...one of the best-built RTX 2060s we're likely to see, but it remains difficult to recommend due to the price proximity of the more powerful RTX 2070.
For those awaiting a more affordable GeForce RTX graphics card, the newly announced RTX 2060 ticks a lot of the right boxes.
Available for £329 in Founders Edition guise, Nvidia's latest mid-range offering serves as a tantalising destination for owners of older x60 cards wanting to upgrade to the latest generation.
The GPU isn't without fault - some may question the longevity of a card carrying just 6GB of memory - but we've liked what we've seen so far, and of course there's hope that ray tracing and DLSS will eventually sweeten the deal.
RTX 2060 is primed to be a popular choice, but let's get back to the original question; Founders Edition or custom cooler? Asus has proven that partner cards can be faster, quieter and cooler than reference, but at this end of the market pricing is key, and the £455 ROG Strix OC is playing at a price point in which RTX 2060 can't compete.
Bottom line: Asus may have produced one of the best-built RTX 2060s we're likely to see, but it remains difficult to recommend due to the price proximity of the more powerful RTX 2070.
Well suited to FHD or QHD gaming
Factory overclocked on core
Cooler and quieter than Founders Edition
Forward-looking Turing architecture
Costs almost as much as RTX 2070
Requires a second power cable
No USB Type-C
The Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 OC graphics card is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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