Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production or in some cases people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using Passmark’s Performance Test 9 and the extra core clock speed translated to a 203 point jump. This wasn’t enough to catch up to the RX 5700 however.
The Blender result was similar as far as improvement, the 2060 Super FE was 12.8 seconds slower through the benchmark. Sadly the two NAVI cards from AMD had issues with our benchmark so I don’t have any comparison on those yet and the gap between the 2060 Gaming X and even the next closest card is huge so the extra performance didn’t change the order of anything at all.
Basemark was Nvidia friendly again, especially in the OpenGL test where all of the AMD cards fall on their face. The extra clock speed did put the Gaming X ahead of the 2060 Super FE but not by a big amount in either of the two tests.
Geekbench 4’s GPU Compute test is basically the same song over again, the Gaming X gets a nice bump over the Founders Edition but not enough to put it close to the next closest card. The only thing different here is that the two RX 5700’s are at the top of this chart where they weren’t on the other Compute tests.