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Comments • 6 041

  • Tutor alive
    Tutor alive 7 hours ago

    Anyone here doing DeepLearning using the tensor cores?

  • Alex - Pubg Mobile

    he is acting like inotorious

  • IvanCrni123
    IvanCrni123 3 days ago

    STFU new 1070 is 380$ f.off

  • Bojan G.
    Bojan G. 3 days ago

    Whats the game at the beggining?

  • Medusa
    Medusa 5 days ago +1

    so what should i get the rtx 2060 or gtx 1660ti?

  • Ridingskull 321
    Ridingskull 321 5 days ago +1

    I can run games with this card at 150+ fps, so I don’t give a shit about what you have to say

  • Guus Cornelissen
    Guus Cornelissen 6 days ago +3

    2:48 Find the girl.
    Hint: purple. :P

    BUSY BUSINESS 7 days ago

    What would be the best GPU to run multiple trading software platforms and open windows at the same time on a laptop, that is reasonably priced. I am not trying to get the best bang for buck by going too cheap but close to it, meaning from what I see I should pick between the GTX 1660 and the RTX 2060. I don't want spend more on the RTX 2070 but maybe don't want save money on a older laptop with a GTX 1060. Someone might see it differently but is why I am asking you guys. One more thing, I do want to run GTA 5 mods without it crashing too but this is not the main reason I want a new laptop as noted above.

  • Von Koez
    Von Koez 10 days ago +1

    Chose a MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z + a free promotion game, best compromise for 1440p gaming, performance is near 2070 but price is smaller and its more quiet?

  • a30512eg2
    a30512eg2 11 days ago +1

    1080 with 240 refresh rate is the best monitor who the heck could even stand playing games at 40 frames just for 4k

  • Screen Patch
    Screen Patch 12 days ago

    If your bored of 4k just play minecraft pvp

  • Luke Morris
    Luke Morris 12 days ago

    When we look at the ray tracing, however, we have to compare RTX to other features to see how revolutionary they are. I’ll give you some examples: The virtual boy, number-pad style controllers, and (in more modern times,) 3D feature on the ds systems, and the dualshock 4 touchpad. These are features EVERYONE loved, and were TOTALLY revolutionary, and not at all negatively received in years to come.

  • Biltong ZA_playz
    Biltong ZA_playz 12 days ago

    This is for game developers who can take advantage of the ray-tracing capabilities. Or just to play minecraft with ray-tracing.

  • Sebastian Winkler
    Sebastian Winkler 12 days ago

    Love your videos, team Linus! - but I think you've overlooked the fact that lots of people have been looking for a decent gpu upgrade that comes at an appropriate price for a long, long time, now, and the 2060 (possibly the 1160 to an even greater extent) fits that description like no other card in the market, imho.
    I'd be willing to bet that the mining boom and its aftermath resulted in lots of people still sitting on old hardware, unwilling to splurge for barely noticeable upgrades - it can't be just me. There's loads of people who are just not in the market for the ridiculously overprized top-end segment of hardware.
    Anyway, cheers - I love your channel! :)

  • IGT reap
    IGT reap 13 days ago

    how come he never gets any add revenue

  • 秦天
    秦天 13 days ago


  • MrVirobot
    MrVirobot 14 days ago

    Seeing as how I'm upgrading from a first gen i7 with a zotac 660ti with 4gb of ram, to a 9th gen i5 with an rtx 2060 and 16gb of ram, I'd say it's going to be alright and I haven't even gotten it yet, lol.

  • quaint
    quaint 14 days ago +1

    2060 is undeniably the best performance/$$ gpu for 1080p 60-144fps gaming. No contenders. I'm upgrading to it from rx570.

    • Sebastian Winkler
      Sebastian Winkler 12 days ago

      Agreed. I'm currently planning a new desktop pc for the near future, and the 2060 (or possibly the 1160) has replaced a Vega from my future setup.

