cards was universally loved and praised. In the GTX 1070 Ti vs RTX 2060 comparison, we will highlight the performance of each of these cards in modern games.


Gaming Benchmarks – 1080p 

In this section of the GTX 1070 Ti vs RTX 2060 comparison, I will showcase the performance of these cards in modern titles at the time of writing this article. All the games in this section were tested at the resolution of 1080p.

Testing Rig

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • In our first game, the RTX 2060 and GTX 1070 Ti had an impressive performance, though they were mostly identical. The RTX 2060 managed an average of 97 FPS, whereas the GTX 1070 Ti had an average of 90 FPS.
  • 1% lows on either card did not dip substantially below what we saw in their average framerate. The RTX 2060 maintained a 1% low of 93 FPS, whereas the GTX 1070 Ti had a slightly lower 1% low of 86 FPS

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • In Far Cry 5, we saw that the RTX 2060 outshone the competition with a slightly higher average of 122 FPS, surpassing the GTX 1070 Ti’s average of 113 FPS.
  • The GTX 1070 Ti maintained a 1% low of 110 FPS, while the RTX 2060 recorded a higher 1% low of 119 FPS.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Rise Of The Tomb Raider @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • In Rise of the Tomb Raider, the RTX 2060 once again outperformed the competition with a marginally higher average frame rate of 124 FPS, surpassing the average of 118 FPS achieved by the GTX 1070 Ti.
  • Both GPUs performed similarly in scenes where a lot of action occurred. The RTX 2060 recorded a 1% low of 97 FPS, and the GTX 1070 Ti maintained a 1% low of 94 FPS.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • In Forza Horizon 5, both GPUs had an unnoticeable difference in performance. The GTX 1070 Ti achieved an average of 122 FPS, slightly surpassing the RTX 2060’s average of 119 FPS.
  • While driving in demanding landscapes, both GPUs exhibited comparable 1% lows, with the GTX 1070 Ti achieving 1% lows of 103 FPS and the RTX 2060 delivering 1% lows of 99 FPS.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • The GTX 1070 Ti and RTX 2060 GPUs perform similarly in Tom Clancy’s The Division. The GTX 1070 Ti achieves an average of 91 FPS, while the RTX 2060 slightly surpasses it with an average of 94 FPS.
  • The Division equalized both graphics cards in terms of 1% lows, with the GTX 1070 Ti recording 1% lows of 63 FPS and the RTX 2060 delivering 1% lows of 65 FPS.

Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dog 2 @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • In Watch Dogs 2, the RTX 2060 outperforms the GTX 1070 Ti. The RTX 2060 achieves an average of 75 FPS, surpassing the GTX 1070 Ti’s average of 67 FPS.
  • Whilst roaming around in the open world of Watch Dogs 2, the RTX 2060 maintains a higher 1% low of 70 FPS, compared to the GTX 1070 Ti’s 1% low of 64 FPS.

Battlefield V

Battlefield V @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • In Battlefield V, the RTX 2060 outperforms the GTX 1070 Ti with a higher average of 122 FPS, compared to the GTX 1070 Ti’s average of 112 FPS.
  • During intense gameplay moments, the RTX 2060 also performs better with higher 1% lows of 103 FPS, while the GTX 1070 Ti has 1% lows of 96 FPS.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey @ 1080p (Image Credit Tech4Gamers)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey performs better on the RTX 2060 than the GTX 1070 Ti. The RTX 2060 achieves a higher average of 89 FPS, outperforming the GTX 1070 Ti’s average of 74 FPS.
  • During demanding sequences, the RTX 2060 maintains higher 1% lows of 74 FPS, while the GTX 1070 Ti falls slightly behind with 1% lows of 71 FPS.

Overall Gaming Performance

Graphics CardAverage FPS1% Lows
GTX 1070 Ti๐Ÿ“ˆ 102๐Ÿ“‰ 86
RTX 2060๐Ÿ“ˆ 108๐Ÿ“‰ 92
Winner: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Although the performance of the GTX 1070 Ti and RTX 2060 is similar, the RTX 2060 obtained higher average framerates by a margin of 5.7%. Still, it is impressive that an older generation card like the GTX 1070 Ti can compete neck-to-neck with the RTX 2060.


Thermal Efficiency

GameGTX 1070 Ti (ยฐC)RTX 2060 (ยฐC)
The Witcher 36365
Far Cry 56665
Rise Of The Tomb Raider6768
Forza Horizon 56360
Tom Clancy's The Division6866
Watch Dogs 26563
Battlefield V6664
Assassin's Creed Odyssey6462
Average Gaming Temperaturey65.2 ๐ŸŒก๏ธ64.1 ๐ŸŒก๏ธ
Winner: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

The temperatures are identical and perform similarly, with the RTX 2060 being only 1% thermally efficient. Overall, the temperature difference between these two cards is insufficient to make it a deciding factor.


Price And Availability

Graphics CardMSRPCurrent Price
GTX 1070 Ti๐Ÿ’ฒ399๐Ÿ’ฒ270 (Refurbished)
RTX 2060๐Ÿ’ฒ349๐Ÿ’ฒ299
Price Difference13.3%10.1%

Being older cards, the best value you can find for these GPUs is in the used market. You can find renewed versions of these cards on popular e-commerce websites like Amazon. It is improbable that you would come across either of these cards while walking around any big technology retailer like Microcenter, so availability is limited outside the used market.


GTX 1070 Ti Vs RTX 2060: Which One We Recommend?

RTX 2060: The RTX 2060 is the top choice for gamers prioritising performance and value. With superior performance and efficient power consumption, it offers smooth gameplay experiences even in demanding titles.

GTX 1070 Ti: Budget-conscious consumers may find the GTX 1070 Ti appealing for its competitive pricing and decent performance. Though lacking advanced features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing, it remains a solid option for those seeking affordability without sacrificing too much performance.

The RTX 2060 is the top choice for most gamers, offering superior performance, ray tracing support, and thermal efficiency. However, budget-conscious buyers may find the GTX 1070 Ti a compelling option for its lower price and decent performance.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do these cards represent good value?

Both the RTX 2060 and 1070 Ti represent excellent value as entry-level cards.

Is the RTX 2060 smaller than the GTX 1070 Ti?

Yes, the RTX 2060 occupies considerably less space than the GTX 1070 Ti, mainly because it has a 1.5-inch shorter board length.

Is buying the RTX 2060 for DLSS worth it?

Yes, DLSS gives a very noticeable boost to the performance of the RTX 2060 without noticeably sacrificing visual quality.


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