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Best GPU for Playing The Division 2 on PC

MSI RTX 2060
MSI RTX 2060 (Image credit: Windows Central)

The ZOTAC NVIDIA GRTX 2060 (opens in new tab) is the best GPU you can buy for The Division 2 in terms of performance and so you don't completely destroy your budget.

NVIDIA RTX 2060

Next-gen PC gaming

Who should buy this GPU?

Anyone looking to enjoy The Division 2 and other major PC titles on their gaming rig should look at the RTX 2060 as the new mid-tier GPU. It offers solid levels of performance while also future-proofing your PC for games for years to come.

Is it a good time to buy this GPU?

Now is a great time to buy this GPU. NVIDIA released the new RTX 20-series — which this card is part of — in 2018. We don't expect successor SKUs to be released for some time, and even then this powerful GPU will still be able to power through demanding games at medium to high visual settings.

Turing performance at a decent price

New NVIDIA GPUs are expensive. Still, the new RTX 2060 is actually priced slightly lower than the last-gen GTX 1070, which this card matches in performance. That extra money does unlock new levels of performance and the RTX 2060 even comes rocking the new ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). It's an amazing entry-level 20-series GPU.

Entry-level GPU with amazing performance.

This GPU is actually the most affordable card you can buy that's part of the new NVIDIA 20-series RTX line-up. What makes the Turing architecture an interesting leap forward is how the RTX 2060 isn't just faster than the GTX 1060, but also the GTX 1070 too.

When buying a GPU, it's usually better to spend as much as you can, which should save you in the long run when it comes to playing newer games in the coming years. Settling with a less powerful card to save money in the short term may require you to replace the GPU with a better model at a later date.

This is especially important when it comes to ray tracing and DLSS. Not many games support these features right now, but more definitely will in the future.

Picking up an RTX 2060 now would allow you to enjoy PC gaming without issue for many years.

Alternatives to the ZOTAC NVIDIA RTX 2060

This RTX 2060 is the GPU you should buy to play The Division 2, but if you have a tighter budget or wish to purchase a GPU that will hold out for longer, we rounded up some excellent alternatives. And be sure to have a look at our collection of the best graphics card options for even more hardware.

EVGA NVIDIA RTX 2070

Next step up in gaming

Reasons to buy

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Great performance
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Ray tracing and DLSS
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New Turing architecture

Reasons to avoid

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Rather expensive

Should you be looking to upgrade from a GTX 900 series card, the RTX 2070 is a brilliant choice. There's even onboard RGB lighting to create quite the light show and EVGA offers excellent post-purchase support with a 3-year warranty.

EVGA NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti

When money is no concern

You should only consider the RTX 2080 Ti if you plan on gaming at 4K and turning everything up to maximum settings. There's also the factor of cost and this GPU requires a considerable lump sum. Still, the RTX 2080 Ti comes with plenty of bragging rights.

Bottom line

To play The Division 2 on PC, you'll need a decent processor and GPU combo, but if you really want to enjoy the game ZOTAC's NVIDIA RTX 2060 (opens in new tab) is the best option for those with some budget to spare.

NVIDIA RTX 2060

Next-gen PC gaming
Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.