  • Dr. Sleepy
    Dr. Sleepy 14 days ago +1

    Between msi rtx 2080 Ti x Trio and Gigabyte rtx 2080 Ti aorus Xtreme which one should I buy? (FOR 1440P GAMING).

  • prestonbeast
    prestonbeast 14 days ago

    the 2060 out performs the 1070TI in most games, its the perfect 1080p 144hz card,

    • prestonbeast
      prestonbeast 11 days ago

      @Sebastian Winkler dude that mining boom killed everything lol. 580s selling for like 300 bucks.

    • Sebastian Winkler
      Sebastian Winkler 12 days ago

      Yup, my thoughts exactly. It's the new ideal upgrade for everyone still sitting on old hardware (f.e. because the mining boom made significant upgrades a no-go, performance/prize-wise) who isn't in the market for the overprized top-end segment.

  • athebeast 1
    athebeast 1 15 days ago

    0:12 i wish, right now i only got $237.43

  • Oliwer Wallmark
    Oliwer Wallmark 16 days ago

    I have RTR 2060 Gigabyte Gaming OC and im happy with that!

  • Hexed Hero
    Hexed Hero 17 days ago +2

    3:36 Linus, fix your slide. Both rtx cards say 25 FPS with rtx off even though showing different in physical scale and both showing above 60 :/ whoever made this slide is fired Linus, tell em to pack their bags #youhadonejob

  • Aditi Sharma
    Aditi Sharma 18 days ago

    1660ti shouldn't need to exist nor 1660 replaced rtx 2060 should have been replaced with 1660ti price.

  • nato
    nato 19 days ago +7

    2060 is cheaper that 1070 ti in my country...

    • Nielsf2704
      Nielsf2704 8 days ago

      RTX 2060 still seems to outrun the 1070

  • Marcus Spartan
    Marcus Spartan 19 days ago

    I'll be Fair cause the video is very old. But.... You mean the GTX1660 and ITS NOT IDENTICAL ... Have less cada cores, have a oler GDDR5 memmory and is slower in overall and cost 299.... So, its 50 bucks less but it's far less capable than the RTX2060. Besides the RTX2060 is not as powerfull as the GTX1070, its more powerfull than that. It's a little bit more powerfull than the GTX1070Ti and a little bit less powerfull than the GTX1080 for the prince of the GTX1070 ... So I think it's a far setter deal than you think, but I will not crap over you, Linus I aknowledge the video is old based on leaks of the time.

  • S e e r a m e e T
    S e e r a m e e T 20 days ago +1

    Rich Tech Reviewers always hate budget GPUs

  • T H I C C boi
    T H I C C boi 21 day ago

    remember when you used to get the previous gen xx80 cards performance on the next gen xx60 card, eg the 1060 performed as well as a 980, god damn can we have some fucking competition in gaming gpu space

  • HamSquad25
    HamSquad25 23 days ago

    What would be the best capture card that I could play and stream on

  • Ash
    Ash 24 days ago

    Is it worth buying this GPU with a 1080p monitor?

  • Myth Gaming
    Myth Gaming 24 days ago

    It's price to performance ration is way better in India

  • Big Daddy Lime
    Big Daddy Lime 26 days ago +17

    If you’re playing 1080p this card is perfect. You can pretty much max out games at 144hz.

    • Zeriolinx
      Zeriolinx 10 days ago

      i'm used to playing in 1080p all my life but had to go down to 720p in Sekiro because my 2013 desktop is outdated. I'm satisfied if i can play atleast 60fps

  • Becon
    Becon 27 days ago +1

    Imao don't call the #! Repeat: Plx don't call that #! Lmao it said call if you want hot sex 🔥🔥

  • laenmowre
    laenmowre 29 days ago

    wow 4k is terible

  • OfficialWeeaboo
    OfficialWeeaboo Month ago

    im getting a 2070 instead because of this video

  • Sohan Konar
    Sohan Konar Month ago

    Buying a rtx 2060 instead of an gtx 1660ti.

