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Valve Index: Is RTX 2060 good enough?

Yes, the RTX 2060 is good enough. But if you’re purchasing a card for Valve Index, the minimum you should think of is the RTX 2070 Super.

Depending on the game, the RTX 2060 is going to be good or decent for Valve Index. However, the minimum recommendation for high-end games is an RTX 2070 Super.

valve index vr kit
The Valve Index VR kit.

The official minimum system requirement is an Nvidia GTX 970+ or an AMD RX 480+. There’s no official recommended graphics. However, the best experience is on Nvidia 2070 Super and higher.

However, most modern games will give a decent FPS even on an RTX 2060. The question isn’t whether or not an RTX 2060 will be good enough for the Index. The question is, do you really want to use those amazing 144Hz panels, playing modern AAA titles, without having to sacrifice graphics quality just to get a smooth enough FPS? If yes, then you should be spending a little higher and getting a 2070 Super, at least.

It all depends on how high-end you want to go.

nvidia rtx 2060
RTX 2060 – Don’t cheap out. If you have to invest, get a 2070 Super at least for a better Valve Index experience.

An RTX 2060 will suffice for gaming on the Valve Index, to say the least. Expect 90 FPS on the lower end and 120 on the higher end. If you already have an RTX 2060 and don’t wish to upgrade just for Valve Index, it’s completely understandable. Most games will be playable pretty well.

If you’re on a budget and a 2070 Super is too expensive or unavailable, a used 1080 Ti will cut it.

Whatever you choose, make sure you have a graphics card with a DisplayPort. HDMI is not supported on the Valve Index!

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By Earl "sloth" Richards

Earl is a big-time FPS lover. Since his childhood, he has found peace amid the sounds of bullets and explosions. Currently a Legendary Eagle Master in CS:GO, he fails to believe anything can be superior to his beloved title (except, of course, being a Supreme Master First Glass or a Global Elite). He’s recently got his shooting skills more versatile by becoming quite the professional in Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch as well.