“The RTX 2060 GPU delivers exceptional
performance on modern games, with graphics
enhanced by ray tracing and AI capabilities.
Priced at US$349, RTX 2060 delivers new levels
of performance and features previously
available only in high-end gaming GPUs.”
The GTX 1060 was the most used graphics card in the 10xx series from Nvidia’s line of consumer based cards – That has to mean something for future planning with the green team as they announced some expectations for the RTX 2060.
“The RTX 2060 is 60 percent faster on current
titles than the prior-generation GTX 1060,
NVIDIA’s most popular GPU, and beats the
gameplay of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. With
Turing’s RT Cores and Tensor Cores, it can run Battlefield V with ray tracing at 60 frames per
Modern Technology for Modern Problems
Talking about RTX in general, we see that it is a modern take on graphics processors in dealing with Ray-Tracing but in the bigger picture we see this new generation of equipment to handle loads quite more efficiently with “concurrent execution of
floating point and integer operations, adaptive shading technology and a new unified memory
architecture with twice the cache of its predecessor.”
Ray Tracing and the AI that’s involved with the card is what truly differentiates it from the past generation of cards. Sure, Ray-Tracing can be done much quicker but not quick enough in some applications – with this DLSS come into play; to put things into a shorter and more clear picture, let’s just boil it down to AI and deep learning algorithms aided rendering.
“The RTX 2060 comes equipped with 6GB of GDDR6 memory and 240 Tensor Cores that can
deliver 52 teraflops of deep learning horsepower, which can improve gaming performance
through a feature known as Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS).”
One of the very first applications to have DLSS integrated is Battlefield 5 – and will soon see the potential of DLSS and Ray Tracing combined in a fast paced environment.
Of course, The RTX 2060 will also include the support for the base software of Nvidia – GeForce Experience, including Nvidia Higlights, Nvidia Ansel, and Bvidia Freestyle. These features aid the users in documenting experiences with “RTX ON” but also transition smoothly to post-processing.
Prices, Availability, and Promos
Currently, Nvidia announced that the RTX 2060 will be priced at around $349 USD – A pretty competitive price knowing it will sit between the performance of a GTX 1070ti and GTX 1080 if benchmarks released by Nvidia is accurate.
For a limited time – A purchase of a qualifying RTX 2060 or a system equipped with one is bundled with either Anthem or Battlefield 5. The bundle is available in most regions.
“The RTX 2060 will be available beginning January 15 in systems built by Acer, Dell, HP, and
Lenovo, as well as by leading system builders worldwide. – Custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, will also available
starting January 15 from top add-in card providers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward,
Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. – A stock-clocked RTX 2060 Founders Edition board — designed and built by NVIDIA — will also be
available on that date at www.nvidia.com.”