  • Cicero 219
    Cicero 219 Month ago +1

    No one buys the Rtx 2060 for Ray tracing. Even if it was optimized. It's just a good card.

    • Harlem 1312
      Harlem 1312 Month ago

      Nope, the vega 64 is much better, do some tweaking 2070 perf, more vram, and free games

    • Harlem 1312
      Harlem 1312 Month ago

      V64 is much better, do some tweaking, 2070 perf

  • Hell Maker
    Hell Maker Month ago +1

    7:10 okay so let me get this straight...The 760 is (in 2019)more epxensive than a GTX 1060 WTFF

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  • Top Ramen
    Top Ramen Month ago

    I have the EVGA RTX 2060 XC Ultra, its pretty good

  • Fluffy-Fat-Duck
    Fluffy-Fat-Duck Month ago

    The number in the beginning is a real number but for prostitution lol

  • MonsterKat
    MonsterKat Month ago +1

    My question is why would you even consider a 2070 based on its current price.

  • MonsterKat
    MonsterKat Month ago +1

    I’m a little confused Linus as the 2060 is an absolute beast and possibly a little over tunes compared the underwhelming 2070. The drivers have bought the 2060 a longgggg way and it’s sometimes over 50% faster than the 1060 and on par with the 1080 overclocked.

  • bloody legend
    bloody legend Month ago +1

    0:13 Getting cu*shot

  • TednTin
    TednTin Month ago

    3:40 I think the values are messed up in this chart

  • TednTin
    TednTin Month ago

    Desperate need for renovation of the title like the new videos

  • GP
    GP Month ago +1

    I'm still going to use my lowly RX 570.

  • David Zaharie
    David Zaharie Month ago

    What about users who want it for animations and movies? Real-time ray-tracing VR?

  • Jacob Soto
    Jacob Soto Month ago

    What a dick this guy

  • TheAdamGore
    TheAdamGore Month ago +1

    Im literally able to get GTA online at 60fps *4K* with my 2060 so.....

  • Gareth
    Gareth Month ago

    Battlefield isn't competitive when it's a hit-scan game lol

  • Dihydrogen Monoxide

    Buying an rtx 2060 in Canada right now is actually a good option what with the current obscene prices for gtx 1070s and 1080s. That is if you have a 1080p monitor.

  • HxmZa
    HxmZa Month ago

    lmao minecraft is the only game that looks good with ray tracing

  • Good snowmen
    Good snowmen Month ago

    heheheh i called the number and a sex line came up

    • MatrixEmulator
      MatrixEmulator Month ago

      Good snowmen your that guy! Who calls any number on a screen 😂

  • TwoLive91
    TwoLive91 Month ago +3

    I just ordered a build with the rtx 2060 and a liquid cooled i7-8700k processor... I hope i made a good choice..!

    • pingelikk
      pingelikk Month ago

      Reyzen. Yeah I would like to know

    • Reyzen.
      Reyzen. Month ago +1

      please comment ur experience when u got it

  • RevivaL
    RevivaL Month ago

    3:54 who uses raytracing in competitive play dumbass?

  • Kamran Khan.
    Kamran Khan. Month ago

    Can you give that rtx 2060 as giveaway😂😂😂

  • deathskyvalley
    deathskyvalley Month ago

    what's with all the 1070 comparison, but when it comes to the price comparison, you throw up the 1060??

  • Hamza Ali
    Hamza Ali Month ago

    Linus this is getting annoying dood.

  • Flamed FN
    Flamed FN Month ago +2

    You can say whatever you want about it. the Prices for the card are amazing. the 2070 being 200$ more for just a little more performance. Your title is a disgrace to your channel, you make this card seem so bad but it wipes the 1070 off the map with he 1070 being 100$ more. Tip:Buy this card off Zotac on amazon for 340-369$

    • joker mixedabitRepubpower45
      joker mixedabitRepubpower45 Month ago +1

      amazon = the only ones on earth that have the original Audio CD's set by the jewish bankers. If you get your ass banned from amazon, you're life is over. Next question?. Yes, I will buy the 2060 today.

