MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z GPU Review: Page 6 of 9

Posted by James Keir on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 8:00am

Synthetic Testing

Futuremark 3DMark

3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you're gaming on a smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a desktop gaming PC, 3DMark includes a benchmark specifically designed for your hardware.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

The RTX 2060 has great scores across the board and easily beat our 1070 by over 1000 points in Firestrike.

Futuremark VRMark

The performance requirements for VR games are much higher than for typical PC games. So if you're thinking about buying an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, wouldn't you like to know that your PC is ready for VR?

VRMark includes three VR benchmark tests that run on your monitor, no headset required, or on a connected HMD. At the end of each test, you'll see whether your PC is VR ready, and if not, how far it falls short.

Orange Room Test - The Orange Room benchmark shows the impressive level of detail that can be achieved on a PC that meets the recommended hardware requirements for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. If your PC passes this test, it's ready for the two most popular VR systems available today.

Cyan Room Test - Cyan Room is a DirectX 12 benchmark. It features a large, complex scene and many eye-catching effects. Cyan Room shows how using an API with less overhead can help developers deliver impressive VR experiences even on modest PC systems.

Blue Room Test - The Blue Room is a much more demanding test. It's ideal for benchmarking the latest graphics cards. With its massive 5K rendering resolution and spectacular volumetric lighting effects, the Blue Room sets the bar for future hardware generations.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

The RTX 2060 Gaming Z destroys the Orange and Cyan Room but can’t average the sought after 60 FPS in the Blue Room.

Unigine Heaven

Heaven Benchmark is a GPU-intensive benchmark that hammers graphics cards to the limits. This powerful tool can be effectively used to determine the stability of a GPU under extremely stressful conditions, as well as check the cooling system's potential for maximum heat output.

The benchmark immerses a user into a magical steampunk world of shiny brass, wood, and gears. Nested on flying islands, a tiny village with its cozy, sun-heated cobblestone streets, and a majestic dragon on the central square gives a true sense of adventure. An interactive experience with fly-by and walk-through modes allows for exploring all corners of this world powered by the cutting-edge UNIGINE Engine that leverages the most advanced capabilities of graphics APIs and turns this bench into a visual masterpiece.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

The RTX 2060 surprises us in Heaven at 1080p even besting some of our tested RTX 2070’s. We are guessing this is due to a difference in benches with how the motherboard’s default BIOS utilizes the 9900K.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

At 4K we see the RTX 2060 landing where we expected just below the RTX 2070.

Unigine Superposition

Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardware: video card, power supply, cooling system. Check your rig in stock and overclocking modes with a real-life load! Also includes interactive experience in a beautiful, detailed environment.

A lone professor performs dangerous experiments in an abandoned classroom, day in and day out. Obsessed with inventions and discoveries beyond the wildest dreams, he strives to prove his ideas.

Once you come to this place in the early morning, you would not meet him there. The eerie thing is a loud bang from the laboratory heard a few moments ago. What was that? You have the only chance to cast some light upon this incident by going deeply into the matter of quantum theory: thorough visual inspection of professor's records and instruments will help to lift the veil on the mystery.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

Superposition really pushes the RTX 2060 to the max with it only achieving an average FPS of 34 FPS with 1080p Extreme. It fairs a little better at 4K optimized with an FPS average of 46.6. Running the 8K benchmark, we do see the RTX 2060’s 6GB become a limitation as the benchmark utilizes just under 6.2GB.

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