Nvidia at CES 2019: GeForce RTX2060 makes Turing architecture GPUs mainstream

Isaac Cain
January 7, 2019

It'll cost $349, which is a little more expensive that xx60 cards are, but not bad considering it'll launch at a lower price than the 1070 when that much-loved card launched. To date, those cards occupy the highest end of the graphics card market and all sell for upwards of $499 (up to the Titan RTX's wicked $2,500 price tag), which prices out a lot of gamers. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature RT Cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate.

The RTX 2060 is coming incredibly soon - next week, in fact. In addition to the upcoming release of the RTX 2060 and offering G-Sync support to FreeSync monitors, Nvidia also announced the inclusion of their GeForce RTX line in laptops across some of the biggest OEM's, and local OEMs and system builders. While it's the least powerful of the RTX family, Huang says the $349 RTX 2060 is faster than the 1070 Ti and 60 percent more powerful than the 1060. You'll also find 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that can deliver 52 teraflops of processing power, and five GigaRays per second of ray-tracing performance. A short time after unveiling the technology at a reveal event with impressive demos of the likes of Battlefield 5, Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Nvidia released the technology in its first form in the first GeForce RTX series graphics cards. There is a Founders Edition and it looks pretty much identical to the RTX 2070 FE.

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When the RTX 2060 launches on the 15th, you'll be able to get it bundled with either Anthem or Battlefield V so that you can get a taste of advanced features like ray tracing and DLSS right out of the box. Aimed at bringing Turing architecture GPUs to gamers, GeForce RTX2060 graphics card will be available on devices from Acer, Alienware, Dell, HP and Lenovo from January 15. If you buy an RTX 2080 Ti or 2080, you get both.

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