    • joker mixedabitRepubpower45
      joker mixedabitRepubpower45 Month ago

      you can't buy from amazon. Their stuff are pirated by their return policy and once they give you a warning for returning too much stuff, It becomes dangerous. Moreover, all their televisions are broken. so they sent me their warning email last year. If I return a pirated video card by someone else, they will ban me.

  • Darknes s
    Darknes s Month ago

    So should I buy it??

  • random things
    random things Month ago

    5:32 why does it look like the fans are spining!!!

  • Calplus
    Calplus Month ago +1

    And that's the story of how Linus lost of job at NCIX

    jk lol

  • Maximilian
    Maximilian Month ago +1

    *What's the best GPU to buy for 2060's money, then?*

    • {BNB} DanTheMan
      {BNB} DanTheMan Month ago

      bye the 2060, this was a long time ago, It is worth is now.

  • Adrian brunette
    Adrian brunette Month ago

    I've had no problems with my rtx 2060... It's a budget effective card that performs everything I throw at it in 1080p. lowest FR I've had is 45 on ultra settings in xplane 11 with 50% anti aliasing on the in game slider.

  • Jxc_c
    Jxc_c Month ago +1

    Your gay.

  • Justan On
    Justan On Month ago

    Bought a 2060 to upgrade my 1050ti, pretty sure I'll be happy with it for awhile, 1440p gaming the sweet spot imo, panels are actually affordable at that res

  • Patrick PTMonk
    Patrick PTMonk Month ago

    I think there was an exchanging of money between AMD and LMG. RTX 2060 is in the same league as a 1080 (maybe a bit less). The only downside to this card is the limited VRAM.

  • starburst
    starburst Month ago +1

    I’m gonna get the RTX 2080 not because I care about the ray tracing but because it has the same performance as the GTX 1080ti but is $100 cheaper rn

  • Aggbala
    Aggbala Month ago

    gtx 1070ti vs rtx 2060?

  • Azaril
    Azaril Month ago

    Soo, is it worth it to pay 300 extra for a laptop with rtx2060 for average gaming? Or will a 1060 do just fine?

  • David Sandoval
    David Sandoval Month ago

    This is for a budget decent pc, I have bought one and it does excellent, managed to run most games in 2k at 60-70 regular fps and also ran all emulator games at 4k at 100+ fps, so.. pretty good card if you ask me, oh you also will have no problem running most every game if not all games available at the moment at 1080 at 70+ regular fps in ultra, for future.. well this is for 1k dollars pc with a ryzen 5 2600x or an oc 2600, I plan to update the cpu first since it's cheaper so I'm upgrading to a 2700x you will have more money in the future but with a such a pc you should have no problem enjoying every game you want till' you have enough to update to a 2080 or a 2080ti, many of us are not filthy rich or have a lot of money so we have to work for our goals, very hard sometimes, so.. yeah for a 1000$ build I think it's a hell of a graphics card.

  • Mr. N
    Mr. N Month ago

    It's the best budget gpu to get 4k UNLESS you game competitively in which case you'll have to dial back that resolution for better frame rates. I can compromise a little here and there to get 4k running at full speed, not every game will get maxed at 4k but will look decent enough and give at least 30 fps on ultra 4k. If you're willing to compromise on 4k and opt for 1440p or 1080p you can get very high framerates in modern competitive games. All-in-all if you're looking for a great budget graphics card and currently do NOT have a graphics card then this card is for you, otherwise you should just wait for prices to fall or for the next generation to come out.

