Now we finally get into the in game performance and that is the main reason people pick up a new video card. To test things out I ran through our new benchmark suite that tests 9 games at three different resolutions (1080p, 1440p, and 4k). Most of the games tested have been run at the highest detail setting and a mid-range detail setting to get a look at how turning things up hurts performance and to give an idea of if turning detail down from max will be beneficial for frame rates. In total, each video card is tested 48 times and that makes for a huge mess of results when you put them all together. To help with that I like to start off with these overall playability graphs that take all of the results and give an easier to read the result. I have one for each of the three resolutions and each is broken up into four FPS ranges. Under 30 FPS is considered unplayable, over 30 is playable but not ideal, over 60 is the sweet spot, and then over 120 FPS is for high refresh rate monitors.
So how did the EVGA RTX 2060 KO perform? At 1080p the 2060 KO had three games that came in over 120 FPS which was one higher than the 5600 XT that I took a look at just last week. Then 11 at or above 60 FPS. There were still two under 60 but over 30 which is one better than the 5600 XT, but I am interested in seeing what games didn’t make the cut. 1440p performance is also solid, but you do lose all of those 120+ results and gain a few more in the playable but not perfect range with 11 over 60 and 5 over 30 FPS. 4k, on the other hand, has some tests that were playable, but none would be considered smooth with 11 over 30 and then 5 results that were unplayable at all being under 30 FPS.
As always I also have all of the individual results to look at as well. For these, I wanted to look for those two results at 1080p that didn’t make the 60 FPS average cut. I also want to compare the 2060 KO with the overclocked RX 5600 XT that I reviewed last week and see how the KO compares to the RTX 2060 Founders Edition as well. So for the two results that didn’t reach 60 FPS at 1080p, one was in Metro Exodus at the ultra detail setting with a 53.2 FPS result. The RX 5600 XT came in 1 FPS higher here but the 2060 KO did still come in almost 2 FPS faster than the original Founders Edition, even with them running at the same FPS. The other sub 60 result was in Ghost Recon Wildlands with an average FPS of 58.32 which is extremely close to that 60 FPS cutoff. This was 1 FPS higher than the RX 5600 XT and 4! FPS higher than the 2060 Founders Edition.
To compare between the three cards, I took a look at two aspects. First I averaged out all of the 1080p results and as you can see above the EVGA RTX 2060 KO did really well. It came in two FPS higher than both the RTX 2060 Founders Edition which has the same clock speed as the KO and 2 FPS higher than the overclocked RX 5600 XT from ASRock. The other aspect I wanted to compare is which cards had more test results with a higher FPS than the others. An average of all of the results can sometimes swing things when you have a low or a high result. So when I took a look at the numbers I found that for one the RTX 2060 Founders Edition didn’t win any of the results. As for the overclocked RX 5600 XT and the 2060 KO the KO had 10 results faster than the 5600 XT and it tied on one. The 5600 XT was ahead in 5 and had the tie as well. Which did match the average FPS results above.