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KFA2 RTX 2060 Super EX 1-Click OC Review – Good things doesn’t have to be expensive

The KFA2 RTX 2060 Super EX 1-Click OC also shows that RTX is also cheap, after Gainward wanted to prove this to us with the GeForce RTX 2060 Super Ghost. Today’s, currently approx. 439 Euro expensive card from KFA2, costs exactly 20 euros more than the version without EX, which in turn costs only exactly as much as Gainward’s current DLSS entry-level drug. Of course, more expensive is always possible, but in these virus-infested times you also have to weigh up the priorities. For Full HD or WQHD, even an RTX 2060 Super can be quite sufficient – even as a transition until autumn.




The chip: TU106-410 of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super

The TU106-410 of the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is reduced to 2176 CUDA cores, 272 tensor cores, 34 RT cores, 136 TMUs and 64 ROPs compared to the full version TU106-400 on the RTX 2070. The card will have clock frequencies in the range of 1470 MHz (base clock) and 1650 MHz (boost) and can thus simultaneously deliver up to 7 TFLOPS computing power. The 34 RT cores can deliver about 6 giga-rays per second in ray tracing performance.

Compared to the RTX 2060, the RTX 2060 Super again has 4 MB L2 cache instead of the three MB of the RTX 2060. Otherwise, everything I have already written in the launch articles for the GeForce RTX 2070 FE and the GeForce RTX 2060 FE applies. And if you want to find out more about all the RTX features in detail, please refer to my long basic article “Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 – what is really hidden behind Turing” on the subject of RT. This, too, is read-proof and certainly worthwhile.

Uncircumcised, the TU106-410 also retains the same 256-bit memory bus as the TU106-400, which has eight 1 GB GDDR6 memory modules with 14 Gb/s data rate, resulting in bandwidth of up to 448 GB/s. As with the GeForce RTX 2070, NVLink support in this price range is long gone. A rogue who thinks evil in it, but what’s the point?

Although the TU106 is the least complex Turing-based GPU to date, its 445 mm2 chip contains no less than 10.8 billion transistors. That’s still huge for what Nvidia might once have considered the center of its portfolio. In comparison, the GP106, i.e. the “Midrange Pascal”, was a small 200 mm2 chip with 4.4 billion transistors.

Key data: unboxing, dimensions, weight and features

The KFA2 map weighs 400 grams more than Palit’s Phantom, or 986 grams, and measures 29.7 cm from the outer edge of the slot panel to the outer edge of the radiator cover. With 11.5 cm from the top of the motherboard slot to the top of the cover, it is on average high and the installation depth (“thickness”) of 4.8 cm makes it a real 2.5 slot card. The cover is made of black, semi-gloss plastic with applied black light metal applications and of course there are RGB-lit rotor blades and the usual “GeForce RTX” lettering in full color.

A bit of fun has to be easy and if you like to tap in the dark, you can also drag the roller blind down to night mode via software. The two 9.7 cm fans, each with 9 rotor blades, sit in a 10 cm opening. The light metal backplate is purely optical in nature. She can’t cool down, but you don’t really need that. Otherwise, the card is similar to the older RTX 2070 EX of KFA2, also on the board. But is not a clone, because there are also enough differences besides the chip.

The slot hood hardly lets out warm exhaust air directly, as the cooling fins are vertically aligned. The waste heat disappears as usual in the depths of the housing. With two DisplayPort 1.4 and an HDMI 2.0 port, there are still enough variants to connect to the monitor.

Installation length (gross) 28.7 cm
Installation height (gross) 11.5 cm
Installation depth front (gross) 4.9 cm
Installation depth rear (gross) 0.5 cm (backplate)
Weight: 986 g
Connections: 1x HDMI 2.0
2x DisplayPort 1.4
1x 8-pin PCIe Power Supply
Cooler cover: ABS injection moulding, solid black
Fan: 2x 9.7 cm rotors with 9 rotor blades each

A first overview of the electrical data here is the latest version of GPU-Z:

The overview of the relevant comparison maps then looks like this:

  KFA2 RTX 2060 Super EX
GeForce RTX 2060 FE GeForce RTX 2070 FE
GeForce GTX 1070 FE
Architecture (GPU)
Turing (TU106-410) Turing (TU106-300) Turing (TU106-400) Pascal (GP104)
CUDA Cores
2176 1920 2304 1920
Tensor Cores
272 240 288 N/A
RT Cores
34 30 36 N/A
Texture Units
136 120 144 120
Base Clock Rate
1470 MHz 1365 MHz 1410 MHz 1506 MHz
GPU Boost Rate
1695 MHz
(1650 MHz Ref.)
1680 MHz 1710 MHz 1683 MHz
Storage expansion
Storage bus
256-bit 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit
448 GB/s 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 256 GB/s
64 48 64 64
L2 Cache
4 MB 3 MB 4 MB 2 MB
175 W 160 W 185 W 150 W
10.8 billion 10.8 billion 10.8 billion 7.2 billion
The size
445 mm2 445 mm2 445 mm2 314 mm2
No No No Yes (MIO)

Test system and setup

Elegant transition and also a view of the test system, which still relies on the base 1151 and Z390. From this point of view, everything remains the same.

Symbolic Picture from igorsLAB: GPU, Motherboard and CPU Testing

The 32 GB extension is new and fits the velvet system. I have listed this tabularly again in detail:

Test System and Equipment

Intel Core i9-9900 K
MSI MEG Z390 Godlike

4x 8GB G.Skill FlareX DDR4 3200
1x 2 TByte Aorus (NVMe System SSD, PCIe Gen. 4)
1x Seagate FastSSD Portable USB-C
Seasonic Prime 1200 Watt Titanium PSU

Alphacool Ice Block XPX (1151)
Alphacool Ice Grinder (modified)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
Lian Li T70, Raijintek Paean
Open Benchtable
Monitor: BenQ PD3220U
Power Consumption:

Non-contact direct current measurement on PCIe slot (riser card)
Non-contact direct current measurement at the external PCIe power supply
Direct voltage measurement at the respective connectors and at the power supply unit
2x Rohde & Schwarz HMO 3054, 500 MHz multichannel oscilloscope with memory function
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZO50, current clamp adapter (1 mA to 30 A, 100 KHz, DC)
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZ355, probe (10:1, 500 MHz)
1x Rohde & Schwarz HMC 8012, digital multimeter with memory function

Thermal Imager:
1x Optris PI640 + 2x Xi400 Thermal Imagers
Pix Connect Software
Type K Class 1 thermal sensors (up to 4 channels)
NTI Audio M2211 (with calibration file)
Steinberg UR12 (with phantom power for the microphones)
Creative X7, Smaart v.7
Own anechoic chamber, 3.5 x 1.8 x 2.2 m (LxTxH)
Axial measurements, perpendicular to the center of the sound source(s), measuring distance 50 cm
Noise emission in dBA (slow) as RTA measurement
Frequency spectrum as graphic
Os: Windows 10 Pro (1909, all Updates)

KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER EX (1-Click OC), 8GB GDDR6, HDMI, 2x DP (26ISL6MPX2EK)

KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (1-Click OC), 8GB GDDR6, DVI, HDMI, DP (26ISL6HP39SK)

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Igor Wallossek

Editor-in-chief and name-giver of igor'sLAB as the content successor of Tom's Hardware Germany, whose license was returned in June 2019 in order to better meet the qualitative demands of web content and challenges of new media such as YouTube with its own channel.

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