Nvidia RTX 2060 Revealed: What You Need to Know

CES 2019: Nvidia RTX 2060 is here, it's faster than a GTX 1070Ti and costs just $349

Nvidia's RTX 2060 is faster than the GTX 1070 Ti

Almost five months after making its debut for desktop PCs, NVIDIA's latest RTX 20 Series graphics chips are ready for the limelight in laptops. An upscaled version of the recent m15, this new model adds a 17-inch screen (obviously) and Nvidia's latest mobile GPU, which is likely going to be called the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q (but that's not finalized yet).

The new graphics card also surpasses the gameplay of another popular Nvidia card, GTX 1070. The $349 price tag of the RTX 2060, while not exactly cheap, brings all of Turing's hybrid rendering technology and DLSS closer to affordable. If you're wondering what that means as far as gaming muscle goes, Nvidia says that the RTX 2060 is more powerful than last generation's GTX 1070 Ti. The RTX 2060 GPU also features 240 Tensor Cores, which can produce up to 52 Teraflops of floating-point precision processing for deep learning tasks.

Before the annoucment, Huang demonstrated Battlefield V with RTX enabled to the unsuspecting audiences, the game ran super smooth at 60 fps at 1440p, and he later revealed that the actual demo was running off a RTX 2060. These benchmarks also showed that the RTX 2060 also outperformed AMD's Radeon RX 590 graphics cards by 22 per cent, but failed to topple the AMD Radeon RX Vega, which beat it by 4.44 per cent.

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The headline claims for the new GeForce RTX 2060 seem impressive. In an onstage demo of Battlefield V at 1440p, the system reached almost 70 FPS with RTX off.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 cards will be available next week, on January 15, from a variety of partners. There is a Founders Edition and it looks pretty much identical to the RTX 2070 FE.

For a limited time, consumers buying a qualifying GeForce RTX 2060, or a new desktop PC equipped with the RTX 2060, can get Anthem or Battlefield V for free. On the other hand, those who will grab a 2080ti or 2080 will get both games to get them started on the road of RTX.

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