  • Jack Epsilon
    Jack Epsilon Month ago

    While I'm over here happily gaming in 1600x900

  • LuvTEA XD
    LuvTEA XD Month ago +3

    meh, larger numbers are better, so 2060 is better than 10xx stuff. more CUDA cores = better, and $349 for this is a good price

  • league of legands
    league of legands Month ago +1

    in metro ex with my rtx 2070 with ray tracing on i get lik 100fps so

  • Tim Sutton
    Tim Sutton 2 months ago

    this is the kind of title that frustrates people

  • Mario In Space 33
    Mario In Space 33 2 months ago

    but sli…

  • Just_A_720p_Pea
    Just_A_720p_Pea 2 months ago +1

    Me: wow this rtx 2060 looks dope good price (not perfect), has a peformance thats better then a 1070 for cheaper, has capabilitie of light ray tracing gaming (light 4k gaming too) andhas a optimization option that u can just enable and boop more peformance. Thts wut i wanted Nvidia let...but let me just be sure to see if there isnt a better one

    Nvidia: were pround to anounce the Gtx 1660ti

    Me: Wait is that really wut i think, still isnt the 1160ti tho, but woow a card that can match meh god and savior budget friendly and no house burning card called rtx2060 lemme check it right now

    *Sees benchmark*

    Me: ..... mhhh excuse meh nvidia 80 dollars less for all the features i said before and 15 fps less aaaaand bad optimiation.... Nope im out ima stay with meh boi called rtx 2060

    (warning: just take that as a little sarcasm (at some parts) just dont hate on meh its my opinion and i really checked all of those things and the house burning thing is the vega 5 that can be cheaper but ohhh boy that energy bills and how hot it get naw ima stay with the one i want)

    Edit: forgot to say that this card basically puches the rtx 2070 in the face

  • Stray Medicine
    Stray Medicine 2 months ago

    Budget workstation is exactly why I got it :)

    • Stray Medicine
      Stray Medicine 28 days ago

      @Harlem 1312 well it's not like it really matters anyway because I'm upgrading to a 2080 ti soon. Also the comparisons between the two show 2060 rendering faster and taking significantly less power. That's all that matters for me. Gaming is an afterthought.

    • Harlem 1312
      Harlem 1312 29 days ago

      @Stray Medicine the vega 64 is 400...... and it outperforms it in as tasks

    • Stray Medicine
      Stray Medicine 29 days ago

      @Harlem 1312 $649 vs $349
      no thanks bud

    • Harlem 1312
      Harlem 1312 Month ago

      U could have gotten a vega 64...

  • Nunya Biz
    Nunya Biz 2 months ago

    Linus is just such a little bitch, who takes this guy seriously?

  • 100k subs no vids
    100k subs no vids 2 months ago +1

    I typed this comment on the toilet

  • Lumpy Mushroom
    Lumpy Mushroom 2 months ago

    Got a rtx 2060 in a eBay auction for $310, not a bad deal.

  • henry home
    henry home 2 months ago

    explain 3:38

  • Gamerboy Aidan
    Gamerboy Aidan 2 months ago +174

    Linus hates any budget GPU that can not run a game at 4k
    Edit: Linus hates every GPU

    • Arrax
      Arrax 8 days ago +1

      @Justan On Anyone who can afford and doesn't play competitive online games as much? I mean if that applies and you have a 2080 ti, why the hell not.

    • S0leily
      S0leily 27 days ago +3

      @Justan On dont listen to them 2k is good enough!
      they are just duuuuhuuuhuuuumb

    • Linh Nguyen
      Linh Nguyen Month ago +2

      @Justan On who wouldn't ?

    • Grant Todd
      Grant Todd Month ago +9

      @Justan On you've never experienced 4k porn

    • Justan On
      Justan On Month ago +5

      Right, 1440p is the sweet spot anyways imo who the fuck wants to buy 4k panel, nonsense

  • Martin Lander
    Martin Lander 2 months ago

    I don't know much about GPU's, but I do know that I do not give a hoot about ray tracing. Which means that you, sir, just saved me $70. Cheers!

