Taking cue from the NVIDIA keynote address, EVGA also unveiled their own lineup for the RTX 2060 GPU.
In case you missed the keynote, check our article about the NVIDIA keynote address.
The RTX 2060 lineup of EVGA are divided into the XC Ultra, XC, SC, and standard variants. EVGA has advertised that their RTX 2060 are “completely redesigned from the ground up“.
One of the new features that is built-in into EVGA’s graphic cards is their Hydro Dynamic Bearing (HDB) VGA fans. These new HDB fans offer lower noise and longer lifespan.
There is also a choice between a 2 slot or a 2.75 slot graphics card size in the EVGA lineup.
The 2 slot graphics card like the RTX 2060 XC Ultra will be longer and will have dual HDB fans.
While 2.75 slot graphics card like the XC, SC, and standard variant will be shorter and will only use a single fan.
Black Edition or not?
EVGA’s RTX 2060 lineup mostly comes in two editions – the Black edition and the non-black or what I would like to call the originals.
The Black edition models are value oriented edition of a certain EVGA graphics card series. It will feature reference clock speeds, iCX2 cooling and black trim.
While the originals/non-black versions will fully feature the original variant’s design which is mostly the overclocked versions.
So if we have an RTX 2060 XC Ultra, this would mean this is the feature rich version.
And if we have a RTX 2060 XC Ultra Black edition, this would mean that this will have some of the features of the original XC Ultra but will come with reference clock speeds.
With that out of the way let’s take a closer look at the EVGA RTX 2060 lineup.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra / XC Ultra Black
The RTX 2060 XC Ultra is EVGA’s top-of-the-line variant for the RTX 2060 series.
There are two variants for the XC Ultra – the XC Ultra and XC Ultra Black Edition.
But there are only a few differences between these two cards and one of them is boost clock speed.
The XC Ultra will have a higher boost clock of 1,830 Mhz, while the XC Ultra Black will only have a boost clock of 1,680 Mhz.
Both cards are 2 slot design and will feature dual HDB fans.
As the top-of-the-line version, the XC Ultra and XC Ultra Black will use an 8-phase power design.
You can now purchase the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC / XC Black
The EVGA RTX 2060 XC variants will be a 2.75 slot design, shorter in length but will have a thicker heatsink.
This would also mean that the XC variants will only have a single HDB fan and will only have a 6-phase power design.
The RTX 2060 XC will have a boost clock of 1,755 Mhz, while the XC Black will only have a boost clock of 1,680 Mhz.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SC / RTX 2060
The last two variants of EVGA’s RTX 2060 lineup is the RTX 2060 SC and the standard RTX 2060 model.
The RTX 2060 SC will have a boost clock of 1,710 Mhz while the standard model will use the reference 1,680 Mhz boost clock.
Both cards are 2.75 slot design and will only have a single HDB fan. As for the power phase it will use the reference 6-phase power design.
What to choose?
If you’ve decided to get an RTX 2060 graphics card to be able to play with DXR enabled while not breaking your bank, then this is a good choice.
As of launch the prices of each variant are as follows.
| EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Black Edition |
Gaming Graphics Card
|GeForce RTX 2060 XC Gaming Graphics Card||$359||Amazon||Newegg|
| EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra |
Gaming Edition Graphics Card
If you don’t want to overclock then getting the standard EVGA RTX 2060 graphics card your choice.
Looking for something fancy and a bit more boost clock, check out the Black Edition models.
If money is not of a concern then the EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Ultra model will be a very fine choice.
Or would you rather get the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming Graphics Card instead?
In case you wanted to do gaming with an AMD graphics card, check out the AMD keynote address which launch the AMD Radeon VII.
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