  • Xen YOLO
    Xen YOLO 2 months ago

    So what should i buy 1660ti or 2060?! Omg just decide already

  • Dim Val's Games
    Dim Val's Games 2 months ago

    Hey guys.! A friend of mine ask.! Can with the 2060 RTX with i5/7Gen 3, something and 16 GB DDR4 2400 play games like NBA 2K19, Pro Evolution Soccer 19 and only platform games to play it in 4K Ultra fast and smooth. He only plays sport games and platform Games like "Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy" and stuff.! He does not like or care for FPS - 3D person shooters or strategy games again only sport games and platform games.!? Thanks in advance guys.??

    • donovan strawhacker
      donovan strawhacker 2 months ago

      You can but this is literally overkill you could go with A 560 and be perfectly fine with those requirements.

  • Group Project - In a nutshell

    When he was complaining in the first 10 sec..i wish i could just beat the shit out of him..

  • Wesley Oosterbosch
    Wesley Oosterbosch 2 months ago +1

    Comming from a GTX1070 to a RTX2060, no regrets!

  • FataLsPoTs
    FataLsPoTs 2 months ago +2

    because of all the negative feed back ima just wait till the price drops and then buy it cause its still better than a 1070ti and way cheaper.

  • Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman

    Don't play at 4K.
    4K60fps gaming is only for elitist assholes.

  • sw4gr1d
    sw4gr1d 2 months ago +1

    The stupid man's Vega 56

  • Otakahunt
    Otakahunt 2 months ago +1

    I bought the asus version of RTX2060 6gb. Improved cooling design and good clock speeds.
    Upgraded from a 1060 3gb so it was a significant performance boost.
    I was choosing between 1070 ti (asus ex gtx 1070 8gb) and the 2060 and turns out the price range is pretty much equal despite 1070 being older and no longer being manufactured. (running out of stocks aswell)
    Benchmark results didnt really favor the 1070 either so obviously i went with the 2060... why buy older tech for the same price as newer when they both perform pretty much equal? No reason whatsoever!
    So far ive been gaming for about a month with the rtx and no complaints...
    It is a big boi tho... 1060 was only 23 centimeters and this version of 2060 is 27cm, my case can accommodate max 31cm length so no real problems... cables didnt like the rearrangement and my motherboard has poor positioning for 2x SATA-ports so i had to take out one. Rip dvd-rom drive, not that i needed you anyway!
    (RTX was just a little too thicc for a standup SATA-port cable under it but thats the motherboard design being weird. like 4 ports are well placed but then theres 2 extra ones way too close to the GPU-area.)

    THA HAM 2 months ago

    2:23 he looks calm and ready

  • zack9912000
    zack9912000 2 months ago

    I bought it for a upgrade from the 960

  • Moomin Slayer
    Moomin Slayer 2 months ago

    The performance is about the same of 1070ti but for a bit cheaper

  • David Darrough
    David Darrough 2 months ago

    I upgraded my GTX 960 to an RTX 2060 and it is a night and day difference. Love it!

    • Handicapped Productions
      Handicapped Productions 2 months ago

      David Darrough thanks for the response just trying to gather info on what I should get

    • David Darrough
      David Darrough 2 months ago

      @Handicapped Productions I have an i7 4790k. I would love to upgrade it to a 9900k but for games it still runs great!

    • Handicapped Productions
      Handicapped Productions 2 months ago

      What cpu do you have? Just wondering because I’m thinking about upgrading.

  • Reactive
    Reactive 2 months ago +3

    legit just capped the framerate 0:23

    • Diegot9
      Diegot9 2 months ago +2

      Ikr this guy is retarded

  • Samrat Kundu
    Samrat Kundu 2 months ago

    Hello.. I'm from India.
    I wanna assemble my first pc specifically for Audio and Video production (entry level). Not interested in games..
    My total budget is around $650-$700.. Would you please suggest me a good pc? (along with monitor).
    I'm just confused right now exactly what should I need!

    • Joseph Davy
      Joseph Davy 2 months ago +1

      If you need color precision (99% sRGB) you can get Dell UltraSharp 24" 1080p on Amazon.in for ₹20k.